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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.
May 01, 2005
Several vector-borne diseases in dogs and cats appear to be emerging in the United States, including babesiosis, cytauxzoonosis, bartonellosis, leishmaniasis, hepatozoonosis, and feline ehrlichiosis. This article focuses on babesiosis, cytauxzoonosis, and bartonellosis, which have been reported with increased frequency in the United States over the past decade.
May 01, 2005
Environmental contamination with infectious stages of gastrointestinal helminths is widespread, and the risk of reinfection of pets, particularly those allowed to roam freely outside, is great.
May 01, 2005
We now have an arsenal of test kits and prophylactics to choose from, and it can be confusing to know which to purchase. We tend to mold ourselves to the product instead of molding the product to the individual patient. This article should help you tailor the heartworm diagnostic, therapeutic, and prophylactic options to each of your canine and feline patients.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
Because you will likely encounter canine cutaneous mast cell tumors in your practice, this review article focuses on summarizing the therapeutic options available for treating canine mast cell tumors. With a better understanding of available treatment regimens, you will be able to educate and guide pet owners regarding the treatment options that may best suit their dogs.
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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.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
Of the various ailments affecting geriatric dogs and cats, cancer remains one of the most devastating disease processes.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
When I started practicing, the most common cause of death in older dogs was chronic interstitial nephritis.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
Although amputation has traditionally been used to palliatively manage affected dogs, treatment modalities including limb salvage, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy are evolving. This overview of emerging therapies will help you educate owners about treatment options for dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2005
Lymphoma is the most common hematopoietic neoplasm affecting both dogs and cats and results from the malignant transformation of lymphocytes.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2005
In 2003, frequency of calcium oxalate uroliths fell to 47 percent; frequency of struvite uroliths rose 42 percent.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2005
A 7-month-old intact male Labrador retriever was presented for evaluation of a two-week history of left hindlimb lameness.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
Although best known for helping to stop the spread of an Ebola virus outbreak in a laboratory in Reston, Va., as recounted in The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, retired U.S. Army colonels Jerry and Nancy Jaax have returned to Kansas State University, where they met, married, and earned their veterinary degrees. Both are internationally recognized experts on infectious diseases and high-hazard chemical and biological agents.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2005
Most would agree that a correct diagnosis is an essential prerequisite to providing safe and effective treatment for various illnesses.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 01, 2005
Comparing the microscopic features of tumor cells with their normal cellular counterparts is the key to diagnosing a neoplastic disease.