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January/February 2012

Table of Contents: January/February 2012

Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features The Cutting Edge: Introducing Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery Jeffrey J. Runge, DVM, Diplomate ACVS University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Anesthetic Monitoring: Your Questions Answered Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA & Rebecca Krimins, DVM Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine Challenges & …

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 …

The Human Influence: Revolutionizing Veterinary Surgery

  An Interview with Dr. Jeffrey J. Runge Jeffrey J. Runge, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, has the unique honor of being our first The Back Page interviewee that has a feature article in the same issue (The Cutting Edge: Introducing Reduced Port Laparoscopic Surgery, page 14). As Dr. Runge and I discussed the article last fall, …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

  Atopic dermatitis & masitinib, cytology for prognosis of mast cell tumors, enrofloxacin for UTIs, feline urethral obstructions, infectious disease from Hurricane Katrina, measuring food, nasal inflammatory polyps, radioactive iodine vs methimazole, respiratory disease in cats, septic peritonitis, whelping complications UROLOGY Interim Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of a High Dose Short Duration Enrofloxacin …

Is Your Practice Proactive or Reactive?

  Michele Wright, DVM Practice to Practice, Peer to Peer Welcome to Today’s Veterinary Practice’s newest column—Practice to Practice. This column allows veterinary clinics to share their personal experiences with our readers—their peers. We’ll bring you stories about how clinical medicine and practice development concepts became a reality for veterinary team members and their patients and clients. …

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 …

Practices That Continue to Grow: What Are They Doing Right?

  Karen E. Felsted, DVM, MS, CPA, CVPM What can you do to grow your practice? Whether you’re the owner, an associate veterinarian, veterinary technician, practice manager, receptionist, or other staff member, it takes the entire practice team working together to create a successful practice in these tough economic times. In the next couple of …