The Pulse Of Veterinary Medicine

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Author archive: Roberta Relford, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, DAVCP

Prep your practice with these trends and make 2017 your best year ever

With 2017 upon us, now is the time to make sure your practice is set up to deliver the best care and service to patients and clients alike. Here are six trends we see for 2017 and how you can act on them and position your practice to succeed.

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Hyperthyroid cats: The IDEXX SDMA Test is a more reliable indicator of kidney function than creatinine

Hyperthyroidism is a disease seen primarily in older cats, in which kidney disease is also common.

The clinical challenge is that hyperthyroidism can mask the presence of kidney disease,1 and there has not been a reliable routine diagnostic test that can assess kidney function in cats affected by hyperthyroidism—until now.

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