Q&A with Dr. Michelle Evason: Co-editor of NEW infectious disease manual designed as right-hand resource for veterinary clinicians and students
When it comes to learning about and diagnosing infectious diseases in small animals, there are plenty of books for veterinary practitioners and students to consult. But none quite like Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat: A Color Handbook, says Dr. Michelle Evason, internal medicine specialist at the Atlantic Veterinary College who co-edited the unique publication together with First Editor, Dr. Scott Weese. We sat down recently with Dr. Evason to discuss the handbook, including the vision...
Boehringer Ingelheim is pleased to announce that NexGard SPECTRA™ and NexGard® are now indicated for the reduction of Borrelia burgdorferi infections, as a direct result of killing adult Ixodes scapularis vector ticks.1,2 NexGard SPECTRA™ and NexGard® are the first and only parasiticides licensed in Canada to reduce the risk of Lyme disease. The ability of NexGard SPECTRA™ and NexGard® to prevent the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi by killing infected ticks was investigated in a clinical...
Why are cats susceptible to dehydration? Do owners know how much their cats are drinking? Why is hydration maintenance so important in cats with CKD? Discover a scientific breakthrough in cat hydration: a practical new tool that makes it easier to not only lead cats to water… but also get them to drink! Making sure cats get an adequate intake of water every day to remain properly hydrated can be a challenge for both veterinarians and pet parents. There are many reasons why cats don’t always...
Are you facing challenges amid an increasing “anti-vax” mentality that has spread to the pet world?Are pet parents questioning your vaccination recommendations?Boehringer Ingelheim asked world-renowned specialist, Richard Ford, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hon.), to share his views on the matter, including important facts to bring to pet owner’s attention. This content is sponsored and does not necessarily reflect the views of CommuniVET™.
Keeping track of parasites can be challenging, especially with emerging species continually entering the fray. Knowing how to treat a patient once the parasite risk is assessed is a separate challenge, due to the vast number of anti-parasitic medications to choose from. The Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) makes things easier with an updated version of its popular anti-parasitics tables. The tables provide at-a-glance information on the various anti-parasitics available for dogs and cats,...
CommuniVETTM is pleased to welcome as its newest partner the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (CAVD), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of veterinary dermatology in Canada by providing education and resources for veterinary teams, supporting research, and promoting excellence in the care of animals with skin and ear disease. The Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (CAVD) is a not-for-profit organization led by a team of Canadian...
How has the definition of dogs considered to be at-risk for leptospirosis changed over the last decade?How does seasonality influence risk?Why scientific data now justifies including the leptospirosis vaccine as part of you core vaccination protocol?Boehringer Ingelheim asked internationally renowned specialist, Richard Ford, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hon.), to share his views on this matter. This content is sponsored and does not necessarily reflect the views of CommuniVET™.
Why is it important to recomment routine Lyme disease vaccination to pet owners, especially in endemic areas? How to choose the right vaccine among the wide selection of available licensed options? Boehringer Ingelheim asked internationally renowned specialist, Richard Ford, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ACVPM (Hon.), to share his views on this matter. This content is sponsored and does not necessarily reflect the views of CommuniVET™.
As temperatures rise and the winter ice thaws, it's time to make sure our parasite prevention protocols are up to date! To that end, refer to the latest Guidelines for the Management of Parasites in Dogs and Cats, published by the Canadian Parasitology Expert Panel (CPEP) in May 2019. Covering both internal and external parasites from gastrointestinal helminths to heartworm, fleas, ticks, and more, the updated version replaces the 2009 original. Available for online reference and download,...