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Articles by Steven Mensack, VMD, DACVECC

Steven Mensack, VMD, DACVECC


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What every technician should know about parvovirus (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a family of viruses that cause vomiting, hemorrhagic diarrhea, and leukopenia. The virus can infect dogs of any age but, because of effective client education and early, aggressive vaccination protocols, is commonly noted in dogs less than 1 year of age.

Microenteral nutrition (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Nutritional supplementation is vital to the recovery process for most disease processes and after traumatic injury. However, many of these patients do not receive sufficient nutrition during the healing and recovery process.

A criticalist's view of canine pancreatitis (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Many canine patients present to the veterinarian with vomiting, diarrhea, anorexia, and abdominal discomfort, with or without fever. Based on these non-specific signs of disease, the veterinarian has to build a differential diagnosis list. This list commonly includes acute gastro-enteritis (parasitic, bacterial, viral), dietary indiscretion/foreign body ingestion, toxicity, renal disease, pancreatitis, hypoadrenocorticism, and cholangiohepatitis, among others.

Enternal nutrition "on the cheap" (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Nutritional supplementation is vital to the healing process for most disease processes and after traumatic injury. However, many of these patients do not receive sufficient nutrition during the healing and recovery process. Over time, this lack of proteins, minerals, and energy substrates can lead to a state of general illness, malnutrition, and profound disability, a condition defined as cachexia.

Gastric dilation and volvulus (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Many patients present to general, emergency, and referral specialty veterinary facilities with conditions that require immediate surgical intervention. The success or failure of the subsequent surgical procedure starts when the patient is initially presented for treatment.

Feline pancreatitis (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Feline pancreatitis is an often thought of diagnosis in the sick cat. Cats suspected of pancreatitis commonly present with non-specific signs such as lethargy, anorexia, and dehydration.

Parvovirus—therapeutic options (Proceedings)
November 1, 2010

Canine Parvovirus (CPV) is a family of viruses that cause vomiting, hemorrhagic diarrhea, and leukopenia. The virus can infect dogs of any age but, because of effective client education and early, aggressive vaccination protocols, is commonly noted in dogs less than 1 year of age.

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