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Flea Allergy Dermatitis – FAD

What is Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD)? FAD (Flea allergy dermatitis) is a condition which refers to developed hypersensitivity caused by flea bites, in domestic animals. It is the primary cause of allergy-related symptoms in dogs. Over the years, fleas were divided into more than two thousand species. The one responsible for causing miliary dermatitis in …

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Cushing and Connell Suture Patterns

An Overview of the Cushing and Connell Suture Patterns Both the Cushing suture pattern and the Connell suture technique are continuous sutures, most often used in hollow organs like the stomach, uterus, or urinary bladder.  As all medical health professionals know, the suture technique necessary in any given surgical operation will vary according to the …

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Caudal Epidural Anesthesia in Cattle

When hearing about epidurals, most people, veterinary professionals or not, will recognize it as something given to women in labor. But, caudal epidural anesthesia is also commonly used in large animals. It is easy, cheap, and effective in controlling pain during surgeries.  You can also read more about this topic on the NCBI’s website. How …

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SPAYING: Ovariohysterectomy in Large Dogs

Today, we will be discussing Spaying: Ovariohysterectomy in large dogs, (a procedure where the ovaries and uterus are removed entirely in order to sterilize a female dog.) But, what exactly is this procedure, and what does it entail? Does the size of my dog make it more difficult? We are here to help you navigate! …

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