April 2017

  • Get an up-close look at Tritrichomonas foetus in cats.
  • Follow a guide to treating vertebral fractures and luxations in dogs and cats.
  • Plus, what is the difference between primary and secondary keratinization disorders?
Table of Contents April 2017

Quiz: Mast Cell Tumors

Use this quiz to update your knowledge of mast cell tumors.

Oncology Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive

Surgeon’s Corner: Tail Fold Caudectomy

Watch this video and learn how to perform corkscrew tail amputation for dogs with coccygeal vertebral malformations.

Surgery, Soft Tissue Web-Exclusive

Quiz: Feline Diabetes

Use this quiz to test your knowledge of the diagnosis and management of feline diabetes mellitus.

Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive

My Dog Has Scabies: Should She Be Rehomed?

After a scabies diagnosis, getting rid of a beloved pet may seem like a viable option to an overwhelmed client.

Is My Family at Risk for Tick-Borne Infectious Disease?

Finding a tick on a family pet may cause worry about zoonoses. Calm client’s fears by arming yourself with these facts about tick-transmitted diseases.

Plague in Domestic Cats

Straight from the pages of the history books and into your waiting room, this infamous infection is still a modern-day cause of disease.

GI Anastomosis Using Disposable Skin Staples

Can staples be used to reconnect bowel segments? Equipment you already have in the clinic may become even more useful.

Brown Dog Ticks Increasingly Difficult to Control with Traditional Approaches

These persistent parasites are already a common target for prevention. However, with this report of resistance to a mainstay antiparasitic drug, that target just got harder to hit.

Inadequate Understanding of Dogs’ Body Language Puts Kids at Risk

Think supervision is enough to prevent dog bites in kids? Think again. Use these lessons and resources in your practice today to emphasize that we're all better never bitten.

Emergency Autotransfusion

In certain situations, autotransfusion may be the best—or only—option. The technique used in these 4 dogs is practical and can be life-saving.

Risk-Reward of Needle-Aspirate Cytologic Assessment of Cavitary Effusions

Is the information gained from aspirating a lesion worth the potential risk of disease along the needle tract? This case highlights how to weigh your options and inform the client.

Conjunctivitis in Cats

Two pathogens cause the majority of feline conjunctivitis cases. Review the treatment and prevention of FHV-1 and Chlamydophila felis.

Ophthalmology Peer Reviewed

Conjunctivitis in Dogs

Canine conjunctivitis is most often secondary to conditions like KCS, allergies, and entropion. Pinpoint the cause in your patient by looking for these triggers.

Ophthalmology Peer Reviewed

Tritrichomonas foetus Infection in Cats

Is complete eradication possible? Get tips for diagnosis and treatment of T foetus diarrhea.

Vertebral Fractures & Luxations in Dogs & Cats

Rapid assessment is required to give these patients the best chance at recovery. Use these tips to safely and quickly screen for spinal fractures and luxations.

Primary & Secondary Keratinization Disorders

Does your seborrheic patient have ichthyosis or simply secondary scaling? Rule out these primary keratinization defects first.

Dermatology Peer Reviewed

Bacterial Biofilms

Biofilms provide a place for bacteria to evade antimicrobials and the host immune system, making treatment difficult. Discover how to detect, treat, and prevent stubborn biofilm infections.

Bacterial Diseases Peer Reviewed

Tenesmus & Hematochezia in a Dog

A rectal examination revealed the likely cause of this dog’s bloody stool and straining to defecate. Follow this case to discover the origin of hematochezia and tenesmus in this older patient.

Clinical Pathology Peer Reviewed

Image Gallery: Dental Radiography

Interpreting dental radiographs can be tricky. Use this image gallery to review common abnormalities found on dental radiographs.

Dentistry & Periodontology Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive