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Diagnostic procedures

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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
Evaluating a peripheral blood film validates cell counts performed by hematology analyzers, plus it offers valuable diagnostic information relayed by erythrocytes, platelets, and leukocytes.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
A peripheral blood film evaluation should be part of all complete blood counts, regardless of whether hematology is performed in-house or at a reference laboratory.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
Many veterinarians and technicians do not routinely evaluate blood films microscopically, largely because they lack confidence in either preparing a well-made blood film or in being able to accurately identify important abnormalities.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2004
In this article, I describe the most common clinical signs and physical examination findings in hyperthyroid cats. I also review the available diagnostic methods, including their advantages and disadvantages.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Recently, a technique has been developed that allows veterinary neurosurgeons to obtain a biopsy sample of the brain: a frameless stereotactic CT-guided needle biopsy.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2004
Reference ranges are established by testing a group of apparently healthy normal animals. But even if a value falls within the reference range, it may not be normal for that animal if the animal is ill.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2004
Feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious disease with a worldwide distribution in wild and domestic felids.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2004
Signalment:
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2004
Medical treatment of adrenal disease is usually reserved for ferrets that are poor surgical candidates.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2004
Diagnostic analysis of urinalysis
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2004
Although historically digital tonometry has been recommended as a means of estimating intraocular pressure in dogs and cats, I find the method extremely unreliable.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2004
Signalment: Canine, Maltese, 2 years old, male, neutered, 8.4 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2004
Magnesium ammonium phosphate (MAP, also called struvite) comprised 41 percent of 28,629 canine uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center during the year 2003.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Calcium oxalate (CaOx) was the most common (47 percent) mineral in feline uroliths submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center during 2003 (Table 1). More than two-thirds of feline nephroliths were composed of CaOx.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2004
As discussed in last month's Diagnote, the underlying causes of different types of uroliths vary. It follows that medical and/or surgical procedures designed to safely and effectively treat different types of uroliths also vary. The objective of the second part of this series is to provide an overview of risks and benefits associated with surgical and medical therapy of urolithiasis. Therapeutic caveats associated with treatment of specific types of uroliths will be the subject of next month's Diagnote.