Discospondylitis: An Overview

Discospondylitis is an infection of the vertebral endplates and associated intervertebral disk. The infection typically starts in the vertebral end plate, then spreads to the adjacent intervertebral disc. The blood supply within the vertebral endplates consists of capillary beds with reduced blood flow velocity. Pores in the end plate that normally allow for distribution of more…

Winter 2018 | Volume 1, Issue 1

Today’s Technician: Preventing Transmission of Infectious Disease Among Patients

This article was originally published in the November/December 2011 “Today’s Technician” column of Today’s Veterinary Practice. Today’s Veterinary Practice is the NAVC’s official, peer-reviewed journal for veterinarians. You can find the full list of “Today’s Technician” articles on the Today’s Veterinary Practice website. The diligence of the veterinary medical team regarding prevention of disease transmission is more…

Zoonosis: What Is All the Fuss About?

Zoonosis: What Is All the Fuss About?

For those who live and work with animals, zoonoses are occupational hazards that most other professionals do not encounter. These hazards extend to pet owners, and humans can also transmit disease to their companion animals.

March/April 2016 | Volume 1, Issue 2