Nicole J. Buote, DVM, DACVS


Veterinary medicinal leech therapy: Application, monitoring, complications

Thinking about giving medicinal leeching a try? Read this overview of the process.

Jennifer A. Hyman, MA, VMD, DACVO


Consider all tear film layers when treating KCS (1:53)

Dr. Jennifer Hyman discusses the importance of considering all tear film layers when treating KCS.

James Roth, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM


Adjuvants in Veterinary Vaccines:Modes of Action to Enhance the Immune Response & Potential Adverse Effects

The word adjuvant derives from Latin. It literally means "aid," precisely what adjuvants do when added to vaccines. Adjuvant agents enhance the immune response that occurs after vaccine administration. Although they have been used extensively in the last 50 years, there has not been a comprehensive veterinary journal review of adjuvant mode of action and selection rationale until recently.

Felicia Daniels


6 statements that burst your bubble

Some remarks from clients and colleagues can deflate your enthusiasm. Here's how to respond the next time their words make you ready to pop.

Deirdre Chiaramonte, DVM, DACVIM


What's new with hyperthyroidism in cats (Proceedings)

Feline hyperthyroidism was first described in 1979 by Peterson and 1980 by Holzworth. It is now estimated that the incidence is as high as 2% of the feline population seen in tertiary veterinary care facilities.

Paul A. Gerding Jr., DVM, MS, DACVO


Techniques for useful interpretation of the small animal fundus (Proceedings)

Some of the most common fundic abnormalities result from ocular fungal disease such as blastomycosis, but cryptococosis, histoplasmosis and coccidiomycosis also may cause a variety of retinal changes.

Kristen P. Woosley, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC


Transfusion-associated lung injury: Put it on the watch list

Advances in veterinary transfusion medicine and development of canine and feline blood donor programs have increased the availability of blood products to the veterinary market. An increasing number of small animal practices are routinely using commercial blood banks and providing their patients with valuable transfusion medicine services. It is important when administering these products to understand and recognize the most-common signs of a reaction. Side effects such as vomiting, fever and urticaria have been well described in veterinary patients.

Peter J. Ihrke, VMD, DACVD


Flea bites cause FAD (Sponsored by Lilly)

Despite modern advances in flea control, flea allergy dermatitis continues to be the most common skin disease seen in general small animal practice. Practitioners and technicians must diffuse owners' belief that it is impossible for ectoparasites to exist on their pets.

Patricia March, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)


Client handout: Top tips for teething puppies

You can save your veterinary clients shoesand their sanitywith these quick tips to handle their furry little teethers.

Wade Day


Do clients call all of the shots?

I read Brian Conrad's article, "Are You Chasing Off Clients?" (July/August 2006), and he makes some valid points. In the same breath though, you must set limits or clients will run over you as long as you let them.

Helio de Morais, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


Update on canine and feline influenza (Proceedings)

Influenza A viruses are divided into subtypes according to the serological reactivity of the surface glycoproteins hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA).

Charles E. Short, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DECVA


An Interview with... Dr. Charles E. Short

A founding member of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, Dr. Short is a professor emeritus of anesthesiology and pain management at Cornell University. Throughout his veterinary career, he has strived to boost the recognition and control of pain in animals.

Kirsten Marek, DVM


We are always on call

We should represent our profession at all times-even when we're off duty.

Rolan Tripp, DVM


The Future of Veterinary Medicine: Drones in veterinary practice

What's that hovering at your shoulder? Oh yeah, the diagnostic test you ordered a few minutes ago.

Jenifer Newton, DVM, MS, DACVS


Just Ask the Expert: What's the best prophylactic gastropexy technique?

Dr. Jenifer Newton tells about her go-to technique to prevent GDV in dogs.

Cindy Lehman


Thanks, Firstline

I just received my first copy of Firstline, and I love it.

Rebecka S. Hess, DVM, DACVIM


Managing diabetes mellitues in dogs: An overview (Sponsored by Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health)

Diabetes mellitus is a complex disease, and managing it is equally complex. Communicating clearly with clients and preparing them for the need to monitor and modify treatment is vital for successfully treating a diabetic dog.

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