dvm360s top 10 medicine articles of 2018

December 18, 2018

From aggressive cats to those often nebulous elevated canine liver enzymes, weve got you covered! The top 10 medicine articles of 2018 are sure to inspire and inform.

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We spend a lot of time making sure we create relevant and interesting content that you want to see. Sometimes we get it right, and we have the proof to show it! Here's the list of dvm360's most clicked-on medicine articles of 2018. 

10. Pet having a seizure?! Two resources to help veterinary clients through the crisis

Have these clinic handouts handy by your veterinary clinic's phones to keep everyone calm and carrying on with the best steps to ensure your patients receive the measures they need.

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9. Living with FeLV-infected cats: A guide for veterinarians and their clients

With proper management by the owner and healthcare from the veterinary team, cats with this retrovirus can live longer, more comfortable lives.

If a cat is FeLV-positive but displaying no clinical signs, it should receive a physical examination at least twice a year. Shutterstock.com.

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8. The feline facets of Cushing's disease

Unregulated diabetic? Fragile skin? Recurrent UTIs? Your feline veterinary patient might have Cushing's! Dr. David Bruyette shares everything you need to know about diagnosis and management of cushingoid cats.

The thin skin of a cat with Cushing's disease. (Photo courtesy of Dr. David Bruyette)

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7. Beyond the burrito: How to handle aggressive cats

Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Lisa Radosta shares tips for dealing with antagonistic tabbies.

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6. 6 savvy tips for the surgical suite

From autoclavable shoes to less-mess cautery, veterinary surgeon Dr. Jennifer Wardlaw shares a few of her favorite surgical solutions.

Dr. Wardlaw says that this headlamp, though designed for outdoor explorers, is perfect for surgical explorers too. Learn more below. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Jennifer Wardlaw.)

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5. The usual suspects: Top 10 toxins poisonous to pets

These bad boys of the toxicology world are dangerous to pets. Here's how to handle these cases.

Illustration by Roxy Townsend.

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4. Tooth resorption: Name it to tame it in your veterinary patients

Tooth resorption is present in almost all our patients, but how do you classify it, and when do you treat it? Veterinary dentist Dr. Mary Volker has answers.

Photo courtesy of Dr. Mary Volker.

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3. Journal Scan: Is tramadol the new placebo?

A recent study challenges the use of tramadol for canine osteoarthritis.

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2. Heartworm disease: What lies beneath

Dr. Stephen Jones takes us on a pictorial journey of the gross effects of heartworm infections in veterinary patients.

A look at the effects of heartworm disease in veterinary patients can help bring home the importance of keeping infections from spiraling out of control. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Stephen Jones)

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1. Canine liver enzymes-so many questions!

Has the alphabet soup of liver enzyme activities got you stumped? Dr. Jonathan Lidbury answers common questions on interpreting canine liver laboratory results and gives guidance on how to proceed with confirming a diagnosis, including when to perform a liver biopsy.

ALT, easy as 123 ... or maybe not! (Shutterstock.com)

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