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.
Blood Transfusions in Anemic Dogs and Cats
Successfully providing blood transfusions for anemic patients requires knowledge of how to support the patient during the procedure, blood product selection, administration of the blood transfusion, how to prevent complications, and more.
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.
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.