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Table of Contents: January/February 2019

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Features

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Regional Anesthesia for the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Patient

Brenda L. Mulherin, DVM, DAVDC
Julie M. Riha
, DVM
Iowa State University
Clients have significant anxiety when thinking about their pets being placed under general anesthesia. Adding regional anesthesia to the anesthetic protocol decreases the patient’s dependence on general anesthesia, which benefits both the patient and the practitioner.

ENDOCRINOLOGY

The Diagnosis of Canine Hyperadrenocorticism

Audrey Cook, BVM&S, MSc VetEd, MRCVS, DACVIM-SAIM, DECVIM-CA, DABVP (Feline)
Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences 


CRITICAL CARE

Treating Environmental Lung Injuries: Drowning and Smoke Inhalation

Jamie M. Burkitt-Creedon, DVM, DACVECC
College of Veterinary Medicine at University of California, Davis


Clinical Insights

FINDING BALANCE

New Year, New Mindset

Jessica Wilson, DVM
Formerly at Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice and In Home Euthanasia, Huntington Beach, California

MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Lead and Zinc Toxicity in Birds

Joyce Huang, BSFR
Joerg Mayer, DABVP, DACZM/ECZM

Lead or zinc toxicosis can happen quickly or build up slowly over time depending on how much of the metal a bird ingests and how much of the toxin is present. Diagnosis is based on the bird’s history, examination of the environment, radiographs, complete blood count, and plasma chemistry analysis.

CLINICAL INSIGHTS

Telmisartan for Treating Systemic Hypertension

Renee Girens, DVM, MS
Simon Swift, MA, VetMB, CertSAC, DECVIM-CA (Cardiology), MRCVS,
University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine


Essentials

NUTRITION

Back to School: NAVC’s Pet Nutrition Coach Certification

Ellen I. Lowery, DVM, PhD, MBA
Kara M. Burns, MS, MEd, LVT, VTS (Nutrition)

HEARTWORM/PARASITOLOGY

The Hidden Characteristics of Heartworm Disease

Stephen L. Jones, DVM, Immediate Past President, American Heartworm Society Lakeside Animal Hospital, Moncks Corner, South Carolina

Clients often don’t understand what heartworms are—nor do they understand the consequences of infection. Veterinarians must explain how quickly heartworms can cause disease, how the disease progresses, how severe and lifelong the effects of infection can be, and how important it is to prevent infection.

FROM THE FIELD

Allergic Dermatitis in Canines and Felines

Emi Kate Saito, VMD, MSPH, MBA, DACVPM (Epidemiology), Sr. Manager Veterinary Research Programs
Banfield Pet Hospital, Vancouver, Washington


Columns

EDITOR’S NOTE

Is This the Golden Age of Veterinary Medicine?

Simon R. Platt, BVM&S, FRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology), DECVN

INSIDE NAVC

Retriever: An Innovative “Career Center” App for the Veterinary Community

 

TODAY’S VETERINARY NEWS

Preliminary Data From Cannabidiol Clinical Trials “Promising” for Canines With Epilepsy

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