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Articles by Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, DACVIM

FeLV and FIV: testing... diagnosing... preventing (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Simply stated, the goal of vaccination is to sensitize or prime the immune system such that it can generate a population of unique cells capable of mounting an effective immune response subsequent to infection by a pathogenic organism.

Tick-borne disease diagnosis: moving from 3Dx to 4Dx (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

In just the past 3 to 5 years, advanced diagnostic capabilities have enhanced our ability to detect infectious pathogens in the dog and have given credence to the term "emerging" infections.

Canine infectious disease update (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Closely related to Bordetella pertussis, the cause of "whooping cough" in humans, Bordetella bronchiseptica is a gram negative, Aerobic coccobacillus particularly well adapted to colonize the ciliated respiratory epithelium of dogs and cats.

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP): more complex than we thought (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

As long as we've known about, tried to diagnose, and attempted to treat feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), it still eludes us!

Vaccines and vaccination 2008: the issues...the controversies (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Vaccination GUIDELINES for the cat were first published in 1998; canine GUIDELINES followed in 2003. By the end of 2006, both sets of GUIDELINES had been reviewed extensively, updated, and published.

Diagnostic dilemmas of the upper respiratory tract (Proceedings)

Oct 1, 2008

Clinical signs related to the upper respiratory tract, in both dogs and cats, are among the most common presenting complaints encountered in small animal practice and, interestingly, are frequent reasons for referral to specialty practices and veterinary teaching hospitals.

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