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Clinical Medicine

Practical Dentistry
Introduction to Oral Neoplasia in the Dog & Cat

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC The oral cavity is a very common place to encounter neoplastic growths, which may range from benign to malignant.1-3 The key to successful therapy of oral masses is early detection and definitive diagnosis. The best therapy for oral masses is complete surgical resection.1,4-5 If surgery is performed early, the procedure …

Imaging Essentials: Small Animal Elbow and Antebrachium Radiography

Danielle Mauragis, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR This is the sixth article in our Imaging Essentials series, which is focused on providing comprehensive information on radiography of different anatomic areas of dogs and cats. The following articles are available at todaysveterinarypractice.com: Small Animal Thoracic Radiography (September/October 2011) Small Animal Abdominal Radiography (November/December …

Acute Spinal Cord Injuries

Adam Moeser, DVM, and Charles Vite, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Acute spinal cord injury is a major cause of neurologic dysfunction in dogs and somewhat less so in cats. ACUTE SPINAL CORD INJURIES: STEP BY STEP History: When a dog or cat presents with evidence of acute spinal cord injury, obtain a detailed history …

Anesthetic Monitoring: Therapeutic actions

Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, and Rebecca Krimins, DVM This article is the last one in our Anesthetic Monitoring Series, which has covered the goals and reasons for anesthetic monitoring, the physiologic parameters for anesthetized dogs and cats, and anesthetic monitoring equipment and its purpose. Read the first two articles in the series, Anesthetic …

Use of Random Subdermal Flaps to Repair Extensive Skin Defects

Dena L. Lodato, DVM, and Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS In veterinary medicine, many surgical problems, including tumor resection and trauma, can result in skin defects that can be extensive and require additional repair techniques beyond undermining (separating the skin from the underlying tissue) and simple suture closure. When wide surgical margins are …

Heartworm Hotline
Heartworm Testing: A Yearly Necessity?

Clarke Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) It is a pleasure to introduce a new series, which will be presenting questions asked by veterinary professionals and clients about heartworm infection. This series is co-sponsored by Today’s Veterinary Practice (todaysveterinarypractice.com) and The American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). Each article will present a question or questions on a …

Journal Club
Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

NUTRITION ELISA Testing for Common Food Antigens in Four Dry Dog Foods Used in Dietary Elimination Trials Raditic DM, Remillard RL, Tater KC. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 2011; 95:90-97. Over-the-counter (OTC) pet foods that contain exotic protein sources are being marketed on an increasing basis. This study investigated whether common food antigens (ie, …

Practice to Practice
Bringing Ophthalmology in General Practice into Focus

Elizabeth Barfield Laminack, DVM Our Practice to Practice column gives veterinary professionals a forum to share their personal experiences with our readers—their peers. This column brings you narratives about how clinical medicine and practice development concepts became a reality for veterinary team members and their patients and clients. Whether you’re inspired, cautioned, or educated—our goal is to …

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