March/April 2013

March/April 2013
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Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features GI Intervention: Approach to Diagnosis & Therapy of the Vomiting Patient P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Medications for Acute Vomiting: Dogs & Cats P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM University of Minnesota …

The Neurologic Examination In Companion Animals
Part 2: Interpreting Abnormal Findings

Helena Rylander, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Once a neurologic examination has been completed in a patient, the practitioner can use the abnormalities, or lack thereof, to help localize the lesion to the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, or cauda equine, which provides critical information on the patient’s condition. A complete neurologic examination should be …

How to Avoid the Five Most Common Mistakes in Veterinary Dermatology

Lori A. Thompson, DVM, Diplomate ACVD Discover the five pitfalls most commonly encountered by practitioners when diagnosing and treating dermatologic conditions in dogs and cats, while learning how to fine tune your approach to history taking, biopsies, skin scrapings, and antibiotic selection. Practicing medicine is called “practicing” for a reason. Typically, there is no ONE …

GI Intervention: Approach to Diagnosis & Therapy of the Vomiting Patient

P. Jane Armstrong, DVM, MS, MBA, Diplomate ACVIM Vomiting is a common clinical complaint in both dogs and cats and a clinical sign common to diseases of many body systems. Management includes controlling vomiting, addressing underlying causes, and correcting fluid and electrolyte abnormalities. Vomiting is a very common clinical complaint in both dogs and cats. …

Journal Club
Focus On Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a common condition in both dogs and cats, and small animal practitioners need to feel comfortable with the long-term management of these patients. The following 4 abstracts highlight articles that provide useful insight into the management of both feline and canine diabetics. The study by Hafner and colleagues looked at placement sites …

Today’s Technician
Assisting the Surgeon: Practical Strategies for Preventing Nosocomial Infections

Noah Jones, RVT Postoperative patients are among those at highest risk for nosocomial infection. Strategies for disinfecting personnel, equipment, and the surgical suite are meticulously outlined. Nosocomial infections increase morbidity and mortality in patients as well as cost to clients. Antimicrobial resistance further complicates nosocomial infections by increasing morbidity, mortality, and cost. RISK FACTORS Postoperative …

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