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Articles by Clay A. Calvert, DVM, DACVIM (small animal internal medicine)

Clay A. Calvert, DVM, DACVIM (small animal internal medicine)


Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602

Articles
The indications and technique for continuous ambulatory electrocardiographic recording in dogs
January 1, 2008

The utility of Holter recording lies in the ability to continuously examine the heart rate and rhythm over 24 to 48 hours.

Pimobendan treatment in dogs with congestive heart failure
November 1, 2007

Editors' note: This article is an updated excerpt from "Pimobendan: Understanding its cardiac effects in dogs with myocardial disease," which appeared in Veterinary Medicine's October 2006 issue.

Hyperlipidemia in dogs and cats
September 1, 2007

Hyperlipidemia is the increased concentration of triglyceride (hypertriglyceridemia), cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia), or both in the blood.

Pimobendan: Understanding its cardiac effects in dogs with myocardial disease
October 1, 2006

Pimobendan, a benzimidazole-pyridazinone drug, is classified as an inodilator because of its nonsympathomimetic, nonglycoside positive inotropic (through myocardial calcium sensitization) and vasodilator properties.

The pathophysiology of DIC: When the hemostatic system malfunctions
September 1, 2005

Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), also known as consumptive coagulopathy or defibrination syndrome, is an acquired disorder of the hemostatic system that results in the pathologic activation and disequilibria of normal hemostasis and fibrinolysis, leading to potentially fatal consequences. This syndrome is common in critically ill veterinary patients and is always secondary to an underlying disorder that increases systemic thrombin and plasmin activities.

DIC: Diagnosing and treating a complex disorder
September 1, 2005

In this article, we provide guidance to help you identify and effectively treat patients with DIC early, improving their outcome.

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