Diagnosis and 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 …


The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

NEW PRODUCTS A Double Threat Against Fleas & Ticks March 2012—Virbac Animal Health ( has two new parasiticides available—EFFITIX Topical Solution for Dogs, which kills and repels ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes, and EFFIPRO Topical Solution for Cats, which provides tick and flea protection. EFFITIX, a unique combination of fipronil and permethrin that has dual action …


Anesthetic Monitoring: Your Questions Answered

  Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, and Rebecca Krimins, DVM This article is the first one in a series that will discuss the goals of anesthetic monitoring as well as associated procedures and equipment. In this first article, the authors provide an overview of modern anesthetic monitoring and answer questions about why and how …


The Human Influence: Revolutionizing Veterinary Surgery

  An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey J. Runge Jeffrey J. Runge, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, has the unique honor of being our first The Back Page interviewee that has a feature article in the same issue (The Cutting Edge: Introducing Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery, page 14). As Dr. Runge and I discussed the article last fall, …


Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

  Atopic dermatitis & masitinib, cytology for prognosis of mast cell tumors, enrofloxacin for UTIs, feline urethral obstructions, infectious disease from Hurricane Katrina, measuring food, nasal inflammatory polyps, radioactive iodine vs methimazole, respiratory disease in cats, septic peritonitis, whelping complications UROLOGY Interim Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of a High Dose Short Duration Enrofloxacin …


Is Your Practice Proactive or Reactive?

  Michele Wright, DVM Practice to Practice, Peer to Peer Welcome to Today’s Veterinary Practice’s newest column—Practice to Practice. This column allows veterinary clinics to share their personal experiences with our readers—their peers. We’ll bring you stories about how clinical medicine and practice development concepts became a reality for veterinary team members and their patients and clients. …


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 …


Practices That Continue to Grow: What Are They Doing Right?

  Karen E. Felsted, DVM, MS, CPA, CVPM What can you do to grow your practice? Whether you’re the owner, an associate veterinarian, veterinary technician, practice manager, receptionist, or other staff member, it takes the entire practice team working together to create a successful practice in these tough economic times. In the next couple of …


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 … Protection Status