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Oct
15

Canine stomatitis: an unusual presentation

Brett Beckman Stomatitis generally is thought of as a feline disease. Although it is seen much more frequently in cats, dogs can present with stomatitis as well. A thorough evaluation of the patient is indicated when stomatitis is present. The dental case this month had an unusual presentation that resulted in an unusual diagnosis. Photo [...]
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Oct
15

Dissecting an unusual case of stomatitis

The dental case in the November issue demonstrated severe stomatitis complicated by erythema multiforme in a dog. As promised, this case will show generalized ulceration and stomatitis from a slightly different perspective. Photo 1: Mucopurulent oral discharge is evident in this 5-year-old pug. A 5-year-old spayed female pug presented with purulent discharge and halitosis of [...]
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Oct
15

The analgesic triad: Managing patient pain from
oral disease

Veterinary patients with chronic oral disease requiring oral surgery benefit tremendously from what I call the analgesic triad: continuous rate infusions (CRIs), physiologically targeted post-operative analgesics and regional nerve blocks. Each component complements the other two, maximizing pre- and post-operative patient comfort and intraoperative safety, and aids the knowledgeable practitioner in safely managing surgical patients [...]
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Oct
15

Recurrent oral hemorrhage in a cat – an unusual etiology

Oral hemorrhage is an uncommon clinical finding when it occurs spontaneously without a history of trauma. Nontraumatic oral bleeding can be due to neoplasia, periodontal disease and, in the case discussed below, what appears to be several factors. Frank and significant hemorrhage as seen in this case is particularly unusual. A curious case A white [...]
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Oct
11

Management of a locally aggressive mandibular
mass in a dog

Benign and malignant oral masses are commonly encountered in the oral cavities of dogs and cats. Benign oral masses found within the oral cavity do not metastasize, but they are often locally invasive. The behavior of malignant masses are type- and, in some cases, site-dependent. This case describes a patient with such a mass and [...]
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Managing stage III and IV periodontal disease
(Proceedings)

Correct management of periodontal patients in veterinary practice demands a thorough understanding of veterinary dental radiographic anatomy, periodontal probing and many times open evaluation and direct visualization of diseased areas. Stage III periodontal disease in particular requires advanced skills and familiarization with periodontal pathophysiology to make decisions to attempt to grow new supportive tissue adjacent [...]
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