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July/August 2012

Table of Contents: July/August 2012

Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Feline Rhinitis & Upper Respiratory Disease Claire R. Sharp, BSc, BVMS (Hons), MS, CMAVA, Diplomate ACVECC Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine An Everyday Approach to Canine Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease Mark Oyama, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary …

Selecting Continuing Education for Your Practice Team

Sheila Grosdidier, RVT, PHR, and Monica Dixon Perry, CVPM With all the continuing education (CE) choices available, how does a veterinary practice get the most out of the time, energy, and money spent to receive this education? Veterinary team learning has evolved and the health care team needs targeted, meaningful training if they are to …

Canine Leptospirosis: A Perspective on Recent Trends

Leptospirosis should be recognized as a significant infectious disease in dogs, with variable incidence that is dependent on unpredictable short- and long-term weather patterns and influenced by anthropogenic factors that may affect exposure of dogs to wildlife vectors.

An Everyday Approach to Canine Degenerative Mitral Valve Disease

Mark A. Oyama, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) Degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD) is a common canine cardiac disease; approximately 30% of dogs over age 10 possess the characteristic left-sided systolic murmur of DMVD and resulting mitral regurgitation (MR).1 DMVD is most common in small breeds, with some breeds being highly predisposed. For example, virtually all …

Feline Rhinitis and Upper Respiratory Disease

Feline Rhinitis and Upper Respiratory Disease   

Upper respiratory tract (URT) diseases are remarkably common in cats and can be both challenging in the acute state and frustrating in the chronic state.

Upper respiratory tract (URT) diseases are remarkably common in cats and can be both challenging in the acute state and frustrating in the chronic state. The objective of this review article is to discuss the approach to evaluating a cat with clinical signs attributable to the URT.

Pioneering Today’s Care & Tomorrow’s Cures

The Motto of the Acvim Foundation When most of us hear “ACVIM,” we think of the organization that oversees board certification in veterinary internal medicine or the annual ACVIM Forum, a continuing education meeting for veterinary professionals that presents cutting-edge information, technology, and research. However, there is another facet to ACVIM—the ACVIM Foundation. Robin Brogdon, …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY Effect of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy on Femorotibial Subluxation: In Vivo Analysis During Standing Kim SE, Lewis DD, Pozzi A. Veterinary Surgery 2012; 41:465-470. The tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) procedure has become widely accepted as a successful technique in treatment of cranial cruciate ligament rupture (CCLR) despite the technical demands of the procedure …

Behavioral Medicine: Top 10 Tools for Success

Behavior problems may seem daunting, but primary care veterinarians can provide critical interventions by diagnosing and managing the behavior problems they frequently face in clinical practice. Implementing behavior-related questions into a routine examination and training team members to note owners’ behavior-related questions opens the door for behavior assessment in clients’ pets.

Developing a Nutrition Program in Your Practice 

Heather Lynch, RVT, LVT Pet nutrition is big business. In a competitive market, veterinary practices need to maximize their influence as pet care experts to help owners make appropriate, well-informed decisions. In 2012, it is estimated that pet owners will spend 52 billion dollars on their pets; approximately half of this will be spent on …

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