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  Announcements November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month November 2011—To coordinate with human Diabetes Awareness Month, November is also recognized as Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. The goal of this designation is to raise awareness of the disease and help pet owners recognize signs of diabetes in their pets and the treatment options available. To further …

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 …

The Back Page: Embracing Diversity in Veterinary Medicine

  An Interview with Dr. Evan M. Morse Travelling from the St. Louis International Airport to the AVMA Convention last summer, my colleague Renee and I shared a cab with Dr. Evan Morse and his family. Conversation turned to our backgrounds and endeavors and I found myself listening closely as Dr. Morse described his life-long …

Journal Club – Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

  Urine protein:creatinine ratio, cardiac mutation, GI neoplasia, PT for degenerative myelopathy, retaining employees, parturition survey, pituitary adenomas in rats, allergic conjunctivitis, hyperthyroid diets, anesthetic protocols. UROLOGY Comparison of Urine Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio in Urine Samples Collected by Cystocentesis versus Free Catch in Dogs Beatrice L, Nizi F, Callegari D, et al. Journal of the American …

On Your Best Behavior
Dog Bites: Protecting Your Staff & Clients

  Ilana Reisner, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVB Biting is the most common problem for which dogs are presented to veterinary behaviorists. Biting may be directed at either familiar or unfamiliar people of any age as well as other animals. Dog bites are of particular concern with children, who are bitten most severely and whose injuries …

Focus on Pharmacology
Fundamentals for Today’s Insulin Therapy

  Michael Schaer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVECC & Thomas Schermerhorn, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) The veterinary profession has had to adjust the treatment of the diabetic patient due to changes in insulin production and availability. Most of the products used in dogs and cats are dictated by products used in humans. …

Patient 911
Resuscitative Fluid Therapy for Circulatory Shock

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC Resuscitative fluid therapy commonly refers to the treatment of circulatory shock and utilizes intravenous fluids to help restore circulating blood volume.1,2  Shock is best defined as inadequate cellular energy production.3 When oxygen delivery (DO2) to the tissues is insufficient relative to tissue oxygen consumption (VO2), an energy deficit occurs. The …

Today’s Technician – Imaging Essentials Series | Small Animal Thoracic Radiography

  Danielle Mauragis, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR The first in a series of articles that will discuss various radiographic positions and techniques. This article is the first in a series of articles that will discuss various radiographic positions and techniques. The veterinary technician plays a critical role in the development and …

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