Is there anything new about portosystemic shunts? We have not discovered new predisposed breeds, or better surgical options. For the most part, diagnosis starts with clinical suspicion, routine labs, and bile acids testing. Read full newsletter.

Tooth resorption in dogs (TR) occurs in three primary patterns: internal resorption, idiopathic bony replacement resorption, and osteoclastic resorption as seen in feline patients. Read full newsletter.

Anaphylaxis was first described over 100 years ago in dogs experimentally immunized against sea anemone venom. Although overall incidence of anaphylaxis in veterinary medicine is unknown, the morbidity, mortality, and prevalence are likely high and grossly underestimated. Read full newsletter.

At Arizona Veterinary Specialists, we often do pre-operative CTs for potential surgical cases to help determine 1) if surgery is possible and 2) to aid the surgeons in their surgical approach and so they can better prepare the client for prognosis and aftercare of their pet. Read full newsletter.

Dermatophytosis is a superficial fungal infection of keratinized skin most commonly caused by Microsporum canis, Microsporum gypseum, and Trichophyton mentagrophytes in canine and feline patients. Read full newsletter.