July 2014 Infectious Disease

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.

Table of Contents July 2014

To Cut or Not To Cut: Boxer with a Bone Lesion

A 7-year-old neutered Boxer presented with right thoracic limb lameness of 6 days’ duration. Should this dog go to surgery?

Imaging Web-Exclusive

Anesthesia Quiz

This self-quiz reviews 5 different aspects of anesthesiology in the small animal patient.

Anesthesiology Web-Exclusive

Nestlé Purina CAN Summit

Nutrition topics addressed at this summit included feeding for neutered cats, dogs with renal disease, and complicated cases of underweight senior cats and overweight cancer patients. 

Endourology: A New Way of Looking at Things

Several novel diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are possible using interventional endoscopy.

Urology & Nephrology Peer Reviewed

Blunt-Force Trauma & Suspected Animal Abuse

When presented with suspected animal abuse, extensive details and record keeping are essential.  

Canine Osteosarcoma: Part 1

For a diagnosis of osteosarcoma, it is important to understand the typical signalment, disease process, and best diagnostic techniques.

Oncology Peer Reviewed

Struvite Crystalluria: Three Cases

These cases illustrate the importance of clinical context when interpreting laboratory findings and the usefulness of dry-mount urine sediment cytology.

Clinical Pathology Peer Reviewed

Adrenal Mass in a Dog

Discover how to differentiate pheochromocytoma from adrenocortical tumor, plus essential tips for diagnosis and treatment.

Internal Medicine Peer Reviewed

Urinary Catheter Placement for Feline Urethral Obstruction

This step-by-step description of relieving urethral obstruction in cats through catheterization also provides critical information on emergency stabilization.

Urology & Nephrology Peer Reviewed

Leptospirosis in a Dog

Leptospirosis may pose a threat to staff, patients, and clients; its management is important to minimize its spread in your clinic.

Companion Animals as Sentinels for Emerging Diseases

An expert describes 4 emerging diseases every practitioner should know—regardless of geographic location.

Rabies in the Clinic

Each year in the U.S., several thousand cases of rabies are diagnosed in wildlife, particularly among reservoir species (eg, raccoons, skunks, foxes, bats), and several hundred cases are diagnosed in domestic animals.

Zoonoses & Public Health Concerns Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive