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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 ...

Canine Leptospirosis

Kelly N. Monaghan, DVM, DACVIMInternal Medicine Specialist Leptospirosis is an infection caused by the pathogenic spirochete bacteria of the genus Leptospira. There are nine pathogenic Leptospira species and the two of greatest significance in dogs ...

Histiocytic Diseases: A Mystery Unraveled

Brooke Fowler, DVM, DACVIMOncology Specialist For oncologists and general practitioners alike, proliferative histiocytic diseases are some of the most frustrating and complicated cases out there. The frustration lies in the diagnosis of this disease process, ...

When Cats Can’t Breathe: An Overview of Feline Respiratory Distress

As one of the more common feline emergency presentations, cats in respiratory distress pose challenges in realizing a diagnosis, providing appropriate treatments and determining a prognosis. This presentation provides enough difficulty that IVECCS’s 2015 theme ...

Antibiotic Resistance

Ben Nolan, DVM, PhD, DACVIMInternal Medicine Specialist The proper use of antibiotics and the emergence of antibiotic resistance have received much attention in recent years. At one point or another, all practitioners have experienced the ...

Blood Glucose Emergencies

Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia can cause severe clinical signs requiring emergency treatment. DKA is a complex, multifactorial, life-threatening disease process resulting in fluid, acid-base, and electrolyte abnormalities.  DKA occurs due to a relative or absolute insulin ...

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