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Table of Contents: November/December 2018

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Features

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Gabapentin and Amantadine for Chronic Pain: Is Your Dose Right?

Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Analgesia
Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
Pullman, Washington

This article describes the complexity of chronic pain, the need for multimodal therapy and the utilization of gabapentin and amantadine at correct dosages and dosing frequencies in treatment protocols.

OPHTHALMOLOGY

Clinical Approaches to Common Ocular Tumors

Allison A. Fuchs, DVM,
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta, Georgia
Ellen B. Belknap, DVM, MS, DACVO, DACVIM (Large Animal)
BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Lawrenceville, Georgia

ORTHOPEDICS

Gait Abnormality: Musculoskeletal or Neurologic Condition?

Steven A. Martinez, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR
Peter J. Gilbert, BVSc(hons), MVetSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery), DACVS Small Animal
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

Clinical Insights

MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Hypervitaminosis A in Reptiles

Joerg Mayer, DABVP, DACZM/ECZM
Joyce Huang, BSFR, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia

Vitamin A functions in maintaining normal epithelial tissues and is vital for vision, growth, reproduction, and immune function. Excessive levels of Vitamin A may overwhelm the hepatic function. This article provides an overview of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in exotics.

IMAGING ESSENTIALS

Sonography Assessment: Overview of AFAST and TFAST

Philip E. Hamel, DVM
Clifford R. Berry, DVM, DACVR
College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida

FINDING BALANCE

Eating Healthy for Busy Professionals Creating a Highly Effective Veterinary Team

Dr. Laura Baltodano,
Owner of Lighthouse Pet Clinic
Lehigh Acres, Florida

Essentials

HEARTWORM HOTLINE

Risk Management Approaches to Heartworm Disease

Tom Nelson, DVM
Animal Medical Center, Anniston, Alabama

Recent AHS Heartworm Guidelines provide proactive risk management approaches to prevention, testing and treatment.

NUTRITION

Feeding Cats With Chronic Kidney Disease: Customizing the Nutritional Management Plan

Julie Churchill, DVM, PhD, DACVN
Associate Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

FROM THE FIELD

Designing a Formulary That Works for Your Practice

Philippe Boutet, DVM
Director of Formulary & Supplier Quality Assurance, Banfield Pet Hospital

Columns

EDITOR’S NOTE

The Opioid Crisis: A Veterinarian’s Action Plan

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

INSIDE NAVC

VMX 2019: Your Key to Providing Better Care

TODAY’S VETERINARY NEWS

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Announces New Resource Guide to Safely Prescribing OpioidsToday’s Veterinary News

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