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July 2014: Infectious Disease

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Discover 4 zoonotic diseases every practitioner should know and infection-control practices to reduce risk for leptospirosis. Plus, learn appropriate protocols when presented with a possible case of animal abuse.

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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

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

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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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Efficacy of Indoxacarb Solution Against Fleas, Flea Eggs, & Adult Flea Emergence: A Study in Cats

Although significant advances have been made in our knowledge of flea biology and control over the past two decades, flea infestations are still a very common medical problem. Continued development of unique, effective, and safe flea control products is critical to continued successful management of flea infestations.

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Behavior

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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Ophthalmology

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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Anisocoria

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

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Top 5 Mistakes When Measuring Intraocular Pressure

Technique is essential to prevent misdiagnosing an ocular condition.

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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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