Titer vs. vaccinations?

17 Mar No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Topics ,

We would like to share some more information regarding titers and vaccinations. A “vaccination” is the administration of antigenic material to stimulate an immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity from infection. According to the veterinary medical experts contributing to the American

What do those lab tests mean?

16 Mar No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Education ,

ALB (Albumin) – Low levels of this protein can be an indication of chronic liver or kidney disease or of an parasitic infection. ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase) – These are found in liver, bone, kidney and intestines. High levels of this enzyme may indicate organ disease. ALT (Alanine Aminotransferase) – Increased


16 Mar No Comments Neumeister Animal Hospital Case of the week

Before: A blue Heeler fractured his leg after being hit by car. Radiographs reveal both radius and ulna (the 2 long bones) of the left front leg with comminution (crushing/grinding) of the distal (outer) 1/3 diaphysis (main or midsection of a long bone).   After: The small bone pieces were