Cardiology

Evaluating a new radiographic tool for canine heart disease diagnosis

In the spirit of “building a better mousetrap,” researchers have tested a novel measurement protocol—the manubrium heart score—for flagging cardiac disease in dogs.

Reading ECGs in veterinary patients: an introduction

Understanding the basic electrical principles of the heart is essential for interpreting this valuable diagnostic test.

How the stethoscope stepped into history

When you think of a doctor, odds are you picture someone with a stethoscope draped around their neck. A mere 200 years old, this tool is ubiquitous in both human and veterinary medicine today. Heres the 411 on how it came to be.

Studies may pave the way for monthly heartworm/flea-tick/intestinal parasite chewable from Zoetis

Two multipart investigations evaluate efficacy, safety and optimal dosing of monthly oral moxidectin against Dirofilaria immitis.

Grain-free pet food sales declining after FDA alerts

Ongoing concerns in the veterinary industry about dilated cardiomyopathy related to grain-free pet food have resulted in steadily declining sales for grain-free pet food manufacturers.

How to hit heartworms hard

From diagnostics to treatment to the dangers of pet travel, get the latest on heartworm issues for veterinary teams and clients right here.