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Research Updates: A simple blood smear as a diagnostic test to predict death secondary to heatstroke in dogs?

May 1, 2010

A number of prognostic factors for survival of dogs with heatstroke have been reported.

Research Updates: Should veterinarians emphasize the risk of intestinal nematodiasis based on patient signalment and geographic location?

February 8, 2010

Although intestinal parasitism in pet dogs is not uncommon, the relative distribution and frequency of the most common intestinal parasites (Toxocara, Ancylostoma, and Trichuris species) in various geographic regions of the United States have not been extensively studied.

Research Updates: Common disorders associated with aspiration pneumonia in dogs, and the influence of underlying disease or thoracic radiograph findings on patient survival

February 8, 2010

Although aspiration pneumonia is a common clinical diagnosis in dogs, studies on the causes, diagnostic findings, and outcome of affected dogs are sparse.

Research Updates: Ascites validated as a powerful prognostic indicator in canine chronic hepatitis

February 1, 2010

This study confirms that in dogs with confirmed primary chronic hepatitis, those patients with ascites at the time of diagnosis will have significantly decreased survival times compared with those without ascites.

Research Updates: Investigating the impact of vaccine administration site changes in cats

October 1, 2009

Of the currently marketed feline vaccines, those against rabies and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) have been most commonly implicated in sarcoma development.

Research Updates: Single-injection antibiotic treatment for cats with abscesses and infected wounds

October 1, 2009

Cephalosporins are often used as first-line antibiotics for superficial skin infections in dogs and cats.

Exercise-induced collapse in Labrador retrievers: A comparison with unaffected dogs

August 1, 2009

Exercise-induced collapse in young, otherwise healthy, Labrador retrievers is an uncommon, dramatic, self-limiting condition.

Research Update: Transurethral lithotripsy in dogs: A minimally invasive option for urolith removal?

August 1, 2009

Urolithiasis commonly affects dogs and can cause dysuria, stranguria, hematuria, pyuria, and an obstructive uropathy.

Research Update: Dexamethasone complications in disk disease treatment

August 1, 2009

Intervertebral disk disease (IVDD) is the most common neurologic disorder for which dog owners seek treatment.

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