Research Note: Perfectionism & Its Impact on Performance & Mental Health
Many veterinarians exhibit perfectionistic tendencies, which can positively or negatively influence well-being. Discover the difference between 2 forms of perfectionism and which is more likely to lead to professional burnout.
Research Note: Caudal Articular Process Dysplasia
CT scans of neurologically normal dogs showed that the majority of pugs, French bulldogs, and English bulldogs appear to have this spinal malformation.
Research Note: Social Media Use & Mental Health & Well-Being
Social media can actually benefit an individual’s well-being, with limitations. Use these tips to make meaningful connections online.
Research Note: Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus
Consider this virus as a differential diagnosis in puppies with neurologic signs, especially after more common diseases such as distemper and rabies have been ruled out.
Research Note: Transmucosal Corn Syrup & Blood Glucose Concentrations in Kittens
Does corn syrup applied to the gingival tissue effectively treat hypoglycemia? This study examines the effect of transmucosal corn syrup on blood glucose levels.
Research Note: Crossmatch Transfusion Reactions & Efficacy
In transfusion naive cats, does major crossmatching improve transfusion efficacy and decrease reactions? One study found no significant difference in outcomes.
Research Note: Infrared Thermography & Aortic Thromboembolism in Cats
Infrared photography was used to measure limb temperatures in cats with acute pelvic limb paralysis. Cats with confirmed feline aortic embolism (FATE) had diminished temperatures in the affected limbs as compared with other conditions causing similar symptoms.
Research Note: Akkermansia muciniphila After Antimicrobial Administration
Akkermansia muciniphila helps maintain the protective mucin barrier in the GI tract, and may have potential as a therapeutic probiotic.
Research Note: Hepadnavirus in Immunocompromised Cats
A novel virus from the same family as hepatitis B was isolated from a FIV+ cat with concurrent lymphoma. This is the first report of such an infection in a carnivorous or companion animal species.
Research Note: B-Tubes for Esophageal Strictures
Dogs and cats with benign esophageal strictures responded well to this novel approach, utilizing indwelling dilatation tubes with inflations performed at home by clients.