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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2008
Dr. C.W. Dewey gave an excellent lecture at the 2007 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum on ?Recent and Upcoming Developments with the New Anticonvulsant Drugs.?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2007
A quarter-century ago, analysis of uroliths removed (usually by surgery) was optional. In fact, rather than have the stones analyzed, some veterinary practitioners gave them to their clients as a topic of conversation. What about today? Is it an acceptable standard of practice to give stones retrieved from the urinary tract to owners without knowing their composition? What would be your response to a physician who gave you stones retrieved from your urinary tract? Believe it or not, we have received uroliths for analysis formed by our veterinary colleagues that were given to them by a physician. Of course, we did not perform the requested analysis because we did not want to cross the line of practicing medicine without a license. Instead, we sent them to a laboratory licensed to provide that service.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2007
Urinalysis is one of our most important clinical diagnostic tools. Unfortunately, most diagnostic reagent strips used to perform routine urinalyses in veterinary laboratories have been designed for human use.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2007
Knowledge of urolith composition is important because contemporary methods of detection, treatment and prevention of the underlying causes of urolithiasis largely depend on knowledge of urolith composition.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
Definitively diagnosing canine hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease) can be exceptionally difficult because nonadrenal illness can affect the test results. However, I think that the urine cortisol:creatinine ratio (UC:Cr) serves an invaluable role in ruling out canine Cushing's disease since a dog with a normal UC:Cr almost assuredly does not have Cushing's disease.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is by far the most common neoplasm of the urinary system in dogs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Feb 01, 2006
I frequently notice a disparity between referred patients' in-house urinalysis results and laboratory-read urinalysis results.
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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: Sep 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Feline urinary problems can frustrate both owners and veterinarians.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Feline urinary problems can frustrate both owners and veterinarians. To help us discern whether the problem is medical or behavioral or due to litter box issues, we have the owners complete this form. Inappropriate housesoiling is often due to a combination of these issues, and this form helps us narrow in on the cause and correct it. --Maureen Owen, LVT Fishers, Ind.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2004
This study characterizes the clinicopathologic features in cats acutely obstructed, most for the first time, that were treated at an urban center.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2004
Diagnostic analysis of urinalysis
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2001
Interpretation of color is subjective, and therefore varies from person to person. The most reliable results are obtained when a standardized method is consistently used. Urine color should be evaluated by placing a standardized volume of urine in a standardized clear plastic or glass container and viewing the sample against a white background with the aid of a good light source.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 1999
By dvm360.com staff
A lower urinary tract disease has been diagnosed in your cat. Here are some tips on how you can help your cat avoid another flare-up in the future.