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Inflammatory Bowel
Disease in a Dog

Learn more about the clinical diagnosis, endoscopic findings and review additional IBD questions.

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Probiotic Effects in Canine IBD

Dr. Al Jergens, professor of internal medicine, is conducting a clinical research trial evaluating the effects of human probiotic VSL#3 in dogs with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). This study will assess the utility of probiotics as an adjunct to standard treatment using diet and drugs. Read More



Cranial Cruciate Ligament 
Rupture in Dogs

What is the best treatment for a cranial cruciate ligament rupture in dogs? Read Answer


Serval Cat Vaccines

What vaccines can be used for an African serval cat (if any) and what will happen if it bites someone? Read Answer


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Equine Ovarian Abnormality

A 14-year-old Friesian multiparous mare was presented to the Iowa State Theriogenology Service for an apparent lack of reproductive cyclicity of 5 months duration. Read More About This Case



Offered by Iowa State University 
College of Veterinary Medicine

Summer Symposium on Dermatology
Update on Diagnosis and Management of Allergies

There are many exciting changes happening in the world of allergies. This seminar will bring you up-to-date with the current understanding of the pathogenesis of allergy and itch. In addition, we will review treatments of allergic skin diseases, including making the most out of “older” treatments and a look into the newer options for managing allergy in the dog and cat.

Date: June 20, 2014

Location: College of Veterinary Medicine
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

CE Credits: Approved for 7 CEUs
by the Iowa Board of Veterinary Examiners

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look at the program:


The Pharmacy Dose

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> Syringomyelia: The Most Common 
Spinal Disease in Dogs?

Spinal cord diseases are common in dogs. With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging, diseases that occur exclusively or predominantly within the spinal cord are more readily diagnosed compared to previous years. Read More

> Faculty Spotlight on Dr. Jennifer Schleining

Catch a glimpse inside the life of Dr. Schleining and her various roles as a mother of four children, large animal surgeon and veterinarian, and Vice-President of IVMA. Read More 






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