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Canine Prostate Disease

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Canine Prostate Disease

By Dr. Luke Peterson, DVM   I always have a small amount of extra sympathy for an intact male dog when he enters the exam room. A truly thorough physical exam of such a patient requires a digital rectal exam to evaluate the prostate gland. In truth, most male dogs we see are neutered and have very few prostate problems but occasionally we see (and feel) prostate disease in our patients. There are four common disease processes in the canine prostate; benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatic infections resulting in prostatic abscesses and...

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Canine Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

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Canine Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

By Dr. Luke Peterson, DVM For those of us in snow country, an interesting phenomenon occurs in winter. We see a much greater incidence in urinary tract infections as owners have the ability to identify bloody urine. From a clinical mindset there are three things that can be in urine that make urine look “bloody”. The first and most obvious is blood, the second and third are less common but often of greater concern, hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen to other cells. Hemoglobin...

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Canine Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

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Canine Exercise Induced Muscle Damage

By Dr. Luke Peterson, DVM For those of us in snow country, an interesting phenomenon occurs in winter. We see a much greater incidence in urinary tract infections as owners have the ability to identify bloody urine. From a clinical mindset there are three things that can be in urine that make urine look “bloody”. The first and most obvious is blood, the second and third are less common but often of greater concern, hemoglobin and myoglobin. Hemoglobin is the protein in red blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen to other cells. Hemoglobin...

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Canine Brucella

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Canine Brucella

By Jai Diggs, DVM Brucella is a non-motile gram negative coccobacillus. There are 6 types of Brucella, 4 of which have been shown to infect the dog B. melitensis, B. abortus, B. suis, and B.canis. Dogs can be mechanical or biologic vectors for transmission to humans and other animals, except for a B. canis infection which is species specific. The term Brucellosis is used when an animal has been shown to be infected with one of the Brucella strands.   Dogs can contract B. meletensis, suis and abortus infection; these types of infections...

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Artificial Insemination, A way to Preserve and Promote Great Hounds and Bloodlines

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Artificial Insemination, A way to Preserve and Promote Great Hounds and Bloodlines

by Treyton (Jai) Diggs, DVM I recently wrote an article interviewing Richard “Dickie” Beyl, in that conversation he spoke of his great hound FC JR’ S TJ. He then stated that if he had known about artificial insemination and freezing semen he would have definitely have had TJ’s semen frozen. I have always wondered why our sport doesn’t take advantage of this technology/ service more often. I know a lot of other hound sports utilize this service quite often i.e. coonhounds and bird dogs. So I figured that I would write an article that would...

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