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Articles by Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Communication cornerstone to therapeutic success

Set therapy goals in treating pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism in dogs
Apr 1, 2006

Reduction in appetite indicates that the induction phase of therapy has been completed.

Idiopathic cystitis: Recurrence rates can impact almost half of patients

Mar 1, 2006

Optimal medical care should include measuring BUN, serum creatinine and serum electrolytes daily.

Hemangiosarcoma: Look for endothelial precursors as sign

Feb 1, 2006

Canine hemangiosarcoma (HSA) is an incurable tumor of vascular endothelial cells. HSA accounts for 7 percent of all cancers; thus, of the 65 million pet dogs living in the United States today, between 1.5 million and 2.5 million could get HSA and succumb to it. Although dogs of any age and breed are susceptible to HSA, it occurs more commonly in dogs beyond middle age and in breeds such as Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, Portuguese Water Dogs and Skye Terriers. The estimated life-time risk of HSA in Golden Retrievers is one in five, illustrating the magnitude of this problem.

Correcting polyuric disorder could put incontinence on hold

Jan 1, 2006

Q. Please review urinary incontinence in dogs.

Anatomic, differential diagnosis key to MRI success

Dec 1, 2005

Pathologic processes, such as inflammatory mass and neoplasia, share some MRI characteristics as well as similarities in origin, shape or anatomic site.

Diagnosing IBD: Exclude known causes of chronic intestinal disease

Canine IBD seems to vary in its clinical presentation, natural course, response to treatment and prognosis
Nov 1, 2005

Diet modifications, antibiotic treatment, and specific antiinflammatories and immunosuppressives can treat IBD.

Shock: Fluid therapy remains a basic tenet for successful resuscitation

Oct 1, 2005

Dr. Deborah Silverstein at the 2005 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum in Baltimore gave a lecture on shock fluid therapy. Some relevant points in this lecture are provided below.

Feline uveitis:aqueous flare intensity excellent clinical monitor

Sep 1, 2005

Q: Please review diagnosis and management of feline uveitis.

Confirm need: identify target; keys to appropriate antimicrobial use

Aug 1, 2005

Antimicrobial selection should strive for a spectrum that is as narrow as possible, thus avoiding the sequelae of drug use on the normal flora and unnecessary selection pressure.

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