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March/April 2012

Challenges & New Developments in Canine Pyoderma: Topical & Systemic Treatment

Last issue’s canine pyoderma article discussed disease overview and diagnosis; this article provides in-depth information on both topical and systemic therapies for this dermatologic condition. Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, Diplomate ACVD This is the second article in a 3-part series discussing the latest information available regarding canine pyoderma. The first article, Challenges & New Developments …

Anesthetic Monitoring
Devices to Use & What the Results Mean

Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, and Rebecca Krimins, DVM This article is the second in a series discussing the goals of anesthetic monitoring as well as associated procedures and equipment. In the first article, the authors answered questions about anesthetic monitoring, including why it’s performed, information obtained during monitoring, and important components of the …

Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Practices

John M. Burnett and Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Physical rehabilitation for veterinary patients expedites return to normal function, pain relief, and encouragement of optimal health for patients suffering from orthopedic, neurologic, and chronic diseases. Patients that use rehabilitation programs range from overweight pets and those recovering from injuries and surgeries to senior …

Journal Club: Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, & Related Literature

Today’s Veterinary Practice is pleased to provide a brief overview of sessions presented by members of our editorial team—editorial board members and authors—during the NAVC Conference 2012 in Orlando, Florida. You can purchase proceedings at navc.com/conference/program/proceedings. PARASITOLOGY Truths, Half-Truths, & Myths: Understanding Canine Heartworm Disease and Your Role in Heartworm Prevention Byron Blagburn, MS, PhD; Karen …

Today’s Technician: Pain Assessment in Dogs & Cats

Anusha Balakrishnan, BVSc, and Elana Benasutti, CVT The greatest evil is physical pain. – Saint Augustine Pain has long been recognized in human medicine as having a deleterious effect on several organ systems in the body. It has been shown to: Amplify the body’s stress response to traumatic injury Cause several metabolic and endocrine derangements …

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