Description : This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice, edited by Bruce W. Christensen, focuses on Small Animal Theriogenology, with topics including: Assisted Reproduction in Male and Female Cats; Population Control in Small Animals; Practitioners considering SA Therio; Evaluation of Canine Sperm and Diagnosis of Semen Disorders; BSE in the Canine Female; Artificial Insemination in Dogs; Estrus Manipulation in Dogs; Endocrine testing in Small Animals; Endocrine Disruptors; Mismating Diagnosis and Protocols; Gestational Aging and Assistant Parturition Date Determination; Small Animal Pyometra; Periparturient Diseases in the Dam; Small Animal Neonatal Health; Herpesvirus; Prostate Disease; and the Future of Biotechnology.
Description : Guest Editors Catherine Lamm and Chelsea Makloski review articles in theriogenology for the small animal practitioner. Topics will include: managing the reproductive cycle in the bitch, clinical techniques of artificial insemination in dogs, current advances in gestation and parturition in cats and dogs, clinical approaches to infertility in the bitch, the problem stud dog, guide to emergency interception during parturition in the dog and cat, clinical approach to abortion, still birth and neonatal death in cats and dogs, disorders of sexual development, common lesions in the male reproductive tract of cats and dog, common lesions in the female reproductive tract of cats and dogs, bacterial reproductive pathogens of cats and dogs, viral reproductive pathogens of cats and dogs, and more!
Description : This issue of Veterinary Clinics: Small Animal Practice, edited by Dr. Christine Cain, focuses on advances in Small Animal Dermatology. Article topics include: Allergen specific immunotherapy; New therapies for atopic dermatitis; Panniculitis; Canine cutaneous lupus erythematosus; Canine eosinophilic (Well’s-like) and sterile neutrophilic (Sweet’s) dermatoses; Perianal dermatoses; Cutaneous lymphoma in dogs and cats; Assessing quality of life for pets with dermatologic disease and their owners; Treatment of demodicosis; Feline pemphigus foliaceus; and Acral lick dermatitis.
Description : This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice on Neurology, edited by Sharon Kerwin and Amanda Taylor, includes: Advances in High field MRI; Acupuncture for neurologic conditions; Head trauma; Pituitary hypophysectomy; Acute non-compressive disc extrusion and hydrated nucleus pulposus extrusion; Discospondylitis; Minimally Invasive Vertebral Column Surgery; Vascular events in the Brain; Fungal infections of the CNS; Feline Seizures; Clinical evaluation of the feline neurologic patient; Intervertebral disc disease, recent advances in therapy; Three-dimensional printing role in neurologic disease; and Diffusion tensor imaging in spinal cord injury.
Description : This issue focuses on pediatric disorders in dogs anf cats. Topics will include: clinical pathology of dogs and cats, pediatric neutering, pediatric immunization, nutrition, seizure disorders, canine pediatric dentistry, pediatric feline upper respiratory disease, neonatal fading syndrome, holistic pediatric medicine, management of the cleft palate, and urinary ectopia.
Description : A comprehensive update on geriatrics for the small animal practitioner! Articles will include: clinical pathology interpretation in geriatric patients, geriatric pharmacology, sedation and anesthesia protocols for older patients, management strategies for chronic renal disease in older dogs and cats, alimentary neoplasia, thyroid disorders in the geriatric patient, nutrition for aging cats and dogs, canine and feline cognitive dysfunction syndrome, implementing a successful senior/geriatric health care program, complimentary/alternative medicine in age-related diseases, pain management in older patients, the diagnosis and management of age-related cardiac disease, dentistry in geriatric veterinary patients, and more!
Description : A comprehensive update on ear disease for the small animal practitioner! Topics will include updates on otic anatomy and physiology, preparation and histologic examination of the inner ear, neurologic manifestations of ear disease, canine hearing loss management, feline deafness, electrodiagnostic evaluation of auditory function, hearing aids in dogs, primary secretory otitis media of cavalier King Charles spaniels, ear masses, ototoxicity in dogs and cats, and much more!
Description : Current, important information on hematology for all small animal practitioners! Topics will include in-clinic automated hematology analyzers, quality control recommendations for point-of-care hematology analyzers, bone marrow aspiration and biopsy: indications, technique and evaluation, coombs testing and its diagnostic significance, principles and application of flow cytometry and cell sorting, hemolytic anemia due to erythrocyte enzymes deficiencies, role of hepcidin in iron metabolism and potential therapeutic applications, molecular diagnostic testing to identify hematologic malignancies, BCR-ABL in CML, a signaling pathway of initiation and transformation with potentials for targeted therapy, understanding the cause and consequences of neutropenia, hematologic abnormalities in the companion animal cancer patient, neutrophil function testing and application, application of thromboelastography to detect and monitor coagulopathies, evaluation and clinical application of platelet function testing, pathogenesis and most useful test for diagnosing and monitoring disseminated intravascular coagulation, and more!
Description : A complete primer on minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis (MIPO) for the small animal practitioner! Topics will include concepts of the biomechanics in fracture repair, MIPO techniques for articular fractures, bone plate and plate-rod for MIPO, MIPO techniques of the tibia, MIPO techniques of the femur, percutaneous pinning, MIPO techniques of the radius and ulna, percutaneous arthrodesis, MIPO techniques of the metacarpus and metatarsus, fracture reduction techniques, minimally invasive repair of sacroiliac luxation, external fixators and MIPO, intraoperative imaging and interlocking nail and MIPO and much more!
Description : The busy exotic animal practitioner will find this unique issue packed with useful, practical information on the exotic animal pediatrics. The majority of the issue will cover anesthesia, nutrition, chiropracty, and pediatrics in psittacines, reptiles, fish, exotic hoofstock and small mammals.