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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2013
In Part 1 of this series, an equine veterinary research team explains two key immune factors—transfer of proinflammatory cytokines to the foal and the foal's ability to respond to antigens.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinary treatment slows progression of Batten disease, a fatal genetic disorder for dogs and children.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Oct 01, 2011
The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 04, 2011
By dvm360.com staff
A consideration when prescribing drugs for puppies and kittens.
May 01, 2011
The goal of orphan puppy and kitten care is to maximize their health, well being, and socialization until they can be placed on a foster mother or adopted. The needs of the healthy young are very simple, water, nutrition and the proper environment. Obviously these husbandry issues are more critical in the newborn and the sick than the healthy 8 week old.
May 01, 2011
The neonatal period is the first 4 week of life. During this critical period, the puppy or kitten has a different physiology and rate of development and than during the rest of the pediatric period. Once the puppy or kitten is 6- 8 weeks of age, then all of the development is complete and the youngster can be considered a "growing" adult.
May 01, 2011
Average puppy and kitten deaths during the first 12 weeks of life approach? 11%-34%. Still births or death within the first 24 hours account for 5% of the losses; an additional 5% loss occurs during the neonatal period; and 0%-5% loss in transitional & socialization periods. Infectious diseases are not the most common cause of neonatal or transitional period mortality.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Mar 29, 2011
Dr. Jacqueline C. Neilson gives her recommendations for clients with 6- to 8-month-old puppies that wake in the middle of the night to go outside.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2011
The most effective way to ensure that animals adopted from shelters do not reproduce is to spay or neuter them before adoption.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2011
Knowing the common emergencies that occur in neonates and the differences between neonatal and adult physiology can help you manage these delicate patients in a manner that provides the highest possible survival rate.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2010
Puppies and kittens are generally considered to be neonates from birth to two weeks of age although some references consider the neonate period to extend to four weeks of age. Neonates pose special problems in husbandry and health care due to their small size and developing organ systems.
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CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS: Nov 01, 2010
Physical examination of the newborn is important to look for congenital defects and early signs of illness or potential for illness since deterioration of neonates can occur suddenly and progress rapidly. Prematurity as well as labor that is difficult or prolonged contribute to poor vigor of offspring.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 06, 2010
By dvm360.com staff
What are the signs of this condition in puppies and kittens?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2010
A closer look at genetics is offering new insight into disease conditions.
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CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS: Apr 01, 2010
Each year in the United States millions of homeless or unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized in animal shelters and humane societies. While precise numbers are difficult to obtain the estimates range from 3 to 4 million.