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Articles by Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Research Updates: Antigen and antibody tests for diagnosing and monitoring blastomycosis in dogs

May 1, 2009

The study discussed here demonstrates that enzyme immunoassay detection of B. dermatitidis antigen is a valuable addition to the arsenal of diagnostic tests.

The effect of phenobarbital on serum triglyceride concentrations in epileptic dogs

May 1, 2009

This study demonstrates that epileptic dogs treated with phenobarbital alone or in combination with potassium bromide are more likely to be hypertriglyceridemic.

The most prevalent diseases and major causes of death in retired racing greyhounds

May 1, 2009

Retired racing greyhounds have become increasingly popular pets, but only sparse information regarding disease prevalence in this subset of dogs has been reported.

10 simple but essential tests

Jun 1, 2008

Occasionally, we find ourselves saying, "If only the referring veterinarian had performed a ____________ test." These are the 10 diagnostic tests that most commonly fill in that blank.

The Veterinary Medicine Interview: Dr. Barrak Pressler

Apr 1, 2008

This internist has a passion for teaching and sees great changes ahead in the realm of veterinary education. "The future of veterinary medicine lies in subcertification, meaning students being trained only in small-animal or large-animal medicine."

Screening and medical management of feline kidney transplant candidates

Hundreds of cats with failing kidneys have successfully recovered after undergoing this life-saving procedure. Find out how to determine whether some of your feline patients would make good candidates and how to monitor transplant recipients long-term.
Feb 1, 2008

Kidney transplantation is indicated in cats with decompensated chronic kidney disease or, less commonly, acute, irreversible renal failure.

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