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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2005
In a recent article [ME Havig et al.: Evaluation of non-surgical treatment of atlantoaxial subluxation in dogs: 19 cases (1992-2001) in JAVMA, Vol. 227, No. 2, July 15, 2005], it was suggested that non-surgical treatment (neck-brace application) of acute atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) carries a good long-term outcome in about 62 percent of the cases. The success rate of surgical treatment was cited as a 61-91 percent in the same paper.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2005
Avian medicine in the United States and abroad tends to be more focused on crisis and intervention than on preventive care and wellness. Therefore, in this article I discuss some of the basic considerations of emergency medical care in pet birds.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2005
Diet modifications, antibiotic treatment, and specific antiinflammatories and immunosuppressives can treat IBD.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
Veterinarians often overlook the urinary tract when evaluating patients for endocrine diseases.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
We are frequently asked about the serum chemistry profile changes that may be seen in dogs receiving corticosteroids.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
Of all the values on a general blood panel (complete blood count, serum chemistry profile), the platelet count may have the greatest potential to fool you.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Definitively diagnosing acute pancreatitis in dogs can be difficult.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Patients with congestive heart failure are, unfortunately, common in small-animal practice. Some patients present with acute exacerbation of previously diagnosed and treated cardiac disease. Other animals may present with vague and nonspecific clinical signs and have no known history of cardiac problems.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2005
In Yorkshire Terriers, brainstem involvement has been described.
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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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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Adequate analgesic treatment of both acute perioperative pain and chronic pain in dogs is recognized by the veterinary profession and the general public as imperative to appropriate and humane medical care.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2005
Indications for electrocardiography include arrhythmias heard on auscultation, breathing problems, shock, fainting or seizures, cardiac murmurs, and systemic disease that affects the heart (e.g. tumors, kidney dysfunction, heartworm disease).
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
In this article, we provide guidance to help you identify and effectively treat patients with DIC early, improving their outcome.