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The surprising thing you may not know about Bartonellosis

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on March 26, 2019 at 12:58 PM

While veterinary professionals are aware of the zoonotic potential of feline Bartonellosis, the potential for this hemotropic infectious organism to cause psychiatric disorders in humans may come as a surprise.

It is important to be aware of this risk, especially since B. henselae is not uncommon among cats. In fact, according to the CDC, “Bartonella henselae bacteremia has been documented in 30-40% of domestic and adopted shelter cats.” [1]

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Topics: Bartonellosis

What do you know about Brucella canis?

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on March 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
I recently asked my significant other (a Veterinarian who was top of his graduating class) this question and the exact answer I got was: “Not much, really.”
 
I realize that this is probably because often in small animal veterinary medicine, we focus heavily on spaying and neutering. But what if you had an owner interested in breeding their pet or a patient with possibly compatible clinical signs? 
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Topics: Brucella canis

4 Dog Breeding Questions a Vet Should Ask Clients

Posted by Cathy Barnette on March 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM

As a vet, you are likely to encounter a number of clients who want to breed their dogs. There are a variety of possible motivations behind breeding: financial gain, wanting a puppy similar to their own adult dog, the desire to provide an educational experience for their children, and many others.

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Topics: Client Situations, Veterinary Clients, Client Communications, Spay / Neuter, Breeding

Over 100 Veterinary Hospital Employees Exposed to Plague by Pet Dog

Posted by Cathy Barnette on March 15, 2019 at 8:11 PM

 
In December 2017, a young dog was treated by its veterinarian for fever and respiratory signs that developed four days after sniffing a dead prairie dog. When the dog failed to respond to antibiotics and began coughing up blood, it was taken to the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for additional diagnostics and treatment.

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Topics: Plaque, prairie dog

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