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Five pm on a Friday afternoon, a strange cat walks through the clinic door.

This 8-year-old DSH presented yesterday with weight loss and PU/PD. It had a grade IV/VI 'washing machine' heart murmur (previously undiagnosed). There was also distant pad spongy ischemic swellings on all four legs that caused intermittent lameness. Temperature was normal.

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Is it possible to have CHF-induced distal ischaemia with secondary pad swellings?

I have seen a few cases of...
Jennifer Hock, MSSL, Patterson Veterinary, Victor, Colorado

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“I would rather have an army of rabbits led by a lion than an army of lions led by a rabbit.” —Napoleon Bonaparte

Leadership is as important today as it was in Bonaparte’s day, especially given the increasingly complex and rapidly changing markets. Effective leaders in veterinary medicine accomplish organizational goals by directly or indirectly affecting others’ thoughts, behaviors, and actions....
Erin M. Scott, VMD, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Gillian J. McLellan, BVMS, PhD, DVOphthal, DECVO, DACVO, MRCVS, University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Glaucoma is typically associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) resulting from impaired aqueous humor outflow and leads to irreversible damage to the optic nerve and retina.1,2 Primary glaucomas are relatively common and have strong breed predilections in dogs but are rarely diagnosed in cats.1,3,4 Secondary...
AVMA persuades pet retailer to adjust messaging after veterinarians show concern.

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The purpose of the study was to compare the pharmacokinetics of amikacin administered i.v., to Greyhound and Beagle dogs and determine amikacin pharmacokinetics administered subcutaneously to Greyhounds. Amikacin was administered i.v. at 10 mg/kg to six healthy Greyhounds and six healthy Beagles. The Greyhounds also received amikacin, 10 mg/kg s.c.

Plasma was sampled at predetermined time points and amikacin concentrations determined by a fluorescence polarization immunoassay (FPIA). The volume of distribution was significantly smaller in Greyhounds (mean =...
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Where did all the good jobs go?

They didn’t head to other countries or even down the street.

The good jobs I’m talking about are the ones that our parents were used to. Steady, consistent factory work. The sort of middle class job you could build a life around. Jobs where you do what you’re told, an honest day’s work, and get rewarded for it.

Those jobs. Where did they go?

The computer ate them.

For a hundred years, industrialists have had a clearly stated goal: standardized workers building standardized parts....
ROYAL CANIN® produces the ‘best veterinary diets’ and ‘best dry food for sensitive tums’ according to a new survey conducted by Dogs Monthly magazine. The publication&rs...

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CH2’s broad range encompasses products suitable for both human and animal health, so our customers have the advantage of tapping into an extensive national network—with a range of support services designed to add superior value to their businesses. CH2 has [...]

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Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is common in both dogs and cats. The incidence of CKD increases with advancing age, and some studies report an incidence of up to 30 per cent in cats over 15 years of age, and up [...]

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