May/June 2012 Archives | Today's Veterinary Practice
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May/June 2012

Table of Contents: May/June 2012

Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Heartworm Testing: A Yearly Necessity? Clarke Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) North Carolina State University Use of Random Subdermal Flaps to Repair Extensive Skin Defects Dena L. Lodato, DVM, and Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Mississippi State University College …

Weakness & Collapse in a Beagle

Ann Della Maggiore, DVM, and Richard Nelson, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM Blue, a 10-year-old spayed female beagle, presented to the University of California William Prichard Veterinary Teaching Hospital to be evaluated for a 4-month history of episodic weakness and collapse. HISTORY The owner noted that Blue was lethargic and experiencing short episodes of weakness and collapse. …

Acute Spinal Cord Injuries

Adam Moeser, DVM, and Charles Vite, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology) Acute spinal cord injury is a major cause of neurologic dysfunction in dogs and somewhat less so in cats. ACUTE SPINAL CORD INJURIES: STEP BY STEP History: When a dog or cat presents with evidence of acute spinal cord injury, obtain a detailed history …

Anesthetic Monitoring: Therapeutic Actions

Part 3 in our anesthetic monitoring series, which has covered the goals and reasons for anesthetic monitoring, the physiologic parameters for anesthetized dogs and cats, and anesthetic monitoring equipment and its purpose.

Use of Random Subdermal Flaps to Repair Extensive Skin Defects

Dena L. Lodato, DVM, and Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS In veterinary medicine, many surgical problems, including tumor resection and trauma, can result in skin defects that can be extensive and require additional repair techniques beyond undermining (separating the skin from the underlying tissue) and simple suture closure. When wide surgical margins are …

Heartworm Testing: A Yearly Necessity?

Clarke Atkins, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Internal Medicine & Cardiology) It is a pleasure to introduce a new series, which will be presenting questions asked by veterinary professionals and clients about heartworm infection. This series is co-sponsored by Today’s Veterinary Practice (todaysveterinarypractice.com) and The American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). Each article will present a question or questions on a …

A Country Veterinarian’s Perspective: An Interview with Dr. Jan Pol

Mention the name “Dr. Pol” and most people immediately think of National Geographic Wild’s popular television reality show, The Incredible Dr. Pol. However, Dr. Pol’s story began long before his current television series. Born and raised in the Netherlands on his family dairy farm, he received his veterinary degree from Utrecht University and has been …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

NUTRITION ELISA Testing for Common Food Antigens in Four Dry Dog Foods Used in Dietary Elimination Trials Raditic DM, Remillard RL, Tater KC. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 2011; 95:90-97. Over-the-counter (OTC) pet foods that contain exotic protein sources are being marketed on an increasing basis. This study investigated whether common food antigens (ie, …

Bringing Ophthalmology in General Practice into Focus

Elizabeth Barfield Laminack, DVM Our Practice to Practice column gives veterinary professionals a forum to share their personal experiences with our readers—their peers. This column brings you narratives about how clinical medicine and practice development concepts became a reality for veterinary team members and their patients and clients. Whether you’re inspired, cautioned, or educated—our goal is to …

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