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HEALTH
PLEASE NOTE: This section addresses both general and breed-specific health problems. The information presented in the links is NOT a substitute for professional veterinary care. Likewise, the volume of articles listed for a particular disease doesn't necessarily correlate with its prevalence in border collies; rather, a long list of links probably indicates that one of my dogs had this problem or there are a lot of good articles written about the condition.

ABD/GI, ALTERNATIVE VET CARE, ANESTHESIOLOGY, CARDIOVASCULAR, EMERGENCIES, ENDOCRINE, EYES, EARS, NOSE & THROAT, FINDING A VET OR SPECIALIST, FIRST AID, HEMATOLOGY/ONCOLOGY, IMMUNITY, INFECTIOUS DISEASES, MUSCULO-SKELETAL, NEUROLOGY, PARASITES, PATHOLOGY, PHARMACOLOGY, POISONS, SAFETY, RADIOLOGY, RESPIRATORY, SKIN, URINARY/REPRODUCTIVE, WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS

General Information:
AccuVet Laser Surgery for Veterinary Medicine
American Animal Hospital Association Healthy Pet
American Veterinary Medical Association
ASPCA Ani-Med® Call-In Index
Atlas of Veterinary Clinical Anatomy
Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates Library
Border Collie Health Issues
Canine Health Problems by Breed
Canine Medical Information, Part I
Canine Medical Information, Part II
Columbia Animal Hospital Library
Consultant - Diagnostic Support System for Veterinary Medicine (Cornell).
Dog Nomenclature - Official names for parts of a dog.
Dog Topics - College of Veterinary Medicine University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Detect and Prevent Problems with Monthly Home Exams
Dr. Roen's Weekly Column - Easy reading.
Drs. Foster and Smith's Pet Education Center
DVM News Online - Home page of DVM Newsmagazine
Foothills Animal Hospital and Four Paws Pet Place Client Instruction Information Index
Glossary of Veterinary Terms
Health Care for Your Pet
Net Vet Veterinary Resources
Merck Veterinary Manual On-line Single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information.
Newman Veterinary Medical Services Interesting site with some info not found in other vet sites. What it lacks in scope, it makes up for in depth.
Normal Values of Dog and Cat Health Parameters Learn about "normal" temperature, blood test and weight values.
Pet Care Forum Vet Hospital
Pet Center - Detailed descriptions of many veterinary procedures and problems from T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM.
Pet Health Care Library
Pet Smart Home Remedies for Dogs and Cats
Signs of Canine Illness
The Senior Dogs Project - Site devoted to the health and care of older dogs.
vet@dog - This small collection of articles is notable because of the clear, detailed information given.
Veterinary Abbreviations and Acronyms
Veterinary Board Review UC Davis.
Vet Info - Lots of info in a searchable Q&A format. Subscribers (paid) are given an email address to submit questions.
VetMedCenter.com
WSU College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Health Topics

Abdomen/Gastro-Intestinal:
Also see Infectious Disease and Parasite links below.

Abdominal Trauma: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Dilemma
Anal Sac Disease Dr. Dan Wasmund
Anal Sacs
Bloat (Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus) - border collies are not commonly affected with this disorder but it's not unknown in the breed. To determine your dog's risk, check out the Purdue bloat site.
Canine Anal Gland Disease
Canine Colitis
Canine Constipation Dr. Steve Peterson
Canine Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis Dr. Petra Drake
Colitis
Constipation
Diagnosis and Management of Acute Pancreatitis in the Dog and Cat
Diarrhea
Dietary Fibre and Gastrointestinal Disease
Dietary Management of Chronic Diarrhoea
Differential Diagnoses for Hepatic Disease in Small Animals
Digestive System - Many articles at this site.
Helicobacter Infection
Hemorrhagic Gastroenteritis
HGE - Also known as hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.
Imaging Canine Liver Disease Fraser McConnell BVM&S CSAM DVR MRCVS
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Liver and Pancreas - Many articles at this site.
Liver Diseases
Rear Rubbing
Recognition and Management of Portosystemic Shunts in Dogs Kal Kan Foods, Vernon, CA, Pedigree Breeder Forum magazine, Vol 7 , 1998.
Vomiting - how to distinguish between vomiting and regurgitation, which is caused by diseases of the esophagus.
Vomiting and Diarrhea - Treatment at home.
Vomiting and Diarrhea - treatment. Placerville Veterinary Clinic
What is Canine Hemorrhagic Enteritis and What Treatment is Recommended?

Alternative Vet Care:
HERBAL & ALTERNATIVE MEDS, PARASITE CONTROL

Academy of Veterinary Homeopathy - Referral List
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Animals
Acupuncture in the Treatment of Animals Colombia Animal Hospital
Alternative Diets and Holistic Treatments - Dog Owner's Guide article.
Alternative Therapies in Veterinary Medicine - Also see What Role Should They Play?
American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture
American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association - Definition of holistic veterinary medicine and directory.
Canine Acupuncture - Dog Owner's Guide article.
Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine
Demystifying Homeopathy
Homeopathic Medicine - Dog Owner's Guide article.
Homoeopathy Review
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society
Linda Tellington Jones TTEAM - TTOUCH - Holistic health care and training approach for your horse, dog, cat or other pet.
Tellington Touch Basics
The Alternative Medicine Advisory Page - Science-based information on human and veterinary alternative medicine modalities.
Try Canine Massage
Veterinary Acupuncture
What The American Veterinary Medical Association Has to Say About Alternative Medicine
Whole Dog Journal - Monthly guide to natural dog care and training.

Anesthesiology:
Are Border Collies Sensitive to Anesthesia?
How Dangerous is Anesthesia?
Improved Anesthetic Care Offers More Safety, Better Quality to Pets Ralph C. Harvey, DVM, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Anesthesia - Virtual Anaesthesia Textbook
Veterinary Anesthesia (Virtual Anesthesia Textbook)

Cardiovascular:
Aortic Stenosis
Canine Cardiology
Cardiology Lecture Notes
Cardiovascular Diseases - part of Veterinary Heart Institute website.
Case Studies in Cardiovascular Medicine - Listen to murmurs and look at diagnostic images, plus learn about the treatment of various CV disorders.
Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Cardiology. - Listed by state.
Disorders of the Heart & Circulatory System of Dogs - Many articles found at this website.
Caring for Dogs with Heart Disease
Heart Murmur in Dogs
Important News About Heart Disease in Dogs
Inherited Cardiovascular Disorders
Mitral Insufficiency
New Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Recognition of Serious Cardiac Arrhythmias
SAS - What it is, and Why Breeder Should be Concerned
Shock
Subaortic Stenosis
Tell-Tale Heart Murmur
Veterinary Cardiology Online
What is Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA)?

Emergency Care and First Aid:
COLD WEATHER COMPLICATIONS, CPR & ALS, CUTS, DISASTERS, FIRST AID KIT, HYPERTHERMIA AND OVERHEATING, POISONS, RESTRAINT

General Information
Colorado State University Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Medicine Index Page
Canine Medical Emergencies and First Aid
Diagnosis and Treatment of Canine Sports Disorders - including cardiac arrest, myoglobinuria and skeletal injuries
Dog Owners' Guide to California Foxtails
Emergency Care
Fevers and Your Pet
First Aid for Your Dog
Foxtails - Barbed Seeds That Can Torture and Kill
Foxtails - Article from the National Vizsla Association.
Veterinary Emergency Medicine Pearls
Vet@Dog First Aid Series - Covering abrasions & lacerations, eye injuries, hot and cold weather and life-threatening traumatic injuries.

Canine First Aid Kit
  • A Simple First Aid Kit
  • Dog First Aid Bag
  • Building a First Aid Kit for Your Pet
  • Field First Aid Kit for Human or Hound
  • What to Put in Your Canine First Aid Kit
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resusitation and Advanced Life Support
    Anaphylaxis
    Burns
    Animal CPR
    Artificial Respiration and Heart Massage
    Canine CPR
    Canine Emergency Drugs
    Choking
    Drowning and Suffocation
    How to Give Canine CPR
    Shock

    Disasters
  • American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness for Pets
  • Are You and Your Pet Prepared for a Hurricane?
  • Disasters - Saving the Whole Family©
  • FEMA Animals and Emergencies
  • Hyperthermia and Overheating
    I'm not sure about the etiology of hyperthermia in border collies - please double check any info you find in these links WITH YOUR VET.

  • Canine Stress Syndrome - Pamela A. Davol writes about Canine Malignant Hyperthermia in labs.
  • Exercise Induced Collapse in Laborador Retrievers Susan M. Taylor, DVM
  • Exercise Induced Collapse in Labrador Retrievers What Do We Know Now? Susan M. Taylor, DVM (same article different site)
  • Exercise-Induced Hyperthermia AgilityNet
  • Exertional Hyperthermia Michael Richards, DVM
  • Hair Length and Temperature Tolerance Robert Jay Russell, Ph.D.
  • Heat Build-up during Intensive Exercise Richard Petura, Racing Editor, WorkingDogWeb
  • Heat Exhaustion Leanne Gossett, Bark Bytes
  • Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.Heat Stress in Sled Dogs Robert L. Downey
  • Heat Stroke DoctorDog.com
  • Heat Stroke Jeff Wayman, DVM
  • Heat Stroke and Overheating in Dogs: Treatment & Prevention Nate Baxter, DVM
  • Heat Stroke: Not Just a Summer Problem Dr. Henry De Boer
  • Help Your Pet Beat the Heat Channel 3000
  • Hot Weather Warning
  • Malignant Hyperthermia in Cats and Dogs Dr. Maurice E. White
  • Overheating Dogs Chakotay's Home Spot
  • Working in the Heat - This article first appeared in the Summer 1999 issue of the NEBCA News.
  • Hypothermia and Cold Weather Complications
  • But Baby, It's Cold Outside! - Recognizing and treating canine hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Cold Weather Check List
  • Cold Weather Complications
  • Emergency Treatment for Frostbite
  • Frostbite and Hypothermia
  • How to Keep Fido Free of Winter Flab
  • Hypothermia
  • Hypothermia (Abnormal Low Temperature)
  • Hypothermia and Frostbite
  • Hypothermia in Animals
  • Winterizing your Pet Important in Cold Weather
  • Winter Weather and Your Pet
  • Minor Cuts & Abrasions
  • Abrasions and Lacerations
  • Facilitator Liquid Bandage - used in dogs, cats and horses to prevent wound contamination to assist the healing process.
  • TUF-FOOT - conditions the foot by toughening the tissues and it also aids in protecting feet against bruises, blisters and soreness.
  • Poison
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Intoxication
  • An Easy Way to Remember Toxic Doses of Chocolate
  • Antifreeze Can be Deadly to Pets
  • Antifreeze Poisoning
  • Antifreeze: The Green Death
  • Antifreeze Warning
  • Are Grapes and Raisins Really Toxic? Dr. Dawn Ruben tells when and how to treat.
  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center - emergency hotline providing 24-hour-a-day, 7-day-a-week telephone assistance for a $45 consultation fee.
  • Canadian Poisonous Plants Information System
  • Canines and Chocolate a Dicey Mix
  • Chocolate is Poisonous to Dogs
  • Cyanobacterial Toxins
  • EXTOXNET InfoBase Objective, science-based information about pesticides for the non-expert developed by toxicologists and chemists within the Extension Services of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho.
  • First Aid: Poisoning in Pets Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Grape and Raisin Poisonings in Dogs
  • Guide to Poisonous Plants - Colorado State University
  • Heartbreak of Psoriasis May Lead to More Heartbreak
  • How Safe is Febreeze?
  • How to Induce Vomiting
  • Indiana Plants Poisonous to Livestock and Pets
  • Ivermectin Sensitivity and Toxicity Links
  • Ivermectin toxicity in Collies College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
  • Just Say, "No" to Onions
  • Mushroom Poisoning - Not Likely, But Possible
  • Neurotoxic Disorders K. G. Braund, Veterinary Neurological Consulting Services(Last Updated: 17-Dec-2002).
  • No Boozin' for Fifi and Fido This Holiday Season! - Pets and alcohol.
  • Notes on Chocolate Toxicity in Dogs
  • Pet Owner's Guide to Common Small Animal Poisons (AVMA)
  • Plants Toxic to Animals - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Poisoned!
  • Poisoning by Automobile Antifreeze New Hope Animal Hospital
  • Poisonous Plants Links - More regional lists.
  • Poisonous Plants - Texas State Department of Health and the National Safety Council
  • Poisonous Plants, Foods - Australian Dogs Page
  • Poisonous Plants Home Page (Cornell) - Growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and other info.
  • Poisonous Plants in Your Yard
  • Pond Scum - Your Dog May Drink It & It May Be Toxic
  • Principles of Toxicology - Diagnosis and treatment.
  • Rodenticide Poisoning Treatment
  • Sierra Antifreeze/Coolant
  • Some Cattle Ear Tags Can Kill Dogs
  • Treatment for Ethylene Glycol Toxicity
  • What to do for a Poisoned Animal
  • Why are Onions Toxic to Dogs?
  • Wiggly Giggly Pet Toy May Be A Hazard To Your Dog
  • Zinc Induced Hemolytic Anemia
  • Zinc Poisoning
  • Restraint
  • Dog Restraint
  • Installing a Homemade Restraining Collar for the Dog
  • Restraining a Dog
  • Endocrine:
    Canine Autoimmune Thyroid Disease and Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
    Canine Hypothyroidism (Part 1) - Causes & Signs
    Canine Hypothyroidism (Part 2) - Diagnosis & Treatment
    Canine Thyroid Disease Can be Tough to Diagnose
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Diabetes Mellitus in Dogs
    Endocrine Diagnostic Service , Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Endocrine Diseases & Hormone Abnormalities in Dogs - Many articles found at this site.
    Blood Glucose Monitoring Diane Monsein Levitan, VMD
    Metabolic and Hormonal Disorders - Many articles at this site.
    Pets With Diabetes
    Thyroid Testing In Dogs
    What is Diabetes?
    What's So Big About That Little Thyroid?

    Finding a Veterinarian or Specialist:
    American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists
    7 Signs of a Great Vet
    American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
    American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists - Listed by state.
    American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
    American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS)
    Board Certified Veterinary Oncologists
    British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
    Choosing a Vet Dr. Chris Newman
    Finding the Right Vet for You and Your Pet
    How To Choose A New Vet
    Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Cardiology. - Listed by state.
    More About AVMA & Veterinarians
    The Right Vet is First Step to Good Care For Your Pet
    Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care Society
    "Veterinary Specialist" Defined
    What is a Board Certified Specialist?

    Genitourinary & Reproductive Health Issues:
    Also see "Genetics and Reproduction" links above.

    CRYPTORCHIDISM, GENERAL INFO, INCONTINENCE, KIDNEY DISEASE, NEUTER, PROSTATE DISEASE, REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS, SPAY, URINARY CALCULI

    General Information
    Blood In the Urine, What Does it Mean? Jeff Wayman, DVM
    Canine and Feline Nephrology and Urology Page - Extensive links from Katherine M. James.
    Genito-Urinary System Problems and Diseases Myra Ehrman, RN, BA, BS, MScN, on behalf of the Health Education Committee, CKCSCC
    Normal Urine Output Dr. Starman, Colorado State University
    Urinary System College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
    Urinary System Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.

    Cryptorchidism
    Canine and Feline Cryptorchidism M. Memon & A. Tibary, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
    Come On Down! Cryptorchidism in a 9-week old border collie. Dr. Nicholas B. Carter
    Cryptorchidism Canine Inherited Disorders Database
    Cryptorchidism Susan Lennard
    Cryptorchidism Fred Lanting
    Cryptorchidism Jennifer Freeman, DVM
    Cryptorchidism Associated With 78,XY/79,XXY Mosaicism in Dog Israel Veterinary Medical Association Journal
    Cryptorchidism Hub Overviews, Full text articles, Diagnosis & Treatment, Case reports and Research projects
    Cryptorchidism in the Canine Dr. Robert Brennan, University of Findlay
    Cryptorchidism Q&A Rolf E. Larsen, VetMedCenter
    Cryptorchidism: Undescended Testicles Race Foster, DVM & Marty Smith, DVM, Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.
    Genetic Disease of the Canine Reproductive System Frances O. Smith, DVM, Ph.D.
    What is cryptorchidism? Battery Creek Veterinary Hospital
    When Testicles Fail to Descend: Crytporchidism Provet

    Incontinence
    Cystitis in Dogs Dr. Petra Drake
    Dealing With Urine Retention And Urine Leakage Problems Gregory F. Grauer, D.V.M., Kansas State University
    Depends Anyone? Reggie Cox, D.V.M.
    Diagnosis and Management of Canine Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence Peter E. Holt, BVMS, PhD, Waltham USA article.
    Disorders of Micturition Powerpoint presentation by Stephen P. DiBartola, D.V.M., College of Veterinary Medicine, Ohio State University. Good starting point for further on-line research or discussion with your vet. Also see Abnormal and Normal Micturition by this same author for a more detailed, but technical, discussion of this same topic.
    Disorders of Micturition Study questions & answers from S. Dru Forrester, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Ectopic Ureters Daniel A. Degner, D.V.M.
    Incontinence in Dogs - aka 'spay incontinence'. Michael Richards, DVM
    Incontinence in the Bitch Dr. Fischer, GDHFA
    Losing Control: Urinary Incontinence Amy D. Shojai
    Loss of Bladder Control Amanda Booth, D.V.M.
    Phenylpropanolamine Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
    Phenylpropanolamine and Your Dog Michael Richards, D.V.M.
    Phenylpropanolamine for Veterinary Use Dr. Barbara Forney
    Reasons Your Dog Piddles When He Shouldn't
    Resources to Help One Deal with Pet Incontinence
    Sometimes the Risk is Worth the Benefit David T. Roen, DVM.
    Sphincter-Mechanism Urinary IncontinenceVeterinary Surgical Referral Center
    The Truth About Pet Urine Delaware Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals
    Urinary Incontinence Congenital and acquired causes of lost bladder control. Thomas K. Graves, D.V.M.
    Urinary Incontinence College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
    Urinary Incontinence in the Dog Columbia Animal Hospital
    Wet Bed Dripping Dog Syndrome Margot B. Schwag, V.M.D.
    Workup of the Urinary Incontinent Dog Richard Walshaw, BVMS, Waltham USA article.

    Kidney Disease
    Canine Kidney Disease Columbia Animal Hospital
    Diagnostic Testing Offers Early Detection of Renal Disease Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
    Hereditary Fanconi Syndrome Canine Health and Research Committee of the Norwegian Elkhound Association of America
    Kidney Disease in Dogs Susan L. Fleisher
    Kidney Failure Chick Newman Ph.D, DVM, Newman Veterinary Medical Services®
    Non-Dietary Management of Dogs, Cats with Primary Chronic Renal Failure Roger A. Hostutler, DVM
    Preventing Chronic Renal Failure Joe Bartges, DVM, PhD

    Prostate Problems
    Another Reason to Neuter - Aging Males Can Develop Prostate Problems Phyllis DeGioia
    Is Your Dog’s Prostate Making Him Prostrate? Celeste A. Clements, DVM

    Reproductive System Disorders
    Have Dogs Tested for Canine Brucellosis Before Breeding Matt Drake, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois
    Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.Hot Questions About Heat Cycles
    Pyometra Wendy C. Brooks, DVM
    Pyometra in Dogs Dr. Petra Drake
    Pyometria: Therapeutic Alternative to Hysterectomy John Allinson
    Reproduction, Breeding & Fetal Development - Many articles contained at Drs. Foster & Smith site.
    Surgery of the Female and Male Reproductive Systems Dr. J. Davidson, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University
    Theriogenology Canine Index School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University

    Spay & Neuter Information
    Another Reason to Neuter - Aging Males Can Develop Prostate Problems Phyllis DeGioia
    Benefits of Spaying/Neutering Valley Oak SPCA
    Canine Neutering Operation Placerville Veterinary Clinic
    Dog Neuter Procedure - Pictures of the surgery. T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
    Dog Spay Operation Placerville Veterinary Clinic
    Dog Spay Procedure - Pictures of the surgery. T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
    Early Age Spay/Neuter - A Tool Against Unnecessary Euthanasia Clayton MacKay, DVM, Ontario Veterinary College
    Early Spay/Neuter and Urinary Obstruction Study Group on Urinary Stones, Dalmatian Club of America
    Early-age Spay/Neuter Medical Issues Humane Society of the United States
    Effects of Spaying and Neutering on Canine BehaviorJames O'Heare, Dip.A.Sc, Dip.C.B., Dip.ACP., C.C.B.C.
    Gateway to Current Information on Pet Overpopulation School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
    Neutering Male and Female Dogs Mary C. Wakeman, D.V.M. Ashford Animal Clinic Canine Fertility Center
    Neutering Male Dogs David Appleby
    Spay-Neuter Assistance Program, Inc. (SNAP) Free and low cost spaying, neutering, and veterinary care and spay-neuter information.
    Spaying and Castration -- Pros, Cons, and Myths Ione L. Smith, D.V.M. East Tennessee Doberman Rescue
    Spay USA - National referral service for affordable spay/neuter services.

    Urinary Calculi
    Amie's (Calcium Oxalate) Kidney Stones A pet owner's experience with her dog's health problems.
    Bladder Stones Wendy C. Brooks, DVM
    Bladder Stones Information Center Marvista Vet
    Bladder Stones Long Beach Animal Hospital
    Bladder Stones (Urinary Calculi) in Dogs Race Foster, DVM & Marty Smith, DVM, Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.
    Canine Urolithiasis Branford Miniature Schnauzers
    Early Spay/Neuter and Urinary Obstruction Study Group on Urinary Stones, Dalmatian Club of America
    Urolithiasis - Calculi or stones.

    Hematology/Oncology/Pathology:
    Anemia in the Dog Dr. Petra Drake
    Animal Bloodmobilte
    Animal Cancer Care School of Veterinary Science, University of Queensland
    Board Certified Veterinary Oncologists American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    Bone Cancer, How to Recognize It! What to Do! "Cyclone's Journey"
    Bone Tumors in Dogs - OncoLink Vet
    Canadian Animal Blood Bank The only organised veterinary blood bank in Canada.
    Cancer and Chemotherapy Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates
    Cancer and Tumors in Dogs Michael Richards, DVM
    Cancer in Pets Kansas State University
    Cancer in the Canine - Packed with information written by cancer researcher Pamela A. Davol.
    Cancer Links From ScottyMed.com
    Veterinary Services Department, Drs. Cancer Terminology and Symptoms - OncoLink Vet
    Canine Cancer Email List
    Canine Lymphosarcoma Veterinary Information Services
    Canine Mammary Tumors Reggie R. Cox, D.V.M.
    Canines in Crisis - Information and support site.
    Canine With Cancer - A discussion forum for all canines with cancer.
    Causes of Solid-Appearing Lumps & Bumps on the Skin Holly Frisby, DVM, Veterinary Services Department, Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.
    Chemotherapy in Small Animals Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
    Clinical Pathology - Case studies and some neat microphotography images.
    Complete Blood Count (CBC) Drs. Foster & Smith
    Cyclic Neutropenia Canine Inherited Disorders Database
    Dogs and Cancer On line resources for canine cancer information.
    Endless Love - A list for people who have pets with cancer.
    Feline and Canine Cancer Links - Extensive -- includes traditional and alternative therapies.
    Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
    Growing Lumps Should be Diagnosed Bonnie Wilcox, D.V.M.
    Hematopoietic Neoplasia Companion Animal Medicine Tim Cornish, Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine
    How to Read a Laboratory Test Douglas Island Veterinary Service
    Human Cancer Treatment Goes to the Dogs Norma Bennett Woolf
    Immune Mediated Hemolytic Anemia (IMHA) Michael Richards, D.V.M.
    International Veterinary Brain Tumor Registry
    Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Lumps College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Florida
    Lumps and Bumps Dr. T.J. Dunn
    Lumps, Bumps, Bits, and Such Deleware SPCA
    Lumps, Bumps, Cysts, Tags and Odd Skin Growths in Dogs Michael Richards, DVM
    Lymphoma Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
    Lymphosarcoma in Dogs - OncoLink Vet
    Malignant Skin Diseases of Companion Animals - Powerpoint presentation from Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.
    Mast Cell Tumors Patricia Long
    Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs - OncoLink Vet
    Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs Gail D. Mason, DVM
    Normal Values of Dog and Cat Health Parameters Learn about "normal" temperature, blood test and weight values.
    Nutrition and Cancer: Frontiers for Cure! Medical Oncology Research Laboratory Animal Cancer Center Colorado State University
    Nutritional Requirements of Cats and Dogs with Cancer OncoLink Vet
    Nutrition and the Small Animal Cancer Patient Glenna Mauldin
    Odie's Year With Cancer John Arnold
    OncoLink: Veterinary Oncology - Many articles from Penn Vet.
    Oncology Information Guides Veterinary Information Network
    Options Bring Rising Canine Cancer to Heal - USA Today article.
    Quality of Life Issues: Cancer Treatment in the Companion Animal - OncoLink Vet
    Review of the Epidemiology of Cancer in Dogs Todd Bessinger
    Robin's Cancer Files Robin Pressnall
    Signs of Cancer in Small Animals The Veterinary Cancer Society
    So Your Pet Has Cancer OncoLink Vet
    The Facts About Canine Cancer
    Thrombocytopenia Companion Animals Dr. Neal Mauldin
    Total Cancer Management in Small Animals Susan G Wynn, DVM, AltVetMed
    Transitional Cell Cancer Resources Rennie's Page
    Tumors, Cancers and Lumps in Dogs Michael Richards, DVM
    Tumors of the Nasal Passages in Dogs OncoLink Vet
    Veterinary Pathology: Cancer in Dogs The Norwegian School of Veterinary Science
    What are the different blood types of dogs and cats?
    What Do All Those Lab Tests Mean? College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University
    Veterinary Radiation Therapy The Regional Veterinary Referral Center

    Immunity & Infectious Diseases:
    Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.2001 Canine Vaccination Guidelines North Carolina State University
    Annual Vaccinations Come Under Scrutiny
    Antimicrobial Therapy for Small Animal Practitioners
    Autoimmune Diseases
    AVMA Principles of Vaccination Approved by the AVMA Executive Board April, 2001
    Blastomycosis
    Canine and Feline Distemper
    Canine Coronavirus
    Canine Coronavirus
    Canine Coronavirus Disease Dr. Petra Drake
    Canine Coronavirus Infection
    Canine Immune System and Disease Resistance
    Canine Infectious Hepatitis Community Animal Hospital, P.C.
    Canine Parvovirus
    Canine Leptospirosis Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory
    Canine Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
    Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.Canine Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
    Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.Canine Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
    Canine Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
    Canine Vaccination Today Philip D. Mansfield, DVM, Associate Professor, Auburn University
    Canine Vaccinology - Part I Susan E. Anderson, D.V.M.
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Lead federal (U.S.) agency for protecting the health and safety of people but contains useful information none-the-less - good site search engine.
    Colorado State University's Small Animal Vaccination Protocol
    Considerations in Using a Canine Coronavirus Vaccine (Pfizer)
    Dog Vaccination Information Guide picks from About.com
    Dog Vaccinations and Associated Diseases
    Cyclic Neutropenia - "Gray collie Syndrome"
    Distemper
    Distemper
    Experts can't agree on viability of annual shots for dogs and cats Courier-Post article from 10/6/01
    Fevers and Your Pet
    Fungal Infections in Dogs
    HIV/AIDS and Pet Ownership Progressive Animal Welfare Society
    Immune and Blood Systems - Many articles at this site.
    Importance of Canine Vaccines Both sides of the vaccine debate presented by About.com
    Infectious Diseases
    Infectious Diseases and Immunology Research James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health
    Infectious Diseases of Dogs
    Leptospirosis Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP Educational Director, VeterinaryPartner.com
    Leptospirosis Secretariat of the Pacific Community
    Leptospirosis OSU Extension Facts
    Leptospirosis in Dogs - Current Status Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science, Diagnostic Laboratory, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.
    Leptospirosis Information Page Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry
    Leptospirosis: New Forms of Old Disease Threaten U.S. Dogs - Cornell U.
    Leptospirosis Outbreaks Difficult to Diagnose Norma Bennett Woolf
    Lupus
    Mosquito Protection for People Property and Pets State of Connecticut Mosquito Management Program tells how to protect family from West Nile Virus.
    New treatments for Parvo and Giardia
    Parvo FAQ
    Parvovirus is a Serious Threat to Your Puppy
    Parvovirus- Layman's Essentials of Fluid and Electrolyte Treatment
    Parvo Virus
    Pets Don't Need Shots Every Year June 3, 2002 Houston Chronicle article.
    Puppies Need Extra Protection Against Canine Parvovirus
    Ringworm
    Ringworm in Dogs Dr. Petra Drake
    Rise of Antibiotic Resistant Infections - good general discussion
    The Vaccine Controversy
    To Vaccinate Or Not: It Is Your Decision T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
    Vaccination Controversy Links - Site is a little difficult to navigate but there's lots here if you're interested in this topic.
    Vaccination Decisions Susan Gayle Wynn, DVM
    Vaccination Failures Dr. Petra Drake
    Vaccination: Shield Against Canine Diseases
    Vaccine Protocol Dr. W. Jean Dodds
    Valley Fever Center for Excellence - Describes what it is, who can be stricken with it, and the effects of valley fever on dogs.
    VHUP (University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine) Vaccination Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
    West Nile Virus
    West Nile Virus - CDC Information
    West Nile Virus FAQs Maine Bureau of Health
    West Nile Virus NH Department of Health and Human Services
    What You Should Know About Canine Parvovirus
    Zoonosis Control Division Texas Dept. of Health - Information on diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.
    Zoonotic Diseases - diseases and infections which are naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and man.

    Musculo-Skeletal:
    Border Collies have a genetic predisposition to Hip Dysplasia and possibly OCD; they also encounter musculoskeletal problems related to their athletic pursuits.

    ARTHRITIS, DIAGNOSTICS, ELBOW DISORDERS, HIP DYSPLASIA, JOINT REGISTRIES, KNEE DISORDERS, LAMENESS, OCD, REHABILITATION, SHOULDER DISORDERS, THERAPIES

    General Information
  • A Guide to Recognizing Bone Diseases Linda Arndt, Blackwatch Great Danes
  • Canine Intervertebral Disk Disease Patricia J. Luttgen, D.V.M.
  • Clinical Aspects of the Canine Athlete Robert L. Gillette, D.V.M.
  • Large Breed Puppies: What is an Appropriate Diet? Chick Newman, PhD, DVM. Preventing joint disease.
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders Links K9 Source List
  • Relationship of Nutrition to the Development of Skeletal Disease in Young Dogs Phillip W. Toll, D.V.M. & Daniel C. Richardson, D.V.M.

  • Arthritis
  • Adequan Treatment for Arthritis Luitpold Pharmaceuticals
  • Arthritis in Dogs - Incidence and signs from Paw Print Animal Hospital.
  • Arthritis Susan G Wynn, D.V.M., AltVetMed
  • Arthritis -- 13 Ways to Ease the Aches from Rodale Press
  • Arthritis and Your Dog Pfizer, Inc. (manufacturers of Rimadyl)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (Osteoarthritis) Drs. Foster & Smith
  • Dogs With Arthritis
  • Key Risk Factor for Canine Arthritis Identified University of Pennsylvania Almanac, 12/18/01
  • Managing the Arthritic Patient David Francis, D.V.M., University of Tennessee
  • Medical Management of Osteoarthritis Paul S. McNamara, D.V.M.
  • Pain Clinic - New arthritis treatments.
  • New Options for Old Problems - Relief from Arthritis - Written by C. Denise Wall, PhD
  • Diagnostic Techniques
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia and PennHIP by Patricia Long, reviewed & edited by Dr. Gail Smith, and Dr. Peterson
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia: Are Breeders Winning the Battle? Including Comprehensive Sections On Methods for Diagnosing and Predicting Genetic Predisposition Wing-N-Wave Labradors
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia Diagnosis Rory Todhunter, PhD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Cornell
  • Comparing PennHIP and OFA Two articles reviewing PennHIP and OFA radiologic protocols.
  • Importance of Good Positioning on Canine Hip X-Rays Ed Frawley
  • My Thoughts on Developing a Wider View of Hip Dysplasia in the Border Collie Article by C. Denise Wall, Ph.D.
  • Palpation, Radiographic and Ultrasound for Early Detection of Mild to Moderate Canine Hip Dysplasia Abstract. Comparison of methods.
  • Pathogenesis of Canine Hip Dysplasia Dorsolateral subluxation of femoral heads at 8-months of age. George Lust, Ph.D., Cornell University
  • Reliability of early radiographic evaluations for canine hip dysplasia obtained from the standard ventrodorsal radiographic projection Abstract. Corley EA, Keller GG, Lattimer JC, Ellersieck MR. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1997 Nov 1;211(9):1142-6.
  • Repeatability of dorsolateral subluxation scores in dogs and correlation with macroscopic appearance of hip osteoarthritis Abstract. Lust et al., Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine
  • The PennHip Method of Diagnosing Hip Dysplasia: New x-ray technology for assessing canine hip health by Kathleen R. Hutton, DVM, includes Q&A
  • Three Radiologic Methods for Diagnosis of Hip Dysplasia Comparison in eight-month-old dogs.
  • Veterinary Procedures Used to Diagnose Joint Disease Holly Frisby, DVM, Drs. Foster & Smith
  • When is the best time to have my dog's hips x-rayed? Anita R. Weidinger, D.V.M.
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Resources - extensive!
  • Dr. Henry De Boer Jr. on Elbow Dysplasia: Part 1 / Part 2
  • Elbow Dysplasia Daniel D. Lewis, DVM, Small Animal Advanced Orthopedic Surgery
  • International Elbow Working Group (IEWG) Proceedings - 11th Annual Meeting, April 25, 2000
  • Osteochondrosis of the Humeral Condyle Daniel D. Lewis, DVM, Small Animal Advanced Orthopedic Surgery
  • The Role of Nutrition in Elbow Dysplasia Herman A.W. Hazewinkel, Lars F.H. Theyse, Richard C. Nap
  • Growing Pains and Lameness
  • Bone Diseases of Growing Dogs North Creek Pet Hospital
  • Growing Pains Southern California Veterinary Referral Group
  • Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy: A Bone Disease in Growing Dogs Drs. Foster & Smith
  • Hypertrophic Osteodystrophy (HOD) Michael Richards, D.V.M.
  • Lameness in Dogs and Cats Chick Newman, PhD, D.V.M.
  • Limping - Pano The Berner List
  • Hip Dysplasia
    Other good links can be found in Diagnostic Techniques and Joint Registries sections.

  • ABCA Hip Committee Report: Hip Dysplasia in Border Collies
  • Canine Hip and Elbow Dysplasia Resources - extensive!
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia Tom Phillips, D.V.M.
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia VetCentric
  • Canine Hip Dysplasia The Dog Scene (UK)
  • Canine Hip Problems Can be Avoided Kansas State University
  • Cause of HD - A Summary - Response to the article, "The Error of the Millennium in Veterinary Medicine" asserting that Hip Dysplasia is NOT genetic, but that it's primary cause is dog food and the environment.
  • Cornell Science News - Canine Hip Dysplasia - Five misconceptions about this disease.
  • Dealing With Wrong Ideas About Hip Dysplasia Fred Lanting
  • Estrus and Hips Fred Lanting
  • Hip Dysplasia - 7 part series at Acme Pet
  • Hip Dysplasia Long Beach Animal Hospital
  • Hip Dysplasia SiriusDog
  • Hip Dysplasia: Diagnosis - Treatment - Prevention Drs. Foster & Smith
  • Hip Dysplasia: How it Develops Rob Hilsenroth, D.V.M.
  • Hip Dysplasia in the Border Collie Janet E. Larson
  • Introduction to Canine Hip Dysplasia - Includes list of supplements anecdotally beneficial in treatment of CHD. SiriusDog
  • Medline Literature Search: Canine Hip Dysplasia, 1966-1996
  • My Thoughts on Developing a Wider View on Hip Dysplasia in the Border Collie (2001) - Article written by C. Denise Wall originally published in American Border Collie Magazine.
  • Operating Room Seminar on Hip Dysplasia North Creek Pet Hospital
  • Orthopedic Soundness in the Field (Working Sporting) Dog The "New" Knowledge about Hip Dysplasia Fred Lanting
  • Prevalence of Canine Hip Dysplasia in a Veterinary Teaching Hospital Population Rettenmaier JL, Keller GG, Lattimer JC, Corley EA, Ellersieck MR. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2002 Jul-Aug;43(4):313-8.
  • Retrospective cohort study of changes in hip joint phenotype of dogs in the United States Abstract. Kaneene JB, Mostosky UV, Padgett GA. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1997 Dec 15;211(12):1542-4.
  • Tufts University Article on Hip Dysplasia
  • Unilateral Hip Dysplasia Mary C. Wakeman, D.V.M.
  • WSU Offers Honorarium for (Obese) Pet Dogs in Hip Dysplasia Studies - The studies will focus on the effects of obesity on hip dysplasia lameness, and the benefits of a specially formulated diet for dogs with hip dysplasia. Participants who complete the study will receive a $300 honorarium. Additionally, all dog food will be provided during the study.
  • Joint Registries
  • Hip Scoring (UK)
  • How Hips are Graded
  • Institute for Genetic Disease Control
  • OFA DATA - All Border Collies through 9/97
  • Orthopedic Foundation for Animals, Inc.
  • PennHIP (University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program)
  • PennHIP FAQ
  • PennHip vs. OFA
  • Summary of PennHip Research
  • Knee Disorders
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture(ACL)
  • Cranial Cruciate Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Ligament Injuries in Sporting Dogs
  • Medial and Lateral Patellar Luxation
  • Operating Area Seminar on Cruciate Ligament Rupture
  • Patella Luxation
  • The ACL
  • Osteochrondritis and Osteochoncrosis
  • Orthopedic Problems in Hocks (OCD)
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) and the Border Collie
  • Osteochondritis/Osteochondrosis
  • Osteochondrosis in Dogs Daniel Lewis, DVM, Small Animal Advanced Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cheryl May's Activities for Dogs that Can't be Too Active
  • K-9 Carts - Wheelchairs for mobility-impaired pets.
  • Physical Therapy Offers New Hope for Puppies With Orthopedic Disorders Janet E. Steiss, DVM, Ph.D., PT & Robert D. Horne, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVS
  • Physical Therapy in Veterinary Medicine Robert Taylor
  • Recovery Games Games you can play with a convalescing dog.
  • Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy for Animals
  • Rehabilitation Following Joint Surgery in Sporting Dogs
  • Walkabout Custom Fitted Harness and Boots
    Therapies
  • Adequan Treatment for Arthritis
  • BioMedtrix - Manufacturer of veterinary orthopedic products, specializing in canine total hip replacements.
  • Chondroprotective Supplementation for the Working Dog
  • Ester-C: Miracle Cure for Hip Dysplasia???
  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin
  • Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) Supplements
  • Managing Chronic Pain: The Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) Patricia Dowling
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
  • Rimadyl Information - Also see Rimadyl Trial Offer.
  • Rimadyl Patient Information Sheet
  • Rimadyl: News, Views & Advisories
  • Two Articles on Rimadyl

  • Neurology:
    Epilepsy and, to a lesser degree, Ceroid lipofuscinosis pose potential problems in border collies.

    Canine Epilepsy Pam Bethurum, ASCA Educational Coordinator
    Canine Epilepsy Todd D.L. Woods, M.D.
    Canine Epilepsy Network College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri
    Canine Epilepsy Research Researchers need DNA samples from dogs who have experienced seizures, and immediate relatives, both normal and affected.
    Canine Epilepsy Research Consortium Seizure Survey College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri-Columbia
    Canine Epilepsy Resource Center The Web site of Epil-K9. "All you ever wanted to know about Canine Epilepsy."
    Canine Health Online Forum 9 - "Canine Epilepsy Research: How You Can Help" Guest Speakers: Dr. Anita Oberbauer, University of California, Davis, Dr. Gary Johnson, University of Missouri & Dr. Dennis O’Brien
    Cerebellar Abiotrophy autosomal recessive disease that causes poor coordination and lack of balance in border collie puppies
    Cerebellar Abiotrophy in a Family of Border Collie Dogs J. R. Sandy, R. F. Slocombe, R. W. Mitten and D. Jedwab
    Cerebellar Diseases of Dogs and Cats Richard A. LeCouteur, BVSc, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology), DECVN University of California Davis
    Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.Cerebellum Diseases Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
    Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (CL or Storage Disease) Border Collie Club of NSW Inc.
    Ceroid Lipofuscinosis in the Border Collie Judy DeJong
    Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (Storage Disease) Jennie Bullock
    Current Status of Canine Epilepsy Research (AKC)
    Diseases of the Nerves, Bones, Joints and Muscles in Dogs Large collection of articles from Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.
    Epi Guardian Angels Canine Epilepsy Information, support, treatments and solutions for veterinarians and owners of dogs with epilepsy.
    Epilepsy This article was written primarily about epilepsy in the Belgian Tervueren however epilepsy is a much underdiscussed topic among Border Collies. Alicia Aylward Marcinczyk
    Epilepsy and Seizures Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.
    Epilepsy in Dogs and Cats Tim Mainland MA, Vet MB, MRCVS
    Epilepsy Resources Suggested books and web sites.
    Exercise Induced Collapse in Laborador Retrievers Susan M. Taylor, DVM
    GI Joe Canine Epilepsy Resources
    Idiopathic Canine Epilepsy Dr. Gary Rosnick, DVM
    Idiopathic Epilepsy Dr. Wendell O. Belfield
    Inherited Epilepsy can be Devastating in Dogs Ned Patterson D.V.M.
    Inherited Nervous System Disorders Part of the Canine Inherited Disorders Database.
    Managing Epileptic Dogs Thomas B. William, DVM
    Naturally Treating Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Darleen Rudnick, Pet Nutritionist
    Neuromuscular Disorders Affecting Young Dogs and Cats See section on nemaline rod myopathy. G. Diane Shelton DVM
    Neurotoxic Disorders K. G. Braund, Veterinary Neurological Consulting Services(Last Updated: 17-Dec-2002).
    Recognizing Epilepsy Deanna Mather Larson
    Seizure Disorders
    Seizure Disorders Paw Print Animal Hospital
    Seizures Dr. Raymond F. Hinkle
    Seizures in Dogs Teri Dickinson, DVM
    Seizures in Dogs Michael Richards, DVM
    Veterinary Neurological Center, Ltd.
    White Paper on Canine Epilepsy American Kennel Club Symposium, October 31 & November 1, 1997.

    Otolaryngology:
    Border Collies have a genetic predisposition to collie eye anomaly (CEA), an autosomal recessive disorder. Focal/Multifocal Acquired Retinopathy is also common in the breed.

    TEETH & THROAT, EARS, EYES, NOSE

    General
  • Diseases of the Ear, Skin, Hair Coat, and Nails - Many articles found at this website.
  • Canine Mouth, Teeth & Throat
  • All Pets Dental
  • Dental Problems in Dogs - Read answers to questions posed by subscribers.
  • Dog Saliva: the Next Wonder Drug? Ned Rozell
  • Malocclusion
  • Malocclusion of Teeth Spinone Club of America
  • Pet Dental Website
  • Teeth as a Guide to Your Dog's Age
  • The Dental Care Series Jan Bellows D.V.M., All Pets Dental Clinic
  • Tongue Talk - All about the dog's tongue. T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
  • Tonsillitis & Strep Throat in Dogs Dr. Petra Drake
  • WSAVA 2001 Dental Congress
  • Vet Dentistry
  • Canine Ears
  • An Ear Full of Auditory Advice - Basic article about the canine ear and when you need to take your dog to the vet.
  • Beyond Human Hearing
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test for Deafness
  • Buggy Ears - Ear Mites Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Canine Vestibular Disease A problem with the connections between inner/middle ear and brain causing ataxia.
  • Care of the Poodle Ear (or any other drop-eared, hairy dog) - if your dog likes to swim, or has experienced ear infections, you'll want to read this.
  • Deaf Dog Education Action Fund - Training tips, resources and more.
  • Deaf Dogs Webring
  • Deafness
  • Deafness in Dogs and Cats - prevalence, causes and management. Many articles.
  • Dog Ear and Eye Care
  • Ear Infections in the Dog
  • Ear Mites FAQ
  • Ear Mites in Dogs
  • Ear Mites, Where do They Come From?
  • Examining and Medicating the Ears of a Dog
  • Otitis Externa
  • Otitis Externa
  • Part 1: Ear Disease Myriad Causes, Treatment Make Diagnosis Tricky; Important to Know Structure of Ear David Holt, BVSc, Dipl. ACVS
  • Part 2: Evaluation Critical in Choosing Otitis Treatment David Holt, BVSc, Dipl. ACVS
  • Pinpointing the Underlying Causes of Otitis Externa Julie Delger, DVM
  • Surgical Ear Diseases in Small Animals
  • The Bigger Your Skull, The Less You Hear Larry Gedney
  • The Musical Canine
  • Canine Eyes (Opthalmology)
  • ABCA Eye Committee Report
  • American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists - Listed by state.
  • British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists
  • Canine Cataracts
  • Canine Eye Registration Foundation
  • CEA I
  • CERF Canine Eye Registration Foundation - Including Diagnostic Spotlight articles.
  • Canine Vision
  • Color and Acuity Differences Between Dogs and Humans
  • Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.Color Vision in the Dog
  • Common Eye Diseases
  • Comparative Ophthalmology Notes - (UC Davis)
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Corneal Ulcers
  • Corneal Ulcers and Erosions
  • East Bay's Veterinary Ophthalmology Home Page
  • Examining and Medicating the Eyes of a Dog
  • Eye Disorders in Dogs - Many articles found at this website.
  • Eye Injuries - First aid.
  • Eye Clinic for Animals - Overview of many different conditions including those affecting BCs.
  • Eye Disease in Collies
  • Information That May be of Interest in Veterinary Ophthalmology
  • Inherited Disorders of the Eye
  • Living With a Blind Dog - Links from Wisconsin Border Collie Rescue.
  • Meet Our Blind Dogs - Blind dog and canine vision links and information.
  • Optigen - Tests for genetic eye diseases, including PRA.
  • Pannus
  • Pannus: Corneal Inflammation in the German Shepherd Dog - This autoimmune problem is also seen sporadically in BCs.
  • PRA Today: Current Research in Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Retinal Disorders in Border Collies
  • Through the Eyes of Your Canine
  • Ulcerative Corneal Disease
  • Update on Eye Diseases in the Border Collie (1996) - Article by C. Denise Wall originally appeared in American Border Collie magazine.
  • Veterinary Ophthalmology Information Centre
  • Veterinary Ophthalmology Handouts - Detailed info about many topics including all of the disorders affecting BCs.
  • What do Dogs See? A Review of "Vision in Dogs"
  • Your Dog's Vision - List of disorders potentially leading to loss of sight.
  • Canine Nose
  • Canine Olfactory Detection Laboratory
  • Doggy's Amazing Sense of Smell
  • Dogology: Facts About Man's Best Friend - The canine senses.
  • Of Biosensors and Buddy's Nose Sue Ann Bowling
  • Olfaction - Tutorial on the sense of smell.
  • Olfactory Function and Nutrition in Canine Athletes
  • Reverse Sneeze Syndrome Genito Animal Hospital
  • The Chemosensory World of Pets
  • The Nose Knows
  • The World According to a Dog's Nose Ned Rozell
  • Those Embarrassing Crotch Hounds
  • Parasites and Related Disorders:
    EXTERNAL, INTERNAL, PARASITICIDES

    General
  • Dog Parasites and Parasite Transmitted Disease
  • External & Internal Parasites in Dogs - Many articles found at this website.
  • Ohio State University Extension Pet Pest Management Bulletin Extension Entomologist
  • Parasites of Canids
  • Veterinary Parasitology - Oklahoma State University
    External
  • Advantage FAQ
  • Animals - Pets and Wildlife and Lyme Disease Links Art Doherty
  • Buggy Ears - Ear Mites Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Canine Demodicosis Animal HealthCare Center
  • Canine Ehrlichiosis Arizona Veterinary Medical Association
  • Canine Ehrlichiosis Mark Silverio, DVM
  • Canine Flea Allergy Dr. Petra Drake
  • Canine Flea Control Dr. Petra Drake
  • Canine Lyme Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.
  • Canine Lymes Disease Veterinary Information Services
  • Canine Tick Diseases FAQ Lynda Adame
  • CDC Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
  • Current Treatment Of Canine Demodicosis Terese C. DeManuelle, D.V.M.
  • Demodectic Mange Jennie Bullock
  • Demodectic Mange Dr. William Griswold, DVM
  • Dermodectic Mange Mar Vista Animal Medical Center
  • Ear Mites FAQ Wendy C. Brooks, DVM, DipABVP
  • Ear Mites in Dogs Michael Richards, DVM
  • Ear Mites, Where do They Come From? Dr. Tom Sager
  • Ehrlichia Infections in Dogs Edward B. Breitschwerdt, DVM
  • Ehrlichiosis Holly Frisby, DVM
  • Ehrlichiosis J. S. Mathew, BVSc, MS & S. A. Ewing, DVM, Ph D
  • Ehrlichiosis a Silent and Deadly Killer Jan Hendricks & Bob Wilson
  • Effective Flea and Tick Control Placerville Veterinary Clinic
  • Fighting Fleas and Ticks Dixie Farley, USFDA
  • Flea Allergy Dermatitis John Macdonald
  • Fleas and Flea Control Comprehensive information prepared by James O. Noxon, DVM, Companion Animal Dermatology, Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Fleas and Ticks FAQ Cindy Tittle Moore
  • Flea Control in Companion Animals Newman Veterinary Medical Services®
  • Fleas, flea allergy, and flea control, a review Candace A. Sousa, DVM
  • Flea Information Series from VIN.com.
  • Lyme Disease Kay Pine, USBCC Newsletter, Summer 1995
  • Lyme Disease and Your Pet Wendy Harless, Oregon State University
  • Lyme Disease Links - Over 9,000 Categorized Links on Lyme Disease.
  • Lyme Disease, Pregnancy and Monthly Heartworm Mary C. Wakeman, D.V.M.
  • Mange Norma Bennett Woolf
  • Mange and Other 'Critters' Dr. Lucy L. Pinkston, D.V.M.
  • Red Mange - Demodectic Mange Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Notoedric Mange
  • Pest Management Insect fact sheets from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Pest Management Office
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
  • Sarcoptic Mange - You Can Get It Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Tick Borne & Infectious Diseases Update Lecture Notes
  • Tick Diseases in Dogs
  • Tick Fever Silent, Insidious, and Deadly
  • Tick-Transmitted Diseases in Pets
  • Ticks Placerville Veterinary Clinic
  • Ticks and Tick Transmitted Diseases in Oklahoma

  • Internal
  • All About Intestinal Parasites
  • All About Whipworms
  • American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists
  • American Heartworm Society
  • An Uncommon Disease in Foxhounds - Leishmaniasis.
  • Canine Hookworm Infection Dr. Petra Drake
  • Canine Leishmaniasis, an Emerging Threat
  • Canine Whipworms Dr. Petra Drake
  • Coccidia (Coccidiosis) - this common sheep parasite can also affect your border collie.
  • Coccidia
  • Coccidiosis FAQ
  • Common Tapeworm
  • Fishing With Fido - Sharing the catch with your dog can be an act of kindness that kills.
  • Giardia Canis
  • Giardia, Giardiasis
  • Giardia in Dogs
  • Giardia in Dogs
  • Giardia in Dogs and Cats T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
  • Giardiasis
  • Giardia Vaccine?
  • Guarding Against Giardia
  • Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Heartworm Prevention and Therapy
  • Heartworms, Heartworm Disease and Treatment in Dogs Placerville Veterinary Clinic
  • Hookworms and Why Dogs are Kept off Beaches Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • How To Prevent Transmission of Intestinal Roundworms from Pets to People
  • New Trends and Technologies in Heartworm Prevention Bryan L. Blagburn, Ph.D., Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Parasites and Parasitological Resources - Fascinating site from Ohio State University; not recommended for the easily 'grossed-out.'
  • Roundworms and Their Public Health Significance Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Roundworm Infection Dr. Petra Drake
  • Selected Zoonotic Agents of Gastroenteritis That Can Be Acquired From Dogs and Cats: Giardia
  • Spirocerca lupi
  • Strongyloides (Threadworms)
  • Tapeworms
  • Tapeworms: Parasites With a Past
  • Those Disgusting Tapeworms Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Veterinary Clinical Parasitology Images
  • Whipworms
  • Whipworms and the Neighbor's Dog Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Worms in Sheepdogs
  • Parasiticides/Anthelmintics/Alternative Remedies
  • Click here to download & install the Adobe Acrobat Reader.2002 Directory of Least-Toxic Pest Control Products Includes fleas and ticks.
  • Advantage® (imidacloprid) Topical Solution tube rebate.
  • Alternative Products for the War on Fleas Part of the Flea Information Series from VIN.com.
  • Amitraz Topical parasite control agent.
  • Antinematodals Toxicity Purdue Research Foundation, 1996
  • Basics of Natural Flea Control Susan G. Wynn, DVM
  • Beneficial Nematodes: Suppliers and Pesticide Compatibility University of Florida
  • CAPSTAR® (Nitenpyram)Tablets
  • CAPSTAR® (Nitenpyram)Tablets
  • Diet Supplements and Fleas Patricia Schenck, DVM, PhD, Veterinary Nutritionist
  • Droncit (Praziquantel)
  • Droncit
  • Endorid Wormer Palatable Tablets
  • EXTOXNET InfoBase Objective, science-based information about pesticides for the non-expert developed by toxicologists and chemists within the Extension Services of University of California-Davis, Oregon State University, Michigan State University, Cornell University, and the University of Idaho.
  • Flea Control With Parasitic Nematodes Not a Sure Thing Robert A. Dunn, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida
  • Flea - Tick - External Parasite Treatment Drs Foster & Smith PedEducation.com
  • Frontline Homepage - Flea and tick products.
  • HEARTGARD-30® (Ivermectin tablets) New Animal Drug Application
  • Heartguard - product information, pet health care tips, and reminder services that let you know it's time for preventive health care. Manufacturer info.
  • Heartworm Disease Treatment Michael Richards, D.V.M.
  • Heartworm Preventatives and Treatments for Dogs and Cats
  • Interceptor (Milbemycin oxime) - Administered monthly to prevent heartworm and to treat and controls several intestinal parasites.
  • Internet Vet Column: Ivermectin
  • Ivermectin PetPlace Drug Library
  • Ivermectin Dr. Nolan, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ivermectin & Macrocyclic Lactones Salvation or Curse? Dr. Katrina Mealey, Washington State University
  • Ivermectin Sensitivity
  • Ivermectin Toxicity and Its Treatment
  • Ivermectin Toxicity in Collies WSU College of Veterinary Medicine has discovered a mutant gene for a key transport protein in the susceptible collies.
  • Ivermectin Toxicosis American Board of Veterinary Toxicology
  • Kiltix® Topical Solution For Dogs
  • K-State Vet Says Herbal Preventatives May Not Make Fleas Flee
  • Program® Flavor Tabs® (Lufenuron) - Prevent flea eggs and larvae from developing.
  • Pharmacology of Pesticides Gordon L. Coppoc, D.V.M., Ph.D., Purdue University
  • Products and Promotions That Have Limited Value for Mosquito Control Wayne J. Crans, Associate Research Professor in Entomology
  • ProHeart™ for Dogs (Moxidectin Heartworm Prevention Tablets) FDA Freedom of Information Summary
  • ProHeart® 6 (Moxidectin) - Long-lasting injectable heartworm preventative administered by your veterinarian. Manufacturer info.
  • Revolution (Selamectin)
  • Revolution - First topical solution that prevents heartworm disease and also kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching. Dr. Dan Wasmund
  • Sentinel® Flavor Tabs® (milbemycin oxime/lufenuron) - Once-a-month prescription tablet that prevents heartworm disease and flea populations, controls adult hookworms, and removes and controls adult roundworm and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies.
  • Use of Praziquantel (Droncit, Drontal) in Dogs and Cats

  • Pharmacology:
    ADMINISTRATION, ANTHELMINTICS, DRUG INFO, HERBAL & NATURAL CURES, MANUFACTURERS/SUPPLIERS, PARACITICIDES

    Administration
    A Bitter Pill to Swallow Jeff Wayman, DVM reveals a compound that makes pills irresistable to dogs!
    Examining and Medicating the Ears of a Dog
    Examining and Medicating the Eyes of a Dog
    Giving Oral Medications to a Dog
    Medicine Time - Tips to get your pet to take pills prescribed by your veterinarian.
    Pet Place Drug Library - Directions for administering oral, injectable and other meds.

    Drug Information
    Adequan ® Treatment for Arthritis - Luitpold Pharmaceutical
    Anipryl and Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome
    Antimicrobial Therapy for Small Animal Practitioners - Also contains a nice explanation of common NSAIDS and their actions (scroll down page).
    Cancer and Chemotherapy
    Canine Emergency Drugs
    Chemotherapy in Small Animals
    Common Drugs and Nutraceuticals for Dogs and Cats
    Corticosteroids in Veterinary Medicine Chick Newman Ph.D, DVM, Newman Veterinary Medical Services®
    Drugs for Pets - Two veterinarians who specialize in animal behavior talk about the increased acceptance of advanced medical treatment and behavior therapies for animals.
    FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
    Internet Vets Online Reference Of Veterinary Drugs
    Ivermectin Sensitivity
    Ivermectin Toxicity and Its Treatment
    Managing Chronic Pain: The Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) Patricia Dowling
    Mar Vista Animal Medical Center Animal Pharmacy Center This area presents a list of medications commonly prescribed for the treatment of dog medical conditions.
    Merck Veterinary Manual Pharmacology
    New Options for Old Problems - Relief from Arthritis - Written by C. Denise Wall, PhD
    Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
    Pet Place Drug Library - Up-to-date information about drugs and medications.
    Pharmacologic Treatment of Separation Anxiety
    Phenylpropanolamine and Your Dog Michael Richards, D.V.M.
    Prescribing Prozac
    Rimadyl Information
    Rimadyl: News, Views & Advisories
    Rimadyl Patient Information Sheet
    Rise of Antibiotic Resistant Infections - good general discussion
    Two Articles on Rimadyl

    Herbal / Natural Remedies
    Alternative Products for the War on Fleas Part of the Flea Information Series from VIN.com.
    Bach Flower Remedies (Dr. Edward Bach Centre)
    Diet Supplements and Fleas Patricia Schenck, DVM, PhD, Veterinary Nutritionist
    Getting the Facts on Nutritional Supplements John E. Bauer, DVM, Ph.D.
    HerbMed® - an interactive, electronic herbal database.
    K-State Vet Says Herbal Preventatives May Not Make Fleas Flee
    Basics of Natural Flea Control Susan G. Wynn, DVM

    Manufacturers / Suppliers
    Bayer Animal Health
    Discount Online Human and Pet Prescriptions
    Farnam Companies
    Hoechst Roussel Vet
    Merial
    Pet Pharmacies - About 250 pharmacies across the nation now cater to pets as well as people. This segment is from All Things Considered, Friday, July 06, 2001.
    Pfizer Animal Health
    Pharmacia & Upjohn Company
    Schering-Plough Animal Health

    Radiology:
    Comparison of three radiographic methods for diagnosis of hip dysplasia in eight-month-old dogs. Abstract. Lust G, Todhunter RJ, Erb HN, Dykes NL, Williams AJ, Burton-Wurster NI, Farese JP. James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
    Comparison of two palpation, four radiographic and three ultrasound methods for early detection of mild to moderate canine hip dysplasia. Abstract.
    Comparison of three radiographic methods for diagnosis of hip dysplasia in eight-month-old dogs. Abstract. Lust G, Todhunter RJ, Erb HN, Dykes NL, Williams AJ, Burton-Wurster NI, Farese JP. James A. Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University
    Radiology T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
    Importance of Good Positioning on Canine Hip X-Rays
    Repeatability of dorsolateral subluxation scores in dogs and correlation with macroscopic appearance of hip osteoarthritis Abstract. Lust et al., Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine
    Veterinary Procedures Used to Diagnose Joint Disease
    When is the best time to have my dog's hips x-rayed?

    Respiratory:
    Acid/Base, Blood Gas Interpretation
    Disorders of the Heart and Respiratory Systems - Many articles found at this website.
    Kennel Cough
    Kennel Cough and the Working Dog - What really is kennel cough and how serious is it?
    Paroxysmal Respiration Mike Richards, DVM
    Pneumonitis and Pneumonia
    Pneumothorax
    Protect Your Dog Against Bordetella
    Reverse Sneezing Holly Frisby, DVM, MS
    Reverse Sneezing Partnership for Animal Welfare, Inc

    Safety:
    A Message to Dog Owners - The most common predatory killers of livestock are domestic dogs.
    Chinook Break-Away Safety CollarTM - Designed to prevent strangling injuries.
    Confining Your Dog Progressive Animal Welfare Society
    Dealing With Dogs That Run Away People and Dogs Society
    Dogs, Trucks and Safety
    Door Bolting Sherri Regalbuto
    Flash Dog Collar - If you have a 'sneaky little BC' who has figured out that you can't see where they're going at night, try a flashing collar! We haven't used this brand but do use flashing lights to keep track of our less reliable (but obedient) dogs until fully trained.
    Hidden fences - Out of sight may not mean peace of mind.
    Hit by a Car - Whose Fault is it?
    Leash=Love=Life
    Property Training Carol Lea Benjamin
    The Canine Escape Artist Progressive Animal Welfare Society
    Truck Dogs Sherri Regalbuto
    What Do You Do When a Pet Runs Off Through Doors and Gates? Diana Guerrero

    Skin:
    Acne in Dogs Encyclopedia of Canine Veterinary Medical Information
    Acral Lick Dermatitis (ALD)
    Allergies and the Itchy Pet
    Bacterial Dermatitis
    Bite Abscesses
    Canine Lick Granuloma
    Canine Lick Granuloma Dr. Petra Drake
    Canine Warts Stanford Brent Carroll, DVM
    Companion Animal Dermatology
    Diseases of the Ear, Skin, Hair Coat, and Nails - Many articles found at this website.
    Growing Lumps Should be Diagnosed
    Hot Spots T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
    Itch Relief
    Lick Granuloma
    Lick Granulomas T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
    Ringworm
    Ringworm in Dogs Dr. Petra Drake
    Scratching the Surface of Canine Skin Disease
    Sebaceous Cyst
    Canine Seborrhea: Dealing With Doggy Odor Stephen M. Sheldon, D.V.M.
    Selected Skin Problems in Dogs and Cats Chick Newman Ph.D, DVM, Newman Veterinary Medical Services®
    Skin Disorders of Dogs
    Staph Dermatitis & Hypersensitivity Dr. Petra Drake

    Wildlife Encounters:
    Arizona Herpetological Association - General information on rattle snakes and things to do and not do if bitten.
    Avoid Encounters With Alligators
    Black Widow Spider Bite - Signs and Treatment
    Brown Recluse Spider
    Bufo Toad Poisoning
    De-skunking Home Remedy
    Insect, Spider, Snake and Tick Bites - Georgia Poison Center
    National Center for Infectious Diseases - Rabies
    Palm Beach Herpetological Society - First aid for snake bites from the University of Florida.
    Porcupine Quills
    Porky Quills! T. J. Dunn, Jr. DVM
    Protocols for Management of Venomous Snakebites
    Rabies
    Snake Bite
    Snake Bites
    Spider Bites - California Poison Control System
    Spiders and other Arachnids - UC Riverside
    Treating Snake Bites in Dogs
    Treatment of Snake Bites in Field Dogs
    What You Should Know About Rabies


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