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  • Long in the Tooth (An Old Horse Tale) Open link in new window
    As your horse enters old age, dental exams become even more important.
  • Distemper in Dogs Open link in new window
    is a highly contagious disease affecting not just dogs but many animals. Distemper occurs worldwide, and dogs are the primary carriers of the disease.
  • Hyperesthesia Syndrome in Cats Open link in new window
    Hyperesthesia syndrome is felt to be a type of compulsive disorder, usually initiated when the cat is in conflict. The cat wants to perform one behavior but is prevented from doing so and ultimately in frustration performs another behavior. After a while, this second behavior, which frequently is grooming, is performed compulsively.
  • Phyllis DeGioia, Veterinary Partner Editor Open link in new window
  • Liver Biopsies Can Be Helpful in Diagnosing Disease in Dairy Cattle Open link in new window
    By monitoring liver status in dairy cattle, we can proactively solve health problems, treat the underlying issue, or prevent disease. 
  • Ibuprofen Toxicity in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Ibuprofen is felt to be too toxic for safe use in pets at any dose but if a pet is lucky, exposure will not have reached the toxic dose but it may not take much given that the typical non-prescription pill contains 200 mg.
  • Thyroid Treatment Using Radiotherapy for Cats Open link in new window
    This method of therapy is generally considered the safest and most effective method of treatment for feline hyperthyroidism.
  • Diethylstilbestrol (DES) Open link in new window
    Diethylstilbestrol (DES) has only one primary use: treating sphincter tone incontinence in female dogs. DES is used at extremely low doses to avoid the toxicity issues that have been a problem for estrogen derivative medications.
  • Panosteitis: Growing Pains in Dogs Open link in new window
    Pano is often referred to as growing pains because of the similarity to the human malady.
  • Horses Are Susceptible to the COVID-19 Virus Open link in new window
    Many animals, including horses, are susceptible to the COVID-19 virus but generally do not get sick. Testing of racehorses in California suggests that horses may silently carry the virus and potentially contribute to its spread.

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