Abstracts from issue 57.2 of JAAHA, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association .
Quincy is a neutered male greyhound mix who was a rescue dog and is estimated to be about 18 months old. Six months after surgery on his left knee for a luxating patella, he’s still limping.
Veterinarians and staff have many tools at their disposal these days for treating pain. One perhaps leser-known modality is chiropractic care for your animal patients. Read on to learn more about this technique and its value to patients and your practice.
Chronic pain in cats is often overlooked because it’s difficult to know where to look for signs of pain, and even if it is diagnosed, many veterinarians are not sure how to treat it. In this case study, a cat suffering from chronic pain is treated over a period of several years with a combination of acupuncture and pharmaceuticals.
Treating lameness and incontinence in an American bulldog with spine issues.
This case demonstrates how photobiomodulation therapy (PBMt, oftentimes referred to as laser therapy) was used as an adjunct to traditional veterinary medicine to heal a crushing injury to the carpus of a canine patient.
Cats are truly the underdogs of veterinary medicine. They tend to be noncompliant patients, they are misunderstood, and often keep to themselves. Behavior issues are the feline way of wanting to tell us something. But do we listen?
News briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month’s articles include: CAPC issues appointment guidelines, Cryptosporidium study on gut cells, first-ever stem cell treatment on a nonhuman primate a success, Jesse Brandon named president of LVMA, Fort Drum drive-through clinics, NAIC developing pet insurance model law, mummified Yukon wolf pup, survey on barriers to veterinary care, and rapid language learning in dogs.
News briefs from across the industry and beyond. This month’s articles include: Vet med applicant pool data shows changes, testing a new use for shockwave therapy, parasite vaccine inventor honored, new student AVMA president, bias in veterinary school admission processes, FDA dashboards, new treatment for feline kidney disease, and first veterinary 3D laparoscopic adrenalectomy.
As pet owners become more interested in advanced treatment options for their pets, they may look to their veterinary team for guidance on the use of stem cells to treat various diseases and injuries. IIn this article we review what is known about stem cells, how they are being used, and how to set reasonable expectations for pet owners.