Tag Archives: Glycerin

Dilated cardiomyopathy in the cat

The aetiology of primary dilated cardiomyopathy in the cat is unknown. Recent work has indicated a close association between dietary taurine deficiency and dilated cardiomyopathy. In the cat, taurine is an essential amino acid which is required for the conjugation of bile acids. The premise that taurine deficiency is one of the causative factors in… Read More »

Diseases of the Ear: General Principles Of Management

The therapeutic plan for otitis externa requires identification of the primary disease process and perpetuating factors. Ideally management is aimed at thoroughly cleaning and drying the ear canal, removing or managing the primary factors, controlling perpetuating factors, administering appropriate topical or systemic therapy (or both), and evaluating response to therapy. Ear Cleaning Ear cleaning serves… Read More »

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Acute Therapy

Just as with dilated cardiomyopathy, cats that have respiratory distress suspected of having heart failure secondary to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may need to be placed in an oxygen-enriched environment as soon as possible. If possible the cat should be initially evaluated by doing a cursory physical examination, taking care not to stress the patient during this… Read More »

Acetic Acid (Vinegar)

GI Acidifier Highlights Of Prescribing Information • Used primarily for treatment of non-protein nitrogen-induced ammonia toxicosis (secondary to urea poisoning, etc.) in ruminants or enterolith prevention in horses • Contraindicated if potential lactic acidosis  (grain overload, rumen acidosis) is possible • Given via stomach tube What Is Acetic Acid Used For? Acetic acid is used… Read More »

Treatment of Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

A variety of approaches are used to treat or manage exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. The precise etiology of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage is still far from clear and it may well be multifactorial or exacerbated by other coexisting disease processes or by inherited factors. However, to date the number of treatments shown under close scientific scrutiny in… Read More »

Medical Therapy For Upper Airway Disease

Because of the possibility that regional inflammation of the upper airway may be responsible for some obstructive upper airway diseases, enteral, parenteral, and topical antiinflammatory therapy may prove useful in their treatment. Although a proven correlation between airway inflammation and upper airway obstructive diseases remains to be established, an association exists between the presence of… Read More »

Axial Deviation of the Aryepiglottic Folds

Axial deviation of the aryepiglottic folds () has been recognized as a cause of dynamic upper respiratory obstruction in horses since the first use of high-speed treadmill exercise testing to evaluate poor performance. The membranous portions of the aryepiglottic folds, which extend from the abaxial margin of the epiglottis to the corniculate processes at the… Read More »