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VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts. With VETgirl, you can learn clinical veterinary medicine with style, passion, and efficiency! VETgirl is designed for veterinary professionals who have time poverty and are on the run. Who has time to read journals or sit through hours of lectures? Download the podcasts you want to listen to, and get clinical tips within just a few minutes of listening! We'll help get you the facts you need in a convenient way! Want more information? Go to JoinVETgirl.com.

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VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts. With VETgirl, you can learn clinical veterinary medicine with style, passion, and efficiency! VETgirl is designed for veterinary professionals who have time poverty and are on the run. Who has time to read journals or sit through hours of lectures? Download the podcasts you want to listen to, and get clinical tips within just a few minutes of listening! We'll help get you the facts you need in a convenient way! Want more information? Go to JoinVETgirl.com.

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Great podcast very informative

Great variety of current topics!

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Such an easy way to learn on my drive into work. Immediately applicable.

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207 Ratings
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181
19
4
2
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Very informative

By Ruby5684 - May 28 2019
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Great podcast very informative

Great variety of current topics!

By AlyssaE514 - May 08 2019
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Such an easy way to learn on my drive into work. Immediately applicable.

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VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts. With VETgirl, you can learn clinical veterinary medicine with style, passion, and efficiency! VETgirl is designed for veterinary professionals who have time poverty and are on the run. Who has time to read journals or sit through hours of lectures? Download the podcasts you want to listen to, and get clinical tips within just a few minutes of listening! We'll help get you the facts you need in a convenient way! Want more information? Go to JoinVETgirl.com.

Acetaminophen poisoning in dogs and cats | VetGirl Veterinary CE Podcasts

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Did your patient just ingest a toxic amount of acetaminophen (commonly called paracetamol in other countries)? Acetaminophen toxicosis is commonly seen in dogs and cats, and can result in liver failure, keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), oxidative injury, methemoglobinemia, and Heinz body anemia. In dogs, the toxic dose is > 100 mg/kg, while in ferrets and cats, the toxic dose is as little as 10 mg/kg. This VetGirl podcast reviews all you need to know about acetaminophen toxicity. Thankfully, this toxicity has an antidote, n-acetylcysteine (NAC).

Jul 14 2014

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Canine Leptospirosis | Part 2: Transmission andamp; Clinical Signs | VetGirl Veterinary CE Podcasts

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In this VetGirl podcast, we review the transmission and clinical signs seen from canine leptospirosis. When it comes to leptospirosis, there are both saprophytic and pathogenic leptospires. Pathogenic leptospires are shed from renal tubules of both domestic and wild animals, and can remain viable in the soil and environment for weeks to months. That said, leptospires are inactivated by UV radiation and freezing. Infection can also occur through intact mucous membranes or abraded skin with direct or indirect exposure to urine. Rarely, leptospirosis can be transmitted via bite wound, ingestions of infected tissue (e.g., eating raw meat), or by venereal or placental transfer).

Aug 13 2014

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Does tramadol work in dogs with chronic arthritis? | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the use of tramadol in dogs. Does it work? Well, you may have heard over recent years that tramadol has been put on the hot plate, receiving much attention for its role as an analgesic in canine patients. The reason for doubting tramadol's pain relief properties stems from the pharmacokinetics of the drug and differences between human and canine pain receptors. Tramadol is a weak pure-mu opioid agonist. It is metabolized to O-desmethytramadol, which is the metabolite responsible for tramadol's ability to inhibit the reuptake of noradrenaline and serotonin in nerve endings, thus making these two neurohormones more available to continue blocking pain signals. However, dogs produce very little of this active metabolite. Perhaps this difference in metabolism is why clinicians have trended towards recommending higher doses of tramadol (doses ranging from 1 to 10 mg/kg). Previous studies have been complicated by a placebo effect when measuring analgesic outcomes, and the placebo effect is a difficult bias to overcome when creating a study design. So, Budsberg et al out of University of Georgia (Go, Dawgs!) wanted to evaluate tramadol as an analgesic in the treatment of chronic osteoarthritis in a study entitled Lack of effectiveness of tramadol hydrochloride for the treatment of pain and joint dysfunction in dogs with chronic osteoarthritis. In this study, the authors aimed to evaluate objective measurements of pain relief in orthopedic dysfunction associated with tramadol use in dogs suffering from osteoarthritis.

May 28 2018

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Smoke Inhalation and House Fire Trauma | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcast

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, Dr. Garret Pachtinger, DACVECC discusses common concerns following house fire trauma and smoke inhalation in veterinary medicine. How do we treat carbon monoxide toxicosis, cyanide toxicosis, and the respiratory distress seen in these smoke inhalation patients?

May 08 2017

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Canine allergies and what you need to know about Cytopoint | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we discuss canine allergies and what you need to know about Cytopoint. Today's podcast is sponsored by Zoetis. Can you use Cytopoint at the same time as Apoquel? How do I improve compliance with my pet owners? How do I work with our veterinary team to best communicate to pet owners?

Aug 26 2019

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How to tackle your veterinary student debt with Travis Hornsby | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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Jul 03 2017

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How to be the best veterinary team member | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC) reviews how to be the best veterinary team member. By avoiding gossip mongering, and being a respectful veterinary professional, we can all bring our A-game to the veterinary team!

Jul 08 2019

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All you need to know about anesthesia with Compassion-First | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview Dr. Melina Zimmerman, DVM, DAVCAA, a board-certified anesthesiologist at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital. If anesthesia isn't your think, you want to tune in. In this podcast, we review how to manage the canine or feline veterinary patient while under anesthesia, including what to do when that patient is having arrhythmias, hypotension or hypercapnia. We also review pain management and oral analgesics, oral sedation and sedation options for aggressive patients.

Dec 17 2018

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The use of CBD in conjunction with conventional antiepileptic drugs in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in conjunction with conventional antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Not only are seizures a common problem in our canine patients, but idiopathic epilepsy can be an incredibly frustrating and challenging disease to treat. A recent consensus statement on seizure management was released by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, which provides valuable guidance to clinicians when navigating the various AEDs on the market (Podell). If you are like VETgirl here, you may have started receiving questions from owners about the use of CBD for various ailments, including seizures. This is particularly relevant given that the FDA has approved a CBD therapy for humans with drug-resistant epilepsy (USDHHS). Unlike tetrahydrocannibinol (THC), CBD is non-psychotropic and appears fairly safe in dogs. The biggest issue for veterinarians regarding CBD, however, is the lack of studies investigating its safety and efficacy in dogs.

Oct 14 2019

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Clinical approach to anemia in veterinary medicine | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we discuss anemia in veterinary patients. Anemia is a common, yet frustrating disease process and is defined as a deficiency of red blood cells or hemoglobin (Hb). Anemia can be categorized as regenerative or non-regenerative, and it is important to obtain a thorough history and a careful and systematic diagnostic approach to anemia. In this podcast, we review the 3 major causes of anemia:

Apr 16 2018

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The use of propofol during euthanasia in veterinary medicine | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the use of propofol during euthanasia in veterinary medicine. Perhaps one of the most important aspects of our veterinary oath is to relieve animal suffering. I know when I first entered practice after graduation I was surprised by the frequency in which I was performing euthanasia on companion animals. I soon realized how important this service is for the pets and for the pet parent and the impact my skills and my medicine can have on this last shared experience between pet parent and pet. We all tend to develop our own routine way of performing euthanasia be it a designated room with dim lighting, perhaps quiet music, maybe some fluffy pillows and beds - anything that might promote peace and relaxation. As for the medical side of euthanasia, we understand that the overdose of pentobarbital derivative used during euthanasia provides a peaceful transition for the pet. But outwardly, it may not always look so peaceful to the pet parent. During euthanasia, I'll admit that I'm always holding my breath that during the euthanasia the pet will simply close their eyes (which we know doesn't typically happen), fall asleep, and take his last breath peacefully. But sometimes we encounter rather unfortunate - albeit rare - side effects of the medication or of the body's response to illness and the medication. For starters, we know that the eyes of animals will typically remain open to some degree. And, just as in humans, animals can have involuntary or voluntary release of bladder and bowel function, some may vocalize from dysphoria or disease, and some may exhibit muscle fasciculations. As an attempt to minimize these adverse events, we can reach for adjunctive medications to mitigate these unwanted responses. Propofol is a popular adjunctive anesthetic used in euthanasia, but to date, no veterinary studies have been conducted to evaluate whether this added anesthesia agent has significant benefits when used in euthanasia.

Jun 24 2019

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Financial pearls with White Coat Investor, Dr. Jim Dahle, MD, FACEP | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review Dr. Jim Dahle, MD, FACEP of White Coat Investor. VETgirl has to admit: we're addicted to his podcasts (for iOs or Android). In this podcast, we interview him on how to tackle the debt-to-income ratio in veterinary medicine, whether you should consider buying a small business or starting a corporation, how to live like a broke resident, how to set up a backdoor ROTH IRA, and whether or not you should charge to that credit card versus max out your employer's 401K match! Tune in to get financially savvy!

Mar 05 2018

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Enoxaparin in dogs with primary IMHA | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the use of enoxaparin, a low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) in dogs with primary immune-mediated hemolytic anemia (IMHA). Do you see a lot of dogs with primary IMHA in your practice? Do you have an anticoagulation protocol that you like to use in treating them? Does it involve aspirin? Clopidogrel? Unfractionated heparin? What about LMWH?

Dec 26 2016

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How long can I leave my sterile bag of IV fluids out? | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview Dr. Julien Guillaumin, DACVECC, DECVECC, on his recent study entitled "Influence of hang time and location on bacterial contamination of intravenous bags in a veterinary emergency and critical care setting." We all hang bags of fluids around the veterinary clinic and ER/ICU so we can use it as a flush or to dilute drugs. However, should we be doing this? In this study, the authors wanted to evaluate the risk and rate of bacterial contamination of fluid and ports in intravenous bags. Overall, the authors looked at 90 bags of LRS, punctured them daily 3X/day for 10 days. They found bacterial growth in 31.1% of the 198 injection ports overall, and 6.7% of the fluid bags hung in ER were contaminated by Day 7. Listen to find out just how long you should be hanging that bag of fluids, and why hanging it near the veterinary sink isn't ideal!

Jun 25 2018

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How well are compounded itraconazole formulations absorbed in healthy cats? | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the use of compounded itraconazole in cats - can you use it?

Mar 12 2018

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Canine leptospirosis | Part I: Geographic distribution andamp; risk factors | VetGirl Veterinary CE Podcast

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In this VetGirl blog, we review the basics about leptospirosis, a thin, motile spirochete with a hook-shaped end that results in zoonotic disease in veterinary medicine. With canine leptospirosis, infection with certain serovars are thought to be associated with certain types and severities of clinical disease, although this is not definitive (Goldstein et al). L. pomona appears to result in more severe renal disease and worse outcome (50% as compared to 78-81%) as compared to other serogroups (Goldstein et al).

Aug 06 2014

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Life hacks for new veterinary graduates | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, co-founders Dr. Justine Lee, DACVECC, DABT and Dr. Garret Pachtinger, DACVECC discuss a few life hacks for new veterinary graduates. Just graduated from veterinary school and need some advice? Here, we share all, from living like a broke vet student, how to pay off your veterinary student debt faster, why it's important to make (some) money, how to work on work-life balance, and more!

Oct 15 2018

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The stigma of mental health in veterinary medicine | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, VETgirl's Chief Happiness Officer, Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, clinical veterinary social worker, discusses the stigma of mental health in veterinary medicine. What can we do to fight stigma and encourage help-seeking among our veterinary colleagues?

Nov 04 2019

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Dystocia and Reproductive Emergencies in Dogs and Cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, Dr. Garret Pachtinger, DACVECC (VETgirl, COO) discusses common reproductive emergencies.

Feb 19 2018

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Outcome prediction in dogs with DIC | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, we interview Dr. Robert Goggs, BVSc, PhD, DACVECC, DECVECC on a recent study that he published entitled Retrospective evaluation of 4 methods for outcome prediction in overt disseminated intravascular coagulation in dogs (2009-2014): 804 cases. In this retrospective study performed at Cornell University, medical records were reviewed to assess dogs that had a coagulation panel performed (including coagulation times, D-dimer concentration, antithrombin activity, fibrinogen concentration, and platelet count). These cases were then scored for DIC, with the goal to identify if there were any predictors for outcome. How specific and sensitive are some of these coagulation tests?

Feb 25 2019

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12 Days of Christmas in the Veterinary ER | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, Amy Newfield, CVT, VTS (ECC) discusses the 12 days of Christmas that you should prepare for in time for the holidays! If you work ER, you'll likely be able to resonate... with the pancreatitis, gastroenteritis, linear foreign bodies in cats, pad lacerations and more in your veterinary patients.

Dec 11 2019

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Use of probiotics and prebiotics in dogs with antibiotic-associated gastrointestinal signs | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the use of synbiotics as a therapeutic strategy in dogs with antibiotic-associated gastrointestinal signs (AAGS). As a quick reminder, synbiotics are a combination of probiotics and prebiotics. Probiotics are defined as products that contain viable microorganisms that are used with the intention of altering the host's microflora in order to confer some sort of health benefit, whereas prebiotics are a type of ingredient that is designed to benefit the host by stimulating the growth or the activity of bacteria (Schrezenmeir). The use of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics are thought to potentially help AAGS by replenishing the gut flora that was damaged by antimicrobial administration. Unfortunately, AAGS is common, and such side effects can impact owner compliance when administering antibiotics. This is of particular importance because incomplete courses of antibiotics can lead to impaired patient outcomes and the development of antimicrobial resistance.

Dec 09 2019

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Empathy in veterinary medicine with Jeannine Moga | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, VETgirl's Chief Happiness Officer, Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, clinical veterinary social worker, discusses empathy versus sympathy, and why having compassion yet boundaries is so important in our veterinary field. Here, the Brene Brown video we were referring to about the difference between empathy and sympathy.

Dec 02 2019

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Chronic Kidney Disease in Dogs and Cats with Dr. Sheri Ross | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, we interview Dr. Sheri Ross, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, the Coordinator of Hemodialysis/ Nephrology/Urology at the University of California Veterinary Medical Center - San Diego on chronic kidney disease in cats (and dogs). What's the prognosis? How long will this patient live? Who's IRIS? And how does hydration and nutrition play a role?

Nov 25 2019

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The economics of insulin in veterinary medicine | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview Dr. Nyssa Reine-Salz, DVM, DACVIM on the economics of insulin in veterinary medicine. How important is it for veterinarians to better understand the pet owner's concerns and daily schedule/limitations as a way to help establish a successful insulin treatment protocol for their pet? Today's podcast is sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Please note the opinions in this podcast are the expressed opinion of the author, and not directly endorsed by VETgirl, LLC.

Nov 18 2019

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ACVECC CURATIVE Consensus on Antithrombotics | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview fellow criticalist, Dr. Armelle de Laforcade, DACVECC from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine on the newest guidelines released by the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care called Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics in Veterinary Critical Care (CURATIVE). If you have an protein-losing patient or an immune-mediated hemolytic anemia patient, tune in for this summary on what you need to know about the use of warfarin, aspirin, heparin, clopidogrel and more!

Nov 11 2019

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The stigma of mental health in veterinary medicine | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, VETgirl's Chief Happiness Officer, Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, clinical veterinary social worker, discusses the stigma of mental health in veterinary medicine. What can we do to fight stigma and encourage help-seeking among our veterinary colleagues?

Nov 04 2019

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Is cardiac troponin I accurate as a screening test for the diagnosis of HCM in cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary CE podcast, we review whether cardiac troponin I is an accurate screening test for the diagnosis of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) in cats. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is defined as concentric hypertrophy of the left ventricle in the absence of any other identifiable cause, in particular systemic hypertension and hyperthyroidism in cats. Despite the relatively common occurrence of congestive heart failure (CHF) and arterial thromboembolism (ATE) in cats with HCM, definitive diagnosis prior to these outcomes poses a diagnostic challenge. Echocardiogram remains the gold standard for diagnosis, but may not be feasible in many cases due to need for specialized equipment and training, or cost. Biomarkers such as N-terminal pro-B type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) and cardiac troponin I (cTnI) have undergone extensive investigation in cats, with a correlation between elevated values of these markers and HCM now established. The predictive value of cTnI as a global screening test for HCM remains unclear, however.

Oct 28 2019

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Anti-Manduuml;llerian hormone (AMH) and progesterone (P4) levels in diagnosing canine ovarian remnant syndrome | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the use of combining serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and progesterone (P4) levels when diagnosing canine ovarian remnant syndrome (ORS). ORS is a condition in which ovarian tissue is left behind after a female dog has been spayed. Unfortunately, when this happens, the tissue can continue to release hormones that manifest clinically as signs of estrus. As many of our small animal clinicians have learned, suspecting ORS can be easy at times, but diagnosing ORS can prove quite challenging! The diagnostic options for ORS, including vaginal cytology, estrogen levels, various stimulation and other hormonal tests, luteinizing hormone (LH), and imaging, can be overwhelming and possess individual limitations.

Oct 21 2019

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The use of CBD in conjunction with conventional antiepileptic drugs in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the use of cannabidiol (CBD) in conjunction with conventional antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Not only are seizures a common problem in our canine patients, but idiopathic epilepsy can be an incredibly frustrating and challenging disease to treat. A recent consensus statement on seizure management was released by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, which provides valuable guidance to clinicians when navigating the various AEDs on the market (Podell). If you are like VETgirl here, you may have started receiving questions from owners about the use of CBD for various ailments, including seizures. This is particularly relevant given that the FDA has approved a CBD therapy for humans with drug-resistant epilepsy (USDHHS). Unlike tetrahydrocannibinol (THC), CBD is non-psychotropic and appears fairly safe in dogs. The biggest issue for veterinarians regarding CBD, however, is the lack of studies investigating its safety and efficacy in dogs.

Oct 14 2019

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Association between atrial fibrillation and right-sided congestive heart failure in dogs | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review the association between atrial fibrillation (AF) and right-sided manifestations of congestive heart failure (CHF). Atrial fibrillation (AF) in dogs most commonly develops secondary to distension and structural remodeling of the atrial myocardium in association with either degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD) or dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). The lack of organized atrial activity in atrial fibrillation results in loss of the atrial contribution to left ventricular filling during diastole, with secondary effects on cardiac output (decreased) and atrial pressure (increased). These effects may destabilize a patient with existing cardiac disease. Congestive heart failure (CHF) in dogs is generally described as either left sided (L-CHF), right sided (R-CHF), or bilateral, however, the two most common forms of heart disease in dogs both primarily effect the left sided of the heart. Prior published case series in dogs have suggested than an association with right sided or bilateral CHF and onset of atrial fibrillation may exist. So, Ward et al out of Iowa State University wanted to evaluate this in a study entitled Association between atrial fibrillation and right-sided manifestations of congestive heart failure in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease or dilated cardiomyopathy.

Oct 07 2019

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Hyperkalemia during general anesthesia in Greyhounds | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, Dr. Jane Quandt, MS, DACVAA, DACVECC discusses hyperkalemia during general anesthesia in the Greyhound breed. How do we recognize this, and what to do we do if it occurs?

Sep 30 2019

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Diagnosis and treatment of Tritrichomonas foetus in cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In this VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview Dr. Jody Gookin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM from NC State College of Veterinary Medicine about the diagnosis and treatment of Tritrichomonas foetus in cats. What clinical signs does it cause, and why should I care about this bovine parasite in my feline patients? What's the diagnosis and treatment for Tritrichomonas foetus in cats? If you have a feline patient with chronic diarrhea, tune in to learn more about this prevalent (30% of cats from catteries and breeders!) infection. For more information on Tritrichomonas foetus in cats, please go to www.jodygookin.com.

Sep 23 2019

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Aspiration pneumonia in cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review aspiration pneumonia in cats. Is it common? What's the prognosis?

Sep 16 2019

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Do gelatin colloids and Hetastarch result in renal tubular injury during shock? | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review whether the use of gelatin colloids and hydroxyethyl starch (HES) result in renal tubular injury during shock.

Sep 09 2019

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Cuterebra infestations in dogs and cats | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review Cuterebra infections and the occurrence of systemic manifestations of this disease. Many of you have probably seen a case, or at least seen some pretty wild online videos, in which a large, alien-like Cuterebra organism is dramatically pulled out of some poor patient. If not, I recommend that you watch this video immediately!

Sep 02 2019

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Canine allergies and what you need to know about Cytopoint | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we discuss canine allergies and what you need to know about Cytopoint. Today's podcast is sponsored by Zoetis. Can you use Cytopoint at the same time as Apoquel? How do I improve compliance with my pet owners? How do I work with our veterinary team to best communicate to pet owners?

Aug 26 2019

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How to administer trilostane in dogs with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review two different protocols for trilostane administration in dogs with pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (PDH). Hyperadrenocorticism, or Cushing's disease, is one of the most common endocrinopathies of dogs. As you all may remember, naturally occurring Cushing's disease comes in two flavors: pituitary-dependent or adrenal-dependent. Approximately 85% of dogs with Cushing's disease have the pituitary-dependent form (Feldman). While a number of treatment strategies are available, trilostane has become an increasingly popular and effective first-line therapy (Alenza). Trilostane is a competitive inhibitor of 3B-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase (Potts). Personally, I need a translation for what on earth that means! Basically trilostane inhibits an enzyme essential to the synthesis of both glucocorticoids and mineralocorticoids in the adrenal cortex. The manufacturer recommends a trilostane starting dose of 2.2-6.7 mg/kg/day. So, Cho et al wanted to evaluate this in a study entitled Efficacy of Low- and High-Dose Trilostane Treatment in Dogs (<5 kg) with Pituitary-Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism. In this study, the safety and efficacy of two alternative protocols of trilostane administration were evaluated in dogs with PDH. The first was a twice-daily low-dose protocol, and the second was a once-daily high-dose protocol.

Aug 19 2019

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Echocardiographic phenotype of canine DCM differs based on diet type | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we review whether or not echocardiographic phenotype of canine dilated cardiomyopathy differs based on canine diet types. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs occurs secondary to predominantly genetic causes, but also occurs secondary to systemic disease, toxins, infectious disease and nutritional causes. DCM in association with taurine and L-carnitine deficiency is well documented and has the potential for reversal of myocardial dysfunction with appropriate supplementation.

Aug 12 2019

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Does saying the word "quiet" jinx the veterinary emergency room? | VETgirl Veterinary Continuing Education Podcasts

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In today's VETgirl online veterinary continuing education podcast, we interview Dr. Amy Butler, DVM, MS, DACVECC on her recent study entitled "The influence of quotations uttered in emergency service triage traffic and hospitalization (Quiet)" which investigated the use of the word "Quiet." Does saying it increase ER caseload (It doesn't, but I still want to kick your butt when you say it).

Aug 05 2019

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