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    Cytauxzoonosis and Atovaquone

    Cytauxzoonosis is an infection caused by a protozoal hemoparasite called Cytauxzoon felis. The protozoan is transmitted by Ixodid ticks that ingest infected blood or tissue cells. The parasite has been seen in southeastern and south-central states of the United States more commonly during months of April through September. Cats living near heavily wooded, low-population residential areas [...]

    Nebulized Clotrimazole for Avian Aspergillosis

    Avian Aspergillosis is the most common fungal disease of the avian respiratory tract with the primary culprit being Aspergillosis fumigatus. This infection can be challenging to treat at times for a number of reasons. The initial diagnosis of distinguishing Aspergillosis can be tricky since this opportunistic infection often presents with non-specific symptoms. Predisposing conditions such as immunocompromised, unsanitary conditions, malnutrition and respiratory [...]

    Azathioprine for Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Azathioprine is a purine antagonist drug that competes with the production of nucleic acids, particularly purines. Azathioprine is better known as a chemotherapeutic agent, but has also shown benefit in the treatment of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Azathioprine is commonly used in cases where NSAIDs or aspirin has not adequately controlled the patient’s [...]

    CBD and Animal Conditions

    As our country’s perception shifts regarding cannabis, more research is slowly appearing with the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in veterinary practice. According to a recent survey 61.5% of veterinarians felt comfortable discussing CBD with colleagues, but only 45.5% felt comfortable discussing with clients (Kogan, 2019). There is confusion currently around the legal status of cannabis [...]

    Tylosin for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are common problems encountered in veterinary medicine. When all gastrointestinal illnesses are eliminated, chronic GI disorders need to be considered including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD is characterized by increase in number of inflammatory cells found in lining of stomach or intestinal tract. Any animal with unexplained vomiting or diarrhea, especially chronic [...]

    Trilostane for Treatment of Pituitary-Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism (PDH)

    PDH is caused by a benign tumor on the pituitary gland, causing overstimulation of the adrenal gland. This overstimulation leads to excessive cortisol or Cushing’s disease. Roughly 85% of dogs with Cushing’s syndrome developed this due to PDH. Often seen in veterinary practices as Vetoryl, trilostane is a synthetic enzyme inhibiting drugs used to lower [...]

    New Official Prescription Forms for Schedule II Controlled Substances

    New official prescription forms have started being issued as of September 1, 2018. These new forms are for all practitioners that are authorized to prescribe schedule II controlled substances.   The new forms include advanced security features to address fraudulent forms being made. The new security features include a watermark pressed into the sheet that [...]

    Love Your Liver with These Tips

    Liver is one of the largest organs in our body.  It processes everything that you eat, drink, breathe and absorb. It creates our bodies hormones, proteins and enzymes that can help fight off viruses and diseases.  It also turns nutrients into energy for your body and removes harmful substances from your blood.  Here are some tips that can [...]

    Chlorambucil and its use in both IBD and Lymphosarcoma

    Chlorambucil is an alkylating antineoplastic medication that is used to treat many immune response disease states in animals. This medication can be very useful in treating both irritable bowel syndrome (IBD) and certain cancers like lymphosarcoma. Both conditions will present with similar clinical symptoms but a biopsy will confirm the suspicion of cancer. Investigators have [...]

    USP 800 and How It Relates to Your Veterinary Practice

    What is USP 800?  USP 800 has many healthcare professionals on edge as to how it relates to their field and practice scope. This federal standard was implemented with the intention of protecting the environment as well as any and all health care personnel that are exposed to hazardous drugs in the workspace. With the [...]