Blood Transfusions in Dogs and Cats

By Mayank Seth | Article Featured on Veterinary Experts

As we start to provide more advanced healthcare to cats and dogs, blood transfusions are becoming increasingly common and increasingly complex. Blood transfusions in dogs and cats may be needed for many reasons and come in many forms.

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The Newest Advances in Veterinary Technology - OVSH

The Newest Advances in Veterinary Technology

The world of animal medicine has seen drastic technological advances in the last 20 years. Many of the new tools and procedures have been adopted from human medical practice. The advances have not only led to better treatments, but also faster and more accurate diagnosis. From MRIs and Ultrasounds to the Amplatz Canine Ductal Occluder, there are many new technologies that are giving veterinarians greater ability to diagnose and ultimately save sick animals. Here are some of the most exciting new developments in veterinary technology:

Magnetic resonance imaging

MRI technology has been extremely influential in the progression of human neuroscience. Vets are now using the imaging technology to look into the brains of pets and other animals.1 However, the powerful technology is not limited to brain scans. MRIs are also very effective for getting scans of orthopedic and soft tissue structures prior to surgery. By being able to see what is going on inside the animal before going in for surgery, a vet is able to reduce the chance that anything will go wrong during the procedure.
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David Roberts with one of his research associates.

David Roberts with one of his research associates. | Credit: North Carolina University

New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets.
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