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Tooth Resorption

Written by Dr. Beth Romig

Mar 8th, 2018

Tooth Resorption It has been reported that up to 75% of cats will experience at least one TR in their lifetime.

IMTP Adjunctive or Alternative Immunosuppressant Option

Written by Dr. Maria Jugan

Mar 8th, 2018

IMTP Adjunctive or Alternative Immunosuppressant Option Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia (IMTP) is the destruction of platelets due to the binding of antibodies, resulting in accelerated clearance from circulation. This occurs mainly in the spleen and liver by the mononuclear phagocytic system.

Helpful Tips for Oronasal Fistula Repair

Written by Dr. Beth Romig

Mar 8th, 2018

Helpful Tips for Oronasal Fistula Repair Oronasal fistula [ONF] (or oroantral fistula if it connects with the maxillary recess) is a common sequela to advanced periodontal disease, palatal trauma, or following extractions.

Iliopsoas Muscle Injury in Dogs

Written by Dr. Ingar Krebs

Mar 8th, 2018

Iliopsoas Muscle Injury in Dogs iliopsoas muscle is formed by the psoas major and iliacus muscles, which mainly arise from the lumbar vertebrae and ilium. They fuse to insert on the lesser trochanter of the femur. This muscle functions as a hip flexor.

Indolent Ulcers

Written by Dr. Sony Kuhn

Mar 8th, 2018

Indolent Ulcers Indolent ulcers frequently occur in dogs and are the most common canine eye disorder seen by the UVS Ophthalmology service. They are also referred to as spontaneous chronic corneal epithelial defects (SCCEDs), persistent corneal erosions, non-healing ulcers and Boxer ulcers.

Melanoma – Location, location, location

Written by Dr. Sarah Collette

Mar 8th, 2018

Melanoma – Location, location, location Melanoma is a malignancy of melanocytes, the cells responsible for producing pigment in the body. While melanomas can occur in many locations on the body the biological behavior of this tumor can vary tremendously with location.

Radiation Therapy: What can my clients expect?

Written by Dr. Ivan Martinez

Mar 8th, 2018

Radiation Therapy: What can my clients expect? For most of us in the veterinary field, radiation therapy is a mysterious treatment that occurs elsewhere or it is a modality that a family member or friend underwent.

Preparing Your Patient for Cataract Surgery

Written by Dr. Diana Pate

Mar 8th, 2018

Preparing Your Patient for Cataract Surgery Cataract removal is an elective procedure that we can offer patients whose vision is affected by their cataracts. It can restore eyesight and often dramatically improves the quality of life in pets who no longer play or engage because they are visually limited.

Calcium Oxylate Stones Can Repeated Cystotomies Be Avoided?

Written by Dr. Jocelyn Hogan

Mar 8th, 2018

Calcium Oxylate Stones Can Repeated Cystotomies Be Avoided? Calcium oxalate stones have definitely been increasing in frequency over the past decade. Unfortunately, these stones cannot be dissolved with medical management and recurrent formation occurs in 24-48% of patients within one year.

Top 3 Dental Lesions in Practice & How to Best Treat

Written by Dr. Heather Duncan

Mar 8th, 2018

Top 3 Dental Lesions in Practice & How to Best Treat According to the American Animal Hospital Association nearly two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care recommended by their veterinarians. Therefore, it is no surprise that 85% of dogs and cats over the age of 3 will have periodontal disease.

Brachycephalic airway syndrome A case for early intervention

Written by Dr. Ingar Krebs

Mar 8th, 2018

Brachycephalic airway syndrome A case for early intervention brachycephalic syndrome is the presence of increased upper airway resistance. This increased resistance is caused by narrowing of the nasal orifices (stenotic nares), an anatomical abnormality present at birth.