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Diagnostic procedures

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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
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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?"