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Clinical Medicine

Today’s Technician: Principles of Wound Care & Bandaging Techniques

  Jessica Bosco, CVT Wound care in veterinary medicine is an essential part of patient management with great potential to impact the duration and extent of an animal’s recovery from surgery or traumatic injury. A wound is defined as a break in the continuity of a tissue of the body.1 A wound occurs when the integrity …

Imaging Essentials
Small Animal Pelvic Radiography

  Danielle Mauragis, CVT; David J. Reese, DVM, Diplomate ACVR; and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR This is the third article in our Imaging Essentials series—a series focused on providing critical information on radiography of the dog and cat. Read the first two articles, Small Animal Thoracic Radiography (September/October 2011) and Small Animal Abdominal …

Practical Dentistry
Proper Therapy for Endodontic Disease

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the third article in a series on how to provide optimum dental care as well as increase dental compliance in veterinary practice. As such, it will present very common oral problems and their proper therapy. You can read the first two articles in the series, …

The Importance of Dental Radiology

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC Dental radiology is fast becoming the standard of care in veterinary dentistry because it is crucial for proper patient care. This is the second article in our Practical Dentistry series, which is presenting different aspects of veterinary dental care and how it can provide best medicine for …

Consider this Case
Nasal Discharge & Epistaxis in a German Shorthaired Pointer

  Elisa M. Mazzaferro, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVECC A 12-year-old, 25.5-kg, spayed female German shorthaired pointer was presented to the emergency service for recurrent unilateral nasal discharge and acute onset of epistaxis. HISTORY Lifestyle The dog was 1 of 3 dogs in the household. She was: An indoor/outdoor pet that had not traveled outside …

Small Animal Abdominal Radiography

  Danielle Mauragis, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR This is the second article in our Imaging Essentials series–a series focused on providing critical information on radiographic positions and techniques. This article will review the 3 components of creating repeatable, high-quality abdominal radiographs of the dog and cat. These components include: Adequate technique …

Ten Tips to Improve Anesthesia in Your Practice

  Lysa Pam Posner, DVM, Diplomate ACVA Many veterinary practices rely on the same anesthetic methods they have always used. However, for the good of your patients, challenge yourself to improve your anesthetic standards. Anesthesia is an everyday occurrence in most veterinary practices, and many practitioners and veterinary staff rely on the same anesthetic methods …

Insights into Feline Kidney Transplants

  Lillian R. Aronson, VMD, Diplomate ACVS Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure. Renal transplantation continues to remain a viable treatment option for cats with early decompensated chronic kidney disease or irreversible acute renal failure.1,2 The ability to perform …

Home Monitoring of Blood Glucose
Practical Tips for Incorporating It into Your Practice

Heather Lynch, RVT, LVT Great improvements in hand-held glucometer technology have made home monitoring of blood glucose possible for many owners of diabetic animals. Last year, the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) issued the AAHA Diabetes Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats,1 which included the following statement: “Home monitoring of blood glucose (BG) is ideal …

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