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  • Metoclopramide (Reglan) Open link in new window
    Motility disorders are common and may be chronic or of sudden onset. When motility is reduced in the stomach, food pools there and creates a sensation of nausea and bloating. Metoclopramide (Reglan) normalizes stomach contractions so that food and bile can pass in the correct direction.
  • Preventing Heartworm Infection in Dogs Open link in new window
    Heartworm preventive medications are used to periodically kill larval heartworms that have managed to gain access to the dog's body. At this point, the products available are intended for monthly use. What should you know about each one?
  • Cryptosporidium is a Particularly Challenging Type of Coccidia for Pets Open link in new window
    Cryptosporidium are similar to Coccidia and, until recent advances in molecular biology showed us otherwise, they were believed to be simply another species of Coccidia. They have some particularly unpleasant features.
  • Tetanus in Calves Open link in new window
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  • Neck Pain in Horses Open link in new window
    Neck pain in horses is not commonly diagnosed, but it may be more common than we realize in older performance horses.
  • Banamine Use in Horses Open link in new window
    Never give Banamine in the muscle; it has to go in a vein, or be taken as a pill.
  • Cholangitis (Cholangiohepatitis) in Cats Open link in new window
    The word cholangiohepatitis breaks down into "(bile), (vessel), hepat (liver) and (inflammation)." Putting this all together means inflammation of the liver and bile ducts. It is one of the four most common liver concerns in cats.
  • Microchipping Could Save your Pet's Life Open link in new window
    A microchip can reunite you with a lost pet, serve as proof of ownership in a dispute, or even mean the difference between euthanasia and medical care in an emergency. A chip can be implanted in a matter of seconds while you wait.
  • Immune-Mediated Thrombocytopenia (IMT) Open link in new window
    Platelets can be mistaken by the immune system as invaders. When this happens, antibodies coat the platelets and the spleen's phagocytes remove them in numbers up to 10 times greater than the normal platelet removal rate.
  • Air Travel with Your Pets Open link in new window
    Most airlines require pets to be 15 lbs or less to fly in the cabin with their owners (this weight includes both the pet and the carrier). Remember that you will need a USDA Health Certificate in most cases. Check with the airline as to how recent the certificate must be issued.

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