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From Poor Prognosis to Positive Outcome - A Leptospirosis Success Story

StellaLuna, 3.5yr SF GSD, presented as a transfer to the IM Service for acute kidney failure. The owner had moved to Austin, TX from CA ~6 weeks...


[Webinar] Leptospirosis on the Rise: Current Diagnosis and Treatment Strategies to Stay Ahead

Leptospirosis is known to be more prevalent in warmer climates and warmer seasons. With record-breaking temperatures in many areas, veterinarians are...


[Webinar] Introduction to Ultrasound in Veterinary Practice - Best Practices for Better Outcomes

Approximately 3 in 4 veterinarians believe that using ultrasound helps to support a higher standard of care and leads to better/faster diagnoses. Yet...


[Webinar] Turn Your Practice into a Referral Magnet

Ultrasound is a standard of care diagnostic in veterinary medicine, yet most veterinary professionals are uncomfortable performing and interpreting...


Ultrasound Characteristics of Canine Pancreatitis

Diagnosing pancreatitis can be challenging in dogs. Ultrasound assessment can be a useful diagnostic tool when it comes to diagnosing pancreatitis...


Ultrasound Assessment of the Gallbladder Wall: Study Identifies Potential Link to Cardiac Disease

Ultrasound assessment of patients is extremely important in the acute veterinary setting. Point of care ultrasound (Global FAST) should be used in...


Electrocardiography - Part 3:  Tachyarrhythmias

In Part 1 of this blog series on electrocardiography, we covered the basics of performing  ECGs and looked at normal cardiac rhythms. In Part 2, we...


Electrocardiography - Part 2:  Bradyarrhythmias

In Part 1 of this blog series on electrocardiography, we covered the basics of performing  ECGs and looked at normal cardiac rhythms. Here we will...


Electrocardiography - Part 1:  Overview and Normal Rhythms

Introduction

Despite its at times challenging nature, electrocardiography is an extremely useful diagnostic modality in the evaluation of...


Ultrasound Findings in Anaphylaxis: What the Gallbladder Can Tell Us

Ultrasound assessment of patients is extremely important in the acute veterinary setting. Point of care ultrasound (Global FAST) should be used in...


Pericardial Effusion in Dogs - How to Perform Ultrasound-Assisted Pericardiocentesis

Indications for Pericardiocentesis: Pericardial effusion with life-threatening cardiac tamponade, generalized weakness due to obstructive shock, or...


[Webinar] The Power of TFAST® - Using Thoracic Ultrasound to Support a Higher Standard of Patient Care

Thoracic FAST (TFAST®) exams are an extremely useful diagnostic technique for quickly evaluating critical patients. Unfortunately, many practices...


Top 5 Uses for Ultrasound in Veterinary Medicine

Ultrasound is an important diagnostic tool in veterinary medicine. When used regularly and alongside other diagnostics, it can promote a high...


Update on Nutritional Cardiomyopathy

As many of you are aware, we continue to investigate the link between receipt of unique/boutique diets and the development of dilated cardiomyopathy...


Vet BLUE Lung Ultrasound: An Important (and Underutilized) Tool in Small Animal Medicine

“Sasha” is a 12-year-old F/S DSH who was referred for a 2 week history of inappetance and weight loss. On physical examination, she was thin with an...


Evaluating the Liver with Ultrasound: Diffuse Hepatopathies

In this blog, we will discuss using ultrasound of the liver to evaluate for diffuse hepatic parenchymal changes. The goals of using ultrasound...


Global FAST Exams Can Improve Patient Care for Your Small Animal Practice

As a veterinary internist who has been performing diagnostic abdominal ultrasounds and echocardiograms for the last 18 years, I was reluctant to...


Case Study: Ultrasound Findings in Peritonitis

A 8 year old F/S Cocker Spaniel presented for a 5 day history of vomiting, diarrhea and inappetance. She had been seen 2 days earlier and treated...


Assessment of Small Intestine Using Ultrasound

Ultrasound can be very useful for assessing the small intestine. Ultrasound examination can provide information regarding bowel thickness, layering...


Pericardial Effusion in Dogs

Pericardial effusion is a fairly common disease in dogs. In general, dogs with pericardial effusion present with weakness, collapse, or respiratory...