Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass as a Treatment Option for Urolithiasis in Cats
The SUB is an exciting option for treatment of obstructive upper urinary tract disease in cats, and it continues to get better through adaptations to decrease complication rates and improve long-term patient comfort.
Pyoderma in the Dog
Pyoderma is classified as surface, superficial, or deep. Diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes depend heavily on the type.
The Veterinary Nurse’s Guide to Fecal Flotation Techniques
The CAPC recommends fecal examination for adult dogs and cats at least twice per year.
Stabilizing the Critically Ill Patient
Stabilizing patients in critical condition include timely triage, interventional therapies, and clear communication with the critical care facility for transfer.
The Veterinary Nurse’s Role in Reading Blood Gases
Knowing when and how to draw blood gas samples, as well as how to interpret the results, is critical to good patient care.
How to Collect and Prepare Samples for the Laboratory
By researching and staying current with test requirements, veterinary nurses are instrumental in communicating preliminary preparation with clients and discussing with the veterinary team ways to reduce erroneous test results.
Use of Ultrasonography in Veterinary Emergency Rooms
With proper training, veterinary nurses can perform TFAST and AFAST scans on emergent patients.
Osteoarthritis: Getting Patients Moving Through Nutrition
Clinical nutrition plays a critical role in successful long-term management of patients with osteoarthritis.
Concurrent Immune-Mediated Anemia and Thrombocytopenia in a Dog
This case report describes a young dog who’s immune system was destroying its own red blood cells due to a rare autoimmune disease called Evans syndrome.
Fluoroscopy: Don’t Miss the Show!
Fluoroscopy produces real-time images that appear as an “x-ray movie,” providing a helpful view for dynamic processes.