Diagnostic procedures | Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic procedures

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2003
Recently a colleague asked me if I could direct her to a reference source for normal and abnormal drinking and urine volumes of cats and dogs. Although this information is available, it is scattered in different textbooks and journal articles. The primary objective of this Diagnote is to provide this information in one concise location.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2003
Signalment: Canine, Golden Retriever, 4 months old, female, 28 pounds. Clinical history: The puppy presents for vaccinations and has a potbelly.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2003
Recently a colleague in private practice asked me for advice about how to treat xanthine bladder stones formed by an 11-month-old, spayed female domestic shorthaired cat.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2003
Signalment. Canine, Bernese Mountain dog, 9 years old, female spayed, 70 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Editor's Note: In our ongoing telemedicine series, Dr. Johnny Hoskins presents medical case studies. The format is heavily focused on radiology and ultrasonography and details complicated, yet fairly common cases most veterinarians will be exposed to in practice.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2003
Signalment: Canine, Golden Retriever, 7 years old, male, castrated, 72.2 lbs. The dog presents for progressive worsening PU/PD and generalized weakness for four to five weeks. The dog is showing anorexia and vomiting thick yellow bile since last evening. The dog has collapsing episodes in the rear legs. Therapy has included NPO for two days, intravenous fluids and metoclopramide.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2003
Recently a colleague in private practice asked me for advice about how to treat cystine bladder stones formed by a 5.5 year-old, spayed female Siamese cat. Although textbooks that he consulted contained information about cystine urolithiasis in dogs, he was unable to find recommendations for this disorder in cats. How would you manage this case?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2003
"Why does my dog have dry skin? Didn't I wash off all the shampoo? Am I bathing him too much? Does he need a conditioner?" We have all been asked these questions many times. With the winter months upon us for those in the colder areas of the country, the low humidity often causes humans to have "dry skin". This may be true for our canine patients as well, however dry skin in dogs may be the result of several underlying diseases (Photo 1).
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2003
Go beyond asking questions to find definitive answers
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2003
Normal urinary continence. Micturition may be defined as function of the lower urinary tract that encompasses both a storage phase and a voiding phase. During the storage phase of micturition, the urinary bladder, acting as a low-pressure reservoir, is relaxed and fills with urine.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2003
Signalment. Feline, domestic shorthair, 13 years old, female spayed, 13 lbs. Clinical history. The owner presents the cat for recent hair loss on its back.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2002
Recently, a colleague in private practice asked my opinion about the likely benefit of obtaining an ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle biopsy of the kidney of an azotemic, isosthenuric, 8-year old domestic shorthair cat. She indicated that evaluation of a serum chemistry profile, hemogram and urinalysis revealed findings consistent with idiopathic chronic renal failure.
Nov 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff
Selecting the proper modality will help equine practitioners identify medical problems that were previously difficult to pinpoint
Nov 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff
Technology, pet owner requests for state-of-art care will drive these modalities to be incorporated into daily practice
Nov 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff
Avoiding certain mistakes will prevent misleading results and help lead to accurate diagnosis