September/October 2014

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NAVC Expeditions – An Interview with Dr. Debby Butler

NAVC Expeditions (navc.com/expeditions) offers veterinary professionals the opportunity to travel deep into some of the most intriguing destinations—from the jungles of Brazil to the ice caps of Antarctica—to study exotic native species and learn cutting-edge veterinary techniques from around the world. Leading veterinary experts guide the excursions, which are each limited to a small number …

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Orthopedic Follow-Up Evaluations: Identifying Complications

Duane A. Robinson, DVM, PhD Complications can occur during the recovery period following an orthopedic procedure. The author discusses bone healing; delayed unions, nonunions, and malunions; osteomyelitis and infection; bone implant construct failures; and fracture disease in this comprehensive article. Orthopedic procedures, whether performed on an elective or urgent/emergent basis, are common in small animal …

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Local Anesthesia for the Distal Extremity

Heidi L. Shafford, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVAA Local anesthesia techniques are important analgesic tools. The author provides step-by-step instructions in providing IVRA and ring blocks to both dogs and cats. Local anesthetics block nerve impulses caused by painful stimuli, which makes them effective analgesics. Regional and peripheral blocks are versatile and can be applied to …

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Adding the Next Level of Services

Travis Meredith, DVM, MBA, Diplomate ACT What specific competitive threats does your practice face? Dr. Meredith provides 7 questions you need to ask before expanding your service offerings. This year’s Practice Building column is dedicated to building today’s veterinary practice. The goal of this series is to describe the many elements that impact the growth and success of …

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Avian Radiography

Danielle Mauragis, CVT, and Daniel VanderHart, DVM, Diplomate ACVR Avian radiography has unique challenges. Learn avian specific techniques, positioning, collimation, and evaluation of image quality. Imaging Essentials provides comprehensive information on small animal radiography techniques, and the series has addressed the majority of anatomic areas in canine and feline patients, from the head and spine to …

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Heatstroke in Dogs

Brandy Tabor, CVT, VTS (ECC) This life-threatening condition can affect dogs of any age, breed, or gender. The author provides guidance on the types of heatstroke, risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment therapies, and prevention. Heatstroke is a common problem in pets during the summer months, especially in hot, humid climates. This life-threatening condition can affect …

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Endoscopy in Practice: A Penny for Your Thoughts

Adam Honeckman, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Dr. Honeckman illustrates the importance of endoscopy with a case study of an emergency endoscopy performed on a Jack Russel terrier experiencing anorexia, weakness, and vomiting. Each year, the NAVC Institute takes place in Orlando, Florida, and top specialists in select areas of veterinary medicine provide hands-on, one-on-one …

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Feline Helminths: Recommendations from the Companion Animal Parasite Council

Rick Marrinson, DVM, and Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVM (Parasitology) Helminth infections, both gastrointestinal and extraintestinal, are remarkably common in cats. Transmission, diagnosis, and treatment are discussed. The mission of the Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is to foster animal and human health, while preserving the human—animal bond, through recommendations for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, …

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Focus on Canine & Feline Helminths

An in-depth look at statistics extracted from data collected from the medical records of nearly 2.3 million dogs and 470,000 cats presented to more than 850 Banfield Pet Hospitals in 2013. In each issue of Today’s Veterinary Practice, Pet Health by the Numberscorrelates specific article topics with statistics provided by Banfield Pet Hospital (banfield.com). These statistics are …

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