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Articles by Avi Blake, DVM

Hot Literature: Shedding weight helps shed the pain of osteoarthritis in dogs

May 9, 2011

Studies in obese people demonstrating a significant link between obesity and the development of certain forms of osteoarthritis have resulted in a popular area of research for the veterinary scientific community.

Hot Literature: The systemic impact of canine periodontal disease

May 2, 2011

What is the overall systemic response to periodontal disease?

Hot Literature: Refining EPM diagnostics

May 2, 2011

Few infectious diseases are more confounding to diagnose than equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM).

Have You Heard? Finding the right cosyntropin dose in cats (script)

May 1, 2011

When trying to identify mild degrees of adrenocortical insufficiency or critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency, low-dose ACTH stimulation testing is necessary to achieve an accurate diagnosis. But what dose is best in cats?

Could being overweight be beneficial for cats with heart failure?

May 1, 2011

Does the obesity paradox in people occur in cats as well?

Have You Heard? A new treatment option for feline cytauxzoonosis (script)

May 1, 2011

One of the scariest tick-borne pathogens is Cytauxzoon felis.

Hot Literature: Are we getting the most out of PRP in horses?

Apr 1, 2011

The intralesional use of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in horses to boost tissue repair after tendon and ligament injuries has rapidly gained in popularity.

Hot Literature: Investigating a detomidine sublingual gel for equine sedation

Mar 1, 2011

Research on using sublingual detomidine in horses to produce mild sedation is getting some serious attention.

Famcyclovir looks promising for cats with FHV-1

Mar 1, 2011

A recent study examined the safety and efficacy of orally administered famciclovir in cats experimentally infected with a pure strain of FHV-1.

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