By Stan Rubin, Anthony Carr

A part of the preferred secrets and techniques Series®, this new textual content presents crucial, functional details for reviewing dogs inner drugs subject matters mostly encountered in scientific occasions. geared up by way of affliction style, it beneficial properties quite a few images, a favored question-and-answer layout, and an in depth index that makes it effortless to discover info fast. In 10 concise chapters, specialist members pose key questions and supply authoritative solutions addressing the occasions that confront small animal veterinarians each day.

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Financial limitations of owner 53. What is the recurrence rate of cervical IVDD in conservatively managed dogs? Up to one third of dogs managed conservatively may have a recurrence of clinical signs. 54. What are indications for surgical management of cervical IVDD? 1. Cervical pain persists despite appropriate medical management 2. Moderate to severe neurologic deficits present 55. Name the two most commonly used decompressive surgical procedures used to manage cervical IVDD. Ventral slot decompression is the most commonly used surgical technique.

A diagnosis of CDV can also be made after demonstration of CDV antigen in tissues from affected dogs with immunofluorescent techniques. Cytologic specimens obtained from respiratory epithelium, conjunctiva, or lymphoid tissue as well as biopsies from the spleen, lymph nodes, tonsils, lung, gastrointestinal tract, and brain can be used for immunofluorescent testing. A negative result from an immunofluorescent test does not rule out infection, but a positive test result is diagnostic. It has been previously reported that antigen could be identified in the conjunctiva in over 50% of dogs with CDV encephalomyelitis.

Most diseases will require the animal to be confined for 3 to 6 weeks to allow for complete recovery, depending on the specific cause. 2. Provision of analgesia. Because many spinal cord diseases are associated with clinical signs of pain, administration of analgesics is often necessary. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and opioids are popular and effective analgesics. 3. Provision of supportive and hygienic care. Animals will often require manual bladder expression, padded bedding, frequent turning to prevent decubitus; daily bathing; and nutritional support.

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