Diagnostic procedures | Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic procedures

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2005
The objective of part one of this two-part series is to summarize diagnostic caveats derived from our experience with medical management of urinary tract infections (UTI) during the past 35 years.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2005
Recent advances in diagnostic visualization and surgical treatments have stimulated an increased emphasis on early clinical recognition of cranial cruciate ligament pathology. This article describes characteristics of normal and pathologic cranial cruciate ligaments and details clinical techniques to help you diagnose cranial cruciate ligament pathology earlier.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2005
Because the uroliths were smooth, they were readily repulsed into the urinary bladder by retrograde urohydropropulsion.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2005
In 2003, frequency of calcium oxalate uroliths fell to 47 percent; frequency of struvite uroliths rose 42 percent.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2005
Many veterinarians are uncomfortable when facing a patient with a neurologic problem. However, by taking the time to obtain a good, detailed history and by doing a methodical and thorough neurologic examination, these cases can be both challenging and interesting.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2005
In this article, I help you correctly interpret the findings of a neurologic evaluation in order to answer the most important question when dealing with a neurologic problem: Where is the lesion?
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2004
In this article, we again use a question-based format to guide you in evaluating the leukon by assessing white blood cell numbers and morphology.
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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
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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
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