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Articles by Todd R. Tams, DVM, DACVIM

Esophageal disorders: what have we been missing? (Proceedings)

Nov 1, 2010

Dysphagia is defined as difficult or painful swallowing. It may be due to obstruction, motility disturbance, or pain. Although dysphagia most commonly indicates a disorder involving the oral cavity or pharynx, esophageal disorders can cause this clinical sign as well.

Acute and chronic vomiting in dogs and cats (Proceedings)

Nov 1, 2010

Vomiting is among the most common reasons that dogs and cats are presented for evaluation. Because there are a multitude of causes of vomiting, ranging from simple to complex, this can be a challenging problem for clinicians to accurately diagnose and manage.

Acute and chronic diarrhea in dogs and cats: Giardiasis, Clostridium perfringens Enterotoxicosis, Tritrichomonas foetus, and Cryptosporidiosis (Proceedings)

Nov 1, 2010

Giardia, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, and Cryptosporidium are important causes of diarrhea in dogs and cats. Tritrichomonas foetus is an important problem in cats. These disorders should be investigated early in the course of diarrhea, whether it is persistent or intermittent, along with evaluation for dietary causes of GI signs, nematode parasites, bacterial and viral causes, and acute idiopathic colitis.

Pharmacologic control of vomiting (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Initial nonspecific management of vomiting includes NPO (in minor cases a 6-12 hour period of nothing per os may be all that is required), fluid support, and antiemetics.

Diagnosing cases of acute or intermittent diarrhea: Giardiasis, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxicosis, Tritrichomonas foetus, and cryptosporidiosis (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Giardia, Clostridium perfringens enterotoxin, and Cryptosporidium are important causes of diarrhea in dogs and cats.

Diagnosis and management of acute and chronic vomiting in dogs and cats (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Vomiting is among the most common reasons that dogs and cats are presented for evaluation.

Intensive care management of severe viral and bacterial enteritis (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

Disease caused by parvovirus in dogs (destruction of intestinal crypt epithelium, lymphocyte depletion, neutropenia) is generally more severe than that caused by coronavirus (destruction of intestinal villi).

Update on managing IBD in dogs (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2009

It is important that the clinician formulate a treatment protocol based on a correlation of clinical course, laboratory and gross findings, and histologic findings rather than relying on histologic changes alone.

Management of chronic liver disease in dogs (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Antibiotic therapy is indicated for treatment of suppurative hepatitis, cholangiohepatitis and hepatic encephalopathy, and prevention of septicemia.

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