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Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Obesity (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Obesity is the excessive accumulation of adipose tissue (FAT). It occurs due to an imbalance of energy intake versus energy expenditure.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Canine and feline urine marking (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Cats who eliminate outside the litter box pose serious problems for owners that may force the family to place, surrender or euthanize the cat. In many cases, treatment is highly effective with resolution rates between 80-90% if the problem has been properly diagnosed.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Feline heartworm disease (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Feline heartworm disease is more common than previously believed, often fatal and completely preventable. It is now estimated that 26% of cats may be infected with heartworm disease. This is very significant especially when compared to 5% who are FeLV positive and 6% who have FIV.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Getting to the heart of the matter: Heart disease and heart failure (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

The most common causes are defective heart muscle, valvular disease, cardiac tamponade, electrical malfunction, heartworms or administration of drugs with profound cardiac effects. In any case, when heart failure results in circulatory collapse and inadequate tissue oxygenation, the patient is said to be in cardiogenic shock. The term "cardiogenic shock" describes a shock syndrome where cardiac output is reduced as a direct result of heart failure.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Feline oral diseases (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Cats are different! Being obligate carnivores, they do not have "chewing teeth", but instead have carnassial teeth that aid to cut up their food into manageable pieces.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Simple diagnostic tools in veterinary dermatology (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Skin and ear problems are very common reasons for dogs and cats being presented to a veterinarian. These animals can suffer from many different skin diseases with a wide range of underlying causes.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Principles of fluid therapy (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Fluid therapy is supportive. The underlying disease process that caused the fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances must be diagnosed and treated appropriately.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Basics of dermatology: Clinical evaluation and in-office diagnostics (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

History (70% of the battle); physical examination (20% of the battle)

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Ask Amy: I need more direction at work

March 1, 2010

At my practice, I do everything from cleaning to scheduling appointments and more. But I don't know what's really expected of me and I need more training. The veterinarian is so busy that she doesn't have time to answer my questions. What can I do?

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