Most practices will have access to an ultrasound machine; in this paper Greg Lisciandro discusses how a structured approach to abdominal scanning can help rapid identification of potential bladder abnormalities and related problems.
One of the most frequent reasons for cats to be presented to a veterinarian is because of vomiting and/or diarrhea; in this short paper the authors offer some basic statistics on cats that present with typical gastrointestinal signs.
Inflammation of the feline esophagus is an underdiagnosed condition, yet it can have potentially severe consequences; Toshihiro Watari discusses the predisposing factors, the clinical signs, the imaging modalities required for diagnosis, and the options available to both treat the disease and minimize its recurrence.
Chronic gastrointestinal disease in cats is often due to either inflammatory bowel disease or intestinal lymphosarcoma, but differentiating between the two can be problematic; Doctors Al-Ghazlat and Eriksson de Rezende offer some pointers for the clinician.
Many cats are subjected to their owner’s choice of feeding times and methods, which is a very artificial situation. Foraging toys can be used in almost any home environment and offer cats both mental and physical stimulation, as Ingrid Johnson describes.