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Small Animal Radiography: Stifle Joint and Crus

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 2011) Small Animal Pelvic Radiography (Jan/Feb 2012).  Stifle Radiography Overview …

Diagnosis and Management of Feline Urine Marking

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 that a significant percentage of pet …

Challenges & New Developments in Canine Pyoderma: Disease Overview & Diagnosis

  Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, Diplomate ACVD This overview of canine pyoderma discusses disease transmission, underlying conditions, clinical signs, differentials, and diagnostics. Future articles in this series will address treatment and methicillin resistance. This is the first article in a 3-part series discussing the latest information available regarding canine pyoderma. Future articles will discuss treatment …

Anesthetic Monitoring: Your Questions Answered

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 to provide cutting-edge anesthesia for your patients.

The Cutting Edge: Introducing Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery

  Jeffrey J. Runge, DVM, Diplomate ACVS In both animals and humans, minimally invasive surgery has revolutionized modern surgical practices; it has significantly changed modern surgical thinking, surgical techniques, and patient care.1 Compared with similar open procedures,2 these new techniques are readily available for companion animals with proven advantages, such as: Decreased postoperative pain3 Improved postoperative …

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 …

Small Animal Pelvic Radiography

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 Radiography (November/December 2011), at todaysveterinarypractice.com. The purpose of this article is to review the three basic components …

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 …