A fast, inexpensive test to differentiate between Dirofilaria associated with heartworm disease and subcutaneous nodular disease performed reliably in this study.
Dirofilaria, ticks, and the ubiquitous cat flea were among the topics at the 2013 AAVP annual meeting.
Immunosuppression (from any cause) warrants attention to signs of infectious disease, as exemplified by this case of Neospora caninum infection.
Although breed may affect performance of certain tasks, further experiences, or nurturing, may also improve behavior performance.
Environmental enrichment can be easy for clients to implement and can positively affect patient quality of life and many problematic behaviors.
Preadoption counseling can have a significant effect on the prevention of separation anxiety.
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Acupuncture is increasingly common in veterinary practice; however, despite its vast history, the best approaches for its practice in veterinary medicine are still debated.
De-qi sensation from acupuncture is intangible in veterinary patients. If veterinarians can characterize its mechanisms, perhaps they can measure its efficacy.
Is prolapsed nictitating membrane gland (PNMG), or cherry eye, hereditary? This study suggests genetic factors are involved in PNMG.
These data on corneal pigmentation dispute traditional causal theory, suggesting that heredity combined with newly described factors are at play.
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
A difficult case of giardiasis is used to demonstrate how to achieve resolution from among various strategies.
The appearance, intermediate hosts, associated clinical signs, and treatment of Physaloptera spp infection are described.