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Video: Is lipemic serum really a clinically relevant finding in dogs?

August 1, 2011

Find out from Drs. Pete VanVranken and Richard Ford in our Specialist in the Spotlight video series.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Copper-associated hepatitis in a Doberman

August 1, 2011

The outcome in this dog was not good, illustrating the necessity of identifying this disorder early.

Source: CVC IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROCEEDINGS

Clinical approach to icterus in the cat (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Icterus is a term used to describe the clinical appearance of hyperbilirubinemia. While reference values may vary, in most instances a serum bilrubin > 1 mg/dl is considered abnormal but clinically detectable icterus usually does not occur until the bilirubin is > 3 mg/dl.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Today's Daily Dose: Liver enzyme activity

February 3, 2011

Deciding what to do when one only one enzyme activity is elevated.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Today's Daily Dose: Copper toxicosis

January 3, 2011

Patients with liver disease may be at risk of this poisoning—so be sure to check.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Copper-associated liver disease (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Copper is an essential trace element in diets and is required for a number of physiologically important enzymes. Cells have highly specialized and complex systems for maintaining intracellular copper concentrations. At toxic concentrations, free intracellular copper initiates oxidative damage causing hepatocellular necrosis and inflammation.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Drug-induced liver injury (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Drug-induced injury is an important cause of hepatic disease in dogs and cats. The incidence of drug-induced hepatic disease is unknown but is probably underestimated. Many drugs have been suspected of causing hepatic injury in dogs and cats. Most adverse hepatic drug reactions are associated with acute hepatic injury.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Diagnostic approach in dogs with increased ALP activity (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

An increase in serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity is a common laboratory finding in dogs. It is typically used as a diagnostic marker for cholestatic liver disease. However, increased ALP activity has a high sensitivity (86%) but poor specificity (49%) for canine liver disease.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Update on hepatoprotective therapies (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Hepatoprotective agents are receiving attention for their role in the ancillary treatment of liver disease in dogs and cats. These products include both prescription drugs and dietary supplements (vitamins, minerals, herbs, nutraceuticals). A drug is defined as "any substance, food, or nonfood that is used to treat, cure, mitigate, or prevent a disease and any nonfood substance that is intended to affect the structure or function of man or animals".

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