Professional Feline Health Links :: Specific Conditions
 

A collection of professional resource links for specific feline disease conditions.
 
 

Feline Health (General) ::

Anxiety Profiles in Dogs and Cats
Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVB, ABS Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Case-Based Examples of Anxiety Profiles in Dogs and Cats and Their Treatment: Examination of causes that manifest destructive behavior, inapproprate elimination, seperation anxiety, etc; treatment options

CatHelp-Online
In-depth feline health care information

Debbie's Feline Health & Behavior
Extensive database for feline health and behavioral links, categorized

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to the Anorectic Cat
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to the Anorectic Cat - WSAVA

Feline CRF Information Center
Feline Chronic Renal Failure- excellent resource for owners with CRF cats
 

Canine Health (General) ::

BMD Health Info
Extensive resource links for canine health

Case-Based Examples of Anxiety Profiles in Dogs and Cats
Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, Diplomate ACVB, ABS Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist
Examination of causes that manifest destructive behavior, inapproprate elimination, seperation anxiety, etc; treatment options

Debbie's Canine Health and Behavior
Extensive database, resource links for canine health and behavioral issues
 

Cardiology ::

Pleural Effusions
Eric Monnet, DVM, PhD, FAHA, DACVS, ECVS
Discusses conditions such as hydrothorax, pleuritis and pyothorax, chylothorax, hemothorax, and neoplastic effusion.

Canine Heartworm Disease: Prevention and Treatment
Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)

Feline Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Clarke E. Atkins, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology)

Congenital Heart Diseases: Part I
Mª Josefa Fernández del Palacio, DVM, PhD (WSAVA)
Discussion in SUBAORTIC STENOSIS, PULMONIC STENOSIS, DYSPLASIA OF THE ATRIOVENTRICULAR VALVES and disease management

Congenital Heart Diseases: Part II
Mª Josefa Fernández del Palacio, DVM, PhD (WSAVA)
Discussions in PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS, VENTRICULAR SEPTAL DEFECTS, TETRALOGY OF FALLOT, EISENMERGER'S SYNDROME, ATRIAL SEPTAL DEFECTS, ATRIOVENTRICULAR CANAL DEFECTS and disease management

Feline Heartworm Disease
Feline Heartworm Disease - Cardiology Introduction, Auburn Veterinary University

Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Management
David Sisson, DVM, DACVIM-Cardiology
Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Management
 

Endocrinology ::

Feline Hyperthyroidism
Boyd R. Jones, BVSc, FACVSc, DECVIM, MRCVS

Less Common Feline Endocrinopathies
Boyd R. Jones, BVSc, FACVSc, DECVIM, MRCVS
Includes information for hypothyroidism, acromegaly, hypoadrenocorticism, hyperadrenocorticism, hyperaldosteronism, hypo and hyperparathyroidism, diabetes insipidus, phaeochromocytoma and insulinoma.

Feline Obesity: Causes, Consequences and Management
Jacquie S. Rand, BVSc (Hons), DVSc (DACVIM); Gregory Martin

Current Understanding of Feline Diabetes Mellitus
Jacquie S. Rand, BVSc (Hons), DVSc (DACVIM); Gregory Martin

Therapeutic Goals for Otherwise Healthy Diabetic Cats
Jacquie S. Rand, BVSc (Hons), DVSc (DACVIM); Gregory Martin

Experiences with Blood Glucose Home Monitoring
Claudia E. Reusch, Dipl ECVIM-CA
Monitoring blood glucose concentrations using the home glucometer (Bayer Diagnostics)

Hypercalcemia in Dogs and Cats: Etiology and Diagnosis
Richard W. Nelson, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

New Treatment Options in Canine Cushing's Syndrome
Claudia E. Reusch, Dipl ECVIM-CA
 

Gastroenterology ::

Subtotal Colectomy in the Cat for Chronic Constipation
Ronald M. Bright, DVM, MS, DACVS
The author reports successful case histories with surgical approach.

Bacterial Enteropathogens in Dogs
Edward J. Hall, MA, VetMB, PhD, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency in Dogs and Cats: An Update
Timoleon S. Rallis, DVM, PhD; Professor K. Adamama-Moraitou, DVM, DrMedVet

Pancreatitis in Cats
David A. Williams, MA VetMB, PhD, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA

Feeding Tube Placement
Howard B. Seim III, DVM, DACVS
Discusses various feeding tube types, technique and placement, advantages/disadvantages of each.

Dietary Sensitivity--More Common than You Think?
Edward J. Hall, MA, VetMB, PhD, DECVIM-CA, MRCVS

Cats With Chronic Diarrhea - Diagnostic Approach
Stanley L. Marks, BVSc, PhD, Dip. ACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology), Dip. ACVN
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to the Cat with Chronic Diarrhea:
Discusses diagnostic approach and treatment

Feline Pancreatitis
Kenneth W. Simpson BVM&S, Ph.D., MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM
Kathryn E. Michel DVM, MS, DACVN
Excellent reference on feline pancreatitis, diagnosis, medical and nutritional management

Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Dog and Cat
Albert E. Jergens, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM
An overview with history, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnostics and treatment

Pancreatitis in the Dog and Cat
Colin Burrows, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVIM
An overview with history, clinical presentation, diagnostics and treatment

The Acute Abdomen
Colin F. Burrows, BVetMed, PhD, MRCVS, Dip ACVIM
Evaluation of various gastrointestinal problems, diagnosis and treatment

Also see:
Tumors of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Endoscopic Diagnosis
Patrick Lecoindre, DVM, Dip ECVIM(CA)
(focus on gastric tumors, tumors of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel neoplasia, colorectal tumors)
 

Hematology ::

Diseases of the Blood
Urs Giger, Diplomate ACVIM & ECVIM
Discusses hereditary blood disorders, clinical diagnosis and treatment

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
DIC is a life-threatening coagulation disorder, here is a discussion on diagnosis and treatment

Feline Anemias-A Diagnostic Challenge
Urs Giger, Diplomate, ACVIM & ECVIM
Focus on causes of anemia in cats, diagnostic approach

See also:
Feline Anemias-Therapeutic Options and Transfusion Therapy
Urs Giger, Diplomate, ACVIM & ECVIM

Immune-Mediated Hematologic Disease
Bernard F. Feldman, DVM, PHD
Introduction to immune-mediated disease, diagnostics and therapy approach
 

Hepatology ::

Canine and Feline Liver Disease: An Overview
Vetevents.com: Various Authors
An overview of canine and feline liver disease, diagnostic approach, treatment and references

Feline Hepatic Disease
Waltham's
Introduction to Hepatic Encephalopathy, Feline Hepatic Lipidosis, Cholangitis/Cholangiohepatitis Complex, Dietary Management and References
 

Infectious Disease ::

Feline Calicivirus: A Challenge for Vaccines
H. Poulet, DVM; S. Brunet, PhD, D.JAS DVM; G. Chappuis, DVM

Feline Zoonotic Diseases
Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Haematological Changes Associated With Tick-Borne Diseases
Remo Lobetti, BVSc, MMedVet (Med), DECVIM (Internal Medicine)
Includes information for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Feline Haemobartonellosis (mycoplasmosis), Canine Haemobartonellosis (mycoplasmosis), Ehrlichiosis, Babesiosis, Cytauxzoonosis, and Hepatozoonosis.

Feline Haemobartonellosis
Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Toxoplasmosis
Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Leptospirosis an Alarming Disease
Nilüfer Aytug, Prof. Dr.

All The Virology on the WWW
Database for specific viruses, animal viruses, zoonotic disease

Canine Vaccination Protocols (WSAVA congress 2002)
Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVIM
Recommended canine vaccination protocols

Diagnosis and Management of Fever in Cats
Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD
Discussion on possible causes of fevers in cats, including hemobart, salmonella, Ehrlichoisis, toxoplamosis - diagnostics and treatment options

Feline Leukemia Virus
Merck Veterinary
Discusses FELV, history, diagnosis, associated conditions, prevention and treatment

Feline Panleukopenia
Merck Veterinary
Transmission, clinical findings, diagnosis, prevention and treatment

Feline Vaccination Protocols (WSAVA Congress 2002)
Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Dipl ACVIM
Recommended feline vaccination protocols

Fighting FELV
Fighting FELV - Beth Zimmerman
Excellent resource for FELV information, diagnosis, treatment, options

Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Feline Infectious Peritonitis- Diane Addie, DVM
Research into FIP, treatment, prevention...well-written articles in research

Update on Infectious Causes of Diarrhea in Cats
Michael R. Lappin, DVM, PhD
Examining infectious causes, gastrointestinal tract disease and associated vomiting/diarrhea in cats, diagnosis and treatment
 

Musculoskeletal & Orthopedic ::

Dr. Phil Zeltzman, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS
Dr. Phil Zeltzman, DVM, Diplomate, ACVS
Phil Zeltzman, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, is a board-certified small animal surgeon at Valley Central Veterinary Referral Center in Whitehall, Pa. His website is www.DrPhilZeltzman.com. Dr. Zeltzman also writes and publishes for veterinary journals and writes a weekly publication from his website. Clients and petowners can subscribe for free to recieve the newsletter.

Hereditary Skeletal Diseases in Companion Animal Practice
Herman A.W. Hazewinkel, DVM, PhD, DECVS, DECVCN

Management of Hip Dysplasia
Hamish R. Denny, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DSAO, FRCVS

Tendon Injuries
Hamish R. Denny, MA, Vet MB, PhD, DSAO, FRCVS

TPLO by Slocum:
Aldo Vezzoni, Med.Vet., SCMPA, DECVS
A Successful Approach in the Treatment of Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injuries.

Lameness in Small Animals
Merck Veterinary
Information database including myopathies, muscular trauma, arthropathies, osteopathies, joint trauma and developmental problems
 

Nephrology ::

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Renal Failure in the Dog & Cat*
Hein P. Meyer, DVM, PhD, DECVIM
Lectures include: Polyuria-polydipsia: a practical approach to a common clinical problem; The treatment of renal diseases with ACE inhibitors: fact and fantasies.

Nutrition and Urolithiasis
C.A. Tony Buffington, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Diseases of the Urinary System in Small Animals
Merck Veterinary
Including acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular disease, renal tubular defects, neoplastic disease, canine and feline urolithiasis

Feline / Canine Nephrology & Urology Page
Feline & Canine Nephrology and Urology: Kathy M. James, DVM
Reference for kidney disease, polycystic kidney disease, lower urinary tract disease
 

Neurology ::

The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Recurrent Seizures in the Cat
Joane Parent, DMV, MVetSc, ACVIM (Neurology)

The Diagnostic and Therapeutic Approach to Recurrent Seizures in the Dog
Joane Parent, DMV, MVetSc, ACVIM (Neurology)

Cerebellar Diseases of Dogs and Cats
Richard A. LeCouteur, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), DECVN
Examines cerebellar disorders, diagnostic approach and treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumors
Richard A. LeCouteur, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), DECVN
Focus on history, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors

The Every Day Seizure Case Management
L. Cauzinille, ACVIM(N) & ECVN Dip
Understanding seizures and the causes that manifest them

Thoracolumbar/Cervical Disc Disease in Dogs
Sònia Añor, DVM, Dipl ECVN, Dipl ACVIM (Neurology)
Intervertebral disc disease, clinical signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options

Vestibular Diseases of Cats and Dogs
Richard A. LeCouteur, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), DECVN
Examines causes of vestibular disease, diagnosis and treatment
 

Oncology ::

Canine and Feline Bone Tumors
Jolle Kirpensteijn, DVM, PhD, DECVS, DACVS

Injection Site and Vaccine Associated Sarcomas: New Advances for a New Millennium
Gregory K. Ogilvie, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology)

Canine Lymphoma: Protocols For 2004
Gregory K. Ogilvie, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology)

Caring for Pets with Cancer
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists: Kevin Hahn, DVM, PhD
Resource for medical oncology; tumor types, radiation therapy, treatment protocols and clinical trials

Mast Cell Tumors: Hot New Diagnostics and Treatment
Gregory K. Ogilvie, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology)
(WSAVA Congress 2004)
Focus on therapeutic options in the treatment of mast cell tumors

Nutrition and Cancer
Nutrition and Cancer: Exciting Advances for 2002! - Gregory K. Ogilvie, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM

OncoLink Veterinary Oncology
U-Penn: Veterinary Oncology
Cancer types, treatment, and resources for pet owners

Ten Best Kept Secrets for Treating Cats with Cancer
Gregory K. Ogilvie, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology)
Examines various feline cancer types, staging and diagnositics, treatment and supportive care options

Update on Feline Fibrosarcoma
Patrick Devauchelle, DVM (WSAVA Congress 2002)
Feline fibrosarcoma (associated VAS), clinical presentation, staging and diagnostics, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy and therapeutic support options
 

Opthalmology ::

Diseases of the Lens in Dogs and Cats
Robert L. Peiffer, Jr., DVM, PhD, DACVO

Retinopathies--Old and New
Peter G.C. Bedford, BVetMed, PhD, FRCVS, DVOphthal, DECVO, ILTM

Corneal Ulceration--A Persistent Problem
Peter G.C. Bedford, BVetMed, PhD, FRCVS, DVOphthal, DECVO, ILTM

Anterior Uveitis. Diagnosis and Treatment
Maurice Roze, DVM DECVO
Causes, clincal diagnosis, and treatment strategies

Corneal Diseases of Dogs and Cats
John S. Sapienza, DVM, Diplomate, American College Of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Focus on clinical evaluation of corneal ulcers, keratoconjunctivitis, pannus, corneal dystrophy/degeneration, episcleritis, corneal sequestrum, neoplasia - diagnosis and treatment options
 

Respiratory ::

Bacterial Bronchopneumonia: Diagnosis, Management and Treatment
Brendan M. Corcoran, MVB, Dip Pharm, PhD, MRCVS

The Heart-Lung Interaction: Is It Cardiac or Is It Respiratory Disease
Brendan M. Corcoran, MVB, Dip Pharm, PhD, MRCVS

Feline Respiratory Disease Complex
Merck Veterinary
Focus on rhinotracheitis, chlamydia, calicivirus, mycoplasma and associated upper respiratory infections; diagnosis and treatment

Rhinitis and Sinusitis
Merck Veterinary
Causes, diagnosis and treatment
 

Toxicology ::

Toxicology Introduction
Merck Veterinary
A focus on 38 common toxicity concerns, including metabolism, activity of poisons, diagnosis and principles of therapy
 

Pharmacology ::

APUA's Table of Antibiotics
Table of Common Antibiotics in Medicine

VSPN Drug Information Resources
VSPN: Veterinary Drug Information for pet owners including links to summaries, approved animal drugs, drug guides
 

Laboratory ::

CatHelp-Online :: Feline Health Glossary
Feline hematology, biochemistry, normal reference ranges, other testing, weights and measures, conversions
 

Zoonoses ::

Zoonoses
Daniel Shapiro's Zoonosis Page - Zoonotic potentials of various listed animal species
 

Veterinary Resource/Reference ::

Merck Veterinary Manual On-Line
The Merck Veterinary Manual, Eighth Edition- Completely online

Task Force For Veterinary Science
The Alternative Medicine Advisory Page - Task Force For Veterinary Science - Robert Imrie, DVM - David Ramey, DVM
Offering reliable, science-based information on human and veterinary alternative medicine modalities, including acupuncture, homeopathy, chiropractic, herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and energy therapy. (a.k.a. the Alt Med Advisory Page)

VetMedCenter.Com
Pet owner information- Medical Resources, Wellness, Nutrition, Behavior, Living with Your Pet, First Aid and more

VIN / VSPN Library - Canine Directory
Canine disease topics, veterinary sites, and more

VIN / VSPN Library - Feline Directory
Feline Directory of disease topics, veterinary sites, and more


 
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