DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2005
A disturbing e-mail arrived the other day: Hello, Dr. Bellows: I have a 5-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever that I have routinely cleaned her teeth (with enzyme toothpaste and a brush, recently using Sonicare). Despite all best efforts, she is building up tartar and I think may have a dark spot (cavity on a rear molar).
Comparing chemical restraint and anesthetic protocols used for blood donations in cats: One teaching hospital's experience
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2005
From 1998 to 2003, we evaluated several chemical restraint protocols for blood donor cats to improve the quality and efficiency of the blood bank, as well as the donors' quality of life.
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Aug 01, 2005
Over thousands of years, greyhounds have been bred and selected for speed. This selective breeding may explain a number of the idiosyncrasies we see in the breed today. Retired racing greyhounds are becoming more common pets and more common patients in veterinary hospitals. It is estimated that about 18,000 greyhounds are placed into homes as pets annually. This article will familiarize practitioners with some idiosyncrasies in greyhounds that can affect their medical care.
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2005
Preanesthetic evaluations can reduce morbidity by alerting a clinician to take action to optimize a patient's preoperative status and perioperative management.
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jan 01, 2005
A founding member of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, Dr. Short is a professor emeritus of anesthesiology and pain management at Cornell University. Throughout his veterinary career, he has strived to boost the recognition and control of pain in animals.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2005
Most successful surgical procedures in avian patients, as with other species, require that the veterinarian and his or her staff give special attention to the details of perioperative management. In some instances, special techniques may be required to perform and successfully complete appropriate procedures; however, in many instances the same techniques used in companion species (dogs/cats) may be adapted or adjusted for use in exotic species.
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2004
Capnographs are noninvasive monitoring tools used to estimate arterial carbon dioxide tension in anesthetized patients by sampling the patients' expired air.
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2004
Local anesthesia and regional anesthetic nerve blocks have been used for decades in human dentistry, but incorporating intraoral regional anesthetic blocks into veterinary dental and oral surgical procedures did not gain acceptance until the mid-1990s.
Aug 09, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
Injectable Anesthesia Update Sponsored by an educational grant from Fort Dodge Animal Health
VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2004
By dvm360.com staff
We have isoflurane and sevoflurane vaporizers on the same anesthetic machines.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2004
Disappointed clients rarely sue veterinarians. Neither do sad clients. Clients who sue are shocked clients ...
Nov 01, 2003
Any good training program starts with standardization of procedures so they can be taught and readily duplicated by staff members. Consistency of process is an asset anywhere in your practice but especially in the prep room and surgery.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2003
The most common toxicity presenting at our referral center is pyrethroid exposure in felines.
Feb 01, 2003
Private practitioners favor less anesthetic drugs, perform more outpatient procedures and rarely check blood pressure in anesthetized animals compared to their public university counterparts.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2002
W e have all been there. A client calls to say that she has just found her horse standing in the field unwilling to move.