July/August 2017

Features

Ethanol Toxicosis: A Review

Although we mostly think of ethanol (ethyl alcohol) as the alcohol used in beverages, it is also found in other substances: liquid medications, cosmetics, hand sanitizers, perfumes, colognes, mouthwashes, food flavorings (eg, vanilla extract), alcohol-filled chocolates, and fermenting yeast bread dough.

Table of Contents: July/August 2017

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features Anaphylactic Shock: How to Effectively Diagnose and Treat CE Article Jennifer L. Lyons, MS, and Jordan R. Scherk, DVM, DACVECC Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners, Midvale, Utah Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus: Stabilization and Surgery Desiree Rosselli, DVM, DACVS (Small Animal) VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, …

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What Does a Rise in Antimicrobial Resistance Mean?

Molly McCallister, DVM, MPH Banfield Pet Hospital, Portland, Oregon VET Report Vitals focuses on the results of the groundbreaking Banfield Veterinary Emerging Topics (VET) Report™ “Are We Doing Our Part to Prevent Superbugs? Antimicrobial Usage Patterns Among Companion Animal Veterinarians.” This report, a collaboration between the NAVC and Banfield Pet Hospital, aims to promote prudent antimicrobial use among …

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Paying for Moments of Certainty?

As the debate around human healthcare insurance currently dominates our lives in the United States, it’s worth asking relevant questions about insurance options for the pets we treat. As veterinary care continues to advance, so do the associated costs, which undoubtedly impact “best possible care” options. Pets are legally considered to be the property of …

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Today’s Veterinary News

NEW Mosquito Control Guidelines The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) has issued its first-ever set of guidelines on mosquito control. The guidelines recommend an “Integrated Pest Management (IPM)” strategy, which employs the use of EPA-registered repellents/insecticides on pet and humans, minimizing exposure and altering the environment to discourage mosquito growth development. The guidelines emphasize that …

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Dermatology Diagnostics: Cutaneous Biopsy

Biopsy is often an important diagnostic step in determining the cause of cutaneous disease. An accurate diagnosis requires appropriate timing of the biopsy, careful site selection and biopsy technique, selection of a dermatopathologist.

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