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Table of Contents: November/December 2015

Table of Contents: November/December 2015

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 FIGURE 7. The premise behind B color is that there are more cones than rods in the human retina, resulting in the ability to see shades of color better than shades of gray. Shown are 2 images of the same section of the US phantom. A subtle “isoechoic” nodule in the middle appears in the grayscale image on the left, while the blue image on the right provides color contrast, which improves visibility of that same nodule.

Small Animal Abdominal Ultrasonography, Part 3: Basics of Imaging Optimization – How to Obtain High-Quality Scans

Danielle Mauragis, AS, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR

University of Florida

 FIGURE 1. Example of IM pin and cerclage wire for fixation of a long oblique tibial fracture in an immature dog.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Fracture Management, Part 3: Selection of Internal Fixation Technique

Meredith Kapler, DVM
North Carolina State University

David Dycus, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Small Animal)
Veterinary Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Group, Annapolis Junction, Maryland


Canine Pituitary Dependent Hyperadrenocorticism Series, Part 1: Comparative Epidemiology & Etiology in Dogs & Humans

David Bruyette, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, Los Angeles, California, and Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation and Consultation, Woodland Hills, California

FIGURE 2. Fabric gastric foreign body visualized during gastroscopy.

Symptomatic Management of Primary Acute Gastroenteritis

Yuri Lawrence, DVM, MA, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine), and Jonathan Lidbury, BVMS, MRCVS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) & ECVIM (Companion Animal)
Texas A&M University


Approach to Respiratory Distress in Dogs & Cats

Claire R. Sharp, BSc, BVMS (Hons), MS, CMAVA, Diplomate ACVECC
Tufts University


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Lesley G. King, MVB, Diplomate ACVECC and ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine)
University of Pennsylvania


Reader Reflections


Embracing Tikkun Olam as Part of Your Life

Cheryl D. Good, DVM
Dearborn Family Pet Care, Dearborn, Michigan, &
Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter

Dog with metal chain is holding newspaper

Today’s Veterinary News

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Prevalence of Gastrointestinal Foreign Bodies

Banfield Pet Hospitals and

David E. Holt, BVSc, Diplomate ACVS
University of Pennsylvania

FIGURE 3. A mass of adult heartworms lodged within the tricuspid valve of a dog presented with caval syndrome (view from the right ventricle).

Part 1: Understanding Development of Caval Syndrome

Stephen L. Jones, DVM
Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Figure. Basic structure of amino acids: Glycine is the smallest amino acid, with hydrogen its only side-chain. More complex amino acids have longer side-chains, including those with aromatic rings or sulfur, examples of which are shown in the figure.

The Protein Paradigm: Assessing Dietary Protein in Health & Disease

Justin Shmalberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVN & ACVSMR
University of Florida

QuvenzhanŽ Wallis

Endoscopic Foreign Body Retrieval

Julie Callahan Clark, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
University of Pennsylvania

Figure. Attachment of a digital camera and computer with an Internet connection to your microscope will facilitate submission of captured images to experts for diagnosis.

Common Questions that Veterinarians Ask Parasitology Experts

Byron L. Blagburn, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Hon)
Auburn University

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Building Today’s Veterinary Practice Series: Two Years Later

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT, Calico Group, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and
Christine Meredith, VMD, Affinity Veterinary Center of Malvern, Pennsylvania

QuvenzhanŽ Wallis, star of the upcoming musical film ÒAnnie,Ó joined by her four-legged co-star Sandy, reads aloud from Banfield Pet Hospital's first-ever childrenÕs book, ÒMy Very, Very Busy Day,Ó at a book launch event at the ChildrenÕs Museum of Manhattan, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in New York. BanfieldÕs childrenÕs book, from which all proceeds will be used to provide preventive care to pets in need, is written to entertain and educate children on what it means to be a responsible pet owner and the importance of pets receiving preventive veterinary care; for more information visit, www.banfield.com/myveryverybusyday. (Photo by Diane Bondareff/Invision for Banfield Pet Hospital/AP Images)

Focus on Infectious Diseases


The House Call Veterinarian – An Interview with Dr. Karen Fine