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November/December 2013

Table of Contents: November/December 2013

Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Fundamentals Of Surgical Oncology In Small Animals Michael J. Orencole & Ryan Butler, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Small Animal) Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine   Managing Chronic Pain In Cats & Dogs Part 1: The Two Most Important Tools in the Treatment …

Pediatric Wellness Care: Behavior, Nutrition, Oral Care & Reproduction

Julie Meadows, DVM The first article in this series discussed vaccination and parasite and zoonotic disease prevention; this second article outlines other pertinent topics to address during pediatric wellness visits. This is the second part of a 2-article series discussing the components of pediatric wellness care. The first article addressed vaccine protocols, parasite management, and …

Helpful Tips For Managing Wounds In Veterinary Patients

David Dycus, DVM, MS, & Jennifer Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Successful wound management depends on taking the correct approach to the lesion, including deciding whether to close it or manage it as an open wound. This article reviews this critical decision-making process and offers tip and techniques for wound management.   Successful wound management …

The Practitioner’s Acid–Base Primer: Differential Diagnoses & Treatment

Lori S. Waddell, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC The first article of this 2-part series, Obtaining & Interpreting Blood Gases (May/June 2013), addressed techniques for obtaining blood gases and interpretation; this article further investigates metabolic and respiratory disturbances, including therapeutic measures for both. This article is the second in the 2-part series: The Practitioner’s Acid–Base Primer. The …

Fundamentals Of Surgical Oncology In Small Animals

In human surgical oncology, 60% of human patients battling cancer are cured by surgery alone. Likewise, in veterinary medicine, surgery is considered the most important component of treatment in dogs and cats suffering from solid tumors because, in many cases, surgery offers the best chance for improving patients’ quality of life.

Spreading Good Cheer During This Charitable Time of Year

The Back Page has spotlighted a number of non-profits that serve to improve companion animal health, train animals as assistants and rescuers, and work to protect animals from abuse. In this issue’s column, we reintroduce you to some organizations you have met here before and share how you can help them spread good cheer this holiday …

Further Exploring Article References

Two articles in this issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice mention new studies recently published in the scientific literature, and this column provides the perfect forum to further explore the research referenced. From Feline Protozoa: Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council A New Species of Tritrichomonas (Sarcomastigophora: Trichomonida) from the Domestic Cat (Felis catus)  Walden HS, Dykstra C, …