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Apr 04, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
National Report - 4/4/07 - Members of Congress are joining a rapidly expanding hue and cry over last month's recall of tainted pet foods, with at least three lawmakers demanding answers from the Food and Drug Administration and Menu Foods.
Apr 02, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
From Veterinary Medicine--Aminopterin and melamine: What practitioners need to know (Audio Clip)
Apr 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
National Report - 4/1/07 - Worried pet owners nationwide flooded veterinary practices with calls last month, after nearly 1 percent of the pet food sold in the United States was recalled and later reported to have been contaminated with a rodent-killing toxin.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Apr 01, 2007
Two substances, aminopterin and melamine, have been identified in some of the tested samples of the recalled pet foods manufactured by Menu Foods (www.menufoods.com). How these substances entered the pet food chain hasn't been determined. Investigators also don't know whether these substances are the sole cause of the illness associated with ingestion of the recalled food; other as yet unknown factors are likely to be involved.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2007
Equine colic is "responsible for more deaths in horses than any disease group except old age." That's how Nathaniel A. White, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS, described the insidious nature of the condition in a 2005 presentation to the American Association of Equine Practitioners in Quebec.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
New York — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug for managing canine obesity, a common health-threatening condition in millions of dogs in the United States.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2007
Most practitioners recognize that some dogs and cats with pruritus or gastrointestinal conditions can be managed either in part or fully by feeding a limited-antigen diet.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2007
By dvm360.com staff
Your pet is exhibiting clinical signs that could be consistent with an adverse reaction to food.
Apr 05, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinary Economics asked some folks in the field how they're handling the pet food recall. Here are their tips from the trenches.
Mar 01, 2006
Gastrointestinal parasites are insidious causes of disease in cats. Protozoan parasitic infections in particular can be difficult to detect because there are often no signs of disease, or the signs, such as diarrhea, are nonspecific. But these infections must be uncovered and cured before they cause serious disease or spread to housemates or even owners.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
To ensure that dog and cat owners know what their pets should be eating, we give new clients nutrition profiles specific to their pets.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2005
Timely treatment of ill neonates will provide the best chances of survival. Although time-consuming, intensive care of these puppies and kittens, which requires serial monitoring, can be extremely rewarding.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2005
If an indoor cat has a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet and nothing to do, the inevitable will ensue.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 18, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
DAVIS, CALIF. - 04/15/05 - Researchers have identified the mechanism that allows animals to recognize the amino-acid content in foods. Neurophysiologist Dorothy Gietzen and colleagues at the University of California-Davis (UC-Davis) School of Veterinary Medicine say the discovery has implications for the betterment of human health, particularly in epileptics, some of whom are influenced by amino-acid deficiencies.
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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.