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Articles by P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVIM

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, DACVIM


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Obesity: Understanding what is going on (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

The past decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of adipose tissue. The functions of fat have traditionally been understood as energy storage, thermal insulation, and structural support for some organs. It is now known that adipose tissue is metabolically active and constitutes the largest endocrine organ in the body with unlimited growth potential at any stage of life.

U Tube: Nasoesophageal tubes (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Instead of viewing anorexia as a secondary problem that will improve when the primary disease has resolved, it is better to be proactive and administer nutrients early.

Managing weight loss in dogs and cats (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

The number of pets that are overweight or obese has reached epidemic proportions in the USA and other industrialized countries. For example, just over 35% of adult cats in the USA are overweight or obese. As veterinarians, we need to be proactive on focusing on obesity prevention.

Nutritional approaches to GI disease (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Dietary therapy plays such an integral role in the management of gastrointestinal (GI) diseases that it constitutes a part of the therapeutic plan in virtually every such case. Diet can be part of the diagnostic process as well, such as using an elimination diet in a dietary trial. It is beyond the scope of this discussion to address each disease of the GI system and the recommended diagnostic and therapeutic approach for each.

Feline hyperthyroidism: Is there evidence for a nutritional cause? (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

Since reports of feline hyperthyroidism began to appear from around the world in 1980, this disease has become the most common endocrinopathy in cats.

Fat: The largest endocrine organ (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

The past decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of adipose tissue.

Placement, care and use of nasoesophageal tubes (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

Instead of viewing anorexia as a secondary problem that will improve when the primary disease has resolved, it is now well recognized that it is better to be proactive and administer nutrients early.

Obesity: Health risks and management in dogs and cats (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

The number of animals that are overweight or obese has reached epidemic proportions in the US and other countries.

Percutaneous placement of a gastrostomy tube (Proceedings)
April 1, 2009

There are three methods available for placement of a gastrostomy tube: percutaneous nonendoscopic, percutaneous endoscopic, and surgical.

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