Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Leptospirosis

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Veterinary Medicine Essentials: Leptospirosis

Each Veterinary Medicine Essentials package covers diagnostic steps, treatment plan guidance and the latest updates, plus resources to share with your entire veterinary team and your clients.
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Jun 15, 2017
By dvm360.com staff

Don't let this zoonotic disease freak you out, urban terrier!

Today's veterinarian knows all about the changing face of canine leptospirosis and how it's not just for hunting and farm dogs. Right? RIGHT?!

Well, whether you're a lepto vaccine lover or a newbie ready to leap into lepto learning, you'll get all the latest medical and client information updates on this veterinary zoonotic disease.

Dive in below ...

 

Updates on leptospirosis

Not your grandpa's canine leptospirosis cases

Jan 19, 2017

My how things have changed regarding which dogs to suspect this infectious disease in, how to diagnose it and more. ...

 

The changing face of canine leptospirosis

Dec 05, 2016

Do you know which dogs are most commonly found to be infected these days? Get up to date on when to be suspicious in your veterinary patients. ...

 

Could leptospirosis be headlining in a town near you?

Jun 13, 2016

Study indicates the risk for this zoonotic disease in veterinary patients can have seasonal and spatial distribution, especially in areas of rainfall. ...

 

Journal Scan: Zoonotic threat: The features of naturally occurring leptospirosis in dogs

Mar 04, 2014

The goal of this study was to identify the percentage of atypical features found in dogs with leptospirosis as well as evaluate the clinical utility of convalescent titers. ...

 

Hot Literature: What can we learn from the consensus statement on leptospirosis?

Apr 01, 2011

8 answers to your questions about canine leptospirosis. ...

 

Hot Literature: Who's got leptospirosis?

Oct 05, 2010

Despite the availability of canine vaccines against various serovars, this zoonotic disease has seemed to be making a comeback. ...

Managing and preventing leptospirosis

Leptospirosis vaccine: Every dog, every time?

Are today's veterinarians recommending leptospirosis vaccines for every canine patient? The answer is no, but, boy, are the numbers up. See if your hospital is keeping with the times ... ...

 

New studies in veterinary internal medicine: Bacterial infections

The latest information on bacterial contamination of fluid bags and ports, plus new tests for leptospirosis. ...

 

Audio: How to use microscopic agglutination testing to diagnose leptospirosis

Mary Bowles, DVM, DACVIM, discusses the finer points of this specific test. ...

 

CVC Highlight: Canine leptospirosis: When to suspect it, how to manage it

You know that leptospirosis can be a chameleon. Here's a review to help you know when to suspect it and what to do about it. ...

 

Journal Scan: Can antibody response to Leptospira vaccine reliably predict resistance to infection?

These researchers are the first to examine this question in client-owned dogs. ...

 

Diagnosing infectious disease

Historically, veterinarians have had four options for diagnosing most infectious agents. ...

 

Update on babesiosis, leptospirosis in dogs

Q: Please provide a review on canine babesiosis and canine leptospirosis. ...

Client education

CVC exclusive tool: Veterinary patient risk assessment information

A general risk assessment begins with a good and complete history and evaluation of the pet's lifestyle. ...

 

The dog park days of summer

As the weather gets nicer, more dogs and their owners will head to dog parks for a dose of fresh air. But what are the risks? ...

 

How to talk to clients about vaccines

Here are vaccine recommendations made easy. ...

Arming and protecting your team

Time to get 'ruff': Reducing infectious disease risk at dog-gathering events

Dog shows, dog parks and other dog get-togethers are a prime place for pathogens to have a heyday. One group of veterinary researchers has created resources to help you and your clients keep these events safe. ...

 

Mind Over Miller: A vaccination proclamation

Dr. Miller reviews the impact this medical advance has had on modern veterinary and human medicine. ...

 

When work makes you sick

Sick over work—literally? Whether you only pick up the occasional pet mess or you're in the back treating animals every day, you need to know how to control zoonoses. ...

 

Be an advocate for preventive veterinary care

Revisit the Veterinarian's Oath and reenergize your efforts to practice preventive care for your patients. ...