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April 2015 Parasitology Focus

Discover how to manage even the most severe tick infestations, and find out which GI parasites made one expert’s top 5 list. Plus, consider these ways to reduce the risk for complications in brachycephalic dogs.

Parasitic & Protozoal Diseases

Top 5 GI Parasites in Companion Animal Practice

Although the prevalence of GI parasites varies with location; these 5 are most likely to be encountered in practice—with one notable outlier.

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Quiz: How Well Do You Diagnose & Treat These Ectoparasites?

This self-quiz reviews the diagnosis and treatment of 4 common ectoparasite infestations.

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Blood Parasites Quiz

This self-quiz reviews 7 blood parasites and their presentations in small animal patients.


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Vector-borne Diseases

Treating Subclinical Rickettsial Disease in Dogs

Whether to treat dogs that are seropositive for rickettsial disease yet subclinical is controversial, and the benefits, disadvantages, and exceptions are diverse.

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A Matter of Opinion: Should We Treat Asymptomatic, Nonproteinuric Lyme-Seropositive Dogs with Antibiotics?

Should you treat asymptomatic, nonproteinuric Lyme-seropositive dogs with antibiotics? Two experts share their opinion.

Fungal Diseases

Cryptococcosis: An Overview

Cryptococcosis, caused by dimorphic, basidiomycetous fungi, has diverse diagnostic and treatment options.  

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Cryptococcosis in the Cat

Cryptococcus neoformans is an environmental yeast found worldwide. It can cause local or systemic mycotic infections in animals and humans

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Prostatic Disease

Multiple diagnostics and serial evaluations may be warranted to promptly diagnose prostatic diseases as treatment type and urgency varies with the cause.

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Canine Cryptorchidism

A 2-year-old castrated German shepherd dog was referred for possible cryptorchidism. Surgery was elected; what made this a viable option? 

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Dystocia Diagnosis & Management

It is imperative to understand the difference between normal whelping and dystocia. The following criteria are useful for this purpose, as well as indications for medical and surgical management.

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Pediatric Medicine

Pediatric Critical Care

Should pediatric patients that require critical care be treated differently than adult dogs and cats?

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Vulvar Discharge in a Puppy

An apparently healthy puppy was presented with mucoid vulvar discharge. What’s your diagnosis?

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Advice for Clients with New Puppies

As we educate pet owners to turn to their veterinarians for help with behavior problems, we should educate ourselves about how to answer their questions regarding these problems.

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