Conjunctival cytology: A great diagnostic tool you’re probably not using!
Conjunctivitis means inflammation of the conjunctiva; a diagnosis of conjunctivitis does not help with a treatment plan. But if we can diagnose the cause of conjunctival inflammation, we are well on the way to a potential treatment.
Read More Portosystemic shunts
Portosystemic shunts are the most common hepatobiliary congenital abnormality diagnosed in veterinary medicine. When a portosystemic shunt is present, the portal circulation enters directly into the systemic circulation...
Read More Non-invasive mitral valve replacement in dogs…is a viable option on the horizon?
Chronic mitral valve disease, secondary to myxomatous degeneration is the most common type of heart disease in dogs, accounting for over 70% of heart disease in canines. It has been known to potentially result in congestive heart failure in this species for over 100 years...
Read More Lids, the Prequel
Eyelid diseases are very common in dogs, affect the function and health of the eye, and are the first line of defense! Eyelid disease are less common in cats, but are more serious.
Read More Imaging diagnosis: Coughing German Shepherd
A German Shepherd dog was referred for evaluation of gagging and labored breathing of two weeks duration. View the radiographs. What's your radiographic diagnosis?
Read More Canine albumin (lyophilized)
Hypoalbuminemia can be the result of numerous conditions including protein losing nephropathy, protein losing enteropathy, intra-thoracic or intra-abdominal effusions, liver failure, or severe hemorrhage. Prior to the availability of canine serum albumin
Read More Epsilon Aminocaproic Acid
Epsilon aminocaproic acid (EACA) is an antifibrinolytic that can prevent excessive bleeding post-operatively, post-trauma, and in relationship to neoplasia.
Read More Introduction to Alfaxan: A new choice in anesthesia
Alfaxalone, marketed under the name Alfaxan
® by a company called Jurox, is a neuroactive steroid with anesthetic properties. It recently became approved for induction of anesthesia in dogs and cats in the United States. Read More What’s your radiographic diagnosis? Vomiting Bulldog
A 6-month-old, sexually-intact male English Bulldog was presented to the ER Department for acute onset vomiting for approximately six hours. What is your radiographic diagnosis?
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