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  • Hydrometra, Mucometra, and Pyometra in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    In hydrometra and mucometra, the fluid is sterile and there is no infection. Only pyometra is an infection
  • Lymphocytic Leukemia in Dogs Open link in new window
    What is leukemia in dogs and why is it bad? Learn about the most common forms of leukemia for dogs: the lymphocytic forms.
  • Milk Fever in Beef Cows Open link in new window
    Milk fever is a common condition that causes cattle to go down and be unable to rise. You have probably heard the term milk fever, but this condition is misnamed because most affected cattle do not have a fever. The disease is also called parturient paresis. It is very common in dairy cattle but does occur in beef cattle as well. The syndrome, caused by low blood calcium (hypocalcemia), usually occurs just after calving.
  • Prazosin (Minipress) Open link in new window
    Numerous conditions make urination difficult: idiopathic cystitis in cats, tumors of the bladder, even spinal disease. Medications help relax the urethra to make it easier to urinate. Prazosin has become popular for this use and has long been used to treat heart disease as well.
  • Safely Handling a Recumbent Horse Open link in new window
    If you have a horse that is down and cannot rise, properly handling and restraining the horse is important to prevent further injury to the horse or people trying to help.
  • Guinea Pigs as Pets Open link in new window
    They are not from Guinea and they are not pigs. They are, however, cute, easily handled, and quiet. If you are thinking of adding a guinea pig to your home, here is a primer.
  • Herpes Viral Conjunctivitis: A Feline Problem Open link in new window
    Conjunctivitis in cats is usually of viral origin and usually that means a Herpesvirus. Herpesvirus grow in the tissues of the body that interface with the environment, such as the upper respiratory tissues and conjunctivae.
  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl, Vetadryl, Banophen, Diphenhist) Open link in new window
    Diphenhydramine has several important effects and thus several uses. Most obviously, diphenhydramine is an antihistamine and it is used for acute inflammatory and allergic conditions such as snake bites, vaccination reactions, blood transfusion reactions, bee stings and insect bites.
  • Resource Guarding in Dogs Open link in new window
    Resource guarding is a relatively common behavior problem in dogs. It is defined as a dog using avoidance, threatening, or aggressive behaviors to retain control of food or other items in front of a person or other animal.
  • Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    Otitis media is inflammation and/or infection of the middle ear, whereas otitis externa begins in the external ear canal. 

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