Dr. Susan Little of Oklahoma State University takes us through the thinking and findings behind the Dog Park Study. It examines the prevalence of various parasites among dogs at the dog park.

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Technology that helps veterinarians anticipate and diagnose problems with their patients earlier is evolving quickly. Some experts say this is bringing forth a paradigm shift that will require the industry to rethink its approach to patient care.

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The 2020 Veterinary Emerging Topics report shines the spotlight on the problem of overweight pets, showing how the problem is evolving over time. In this Spark! video, Dr. Joann Morrison, Director of Veterinary Science at Banfield Pet Hospital explains what practitioners can learn from the report and start implementing immediately.

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Many veterinary professionals know what a hectic day in the clinic feels like, but it’s another matter to deal with a high volume patient schedule consistently. In part 3 of this Spark Clinic Spotlight series, the team at Harmony Vet Care shares its strategy for juggling 60 to 70 patients a day.

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Discussions about antimicrobial resistance are often full of doom and gloom, but Wildlife Disease Professor Dr. Sonia Hernandez believes there’s hope. Here, she outlines what progress is being made in the fight against superbugs, and what role veterinary professionals play.

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Wildlife Disease Professor Sonia Hernandez gives a primer on antimicrobial resistance and why every individual, especially in veterinary medicine, should be paying attention.

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Dr. Michelle Jude had mainly seen cuterebra cases in vet school on large animals. So, when she had the chance to extract one from a 1-pound kitten, she didn’t pass it up. Hear Dr. Jude’s story about this interesting case that’s resulted in a viral Facebook video.

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Texas A&M University Professor Audrey Cook, DVM has been fascinated with Addison’s disease in Dogs for a very long time. In this Spark video, she shares an easy primer on the disease, including how to diagnose it properly.

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CPT Kelly Willard, DVM tells us a story about a military working dog whose valor saved 7 lives, and whose care contributed to saving countless more from antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Surveys in the Central U.S. show the most common intestinal parasite in dogs is one that veterinary teams don’t have an easy way to identify. Find out what it is in this Spark story, and hear Dr. Susan Little discuss what the veterinary community can do about it.

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