Each month in NEWStat , we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine . There's never a dull moment in a veterinary general practice, as patients are seen from the moment the doors open until long past what should be the end of the day. So where does behavior medicine fit in?
Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. It’s a confusing world for veterinary healthcare teams when it comes to genetic testing. There are now panels available that will screen for dozens or even hundreds of different genetic variants and markers. At the same time, most genetic tests today are also available directly to consumers, so clients can request such testing themselves, just as they do with companies like 23andMe and other, similar services.
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Laboratory services provided at veterinary hospitals continue to evolve. Just look at the changes over the last 40 years: Parvo used to be identified by clinical signs and nearly absent white cell count, and red blood cell counts were done by a human (using a hemocytometer). Now, blood samples are simply placed into a piece of equipment to produce the counts. Evolution can be a good thing. New tests are being developed for old diseases, and new diseases are requiring new tests. The way diagnostic lab services are provided is evolving, and it is not slowing down.
Each month in NEWStat, we will highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Apple first told us that "there’s an app for that" in 2009. Since then, there are even more apps for that – an estimated six million between the Google Play store and the Apple App store, including apps for veterinary medicine and pet owners. And within the larger explosion of pet-related apps, there are now client-facing apps that make it easy for veterinarians to move to a digital mobile practice. But which apps should a veterinarian who wants to take their practice mobile look at?
A 10-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented for acute-onset, progressive lameness of five days’ duration.
If you don’t know Heather Loenser, DVM, yet, you will. AAHA’s senior veterinary advisor, social media maven, and guidelines guru is taking on a brand-new role this fall as Connexity’s official content weaver, which, as Loenser explains it, is like “an emcee on steroids.”
No one likes anesthetic complications. The most effective way to prevent complications is to establish anesthetic processes that result in high-level anesthesia care.
Clients interested in homemade diets need advice to avoid nutrient deficiencies or excesses that happen all too easily.
Each month in NEWStat , we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Many nosocomial or hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) go unnoticed, according to the 2018 AAHA Infection Control, Prevention, and Biosecurity (ICPB) Guidelines. That means “solely relying upon the awareness of outbreaks as a measure of effective ICPB practices results in a false sense of security and unnecessary patient and staff health risks,” the guidelines warned.
Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. The most important thing to know about cannabis in veterinary medicine is that things continue to change. By waiting for a definitive decree from national or state organizations or accepting prior statements as final, veterinarians may find themselves far behind in their knowledge of how cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) affect patients’ lives. Saying nothing may no longer be viable.