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Getting to the Crux of a Hip Lux: Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Hip luxation is the most common joint luxation, and occurs most frequently secondary to vehicular trauma. 75% of luxations occur in a craniodorsal direction, so we will focus on treatment options for this type. More emergent concurrent injuries and trauma should be addressed prior to intervention for an injury to the hip.

Canine Osteosarcoma: Early Chemotherapy Treatment can Improve Survival Times

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor in dogs and they represent up to 85% of malignancies originating in the skeleton.

Bone Appetit! The Skinny on Bone Ingestion in Dogs

Pets presenting for bone ingestion is a common complaint in the ERs of Philadelphia, likely due to the numerous partially consumed chicken bones that litter the streets of the city. Moving towards the Thanksgiving holiday we also commonly see an increase in these cases.

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD)

Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) is the catch-all term for any lower urinary signs in cats, including urethral obstructions, UTI, behavioral periuria (urinating outside the litterbox), etc.

Canine Leptospirosis

Leptospirosis (Leptospira) is a zoonotic pathogen that is shed in the urine of infected hosts, the most common ones being rodents, and contaminates soil and water where it can remain viable for weeks to months. This monthly newsletter summarizes the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease.

X-Ray Safety in Veterinary Practice

Radiography is a cornerstone diagnostic in the veterinary field that is available at nearly every small animal practice. While the wide variety of uses and benefits of radiography are undeniable, it is not without risks, and improper usage can cause real harm to patients and staff.

Anesthesia, it’s just like <span>riding a bike</span> flying a plane! 

In the bustling airport, the marvel of modern aviation often goes unnoticed as passengers board flights. Yet, through standardized procedures and advanced monitoring, the industry has drastically reduced fatal accidents, paralleling advancements in anesthesia safety, prompting reflection on improving safety in veterinary practices.

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