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September/October 2011

Table of Contents: September/October 2011

Want to view the the full digital issue? Click here. Features Top Ten: Ten Ways to Improve Your Orthopedic Examination Derek Fox, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS University of Missouri-Columbia College of Veterinary Medicine Cardiac Blood Tests in Cats: Another Tool for Detection of Heart Disease Mark Oyama, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Cardiology) University of Pennsylvania School …

Embracing Diversity in Veterinary Medicine

An Interview with Dr. Evan M. Morse

Travelling from the St. Louis International Airport to the AVMA Convention last summer, my colleague Renee and I shared a cab with Dr. Evan Morse and his family. Conversation turned to our backgrounds and endeavors and I found myself listening closely as Dr. Morse described his life-long dedication to civil rights and his corollary devotion …

Collection of Commentaries on Veterinary, Medical, and Related Literature

  Urine protein:creatinine ratio, cardiac mutation, GI neoplasia, PT for degenerative myelopathy, retaining employees, parturition survey, pituitary adenomas in rats, allergic conjunctivitis, hyperthyroid diets, anesthetic protocols. UROLOGY Comparison of Urine Protein-to-Creatinine Ratio in Urine Samples Collected by Cystocentesis versus Free Catch in Dogs Beatrice L, Nizi F, Callegari D, et al. Journal of the American …

Dog Bites: Protecting Your Staff and Clients

Dog bites are a dangerous risk faced by veterinarians, their staff, and owners every day. Follow these tips to keep everyone safe, including the patient.

Dog bites are a dangerous risk faced by veterinarians, their staff, and owners every day. Veterinarians play an important role in their own safety, the safety of their staff and clients, and the welfare of the dogs presented for care. Here are tips for implementing safety measures in your practice to keep everyone safe.

Fundamentals for Today’s Insulin Therapy

  Michael Schaer, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVECC & Thomas Schermerhorn, VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) The veterinary profession has had to adjust the treatment of the diabetic patient due to changes in insulin production and availability. Most of the products used in dogs and cats are dictated by products used in humans. …

Resuscitative Fluid Therapy for Circulatory Shock

Deborah Silverstein, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC Resuscitative fluid therapy commonly refers to the treatment of circulatory shock and utilizes intravenous fluids to help restore circulating blood volume.1,2  Shock is best defined as inadequate cellular energy production.3 When oxygen delivery (DO2) to the tissues is insufficient relative to tissue oxygen consumption (VO2), an energy deficit occurs. The …

Small Animal Thoracic Radiography

This article is the first in a series of articles that will discuss various radiographic positions and techniques. The veterinary technician plays a critical role in the development and maintenance of a radiographic program at a veterinary practice. Thus, it is the responsibility of the technician to be familiar with the basics of: Anatomy and …

Dental Services: Good Medicine for Patients & Practices

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the first article in our Practical Dentistry series, which will present various ways of increasing revenue through offering dental services in the general veterinary practice. This series will present techniques and procedures that require minimal expense, effort, and training, yet have proven to be invaluable …

The Latest News in Veterinary Medicine

Conference AAVMC Conference Registration Now Open September 20, 2011–Registration for the 2012 Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC, aavmc.org) Annual Conference is now available. The conference will be held Wednesday, March 7, to Sunday, March 11, at the Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, Virginia. Featured sessions include a leadership workshop and sessions on outsourcing of …