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False Positive, False Negative

Run a test. Get a result. Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it. However, the wicket gets sticky when you realize that every test we run requires interpretation. Few are simply “yes” or “no,” “black” or “white.” When results are dramatically different…

Feline Oropharyngeal Inflammation

In the practice of medicine, names change constantly.  Diseases, body parts, organisms.  Usually it is a result of new information research has made available. Such is the case with Feline Oropharyngeal Inflammation, which takes the place of Feline Stomatitis, Gingivostomatitis,…

Vaccinate for Canine Influenza

  Canine influenza (CI), also known as dog flu, has now been laboratory-confirmed in 39 states. Keep in mind that doesn’t mean there have been no cases in the other 11 American states.  Rather, perhaps cases occurred, and either were categorized as…

Body Condition Score In Pets

Body Condition Score (BCS) is a 5-level or 9-level means of assessing whether one’s pet is too thin, too heavy or just right. Our hospital subscribes to the system using five divisions of body condition, as does Hill’s Pet Nutrition,…