November/December 2018

Table of Contents: November/December 2018

Want to view the full digital issue? Click here. Features CONTINUING EDUCATION Gabapentin and Amantadine for Chronic Pain: Is Your Dose Right? Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Analgesia Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Pullman, Washington This article describes the complexity of chronic pain, the need for multimodal therapy and …

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The Opioid Crisis: A Veterinarian’s Action Plan

“We, as clinicians, are uniquely positioned to turn the tide on the opioid epidemic.”1 — Vivek Murthy, former U.S. Surgeon General Last year, the opioid overdose epidemic was responsible for an estimated 30,000 human deaths in the United States.2 Much needed attention has been focused on this public health concern, which has started to affect …

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VMX 2019: Your Key to Providing Better Care

Taking place January 19-23 in Orlando, Florida, VMX is back and better than ever! VMX is the world’s largest veterinary continuing education (CE) event featuring top-tier education from world-renowned presenters, unparalleled professional development and networking, diverse exhibits, and exhilarating events. In a joint message, NAVC President K. Leann Kuebelbeck, DVM, DACVS, and CEO Tom Bohn, …

Clinical Insights

Sonography Assessment: Overview of AFAST and TFAST

Welcome to our series of articles on small animal abdominal ultrasonography. The initial articles provided an overview of basic ultrasonography principles and a discussion about how to perform a systematic scan of the abdomen. The rest of the series discusses ultrasound evaluation of specific abdominal organs/systems. Read the other small animal abdominal ultrasonography articles published …

Clinical Insights

Hypervitaminosis A in Reptiles

In reptiles, the clinical signs of hypervitaminosis A are typically manifested in the skin. Reptiles with chronic hypervitaminosis A require long-term support and wound management as well as routine check-ups.

Clinical Insights

Eating Healthy for Busy Professionals

Your day may go something like this. Grab a cup of coffee as you rush out the door to the clinic; if you have a minute, gobble down a bagel or donut. You arrive at the clinic, rushing from appointment to appointment with patients or to surgery. Lunch? What’s that? With a little bit of pre-planning, it is possible to have some grab-and-go items readily available to you on the days when life gets too busy.

Essentials

Risk Management Approaches to Heartworm Disease

The Heartworm Hotline column is presented in partnership between Today’s Veterinary Practice and the American Heartworm Society (heartwormsociety.org). The goal of the column is to communicate practical and timely information on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heartworm disease, as well as highlight current topics related to heartworm research and findings in veterinary medicine. Heartworm disease …

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Designing a Formulary That Works for Your Practice

From the Field shares insights from Banfield Pet Hospital veterinary team members. Drawing from the nationwide practice’s extensive research, as well as findings from its electronic veterinary medical records database and more than 8 million annual pet visits, this column is intended to explore topics and spark conversations relevant to veterinary practices that ultimately help …

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