Diagnostic procedures | Veterinary Medicine

ADVERTISEMENT

Diagnostic procedures

source-image
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2007
Nutrition problems, and chronic parasitism should be ruled out first.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2007
In suspected cases of toxicosis, reduce errors and receive more meaningful results by spending more time up-front communicating with and acquiring specimens for the diagnostic toxicology laboratory.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 15, 2007
Dr. Jeffery Jenkins demonstrates basic handling and restraint in rabbits.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 15, 2007
Dr. Jenkins demonstrates a general physical examination in rabbits.
source-image
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2007
The test proved to be accurate, easy and cost-effective. But further documentation is needed.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
Definitively diagnosing canine hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease) can be exceptionally difficult because nonadrenal illness can affect the test results. However, I think that the urine cortisol:creatinine ratio (UC:Cr) serves an invaluable role in ruling out canine Cushing's disease since a dog with a normal UC:Cr almost assuredly does not have Cushing's disease.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
A few years ago, our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians learned that centrifugation of fecal samples was the superior test for diagnosing gastrointestinal parasitism.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
Failure to use best-practice techniques, such as centrifugation, when conducting fecal flotation procedures can result in failure to detect parasite stages in fecal samples. In this article, we review the basics of fecal flotation techniques and describe step-by-step procedures for conducting accurate and effective centrifugal flotation procedures.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
In patients with known or suspected liver disease, obtaining a biopsy sample is often indicated. This article features guidance on when and how to perform a surgical hepatic biopsy.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2006
This review provides general guidelines for the diagnostic approach to an asymptomatic dog with elevated liver enzyme activities so that needless tests are not performed and clinically important liver disease is not missed.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2006
You may be hesitant to perform a full-thickness incisional biopsy to obtain an intestinal tissue sample, but in many cases, this technique is preferred. In this article, we review when incisional biopsy is best and provide a simple step-by-step guide to the procedure to increase your confidence.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2006
A 15-year-old 15.1-lb (6.9-kg) castrated male Lhasa Apso was presented to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at Texas A&M University for evaluation of chronic vomiting of several months' duration.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2006
Dogs and cats with pancreatitis commonly display nonspecific clinical signs, so the condition can be difficult to diagnose. But there also has been a lack of diagnostic tests for pancreatitis that are both sensitive and specific. In this article, I provide an overview of the available diagnostic tests, including a new serum test.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
I frequently notice a disparity between referred patients' in-house urinalysis results and laboratory-read urinalysis results.
source-image
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
Assessing albumin production and the possible causes of albumin loss is important when diagnosing and treating patients with hypoalbuminemia.