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March/April 2012

Table of Contents: March/April 2012

Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Physical Rehabilitation for Veterinary Practices John M. Burnett and Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine Anesthetic Monitoring: Devices to Use & What the Results Mean Jeff Ko, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVA, and Rebecca Krimins, DVM Purdue …

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 …

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 …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and 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 …

Building Strong Relationships Among the Veterinary Team, Clients, & Patients

Karen E. Felsted, DVM, MS, CPA, CVPM This article is the second in a series by Dr. Karen Felsted discussing what sets growing, successful veterinary practices apart from their competitors and how you can implement their business models in order to benefit your practice.  Much of the information presented in this series is based on …

Pain Assessment in Dogs and 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 …