November/December 2011

November/December 2011
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Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Lymphoma in Dogs & Cats: What’s the Latest? Erika L. Krick, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) Food Allergy: Diagnostics & Therapeutic Food Options Craig Datz, DVM, MS, Diplomate ABVP (Canine & Feline Practice) & ACVN University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Home Monitoring of …

The Back Page
Making a Difference…One Assistance Dog at a Time

  An Interview With Dr. Anita Migday Kelly Soldavin How many of us feel absolutely warm inside when we see assistance dogs doing their jobs—helping their owners when their owners are unable to help themselves. When I see my own dog bouncing around the farm, I have a hard time imagining her taking on such …

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

  CARDIOLOGY Comparison of Auscultatory and Echocardiographic Findings in Healthy Adult Cats Wagner T, Luis-Fuentes V, Payne JR, et al. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology 2010; 12:171-182. This study examined the prevalence of heart murmurs and echocardiographic evidence of heart disease in a population of 199 healthy cats. A heart murmur was detected in a relatively …

Practice Building
How Practices Can Thrive in an Online Environment

  Sheila Grosdidier, RVT, PHR Is it possible to have a hardware headache? To breakout in social media hives every time someone says Facebook? Or get a paralyzing vision of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds when the word Twitter is spoken? The realm of what is available on the Internet and through technology can be overwhelming. …

The Importance of Dental Radiology

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC Dental radiology is fast becoming the standard of care in veterinary dentistry because it is crucial for proper patient care. This is the second article in our Practical Dentistry series, which is presenting different aspects of veterinary dental care and how it can provide best medicine for …

Consider this Case
Nasal Discharge & Epistaxis in a German Shorthaired Pointer

  Elisa M. Mazzaferro, MS, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVECC A 12-year-old, 25.5-kg, spayed female German shorthaired pointer was presented to the emergency service for recurrent unilateral nasal discharge and acute onset of epistaxis. HISTORY Lifestyle The dog was 1 of 3 dogs in the household. She was: An indoor/outdoor pet that had not traveled outside …

Small Animal Abdominal Radiography

  Danielle Mauragis, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR This is the second article in our Imaging Essentials series–a series focused on providing critical information on radiographic positions and techniques. This article will review the 3 components of creating repeatable, high-quality abdominal radiographs of the dog and cat. These components include: Adequate technique …

Ten Tips to Improve Anesthesia in Your Practice

  Lysa Pam Posner, DVM, Diplomate ACVA Many veterinary practices rely on the same anesthetic methods they have always used. However, for the good of your patients, challenge yourself to improve your anesthetic standards. Anesthesia is an everyday occurrence in most veterinary practices, and many practitioners and veterinary staff rely on the same anesthetic methods …

Today’s Veterinary News
The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

  Announcements November is Pet Diabetes Awareness Month November 2011—To coordinate with human Diabetes Awareness Month, November is also recognized as Pet Diabetes Awareness Month. The goal of this designation is to raise awareness of the disease and help pet owners recognize signs of diabetes in their pets and the treatment options available. To further …

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