Articles by Andrew Mackin, BVSc, BVMS, MVS, DVSc, DSAM, FACVSc, DACV - Veterinary Medicine
Medicine Center
DVM Veterinary Medicine Featuring Information from:


Articles by Andrew Mackin, BVSc, BVMS, MVS, DVSc, DSAM, FACVSc, DACV

Andrew Mackin, BVSc, BVMS, MVS, DVSc, DSAM, FACVSc, DACV

Immunosuppressive therapy (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Immunosuppressive therapy in dogs and cats is used to treat a wide range of immune-mediated and inflammatory diseases. Immunosuppressive therapy is best understood, and explained, in the context of the specific disease that is being treated. In order to put the principles of treatment into a clinical context, I will therefore concentrate on treatment of immune-mediated blood disorders.

Managing the chronic diabetic dog and cat (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Diabetes mellitus can be a very frustrating disease to deal with. The typical diabetic animal referred to a specialist in internal medicine is invariably difficult to control, insulin resistant, prone to ketoacidosis and/or hypoglycemia, and usually has concurrent diseases that complicate therapy.

Approach to hypoalbuminemia (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Albumin is the major determinant of oncotic or colloidal osmotic pressure, the force that holds fluids within the vascular compartment. Most of the important osmotically-active particles in the bloodstream (such as sodium, urea and glucose) are relatively small, and pass freely between the vascular and interstitial compartments, the body's two major extracellular fluid compartments.

Approach to anemia (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Anemia is most simply characterized by reduced numbers of erythrocytes and/or decreased erythrocyte hemoglobin content.

Approach to jaundice (Proceedings)
August 1, 2010

Jaundice (or icterus), broadly defined, refers to the accumulation of excessive amounts of bilirubin in either the circulation or the tissues.


Click here