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Diagnostic procedures

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CUSTOM VETERINARY MEDIA: Nov 22, 2011
What's causing this cat's open-mouth breathing and frantic facial expression?
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 10, 2011
This technique is commonly used to identify mites such as Sarcoptes, Demodex, and Cheyletiella.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 10, 2011
Quick. Easy. Inexpensive. Review the techniques described here to maximize your diagnostic yield when using these two common dermatologic tools.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 10, 2011
Skin cytology can help identify bacterial or Malassezia infection, as well as characterize inflammatory infiltrate.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 18, 2011
Easy instructions on obtaining and processing useful samples.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Sep 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Instead of simply recommending diagnostics as a way to screen for problems, break down the medical terminology and show clients why it's crucial for their pets.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
The time to diagnose high blood pressure is before damage is done. Retinal hemorrhages and detachment can be avoided in a well-managed feline patient. I recommend that Doppler ultrasonic blood pressure measurements begin in all patients at an early age as part of their health care program.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Knowledge of breed predispositions and inherited disorders can direct your differential diagnoses and your diagnostic plan. For some of these diseases the genetic mutation has been identified and tests for the defect have been developed. For others, the phenotypical characteristics have been well-described but the genetic basis and mode of inheritance are unknown.
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CVC IN KANSAS CITY PROCEEDINGS: Aug 01, 2011
Cats with fevers (103? F-106? F) are a common occurrence in everyday practice. Most cases respond to antibiotic therapy or are self-limiting (abscesses, viral infections, post-surgical fevers). However, the most frustrating case is one in which a routine course of antibiotics does not improve the clinical condition of the cat, routine diagnostics do not identify the cause and the fever is ongoing.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2011
Find out from Drs. Pete VanVranken and Richard Ford in our Specialist in the Spotlight video series.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Readers voice their own thoughts on the debate.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 14, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
These laboratory findings can help you diagnose a portosystemic shunt.
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CUSTOM VETERINARY MEDIA: May 16, 2011
This senior dog now also struggles to get up on the couch. Take a look at Jack's photo, assess his initial laboratory findings, and decide what test to do next.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: May 06, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
Don't fall prey to 6 oft-repeated urinalysis myths.