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Diagnostic procedures

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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
Signalment: Canine, Sheltie, 11-year-old, female spayed, 32 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?"

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
The dog presents for weight loss, acting strangely and urinary incontinence.
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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.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2002
Yorkshire Terrier, 10-year-old, female spayed, 11.4 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2002
A 4-year-old female Rottweiler named Twice is admitted on an emergency basis to your hospital with an owner's complaint of substantial depression, anorexia and vomiting of three days' duration.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2002
The case history includes that the dog presents Dec. 7, 2001 for chronic diarrhea and recurrent urinary tract infection.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2002
Canine, Boston Terrier, 10-year-old, male castrated, 23 pounds.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2002
Transurethral catheterization of the urinary bladder is commonly used as a diagnostic and therapeutic aid.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2001
From a client's viewpoint, timely differentiation of potentially reversible disease from irreversible disease is an important expectation related to clinical assessment of illness.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2001
Feline, Manx, 1 year old, male castrated, 7.8 lbs.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2001
By dvm360.com staff
In the Diagnote appearing in the August issue of DVM Newsmagazine, decompressive cystocentesis and a five-step plan to re-establish urethral patency was described.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2001
Throughout history, the study of urine has unlocked diagnostic clues in human, animal disease