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  • Ringworm in Dogs and Cats Open link in new window
    8/28/2018
    Ringworm is not a worm at all but a fungal infection of the skin. It is contagious to humans, too. This FAQ provides answers.
  • Compounding Pharmacies Can Help Open link in new window
    8/28/2018
    Sometimes the medication that your pet needs was designed for people and does not come in a form convienient for a cat or dog. A compounding pharmacy has the ability to reformulate the medication so that your pet may actually be willing to take it!
  • Feeding Donkeys and Mules Open link in new window
    8/27/2018
    Feeding donkeys and mules as you feed horses will cause them to become overweight quickly.
  • Terbutaline Sulfate (Brethine) Open link in new window
    8/23/2018
    Airway dilation is helpful in situations such as bronchitis and asthma.
  • Omeprazole (Prilosec, GastroGard) Open link in new window
    8/22/2018
    Omeprazole represents a different tact from other antacids: proton pump inhibition. The quantity of acid ultimately amounts to the quantity of protons. The proton pump is central to secreting acid into the stomach and with this pump inhibited, stomach acid production is halted.
  • Ursodiol (Actigall) Open link in new window
    8/22/2018
    Ursodeoxycholic acid is one of the bile acids produced by the Chinese black bear and it has been used in the treatment of liver disease for centuries. Nowadays, it is produced in the laboratory rather than extracted from bear gall bladders.
  • Hard to Regulate Diabetic Cats Open link in new window
    8/20/2018
    The goal in long-term management of diabetes mellitus is the alleviation of unpleasant clinical signs (constant thirst, weight loss etc.) and prevention of dangerous secondary conditions (infections, ketoacidosis, etc.). To accomplish this, blood sugar levels should be regulated between 250 mg/dl and 80 mg/dl. This is not as good as the body's natural regulation but it is a fair and achievable goal in most cases.
  • Lufenuron (Program) Open link in new window
    8/20/2018
    Insects are protected in the world by a hard exoskeleton made of a material called chitin. Lufenuron, Program's active ingredient, inhibits the production of chitin in insects.
  • Fluconazole (Diflucan) Open link in new window
    8/20/2018
    Fluconazole works by inhibiting the fungal enzymes that produce ergosterol, an important component of the fungal cell wall. Without adequate ergosterol, the fungal cell becomes weak, leaky, and ultimately dies.
  • Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin, CHPC) Open link in new window
    8/18/2018
    Chloramphenicol represents years of antibiotic development. Due to its pH, it shines above most other antibiotics in terms of ability to penetrate. Chloramphenicol can easily pass deeply through purulent material to the organisms hiding within, through cell membranes to attack parasites living within, and into organs where other antibiotics cannot go.

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