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EPILEPSY & SEIZURES

Canine Epilepsy Network by Dennis O’Brien, DVM, PhD, DACVIM( Neurology)
includes info on Fly-biting or fly-snapping with video of BMD
Canine Epilepsy by Joanne Carson, Ph.D. and Epi-Guardian Angels
Canine Epilepsy by Alison Nichols
Epilepsy by Foothills Animal Hospital
Epilepsy from the FCRA Health Manual
Epilepsy in the Dog by PetMD

Epilepsy Gene Identified in Dogs by LMU Munich
Significant epilepsy gene discovery in dogs by University of Helsinki

Epilepsy and Seizures by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Idiopathic Epilepsy from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Idiopathic epilepsy by Provet
Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Bernese Mountain Dog (Study by Kathmann, Jaggy, Busato, Bartschi, and Gaillard)
Watchful Care Makes Epilepsy Managable in Dogs by University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Important Issues Regarding Seizures by WB Thomas, DVM, Dipl.ACVIM (Neurology)
Causes of Seizures in Dogs by Teri Dickinson, DVM
Seizure Disorders by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

EYE PROBLEMS

Veterinary Ophthalmology Information Centre
Inherited Eye Diseases
American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
Structures of the Canine Eye and Their Diseases
OFA Companion Animal Eye Registry

Cataracts
Cataracts by Joe Bodewes, DVM
Cataracts by Veterinary Vision
Cataracts from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Cataracts and Cataract Surgery in Dogs by Animal Eye Care LLC
Cataracts in Dogs by Laura Mancuso VMD & Diane Hendrix DVM, DACVO
Nutritional Cataracts by Dr. Lisa Meek, Member ACVO

Ectropion/Entropion
Canine Eyelid Diseases by Animal Eye Care LLC
Ectropion by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Ectropion by Provet
Entropion and Ectropion by Brandon Brooks, DVM
Entropion from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Entropion by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Entropion by Provet

Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPM)
The Eyes Have It – Persistent Pupillary Membranes by Dr. Meek
Persistent Pupillary Membranes from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Persistant Pupillary Membranes (PPM’S) by Foothills Animal Hospital
Persistent Pupillary Membranes (PPMs) by Animal Eye Care

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive Retinal Atrophy by Dr. Dennis Hacker, edited by Dr. Michael Zigler

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in Dogs: No Longer a Hopeless Disease by Animal Eye Care LLC

Progressive Retinal Atrophy by Teri Dickinson, DVM
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in Bernese Mountain Dogs
by PRA Task Force of the BMDCA
Progressive Retinal Atrophy from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Retinal Degeneration by Veterinary Vision
Early retinopathy in the Bernese Mountain Dog in France by G. Chaudieu and S. Molon-Noblot
Progressive Retinal Atrophy – Della’s Story by Robin Camken
OptiGen Tests PRA-Affected Dogs at NO Cost by OptiGen

FIBROCARTILAGINOUS EMBOLISM (FCE)
Fibrocartilaginous Embolism by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Fibrocartilagious Embolism from Berner-l Archives
Fibrocartilagenous Embolism (FCE) by Affiliated Veterinary Specialists
Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) by Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP
Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (FCE) in Pets by Chris Levine, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Fibrocartilaginous Embolic Myelopathy in Dogs by PetMD

GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS

Bloat/Gastric Torsion

Bloat by Kathy Hutton, DVM

Bloat Prevention and Gastropexy Surgery by Linda Arndt
Bloat First Aid and Prevention by Jack Godwin

What Is Bloat and How Can I Prevent It? by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH

Bloat (Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus) by Joe Bodewes, DVM

Help! What Should I Do if My Dog Bloats? Treatment for Bloat, Torsion, and GDV in Dogs by Dr. Jason Nicholas

Bloat: The Mother of all Emergencies by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) from Canine Inherited Disorders Database

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (Bloat) by Patricia Long

Gastric Dilatation-Volvulus (GDV) or Bloat from the FCRA Health Manual

Signs and Symptoms of Bloat in Dogs by PetMD

Bloat (or GDV) in Dogs-What It Is and How it’s Treated by Dr. Jeff Grognet

Gastric Volvulus and Dilatation by Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS
Nutrition: Is it Factor in Bloat and Torsion? by Linda Arndt

Signs of Bloat by Gael Goldsack

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
FAQs about Inflammatory Bowel Disease by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Inflammatory Bowel Disease In Your Dog – Canine Chronic Diarrhea And Vomiting by Dr. Ronald Hines
Inflammatory bowel diseases by Provet
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs by PetMD
Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Dogs by Holly R. Frisby, DVM

Lymphangiectasia
Intestinal Lymphangiectasia by y Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP
Intestinal Lymphangiectasia from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
PLE / Lymphangiectasia – EPI * Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
by Stanley L. Marks BVSc, PhD, Dipl ACVIM (Internal Medicine, Oncology), Dipl ACVN
Lymphangiectasia in Dogs and Cats by Chick Newman, PhD, DVM
Lymphangiectasia in Dogs by PetMD

Megaesophagus
Megaesophagus by Michael Richards, DVM
New Help for Dogs With Megaesophagus by Nancy Kay, DVM
What Can I Do About a Pet with Megaesophagus? by Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH
Megaesophagus from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Megaoesophagus by Provet
Megaesophagus in the Dog from Cornell Veterinary Medicine “CONSULTANT”

Obstructions
Foreign Bodies in the Small Intestine by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Foreign Bodies in the Stomach by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Intussusception by Michael Richards, DVM
Intussusception by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Intussusception by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
Intussusception: Beau’s Story by Robin Camken
Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)

KIDNEY DISEASE

Chronic Kidney Failure by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Familial Kidney Disease from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Glomerulonephropathy in Bernese Mountain Dogs
by C. Reusch, A. Hoerauf, J. Lechner, M. Kirsch, G. Leuterer, G. Minkus, G. Brem
Glomerulonephritis in Dogs by PetMD
Juvenile Renal Disease by Susan Fleisher
Kidney Problems by Michael Richards, DVM

LABORATORY TESTS & DRUG INFORMATION

Blood Chemistry Panels by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
The Blood Chemistry Panel: What Does It Mean? by Jeff Wayman, DVM
Bloodwork and other Labwork by Michael Richards, DVM
Complete Blood Count (CBC) by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Understanding Your Pet’s Bloodwork by Ottawa Veterinary Hospital
How to interpret your pet’s bloodwork by Maranda Elswick DVM

Common Drugs and Nutraceuticals by Race Foster, DVM and Marty Smith, DVM
Pharmacy Library Index by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
Tick Product Comparison by Mar Vista Animal Medical Center

LIVER SHUNT

Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (IHPSS) in a Bernese Mountain Dog by Nancy P. Melone, Ph.D
Liver Shunts Common Questions and Answers by Karen Tobias, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Hepatic Porto-Systemic Shunts by Larry Snyder, DVM
Liver Shunts – Frequently Asked Questions by Jay Bianco
Portosystemic Shunt (PSS) from Canine Inherited Disorders Database
Portosystemic Shunts by Daniel A. Degner, DVM, DACVS