Treating Viral and Bacterial Conjunctivitis in Cats

The most common cause of conjunctivitis in cats is feline herpes virus (FHV-1). Most cats are exposed to the feline herpes virus within the first few weeks of life.  At the time of exposure, kittens may develop conjunctivitis (Figure 1). Figure 1. Cat with conjunctivitis: blepharoedema, chemosis, hyperemia and tearing Viral conjunctivitis is usually self-limiting and often does not require treatment. If the symptoms do not resolve, treatment with a topical and/or…

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Veterinary Regulatory Update: USP Compounding Revisions

USP to Delay Official Implementation of Updates to Compounding Chapters 795 and 797  The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) released information earlier this fall stating their decision to delay the official implementation of published revisions to general chapters 795 (non-sterile compounding) and 797 (sterile compounding). They additionally will be delaying the implementation of a new chapter associated with radiopharmaceutical compounding (chapter 825). In accordance with USP’s Bylaws, the responsible Expert Committees worked with a sense of…

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What’s Your Read: Tips for Reading Dental Radiographs in Dogs and Cats

Radiology View: What’s Your Read? It can be challenging to interpret dental radiographs in our veterinary patients. Below are radiographs for your evaluation followed by interpretations from MedVet board-certified dentists. Below are various dental radiographs (figures 1-3). View the x-rays and make your diagnosis. Figure 1. Dental radiograph of the left mandible of a seven-year-old Belgian Malinois. See figure 4 for the interpretation.   Figure 2. Dental radiograph of the right…

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