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Pet Health Resources, Pet free online resources providing quality animal health related information, as always, please remember that your veterinarian is the very best professional to consult regarding your pet animal’s health, especially if your pet animal is ill, the following online sites are listed for your information only.
Pet Health Resources Listings
Behavior & Training
Integrative Medicine (Alternative & Complementary)
American Humane Association, The goal of the Animal Behavior Resources Institute is “To enhance human animal relationships and improve quality of life for people and animals by providing education and animal behavior resources.” Includes short instructional video clips, “Behavior Talk” podcasts, news, articles, and much more.
Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Provides a “resource checklist” with helpful suggestions regarding enriching the lives of indoor cats..
Bibliographic databases lead you to journal articles on specific topics of your interest. Copies of articles that are held by the Veterinary Library can be supplied through our VetAccess service or from other sources, such as your local public library. PubMed MEDLINE
PubMed MEDLINE is available to the public. Cornell users should access it through the Cornell Access to PubMed MEDLINE. Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, this extensive database includes over 20 million citations to journal article citations back to the 1940s. The citations have been indexed from over 4,900 human medical, nursing, dentistry, veterinary, and related biomedical journals. It is a major resource that may be helpful to you now or in the future. – – – Hints for using PubMed: While the PubMed interface is relatively easy to use, we recommend that you go through the training tutorial if you are having difficulty or would like to increase your searching skills. Click “Tutorial” on the left sidebar on the PubMed home page. Simply enter one or more keywords, such as “diabetes therapy dogs” [without quote marks], and click Go. Review the list of citations. Click the authors’ name line to see an abstract if it is available. Some examples of possible searches are: diabetes therapy dogs; feline infectious peritonitis diagnosis cats; lameness surgery horses For guidance on limiting your search to clinical veterinary articles only, use the PubMed Searching Guide.
Diagnostic DatabasesConsultant, Cornell’s Veterinary Diagnostic Database Consultant is a database designed to link over 500 clinical signs and symptoms to nearly 7,000 possible diagnoses or disease conditions. Thus, it can help you find summary information about animal diseases. In addition, it can assist in compiling lists of diseases with certain clinical signs, such as all of the dog diseases that have “diarrhea” as one of the clinical signs. Consultant also contains a selected list of up-to-date journal articles on each diagnosis. – – –Hints for using Consultant: For a known disease or condition, click “Search by Diagnosis”. Then choose the “Species” from the pull-down menu, and enter one or more disease terms. From there, click on your choice of diagnosis to see a brief description of the disease, its clinical signs, species affected, and some recent journal article citations and/or web page links of potential interest. For identifying possible diseases with one or more clinical signs, click “Search by Signs”. Then, choose the “Species” from the pull-down menu, and enter the first clinical sign, such as “vomiting”. Additional clinical signs can be added before searching the database to obtain a list of diagnoses exhibiting those particular signs. Copies of the cited articles can be ordered through the Veterinary Library’s VetAccess service.
Provides a series of online brochures describing topics from general cat care to infectious diseases. Also, consider the Cornell Feline Health Center’s Dr. Louis J. Camuti Memorial Feline Consultation and Diagnostic Service. 1-800-KITTY DR (1-800-548-89371-800-548-8937) It is available Monday & Friday from 9am-12noon and 2-4pm EST. There is a nominal charge for answers to any cat health-related question
This site provides expert information for all types of pets. It contains “Informative articles on pet healthcare, written by veterinary experts.” To look up specific diseases and conditions, go to Pet Education Popular Searches.
“AAHA is well known among veterinarians and pet owners for its standards for hospitals and pet health care.” Features of this site include: Locate an accredited animal hospital near you, find answers to your pet health questions via their Pet Care Library, or their FAQ link, and browse their recommended reading list.
“The single most comprehensive electronic reference for animal care information. Includes over 12,000 indexed topics and over 1200 illustrations. Rapidly search by topic, species, specialty, disease, and keyword..” The 2,305-page printed volume of the 8th edition (1998) can also be purchased for quick reference. Note: “This online text has now been superceded by publication of the 10th edition of the Merck Veterinary Manual in September 2010 and may contain inaccurate or outdated information.”
Founded by Dr. Jon Rappaport to provide “an unbiased, authoritative, user-friendly website where pet owners worldwide could go for complete, up-to-date information on all pet issues”. It features over 5,000 articles in “libraries” on dogs, cats, fish, small mammals, reptiles, birds and horses.
Information about diagnosis and treatment of various types and locations of cancer (neoplasms, neoplasia) in different species is interspersed throughout this manual. Check the index for details. Note: “This online text has now been superceded by publication of the 10th edition of the Merck Veterinary Manual in September 2010 and may contain inaccurate or outdated information.”
“Edited by Lili Duda, VMD, a radiation oncologist at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, the OncoLink Vet section is designed as a resource for pet owners who have an animal diagnosed with cancer or are concerned about that possibility.” Information is provided on some of the most common types of cancer in dogs and cats. Information can be emailed or printed.
This is a growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (fungi, etc.).
The National Center for Infectious Diseases at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides useful information about important diseases people can get from animals with lists by disease and animal species.
The Zoonoses page in the Merck Manual has an extensive table of diseases that affect both humans and animals around the world. Note: “This online text has now been superceded by publication of the 10th edition of the Merck Veterinary Manual in September 2010 and may contain inaccurate or outdated information.”
Zoonotic Diseases Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), University of California, Santa Barbara
Provides guidelines for preventing disease transmission in animal facilities, with lists of diseases and diseases by animal reservoir created by Dr. Michael S. Rand, which can be useful to the general public as well.
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