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Research Update: Is abdominal ultrasonography a high-yield diagnostic test in dogs with chronic vomiting?

February 1, 2011

Chronic vomiting is a common presenting complaint from owners of dogs evaluated at both primary hospitals and referral institutions.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Parvovirus—therapeutic options (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a family of viruses that cause vomiting, hemorrhagic diarrhea, and leukopenia. The virus can infect dogs of any age but, because of effective client education and early, aggressive vaccination protocols, is commonly noted in dogs less than 1 year of age.

Source: DVM360 MAGAZINE

Esophageal strictures in cats and dogs

November 1, 2010

The signs, causes and treatment of this condition in dogs and cats.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Should you be collecting biopsy samples from the duodenum and ileum?

November 1, 2010

Ileal biopsy in dogs with diarrhea may provide additional information that affects the final diagnosis.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Enternal nutrition "on the cheap" (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Nutritional supplementation is vital to the healing process for most disease processes and after traumatic injury. However, many of these patients do not receive sufficient nutrition during the healing and recovery process. Over time, this lack of proteins, minerals, and energy substrates can lead to a state of general illness, malnutrition, and profound disability, a condition defined as cachexia.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Feline inflammatory bowel disease (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Gastrointestinal disorders include some of the most common reasons why cats are presented for veterinary care. Diseases both within and outside of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) affect the function of the GIT and can result in similar clinical signs.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Managing inflammatory bowel disease in cats (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is defined as gastrointestinal signs (vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea) greater than 3 weeks duration, with incomplete response to dietary trials and anthelmintics, biopsy findings of mucosal inflammation, and clinical response to immunomodulatory therapies.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Microenteral nutrition (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Nutritional supplementation is vital to the recovery process for most disease processes and after traumatic injury. However, many of these patients do not receive sufficient nutrition during the healing and recovery process.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Gastric dilation and volvulus (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Many patients present to general, emergency, and referral specialty veterinary facilities with conditions that require immediate surgical intervention. The success or failure of the subsequent surgical procedure starts when the patient is initially presented for treatment.

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