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Articles by Anthony Carr, Dr. med. vet., DACVIM

Managing chronic renal failure: What is clinically relevant? (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

It is known that high blood pressure is associated with renal disease in many species including cats and dogs. That this is important is known from many studies including ones involving dogs.

Cushing's disease: something new, something blue (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Hyperadrenocorticism remains one of the most common endocrine disorders diagnosed in the geriatric dog population. It is a disease that is seen in almost every veterinary practice. Unfortunately, the disease tends to be frustrating to deal with, a definitive diagnosis is at times elusive and therapy can have major adverse side effects.

The cutting edge of medicine: an update from recent conferences (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Immune suppression is the cornerstone of the treatment of IMHA. Commonly used medications include corticosteroids, azathioprine, and cyclosporine. Side effects can occur because of the medication used or could be from the immune suppression itself. To date there is little data on the incidence of side effects in dogs treated for IMHA.

The nuts and bolts of blood pressure measurement (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Blood pressure measurement is often not a routine part of small animal practice. This partially has to do with the equipment available to measure blood pressure as well as our patients (they tend not to hold still like we have to).

IMHA: diagnosis and therapy (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

The cause of IMHA has been discussed at length. Genetics are involved as there are breed predispositions such as the Cocker Spaniel. In addition gender may also play a role.

Causes of and therapy for constipation in cats (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

Constipation is a frequent complaint middle aged to older cats. In some cases the disease becomes refractory enough to treatment that either subtotal colectomy or euthanasia have to be considered. The problem is thought to be caused by underlying metabolic problems in some patients such as kidney disease or other issues that generally result in dehydration.

Hypertension with systemic disease (Proceedings)

May 1, 2011

This session will deal with case examples where blood pressure measurement is indicated. This is meant to be an interactive session with participation of the attendees. Your diagnostic skills will be tested as will your knowledge on blood pressure issues.

The coughing older dog: lung or heart (Proceedings)

Nov 1, 2010

In geriatric dogs, heart and lung diseases are not uncommon with cough being the most common clinical sign. Differentiating between lung and heart as the cause of the cough is often not difficult, though in some cases both diseases are present.

Improving outcomes with chronic renal disease (Proceedings)

Nov 1, 2010

Hypertension and CRF: It is known that high blood pressure is associated with renal disease in many species including cats and dogs. That this is important is known from many studies including ones involving dogs.

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