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Acepromazine is a phenothiazine tranquilizer known to antagonize the actions of dopamine in the limbic, hypothalamic, and mesocortical regions of the brain.

  • Acepromazine may be administered via multiple routes, including orally.
  • Tranquilized patients generally are not concerned about their surroundings....
Mary Sarah Bergh, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR, Iowa State University

Panosteitis is a disease of the medullary bone that begins with adipocyte degeneration, intramembranous ossification, and bony remodeling that results in medullary fibrosis and periosteal/endosteal new bone formation; it should be considered a differential for any lameness in a young dog.

Clinical Signs
Panosteitis usually affects rapidly growing large- and giant-breed dogs,...
Lisa Hunter, LSW, Colorado State University
Jane R. Shaw, DVM, PhD, Colorado State University

The phones are ringing, appointments are booked back-to-back, and the lunch-hour team meeting ran longer than expected. You hoped to use the lunch period to check email, go over the books, follow up with a few clients, and check on the practice newspaper advertisement.

Then the practice doors fly open and 2 clients shoulder their way through. “He has no control...
Barbara E. Kitchell, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Oncology)


Tumors originating from dermal and SC tissue can be epithelial, mesenchymal, or round-cell. Benign lesions, common in older dogs, can include lipomas, sebaceous adenomas, epidermal inclusion cysts, papillomas, histiocytomas (especially dogs <3 years of age), and granulomas. In cats, the most common benign skin tumors are basal cell tumors, often localized to the head and neck. Both dogs and...
Dogs: 5–10 mg/kg PO q12h for 2–4 weeks1-3
Cats: 5 mg/kg PO q12h or 50 mg/cat q24h for 7–10 days1,4,5

Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that inhibits protein synthesis at the ribosomal level and remains the first-line antimicrobial therapy for bordetellosis in dogs and cats. Because of its bacteriostatic nature, doxycycline is not ideal for patients suspected of having pneumonia.

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Today’s post has a more philosophical bent than some of my previous entries, but I think it’s a topic well worth exploring. It’s not always enough to talk about how to do things, what works and what doesn’t – to be truly effective trainers, we also need to think about why.

First, let me start with a very general question: what is dog training about?

As humans, we have a natural tendency to view our dogs’ behavior through the prism of our own experience – we make moral...
This post is a chance to get to know the readers of our blog better and for the readers to reflect on and share what’s most important.

Everybody has a passion, whether you know it or not. I would guess that on your application to veterinary school, you said veterinary medicine was! Do you have any others? And what do you do with it?

Do you pass on your passion to others, sharing your excitement and letting them get to know what really makes you tick?

Or do you pass on your passion, in the sense of walking by it, letting it collect dust in the corner...

They might seem an unlikely candidate for malaria prevention, but a new study suggests chickens emit odors that deter mosquitoes from feeding on them - a discovery that could pave the way to new strategies that protect humans against the disease.
Chickens emit odors that repel mosquitoes, according to researchers.

Study co-author Rickard Ignell, of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and colleagues publish their findings in theMalaria Journal.

Malaria is a disease most...