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September/October 2020

Targeted Therapy

Tigilanol tiglate could be the mast cell tumor treatment we've been waiting for.

Tigilanol tiglate—which is being marketed as Stelfonta—is derived from the fruit of the tropical blushwood tree, which is endemic to Australia.

VMX 2021: Forward

Yes, VMX is still on! Sign up today with in-person and virtual options.

You don’t have to miss out on VMX 2021. We’re offering 3 virtual pathways to “attend,” as well as the traditional in-person option.

Meeting Clients Where They Are

New modes of care from Banfield that cater to a changing clientele include mobile wellness clinics, apps, and language interpreters.

No two clients or pets are the same, which is why veterinary practices should explore alternative ways to serve pets and owners to determine what works best for them and the hospital team.

Wound Reconstruction Techniques: Free Skin Grafts

Full-thickness meshed sheet grafting and punch grafting are 2 of the most common grafting procedures performed in small animal practices.

In order to properly treat sizable wounds on the distal extremities of small animals, it’s helpful to know how skin grafts heal, tips for avoiding graft failure, and how to perform full-thickness meshed sheet and punch grafting.

The Diabetic Cat with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Managing IBD in diabetic cats can be challenging, but certain diets and therapy can improve patient wellbeing.

Comorbid conditions can complicate the management of cats with DM, and those with concurrent GI dysfunction such as IBD present some unique challenges.

Ultrasound-Guided Fine Needle Aspiration and Core Biopsy

Ultrasound-guided sampling techniques are relatively safe, low cost, minimally invasive techniques for obtaining diagnostic tissue samples.

Ultrasound-guided FNA and needle core biopsy are excellent techniques for obtaining diagnostic tissue samples. While complications are possible, they are usually minimal, especially when the procedure is performed by a highly trained and experienced veterinary sonographer.

Suicide: Our Professional Crisis

Most in the veterinary community are aware of the high rate of suicide in the profession. Is it still underrecognized? Is it getting better?

As awareness of the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine rises, some veterinarians have taken action to protect their colleagues and develop programs to address the issue of suicide head on.