Leptospirosis in Dogs
Leptospirosis is a bacterial infection that has become more and more prevalent in both human and veterinary medicine worldwide. Most mammals are susceptible to infection.1 As humans expand their environmental footprint, encroachment on wildlife becomes a greater issue, and people, domestic pets, and wild reservoir hosts (e.g., raccoons) cross one another’s path more and more often.
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
General practice veterinarians often refer clients and patients to specialty surgery centers or veterinary teaching hospitals for various orthopedic procedures including but not limited to tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, fracture repair, and arthroscopy. However, with the advent of traveling board certified veterinary surgeons, many of these procedures are being performed in the general practitioner’s clinic, ...
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.
Fluid Calculations: Keeping a Balance
IV fluid therapy is a skill veterinary technicians utilize daily.
Dangers of Hypothermia: Avoiding the Cold
This article describes hypothermia dangers, causes, and risk factors; how to prevent or detect hypothermia; and how to treat it should it occur.
Canine Multicentric Lymphoma: An Overview
This article provides an overview of canine high-grade multicentric lymphoma and its classification, diagnosis, and treatment.