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June 2015 Dermatology Focus

Explore diagnostic and treatment options for canine interdigital follicular cysts, and learn about behavior that can cause canine FRA. Plus, make sure your clinical repertoire is complete with these life-saving protocols. 

The Importance of Susceptibility Testing in Selecting Antimicrobial Therapies

With the increase in bacterial resistance to traditionally used antimicrobials, susceptibility testing has become an important data resource for veterinarians to make informed decisions and help lead to prudent antimicrobial use.

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Parasitic & Protozoal Diseases

Dysuria in a Cat: Could It Be More?

The lesson in this feline dysuria case is not to take clinical signs at face value but rather to evaluate patients thoroughly.

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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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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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Reproduction

Determining Canine Estrus Stage via Vaginal Cytology

Many reproductive decisions can be aided by competent vaginal cytology—from obtaining and preparing specimens to knowing what to look for.

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Determining Whether a Dog is Spayed

Which diagnostics best determine whether a female dog is intact or has an ovarian remnant? Find the answer and discover ways to achieve a successful spay.

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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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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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