Articles by Jane Sykes, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACVIM - Veterinary Healthcare
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Articles by Jane Sykes, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACVIM

Jane Sykes, BVSc (Hons), PhD, DACVIM


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Canine leptospirosis: An emerging disease? (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

Leptospirosis is caused by infection with serovars of Leptospira interrogans sensu lato.

Update on feline infectious peritonitis (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

Despite improvements in our understanding of the pathogenesis of FIP, FIP remains a leading cause of death in young cats, especially purebred catteries, shelters.

Feline viral respiratory disease: To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

Feline herpesvirus-1 (FHV1) and feline calicivirus (FCV) are the two major viral causes of upper respiratory tract disease (URD) in cats.

Update on canine viral diseases: Distemper and parvovirus (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

Distemper is very contagious disease of dogs that may involve the gastrointestinal, respiratory and/or neurologic systems.

PCR: A clinician's perspective (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

PCR-based diagnosis is ideally suited to detection of organisms that are not easily found on cytologic preparations, are slow-growing or difficult to cultivate, when a rapid diagnosis is required, when alternative methods are expensive or hazardous to laboratory staff, or when inhibitory substances such as antimicrobials may be present.

Frustrating fungal diseases (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

In recent years, the use of antifungal drugs in human medicine has increased, especially with the advent of the AIDS epidemic.

Infections in immunocompromised pets (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

Immunosuppression in pets may be the result of an acquired immune deficiency, such as that due to neoplastic disease, immune-mediated disease, endocrine disease, or drug therapy; or more rarely, a congenital immune deficiency.

Update on vector-borne zoonoses (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

Vector-borne infectious diseases have been identified more frequently in humans and domestic animals in recent years, and include some of the most important emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Feline infectious anemia: What's new? (Proceedings)
April 1, 2008

Causes of anemia in cats include decreased red blood cell (RBC) production, blood loss, and increased RBC destruction.

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