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Leptospirosis in Small Animals

article40 Leptospira are aerobic gram-negative motile spirochetes that are known to cause bacterial disease in mammals. There are over 250 pathogenic serovars or subtypes of Leptospira. The primary pathogenic species in the dog are Leptospira interrogans and Leptospira kirschneri.1,2 At least eight serovars of Leptospira are known to be infectious to dogs and cats and are detailed in Table 1.2 Within the United States the most commonly reported serovars are Grippotyphosa, Bratislava...

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Head Trauma in Small Animals

chapter-216 Head trauma is a common event in small animals, and can result from a variety of injuries including motor vehicle accidents, animal fights, human attacks, falls from varying heights and a variety of other accidents. Although a large number of small animal patients can recover from head injuries with supportive care and time, more aggressive interventions are available and are frequently used. It is important to understand some aspects of intracranial physiology and how...

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Small Ruminant Tips for the Small Animal Practitoner

This article covers in part the general nutrition and feeding programs, vaccination, parasite control, herd health, and common procedures for small ruminant operations. The discussion will include general practice and disease prevention for the practicing small animal and mixed animal veterinary practitioner. The author’s experience is limited to the southern tier states, and for the past 25 years of practice the southeastern, United States. GENERAL HERD / FLOCK HEALTH MANAGEMENT PRACTICES...

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Small Ruminant Tips for the Small Animal Practitioner

Proper restraint for physical examination, observation of normal behavior, use of herd mates for comparison, and recognition of physical attributes unique to the sheep or goat are essential for accurately completing and interpreting the physical exam of the small ruminant patient. This session provides tips for examining sheep and goats with attention to physical diagnosis of disease to be used as the foundation of the medical workup or as the approach to diagnosis of disease when advanced...

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Interactive Small Animal Musculoskeletal Radiographic Film Reading

Reading small animal musculoskeletal radiographs is a big challenge for most private practitioners. In this session, cases of commonly and some uncommonly seen disease conditions will be presented and discussed. The interactive nature of the session will help the participants to engage in the process. By the end of the session, the participants will learn to use the basic principles to interpret musculoskeletal radiographs of small animal.This course was originally presented as a session at...

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Interactive Small Animal Musculoskeletal Radiographic Film Reading

This session is now a CE course. You may access the course here.Reading small animal musculoskeletal radiographs is a big challenge for most private practitioners. In this session, cases of commonly and some uncommonly seen disease conditions will be presented and discussed. The interactive nature of the session will help the participants to engage in the process. By the end of the session, the participants will learn to use the basic principles to interpret musculoskeletal radiographs of...

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