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ALLERGIES & SKIN PROBLEMS

Allergies

Allergic Dermatitis by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Most Common Allergic Skin Diseases by the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado
Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy by Dr. Joe Bodewes, DVM
Treatment of Allergies by Dr. Joe Bodewes, DVM
Holistic Treatments for Pet Allergies by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD
Could My Pet Have Allergies? If So, What Can I Do about Them? by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD
Allergen Specific Immunotherapy by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Allergy – General in Dogs by Ernest Ward, DVM

– Atopy –
Atopy from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Atopic Dermatitis in the Dog by Stephen Shaw, BVM, CertSAD, MRCVS
Allergies and Atopy by Race Foster, DVM
Airborne Allergies Atopic Dermatitis by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Inhalant Allergy in Dogs by Ernest Ward, DVM

– Food Allergies –
Food Allergies: Your Pet’s Itchy Skin by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Food Allergies by Joe Bodewes, DVM
Food Allergy in Dogs by Ernest Ward, DVM

Skin Problems
Skin Problems in Dogs by T. J. Dunn, Jr., DVM
Bacterial Infection (Pyoderma) of the Skin in Dogs by Pet MD

– Hot Spots –
Hot Spots: Acute Moist Dermatitis
by Race Foster, DVM, Marty Smith, DVM and Joe Bodewes, DVM
Hot Spots Frustrate Dogs and Owners Alike by Norma Bennett Woolf
Hot Spots! Just What Are These, Anyway? by TJ Dunn, DVM
Hot Spots or Acute Moist Pyoderma by Michael Richards, DVM

– Lumps and Bumps –
Lumps, Bumps, Cysts & Growths on Dogs by T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
What To Expect When You Go To The Vet For Lumps and Bumps by Roger Ross DVM
Lipoma and Sebaceous Cysts by Mike Richards, DVM

– Sebaceous Adenitis (SA) –
Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs by Andrew Simpson DVM & Linda McKay DVM DAVCD
Sebaceous Adenitis in Dogs by Dr. Rosanna Marsalla
Sebaceous adenitis in Swedish dogs, a retrospective study of 104 cases in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Sebaceous adenitis in Wikipedia

AUTOIMMUNE PROBLEMS
Autoimmune Diseases by Kathleen R. Hutton, DVM
Immune Disorders of Dogs by Michael Richards, DVM
The Immune System and Disease Resistance by Jean Dodds, DVM
Autoimmune Disease by Provet

Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA)
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia by Foothills Animal Hospital
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia (AIHA) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Immune-mediated Haemolytic Anemia from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Canine Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia by Pamela A. Davol
Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia by Michael Richards, DVM
Immune-mediated Hemolytic Anemia: 70 cases (1988-1996) by Reimer, Troy, and Warnick
The Trouble With Diseases Like IMHA – And the Great Unknown by Debora Lichtenberg, VMD
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia in Dogs by VCA Animal Hospitals
Anemia Related to the Immune System in Dogs by PetMD

Immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA)

Canine immune-mediated polyarthritis: Clinical and laboratory findings in 83 cases in western Canada (1991–2001) by Jason W. Stull, Michelle Evason, Anthony P. Carr, and Cheryl Waldner

Canine immune-mediated polyarthritis by B. Kohn
Immune-mediated polyarthritis: pathophysiology and classification by Karen Perry

IMPA: Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis in Dogs (Non-erosive) by Dr. Mike Paul, DVM

Recognizing and treating immune-mediated polyarthritis in dogs by Caroline M. Kiss, DVM, DABVP (canine and feline practice), Gregory C. Troy, DVM, MS, DACVIM

Steroid-Responsive Meningitis-Arteritis in Dogs with Noninfectious, Nonerosive, Idiopathic, Immune-Mediated Polyarthritis by Aubrey A. Webb, Susan M. Taylor, and Gillian D. Muir

Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)
Lupus in Dogs by Michael Richards, DVM
Systemic lupus erythematosis by Kathleen R. Hutton, DVM
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE, in Dogs from Cornell Veterinary Medicine “CONSULTANT”
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by Provet
Systemic Autoimmune Disease in Dogs by PetMD

BLADDER STONES-

Bladder Stones by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Bladder Stones in Dogs by Ernest Ward, DVM
Bladder Stones by Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS
Bladder Stones (Urinary Calculi) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Canine Urolithiasis from Merck Veterinary Manual
Canine Urolithiasis by Hill’s Pet Products
Diet Considerations for Dogs with Calcium Oxalate Stones by Katherine H. Wilcox
Calcium Oxalate Bladder Stones in the Dog by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Canine Struvite Bladder Stones by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Canine Uric acid Bladder Stones by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Urolithiasis (urinary stones) by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
Urolithiasis from Canine Inherited Disorders Database

BREEDING TOPICS

Artificial Insemination (AI) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Breeding Bernese Mountain Dogs by Bernese Breeders Assoc. of GB
Breeding Dogs by Corry van der Ende BSc, DVM
(info on Semen Evaluation, Fresh Chilled Semen, Frozen Semen
Ovulation Timing, Transcervical Insemination)

Eight Good Reasons Not to Breed Your Dog by Elizabeth L. DeLomba, DVM

Multiple Articles Related to Breeding by Mary Wakeman, DVM
Ashford Animal Clinic, Canine Fertility Center
(includes pre-breeding exams, AI, fresh extended semen, infertility, ect)

Proceedings from the 2011 Eukanuba Breeder Symposium in Canfield, Ohio
Topics:
– Creating Behaviorally Stable Dogs: The Breeder’s Role by Margaret M. Duxbury, DVM, DACVB
– Current Concepts in Canine Reproduction by Robert Van Hutchison, DVM
– Probiotics: A Management Consideration for the Canine Breeder by Russ Kelley, MS
– Healthy Longevity: Looking at the Biology Behind the Aging Process by David J. Waters, DVM, PhD, DACVS

Canine Reproduction Seminar 2002 by Dr. Robert Hutchison
Canine Reproduction – A Five Part Series by Pamela Davol
The Responsible Breeder and Making a Difference by Diane Blackman

Genetics
Canine Genetic Disorders Known to Affect Bernese Mountains Dogs
The Genetic Status of the Bernese Mountain Dog by Carol Beuchat PhD
Brief Introduction to Genetics by Fred Lanting
Control of Genetic Disease by George A. Padgett, DVM
Genetics And Breeding Strategies: Essays For The Dog Breeder by Dr. Susan Thorpe-Vargas
Heritability by John Pollack, PhD
Inbreeding and Linebreeding by Dr. Sue Ann Bowling
Inbreeding and Pedigree Dog Breeds by Malcolm B. Willis, BSc, PhD
Prioritizing Genetic Defects by George A. Padgett, DVM
Sleeping Dragons – Hereditary Disease – Breeder Ethics by C. A. Sharp
Success with Frozen Semen: Brood Bitch Management by John F Newell B.V.Sc.
The Canine Inherited Disorders Database

Infertility and Reproductive Failure

– Pregnancy Loss –
Fetal Resorption by Mike Richards, DVM
Causes of Canine Pregnancy Loss by Univ of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine
Reabsorption of Puppies by Eva Gomez

– Canine Herpes Virus –
Stress, Infertility and Herpes Infection by Mary C. Wakeman, DVM
Canine Herpesvirus Infection by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Canine Herpes Infection: Solving the Mystery of the Disappearing Litter by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Herpes Virus: DVMs must manage infected litters by Johnny D. Hoskins
Herpes – More Than a Neonatal Risk? by Fred Lanting
Fading Puppy Syndrome – Canine Viral Herpes by Cathy Arney, Kiokee Mastiffs
Canine Herpesvirus by Ron Hines DVM PhD
Overview of Canine Herpesviral Infection from the Merck Veterinary Manual
Canine Herpes Virus (CHV-1) from Western College of Veterinary Medicine

– Prostate Problems & Cryptorchidism –
Canine Prostatitis from Cornell Veterinary Medicine “CONSULTANT”
Is Your Dog’s Prostate Making Him Prostrate? by Celeste A. Clements, DVM, DACVIM
Management of Prostatic Disorders by J. Verstegen, DVM, MSc, PhD and K. Onclin, DVM
Prostate Enlargement in the Dog by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Prostatic Hyperplasia from Cornell Veterinary Medicine “CONSULTANT”
Prostatitis by Foothills Animal Hospital
Prostate Disease by Provet
Prostate Surgery by Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS
The Prostate Gland (Problems and Practical Help) by Fred Lanting
Cryptorchidism from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Crytporchidism by Provet
Cryptorchidism by Marty Smith, DVM and Joe Bodewes, DVM

– Pyometra –
Answering Your Questions about Pyometra by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Pyometra by Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS
Pyometra and Infections of the Uterus-by Marty Smith, DVM and Joe Bodewes, DVM
The Use of Prostaglandin Therapy for Pyometritis by Dr. R.V. Hutchinson

Whelping and Raising Puppies
Preparing for Your Dog’s Labor and Puppy Care by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Cesarean Section by Long Beach Animal Hospital
Eclampsia (Milk Fever or Puerperal Tetany) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM

‘Fading Puppies’ is not a Diagnosis by Mary C. Wakeman, DVM
Orphaned Puppies: How to Raise Them by Race Foster, DVM and Jennifer Prince, DVM
Save a Puppy’s Life by Ed Frawley
Treating a Sick New Born Puppy by Ed Frawley

– Cleft Palate –
Cleft Palate by Provet
Cleft Palate by Michael Richards, DVM
Cleft Palate from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Cleft Palate by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM

– Umbilical Hernias –
Umbilical Hernias by Mary Wakeman, DVM
Understanding Umbilical Hernias by Julia M. Crawford