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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 …

Practice Building – Dental Services: Good Medicine for Patients & Practices

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the first article in our Practical Dentistry series, which will present various ways of increasing revenue through offering dental services in the general veterinary practice. This series will present techniques and procedures that require minimal expense, effort, and training, yet have proven to be invaluable …

Today’s Veterinary News
The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

Conference AAVMC Conference Registration Now Open September 20, 2011–Registration for the 2012 Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC, aavmc.org) Annual Conference is now available. The conference will be held Wednesday, March 7, to Sunday, March 11, at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. Featured sessions include a leadership workshop and sessions on outsourcing of …

Top Ten: Ten Ways to Improve Your Orthopedic Examination

  Derek B. Fox, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS Correctly diagnosing any orthopedic condition begins with completing a thorough orthopedic examination. In a stable patient, the orthopedic examination will include a full assessment of the musculoskeletal and neurologic systems. Radiographs and other specific diagnostic tests may also be included. 1. Signalment is Your Friend The orthopedic …

Focus on Pharmacology: Ketamine
To Use or Not to Use for Pain Management

Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (C/F), CVPP, & dAAPM Ketamine has been in long and routine use as a dissociative anesthetic. More recently, new pharmacologic features of ketamine have been discovered that provide novel pain modification. It’s Place in Pain Management It is well-established in human medicine that the use of adjunct medications, including …

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