May 31st 2022
Tulathromycin injection is an option for bovine respiratory disease, and other conditions
February 1st 2022
The electronic SenseHub Feedlot from Merck Animal Health is designed to find sickness earlier and more accurately than alternative methods might provide.
May 12th 2021
A growing number of veterinarians endorse the idea of vaccinating against both canine infectious respiratory disease complex and canine influenza virus. Here’s why.
April 24th 2020
Trupanion reports no increase in respiratory-related pet insurance claims.
February 29th 2020
Five researchers will each receive $15,000 to continue their investigations on respiratory conditions in horses.
Strangles: Identifying the chronic shedder
Clients are often quick to place blame on the new horse for introducing strangles to a herd, but veterinarians who provide appropriate client education can control the pandemonium before it begins.
Hay is for horses, but what if it leads to asthma?
Research has shown that reducing dust and mold exposure from hay may help combat inflammatory airway disease and improve performance in racehorses. We talk with researchers who are studying this problem.
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.
The latest surgical options for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome
Brachy breeds are as popular as ever with pet owners, and as a result, veterinarians continue to see patients with respiratory aberrations associated with BOAS. A board-certified surgeon offers the latest options to treat these conditions in dogs.
Image Quiz: Cytologya Doberman with weight loss, lethargy and lesions on his nose
Below is a skin cytology from a 3-year-old male neutered Doberman pinscher with cutaneous lesions. Whats going on?
Breed-specific canine respiratory diseases
Being aware of breed-specific characteristics that affect the upper and lower airways will improve veterinary client education and patient safety, but dont jump to any diagnostic conclusions without a thorough workup.
Shelter Snapshot: Infectious respiratory disease in animal shelters
The widening geography of pet travel has increased an already significant problem in animal shelters and other veterinary facilities that house commingled animals. Heres the latest.
Owners of brachycephalic dogs are in denial, study suggests
New research explores the paradoxes pet owners face when choosing dogs with conformational medical problems.
Virulent Newcastle disease found in backyard chickens in California
USDA urges bird owners to follow biosecurity measures to protect flocks, pets.
What I wish groomers looked for
Im not arguing for diagnoses and ineffective remedies. But I think pet service providers should be our informed partners, not our adversaries in veterinary medicine.
Cough! Gasp! 'Is it my heart or my lungs, doc?'
When a veterinary patient presents with coughing, you know you must distinguish between a cardiac or respiratory cause. Which is it? This veterinary cardiologist helps you sort through your differentials.
Commentary: Coughing dogs at your clinic? Consider canine flu
One Montana veterinarian was determined to get to the bottom of the cause of canine illness in his hospitals.
What are the best practices for antibiotic use in pneumonia, bronchitis and pyothorax?
In pneumonia and pyothorax cases, treatment while awaiting test results is recommended, but not in bronchitis cases.
What are the best practices for antibiotic use in canine infectious respiratory disease complex?
A 10-day observation period is recommended in dogs with mild clinical signs as most pathogens involved in this respiratory disease are viral.
What are the best practices for antibiotic use in feline upper respiratory tract disease?
Diagnosis and treatment can be simplified by assessing whether the disease is in the acute or chronic state.
Canine influenza strikes the Southeast: Another outbreak?
Veterinarians and pet owners should monitor patients for signs of respiratory disease, isolate affected animals at least 21 days.
Meconium aspiration syndrome in foals
When a foal becomes hypoxic in utero, a vicious cycle can ensue. Heres a look at meconium aspiration syndrome prevalence and treatment in foals, as well as learnings from other species.
Time to get 'ruff': Reducing infectious disease risk at dog-gathering events
Dog shows, dog parks and other dog get-togethers are a prime place for pathogens to have a heyday. One group of veterinary researchers has created resources to help you and your clients keep these events safe.
Imaging coughing dogs: Thoracic series tips in plain view
When it comes to obtaining thoracic radiographs of coughing dogs, diagnostic imaging specialist Dr. Rachel Pollard has tips for improving your image.
Client handout: The essence of a reverse sneeze
Have veterinary clients alarmed by this clinical sign? Alleviate their fears with this handout.
Study shows there's no cure for the English bulldog blues
UC Davis researchers say the lack of genetic diversity in English bulldogs is concerning for the future of the breed.
A rundown on runny noses: A sniff of what you should know about chronic feline sneezers and snufflers
Chronic upper respiratory disease can be a confounding problem in veterinary patients, especially in cats. Explore diagnostic and treatment approaches that will help your affected feline patients breathe easier.
Journal Scan: Dont gag me with germs!
That ET tube is going down the patients hatch, so disinfect it like crazy. Here are five cleaning methods going head-to-head in fighting strep and Bordetella in a new study.
Radiologist: Imaging of awake patients is a matter of ethics
Emergencies, heart failure cases, airway disease patients can all benefit from CT without anesthesia, expert says.
Journal Scan: Current concepts in the diagnosis and management of pyothorax
Prognosis is variable, and consensus of opinion on treatment hasn't been reached, but good outcomes are possible with appropriate care.
Toxicology case: Albuterol toxicosis in a pit bull terrier
Calming a pit bull's racing heart after exposure to this bronchodilator.
Lecture Link: How to initially assess pets with acute respiratory distress
Some tips for the assessment and treatment of dyspneic patients.
Why three is better than two: An overview of three- vs. two-view thoracic radiographic studies
Heartworm disease in cats: a video update
Veterinary parasitologists, practitioners discuss the latest on diagnostics, differentials and incidence rates.
Journal Scan: Zoonotic threat: The features of naturally occurring leptospirosis in dogs
The goal of this study was to identify the percentage of atypical features found in dogs with leptospirosis as well as evaluate the clinical utility of convalescent titers.
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