Key Components of Canine Gait Analysis in the Rehabilitation Exam
The gait analysis is one of the most important components of a physical rehabilitation examination because it allows the veterinary nurse to narrow possible causes of an abnormal gait and help obtain a diagnosis.
Managing Canine Corneal Ulcers
This review examines corneal anatomy and physiology, basic classifications of corneal ulcers, what owners need to know about caring for dogs with ulcers, and monitoring patients with corneal ulcers.
Osteoarthritis: Getting Patients Moving Through Nutrition
Clinical nutrition plays a critical role in successful long-term management of patients with osteoarthritis.
Pediatric Patients in the Shelter Setting
As shelter medicine becomes more widely recognized as an important part of the veterinary field, it is crucial to understand the role shelter professionals play in ensuring the wellbeing of animals and the challenges of treating and caring for pediatric patients in a shelter.
Locoregional Anesthesia for Small Animal Patients
Pain management has become an integral part of small animal veterinary care, and the use of anesthetics and analgesics are varied and easy to perform.
Recognizing, Treating, and Monitoring Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome and Sepsis
SIRS and sepsis patients represent some of the most severely critically ill veterinary patients. Following evidence-based medicine and implementing patient care bundles can greatly reduce patient morbidity and mortality, and providing supportive, diligent nursing care is essential in promoting a positive outcome.
Multimodal Analgesia for Periodontal Therapy
Treatment of periodontal disease in all veterinary patients is prudent, and the use of analgesia, including general anesthesia, is essential to the comprehensive treatment plan.
Leptospirosis in Dogs
Clinical presentations of leptospirosis in dogs can vary, diagnosis is difficult, and the zoonotic potential is serious—here is how to treat leptospirosis in dogs and assist in prevention.
A Look at Unusual Congenital Heart Defects in Dogs and Cats
Congenital heart defects are well-recognized causes of morbidity and mortality in veterinary medicine. This article explores the rarest CHDs, which present an opportunity to better understand cardiac physiology.
Anesthesia for Geriatric Patients
Older patients may appear “healthy” for their age, but they often have multiple underlying organ dysfunctions that, when challenged by general anesthesia, can result in a cascade of detrimental events. This CE course will help you create an appropriate anesthesia plan for the geriatric patient.
Immune-Mediated Skin Disorders of Dogs
When an animal’s immune system’s ability to differentiate self from nonself is compromised, immune-mediated skin disorders can occur.
Analgesic Options for Managing Acute Pain in Felines
Veterinary nurses will learn to identify acute pain in feline patients and understand analgesic options to improve awareness and veterinary care.
Pain Management After Orthopedic Procedures
Managing patient recovery from orthopedic surgery presents clients, veterinarians, and veterinary nurses with a diverse set of challenges. This article provides insight into the process including patient discharge, medications, bandage care, home care, rehabilitation, and nutrition.
Me-oww! Managing Chronic Feline Pain
Veterinary medicine has made great strides in the treatment of chronic pain in cats. The veterinary paradigm has shifted from questioning whether animals feel pain to recognizing and treating their pain.
Dangers of Hypothermia: Avoiding the Cold
Hypothermia is a common yet preventable side effect of anesthesia and surgery. Here is our guide to preventing and detecting hypothermia; and how to treat it should it occur.
Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients
With adequate preparation and understanding of the unique physiologic and anatomic differences involved, anesthetists can provide excellent care for pediatric patients. This article highlights these aspects of anesthesia in pediatric patients.