Today's Veterinary Practice

JAN-FEB 2018

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4 TABLE OF CONTENTS 28 74 FEATURES CLINICAL INSIGHTS CONTINUING EDUCATION Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs and Cats Kayode Garraway, DVM; Karin Allenspach, DVM, PhD, DECVIM-CA; and Albert Jergens, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM) This article provides an overview of the factors involved in canine and feline IBD, including the genetic, immune, environmental, and gastrointestinal interactions, as well as clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis. FOCUS ON Leptospirosis Madeline Fujishiro, DVM; and Kate E. Creevy, DVM, MS, DACVIM This article discusses the physical examination and diagnostics, initial therapy, diagnosis, and treatment of Leptospirosis. The presenting is a 1-year-old, castrated male dachshund with an acute onset of lethargy, anorexia, and vomiting. 82 IMAGING ESSENTIALS Ultrasonography of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Stomach, Duodenum, and Jejunum Elizabeth Huyhn, DVM; and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, DACVR To read this issue online, visit 42 60 CONTINUING EDUCATION Canine Atopic Dermatitis: Updates on Diagnosis and Treatment Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, DECVD FLUID THERAPY: PART 1 Gastric Dilation and Volvulus: Stabilization and Surgery Bridget M. Lyons, VMD; and Lori S. Waddell, DVM, DACVECC This article discusses the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of canine atopic dermatitis. This article reviews fluid distribution, assessment of hydration, types of body fluid losses, types of fluids available, and calculation of fluid needs.

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