Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) & Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

Feline Leukemia Virus (FELV) & Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) FELV and FIV are retroviral diseases of cats that have several features in common but many...

Canine Elbow Dysplasia

Canine Elbow Dysplasia Canine elbow dysplasia is an umbrella term for several congenital abnormalities that are recognized in the elbow. A dog with elbow dysplasia...

Canine Oral Malignant Melanoma

Canine Oral Malignant Melanoma Key Points Oral malignant melanoma (OMM) is the most common malignant oral tumor in the dog Overrepresented breeds include Chow Chows,...

Canine Parvovirus

Canine Parvovirus Parvovirus is a common cause of enteritis in young or unvaccinated dogs. Identification, isolation, and treatment are important. This PowerPage reviews the clinical...

Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas

Canine Soft Tissue Sarcomas Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) in dogs are composed of a variety of tumors derived from mesenchymal cell origin. These tumors include...

Collapsing Trachea in Dogs and Cats

Collapsing Trachea in Dogs and Cats Collapsing trachea can be seen as a primary condition or secondary to cardiopulmonary disorders such as heart failure or...

Feline Injection Site Sarcomas

Feline Injection Site Sarcomas Injection site sarcomas (ISS, often referred to as vaccine-associated sarcomas) are  locally  aggressive tumors induced by injections. They occur in approximately...

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) and Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FECV)

Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) and Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FECV) FIP is a deadly viral disease of young cats. Despite its name, the virus is not...

Feline Immunization Protocols

Feline Immunization Protocols For board exams, you should not be expected to know the details of all of the different types of vaccines but you...

Feline Hyperthyroidism

Feline Hyperthyroidism Hyperthyroidism most commonly occurs in cats due to adenomatous hyperplasia of the thyroid glands but can also be due to a functional thyroid...

Feline Asthma

Feline Asthma Feline asthma is a common condition characterized by airway inflammation and mucous accumulation resulting in labored breathing and wheezing. Because there are no...

Diabetes Mellitus In Dogs and Cats

Diabetes Mellitus In Dogs and Cats Diabetes mellitus is  a common endocrine problem  in dogs  and  cats caused by inadequate insulin production or peripheral  insulin...

Canine Laryngeal Paralysis

Canine Laryngeal Paralysis Canine laryngeal paralysis is typically an idiopathic disease of older dogs  which can result  in severe dyspnea and death if not recognized....

Canine Hypothyroidism

Canine Hypothyroidism Hypothyroidism is common in older dogs but can be congenital (cretinism) in rare cases. On a board exam, you should be able to...

Canine Hip Dysplasia

Canine Hip Dysplasia Hip dysplasia in dogs is one of the most common orthopedic conditions seen. It is characterized by instability of one or both...

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