Abstracts from issue 57.2 of JAAHA, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association .
The robust advances in pain management for companion animals underlie the decision of AAHA and AAFP to expand on the information provided in the 2007 AAHA/AAFP Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. The 2015 guidelines summarize and offer a discriminating review of much of this new knowledge.
A 10-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented for acute-onset, progressive lameness of five days’ duration.
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.
Kent, a nine-year-old male neutered Labrador retriever, presented with acute pain on the left front shoulder after slipping on the owner’s hardwood floors while playing with their other two dogs.
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.