Continuing Education | 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.
Case Report: Canine Digit Osteosarcoma Results in Toe Amputation
A dog’s digits are amputated for reasons ranging from osteomyelitis to benign masses to SCC and melanoma. Bella’s case was the author’s first experience with a diagnosis of digit osteosarcoma.
Toxicology: Guide to Managing Toxin Ingestion
Companion animals are susceptible to several potentially life-threatening toxicants, ranging from human food and medication to animal medication, common plants, illicit drugs, routine household products, and more. Is your veterinary clinic prepared?
Practice Management: Happy Visits and Victory Visits — Helping Patients Be Fear Free℠
Protecting the emotional welfare of pets and people while providing excellent medical care to help restore physical health, prevent animal disease, and prevent suffering is the foundation of Fear Free veterinary care. Why not try these techniques?
Endocrinology: Behind the Scenes: Steroidogenesis and Thoughts on Atypical Hyperadrenocorticism
Credentialed veterinary nurses continue to expand their roles in veterinary medicine, including endocrinology. We serve on the front lines of patient care, so expanding our critical-thinking skills with regard to the underlying intricacies of endocrinology can be instrumental in case management.
Pain Management: Veterinary Nurses as Pain Management Advocates
As a veterinary nurse, you are in a position to recognize signs of pain in your patient and to make management recommendations.
FeatureOncologyChemotherapy-Induced Side Effects: Prevention and Treatment
PREVENTING SIDE EFFECTS Prevention of chemotherapy-induced side effects begins with appropriate dosing. Administration of any drug, supplement, or treatment can result in side effects, or adverse events. Chemotherapy is no exception. Although the goal of chemotherapy in veterinary patients is to extend the life of the patient without the harsh side effects seen in human …
FeatureEquine MedicineGastric Ulcers in Performance Horses
PERFORMANCE STRESS Most performance horses develop ulcers. Having a dedicated healthcare team to care for these horses is essential to recovery. When considering gastrointestinal problems of horses, colic is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, one of the most common problems affecting nearly all performance horses globally is gastric ulceration. Recent advances …
Feline Medicine Pandora Syndrome
LITTERBOX AVOIDANCE Consider Pandora syndrome as the diagnosis rather than feline idiopathic cystitis. Practicing Cat Friendly The articles presented by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) focus on feline-specific information on cats’ unique behaviors; diagnosis and evaluation of disease and conditions; better approaches and techniques for cats; and strategies to decrease stress associated with …
Internal Medicine Common Upper Airway Conditions
Dogs and cats with upper airway conditions are often seen in the clinic when their condition is acute. Many of these animals are in critical condition as the result of a chronic disease that has progressed to an acute stage. Chronic conditions that typically develop due to breed predispositions or infectious agents include laryngeal paralysis, …