IVG Newsletter – May 2016 Edition

Written on May 12, 2016 by Staff Veterinarian Hospital: IVG Hospitals, Inc.

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  • Red Blood Cell Transfusions. Written by Emily Cottam, DVM, DACVECC
    Small animal veterinary blood products have become much more accessible over the past decade. Whole blood, as well as individual blood components, can be purchased from a commercial veterinary blood bank, or can be acquired from a donor animal in a clinical setting. It is important to remember that the administration of biological products carries with it the risk of adverse reactions. Procedures should be reserved for appropriate patients and used in situations where benefits outweigh the risk of negative side effects.  … Read More… 
  • Case Report: Hachi, 2 year old MN Maine Coon. Written by Jennifer Brisson, DVM, DACVR
    One day history of acute left hind limb lameness after being spooked and running away from vacuum cleaner.
    Physical Exam: Toe touching lame left hind limb. Painful on extension and manipulation of coxofemoral joints bilaterally. Grade II left medial patellar luxation   … Read More…

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