Diagnostic procedures | Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic procedures

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
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2002
Signalment: Canine, Basset Hound, 9 weeks old, female, 12 lbs.
Nov 01, 2002
By dvm360.com staff
Laparoscopy would be our choice if our surgeon gave us the option of having our gall bladder removed by laparotomy or laparoscopy.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2002
Signalment: Canine, Labrador Retriever cross, 8 years/4-month-old, male castrated, 52.4 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2002
Signalment: Canine, Beagle, 6-year-old, male castrated, 62 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2002
Signalment: Canine, Yorkshire Terrier, 11-year-old, female spayed, 15 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2002
An 8-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat was referred to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation of bilateral nephroliths associated with persistent gross hematuria.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2002
Signalment: Canine, mixed breed, 10-year-old, male castrated, 88 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2002

Recently, I received a letter from an inquisitive Dalmatian owner which stated in part:

"I have a 9-year-old female Dalmatian that has been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection because of red blood cells found in urine aspirated from her urinary bladder during an annual physical exam. She does not have a problem urinating and her urine appears very clear; it is not bloody. My vet has tried two types of antibiotics (cephalexin first and trimethoprim-sulfa three weeks later). Even though her urine is not bloody, red blood cells are still present in the urinalysis. My vet also prescribed a special diet to prevent urate stones from forming even though no crystals were found in her urine. Is there a probability of urinary stones even though there are no crystals in her urine? Is the urinary tract infection persisting because of stones?"

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2002
Signalment: Canine, Sheltie, 11-year-old, female spayed, 32 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2002
The dog presents for weight loss, acting strangely and urinary incontinence.
Apr 01, 2002
Dr. Greg Grauer identifies several options practitioners can use to detect the early stages of renal disease through routine diagnostic testing.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2002
Most would agree that a correct diagnosis is a key prerequisite to providing safe and effective treatment for various illnesses. However, our diagnoses are often a matter of opinion rather than matter of fact.