A group of experts recently gathered during the 5th Annual Canine Vector-Borne Disease (CVBD) World Forum Symposium for this roundtable discussion. The purpose of the discussion was to provide practicing veterinarians with current relevant information on canine vector-borne diseases in North America and to offer advice on the identification and prevention of these diseases.
Why feline dental care is important to a pet's overall health, how to effectively encourage cat owners to seek regular veterinary care, and what to focus on to provide the best services possible for your clients and patients.
A symposium discussing the role of diet and enteric bacteria in the development of feline diarrhea; the treatment of liver disease; a successful feline weight loss program; and facts and fallacies about pet foods.
Read and answer questions online for free CE credit on the use of antimicrobials in the treatment of oropharyngeal inflammation, bacterial pneumonia, resistant pyoderma and otitis, and difficult urinary tract infections.
Read and answer questions online for free CE credit on antibiotic use in intensive care, the emerging national problem of MRSA, complicated cases of bacterial urinary tract infections, and a comprehensive approach to treating challenging pyoderma cases.
The foundational pieces of multimodal treatment of canine osteoarthritis should include: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), a pet food rich in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and chondroprotective injectable polysulfated glycosaminoglycan (PSGAG). The ultimate goal of a multimodal approach is to provide the maximum quality of extended life with a minimal effective dose of pharmacologics. The optimal multimodal approach is an overlapping of medical and nonmedical management.
This overview will introduce the history of probiotics, their safety and regulatory background, provide information on their mechanisms of action, and introduce possible ways probiotics may be used to treat clinical diseases.
Articles on symposim subjects, including diabetes mellitus in dogs and cats, chronic enteropathies in dogs, GI flora and the role of probiotics, and a multimodal approach to treating canine osteoarthritis.