Diagnostic procedures | Veterinary Medicine

Diagnostic procedures

May 01, 2011
The 2 major differentials for elevated body temperature (> 102.5 F) are fever (pyrexia) and hyperthermia. Hyperthermia results from increased muscle activity, increased environmental temperature, or increased metabolic rate (i.e. hyperthyroidism). Fever develops when the thermoregulatory set point in the hypothalamus is increased, resulting in increased body temperature from physiologic mechanisms inducing endogenous heat production or heat conservation.
May 01, 2011
This session will deal with case examples where blood pressure measurement is indicated. This is meant to be an interactive session with participation of the attendees. Your diagnostic skills will be tested as will your knowledge on blood pressure issues.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2011
Our newest expert Dr. Tasha Axam delivers her thoughts on esophageal imaging.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2011
I've proudly promoted wellness testing because what is the cost of not testing?
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 01, 2011
Two practitioners' takes—and your chance to chime in.
May 01, 2011
We often have patients present to us for coughing. Our job is to determine if it is heart disease or pulmonary disease.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 09, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Why you shouldn't state that the values are abnormal.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 07, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
A new study investigates the most efficient protocol for determining the degree of adrenocortical insufficiency or critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency in cats.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Mar 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
How Velcro fits into urine collection.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2011
How to perform this common slide preparation technique.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2011
Solutions for submitting samples, communicating with pathologists, and avoiding common mistakes.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 21, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
When PCR testing is helpful—and when it isn't.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 03, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Deciding what to do when one only one enzyme activity is elevated.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2011
A recently published study evaluated the use of a commercially available point-of-care relaxin test for its sensitivity and specificity for pregnancy detection in cats.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 24, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
How reliable are bilirubin reagent pads in dogs and cats?