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Clinical Medicine

Imaging Essentials
Small Animal Radiography of the Scapula, Shoulder, & Humerus

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

Anesthetic Monitoring
Devices to Use & What the Results Mean

Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, and Rebecca Krimins, DVM This article is the second in a series discussing the goals of anesthetic monitoring as well as associated procedures and equipment. In the first article, the authors answered questions about anesthetic monitoring, including why it’s performed, information obtained during monitoring, and important components of the …

Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Practices

John M. Burnett and Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Physical rehabilitation for veterinary patients expedites return to normal function, pain relief, and encouragement of optimal health for patients suffering from orthopedic, neurologic, and chronic diseases. Patients that use rehabilitation programs range from overweight pets and those recovering from injuries and surgeries to senior …

Today’s Technician: Pain Assessment in Dogs & Cats

Anusha Balakrishnan, BVSc, and Elana Benasutti, CVT The greatest evil is physical pain. – Saint Augustine Pain has long been recognized in human medicine as having a deleterious effect on several organ systems in the body. It has been shown to: Amplify the body’s stress response to traumatic injury Cause several metabolic and endocrine derangements …

Imaging Essentials
Small Animal Radiography: Stifle Joint and Crus

Danielle Mauragis, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR This is the fourth article in our Imaging Essentials series, which is focused on providing comprehensive information on radiography of specific areas of dogs and/or cats. The first 3 articles are available at todaysveterinarypractice.com: Small Animal Thoracic Radiography (Sep/Oct 2011) Small Animal Abdominal Radiography (Nov/Dec …

On Your Best Behavior
Diagnosis & Management of Feline Urine Marking

Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Although urine spraying is typical in sexually intact cats, approximately 10% of neutered males and 5% of ovariohysterectomized females urine spray.1 Inappropriate urination of all types—toileting behavior as well as marking—is the most common behavior problem encountered in cats. Although statistics of lifetime occurrence are not known, it is likely …

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