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Infectious diseases

Mar 01, 2006
In patients with clinical signs of one tick-borne disease, it is important to consider that they may be infected with multiple tick-borne pathogens. Coinfections may account for the diverse clinical signs some patients exhibit.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
A 3-year-old castrated male German shepherd was referred to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University for evaluation of polyuria, polydipsia, and decreasing appetite.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2006
A routine physical examination of a 1.5-year-old spayed female German shepherd that had been presented for vaccinations revealed generalized lymph node adenopathy and a slight fever (102.8 F).
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2005
Gainesville, Fla. — Media exposure and Internet rumors surrounding canine influenza have scientists and practitioners scrambling to clarify a sea of misinformation.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 18, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
ATHENS, GA.- 10/18/05 - University of Georgia (UGA) veterinary researchers say blocking a protein that helps transport viruses from a cell could prevent the infection from reproducing and contaminating other cells.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
To reduce the potential for developing bacterial resistance, it is important to follow treatment guidelines that help ensure elimination of the microbial population.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Many researchers and health officials are concerned about the potential for an influenza pandemic caused by avian influenza virus.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Dogs, like cats, have generally been resistant to influenza infections. However, equine influenza virus was implicated in an outbreak of respiratory disease in racing greyhounds from Jacksonville, Fla., in early 2004.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Common infectious causes of diarrhea in kittens include viruses, bacteria, protozoa, helminths, and fungi.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
Portland, Ore. — Banfield reports an increase in leptospirosis cases through its national network of hospitals.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 13, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
TALLAHASSEE - 7/13/05 - Florida now requires its county governments to recognize a three-year rabies vaccine protocol.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2005
The recommended treatment is doxycycline and some sort of penicillin.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2005
Illness in young puppies usually commences between the 5th and 18th days after birth.
May 01, 2005
The media buzz may have quieted considerably, but West Nile virus continues to cause illness and death nationwide and is here to stay. Within six years of the initial detection of this exotic mosquito-borne virus in New York, it has spread to all continental states, through Canada and Mexico, and into Central America.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2005
An owner showed up at a general practice in Florida with a 4-week-old kitten in a box that she had found in a golf cart. She took the kitten home and let her children play with it. Her primary complaint was that the kitten violently bit her and her children. How would you handle this case? At the clinic, the veterinarian did not let her take the kitten out of the box. Instead, he advised her to call animal control immediately. Days later, it turned out that the kitten was positive for rabies. In this case, the veterinarian saved his staff from exposure to rabies.