Laurie Bergman, VMD, DACVB


Bringing home baby: Introducing a pet to your new arrival (PDF)

Before a baby arrives, expectant parents should prepare their pets for the new family member and furnishings.

Stephanie Skernivitz


Study indicates that dogs may harbor, transmit human norovirus

Canines can carry norovirus--a primary cause of gastroenteritis and of diarrheal disease in humans.

Vivian Jamieson, DVM, Dipl. ACVO


Giving in can be part of giving

This doctor learned communication is a two-way street. And meeting this small dog in the middle made all the difference in the world.

Elizabeth Trotta


Quit waiting around for no-shows

You'd much rather be working with clients and pets than thumb-twiddling or standing around dreaming about services you could be rendering. So use these tips to cut back on no-shows and get back to business.

Nivia I. Mart?nez, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM


Hypertension in canine hyperadrenocorticism more common than previously thought

Canine hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) is a common condition seen most frequently in middle aged to older dogs. The clinical signs and physical examination findings characteristic for the condition include polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, abdominal distension, hepatomegaly and dermatologic changes such as bilaterally symmetrical alopecia. Affected dogs are prone to develop complications from the hypercortisolemia such as pyoderma, urinary tract infections, diabetes mellitus, proteinuric renal disease, and pulmonary thromboembolism.

Alexander M. Reiter, Dipl Tzt, Dr med vet, DAVDC, DEVDC


CVC Highlights: Simple steps to proper periodontal probing

Don't forget this important procedure when performing a thorough oral examination.

Susan Bryant, CVT, VTS (anesthesia)


Anesthesia for patients with cardiac diseases (Proceedings)

Small animal patients with cardiac disease and/or congenital abnormalities can be challenging and sometimes intimidating patients.

Teresa Bradley Bays, DVM


Understanding and managing behavior problems in rabbits (Proceedings)

Educate clients early to monitor for these behavioral changes.

Theresa L. Entriken, DVM


Study finds new supplement supports muscle mass retention and earlier return to normal weight-bearing post-TPLO surgery

The compound, derived from fertilized egg yolk, was studied in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study at Kansas State Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine.

William W. Miller, DVM, MS, DACVO


Using high-frequency radio wave technology in veterinary surgery

Like a scalpel, radiosurgery provides a sense of tactile sensation. And as with a laser, with radiosurgery there is an absence of tissue resistance.

Andrew N. Rowan, PhD


AAAS symposium-Veterinarians and animal welfare: What role should the profession play?

The public views veterinarians favorably, regarding them as experts in animal care and welfare. But the veterinary profession has had a love-hate relationship with animal advocates.

Jennifer Vossman, RVT, CMP


Client handout: How to administer an injection

Certain diseases or conditions require veterinary patients to have injectable medication that must be administered at home. Help veterinary clients master the process with this handout.

Mark Waldron, PhD


The role of fatty acids in the management of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a chronic and potentially debilitating disease involving the disruption of metabolic homeostasis within the articular chondrocyte. Specifically, osteoarthritis involves an increased ratio of cartilage-degrading enzymes (matrix metalloproteinases, or MMPs) to their normal inhibitors, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). It is the imbalance of TIMPs and MMPs that contributes to the pathologic breakdown of cartilage. Dietary fatty acids can help to correct this imbalance by modulating the production of inflammatory mediators.

Lynn Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Dangerous beauty: Oleander toxicosis in dogs, horses and more

A current case of intentional poisoning with this deadly plant sparks the question: Can you spot the signs and save the patient?

Krystal Forse


Thanks, Firstline

Thank you! Wow, what a practical and essential addition to my veterinary practice.

Jay Stewart, DVM


Maps in Practice? What You Can Do

Using the Companion Animal Parasite Council Prevalence Maps.

Dwight Bowman, MS, PhD


The frustrating and sordid history of the Great Flea War

Although the level of invasion is down drastically compared with the past, we've yet to conquer this tiny foe. Once more unto the breach, troops!

Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM


Diagnosis and management of the cushingoid diabetic dog (Proceedings)

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) are common endocrinopathies in dogs that often occur simultaneously in the same patient. Diagnosis and management of concurrent disease may be a challenge to the practitioner since many clinical signs of DM and HAC are similar.

Amy Glaser, DVM, PhD


West Nile encephalitis: A new differential for neurological illness in dogs and cats

The discovery of West Nile virus (WNV) in the Northeast United States in 1999 and its subsequent successful establishment on the North American continent over the last three years has had an impact on human and animal populations nationwide.

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