Latest Issue of Clinician's Brief

August 2014 Orthopedics

Explore various treatment options for canine osteosarcoma, and follow a step-by-step guide to arthrocentesis. Plus, an expert names 5 common orthopedic conditions in young patients.

Single nutritional solution is clinically tested to reduce the rate of recurrent episodes of FIC signs by 89%

Among scores of agents for managing non-obstructive feline idiopathic cystitis, this diet is one of few to be clinically tested.

Parasitic & Protozoal Diseases

Canine Heartworm Infection

Careful diagnosis and treatment are imperative to successful treatment of heartworm disease in dogs.

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New Research: Indoxacarb for Flea Control in Dogs & Cats

A study was conducted using dogs and cats in private residences in Tampa, Florida; the goal was to compare the efficacy of two different topical flea products, indoxacarb (Activyl®, Merck Animal Health) and fipronil (s)-methoprene (Frontline ® Plus, Merial), on natural flea infestations.1


Feline Heartworm Infection

Understanding the pathophysiology, diagnostic techniques, and management protocols for heartworm disease in cats—often fatal—is critical for prognosis.

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Canine Environmental Enrichment

Environmental enrichment can be easy for clients to implement and can positively affect patient quality of life and many problematic behaviors.

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Canine Anxiety

Monitoring a dog’s behavior is key to determining what it is trying to communicate and how to approach treatment.

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Managing Feline Aggression

Understanding aggression types and their warning signs can help practitioners and clients alike develop a safe, effective approach to managing aggression in cats.

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Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Acupuncture: History & Application

Acupuncture is increasingly common in veterinary practice; however, despite its vast history, the best approaches for its practice in veterinary medicine are still debated.

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Shockwave Therapy as a Treatment Option

As part of physical rehabilitation, extracorporeal shockwave therapy may support bone, tendon and ligament healing; osteoarthritis treatment; and healing of chronic wounds.

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Stem Cell Therapies: Reality in the Making

Appreciation for the potential of stem cell therapies should be balanced with healthy doses of optimism and skepticism.

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Differentiating Exophthalmos, Buphthalmos, & Proptosis

Many key characteristics can help distinguish between proptosis, exophthalmos, or buphthalmos.

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Blindness: A Diagnostic Outline

A thorough history and ophthalmic examination are important first steps in determining what causes blindness in veterinary patients.  

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This algorithm can help distinguish the cause (eg, ocular, CNS) of anisocoria in a patient.

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Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Recurrent Giardia Infection in a Dog

A difficult case of giardiasis is used to demonstrate how to achieve resolution from among various strategies.

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Physaloptera spp Infection in a Cat

The appearance, intermediate hosts, associated clinical signs, and treatment of Physaloptera spp infection are described.

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Small Intestinal Diarrhea in a Wheaten Terrier

An 8-year-old soft-coated wheaten terrier presenting chronic diarrhea accompanied by weight loss, poor appetite, and distended abdomen. What is your diagnosis?

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