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What to do if a car hits your dog

The sickening sound of screeching tires can mean the unthinkable: a moving vehicle just hit your pet. In this emergency situation, quick action can save your beloved companion’s life. Assessing your pet’s condition and stabilizing ...

Traumatic Brain Injury

Acute traumatic brain injury (TBI) should be suspected in any patient that has suffered trauma especially when they have evidence of external head injury (epistaxis, oral hemorrhage, facial or skull fractures, aural hemorrhage, and facial ...

Expanded Fracture Fixation Options

Do you have a miniature breed dog or cat patient with a fracture? Our surgical team has expanded our fracture fixation options to include those that fit small and miniature breeds. Our 1.5 and 2.0 ...

Cutting-Edge Procedure at CASE

CORA Based Leveling Osteotomy CORA Based Leveling Osteotomy (CBLO) is a tibial plateau leveling procedure—developed by Don Hulse, DVM, DACVS, DECVS—that combines the advantages of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy (TPLO) and Tibial Tuberosity Advancement (TTA) ...

Approach to Hemangiosarcoma

Hemangiosarcoma is a tumor that arises from the vascular endothelium. It occurs in dogs more frequently than any other species, and unlike most neoplasia it is one tumor that has shown true genetic predilection for ...

Tularemia and Plague in Cats and Dogs: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnostics and Treatment

Wendy Fleischman, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM) Tularemia and plague are most commonly transmitted to domestic pets and people from May through October.  According to the CO Department of Public Health and Environment, there has been only ...

Arthrocentesis

Trent Stephens, PharmD, DVM, MS, DACVSSurgery Specialist Arthrocentesis is the aspiration of synovial fluid from a joint space for diagnostic evaluation. The technique is simple to perform for most peripheral appendicular joints in small animals ...

Paraneoplastic Syndromes in Feline and Canine Patients

Brooke Fowler, DVM, MS, DACVIMOncology Specialist Paraneoplastic syndromes are often the first manifestations of cancer. They can show up in the most unusual places and in the most unusual ways. Often, these syndromes are generalized ...

Veterinary Voice, August 2016 – GI Ulceration

Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome

Cassie Prpich, BVSc, MANZCVS (Internal Medicine), DACVS-SAFellow of Surgical Oncology Brachycephalic airway syndrome (BAS) consists of both primary and secondary components. The three primary components are elongated soft palate, stenotic nares and hypoplastic trachea (most ...

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