DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2007
Food-animal practitioners commonly perform local-anesthetic techniques due to the dangers associated with general anesthesia. Local anesthetic techniques usually are simple, cheap and have relatively few side effects. Unless otherwise stated, "local anesthetic agent" refers to lidocaine or carbocaine. It is preferable to clip the hair and perform a surgical prep of the site before anesthetic agents are injected, particularly those injected deep into tissues.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2007
Washington — Dr. Michael Blackwell isn't ungrateful. But the $500,000 grants tied to the U.S. Senate's version of the Veterinary Public Health Workforce Expansion Act, passed in July, will do little to add seats to the University of Tennessee's (UT) veterinary program. Such funds fall short of expanding even one classroom, and neglect the public's need for more DVMs, the veterinary college dean explains.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2007
Disease prevention in beef herds is essential if a producer wants to be profitable. Most diseases, once we finally see them, have been smoldering in a herd for months and have been eating potential income. Avoidance is crucial because many common diseases have no treatment.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2007
Watch out for plant toxicity during drought conditions.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2007
Nutrition problems, and chronic parasitism should be ruled out first.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2007
Biosecurity is no joke. Most practitioners are aware of its significance considering the media focus on bovine viral diarrhea (BVD), bovine spongiform encephalopathy and agroterrorism. Yet veterinarians who are known to make a host of producer safety recommendations often omit some security suggestions because they appear excessive.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2006
"She got into her vet truck and left without ever washing her boots!"
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2006
With the constant infusion of new products to the human and veterinary market, it becomes a daunting task to keep up with veterinary pharmacology and vaccine technology.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jan 01, 2006
Show season kicks off in a couple months with the promise that livestock will be hauled to county and state fairs across the country. Combine inexperienced showmen with the commingling of hundreds of animals, and problems are almost destined to materialize. The following discussion highlights a variety of conditions common in livestock exhibited at shows that food animal veterinarians often are called upon to diagnose and treat.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2005
Umbilical masses in calves are a common problem presented to veterinarians. Proper management of these masses first requires a correct diagnosis. The differentials for umbilical masses include hernias and infections/abscesses. Although some hernias can spontaneously resolve, most umbilical problems require surgery.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 25, 2005
By dvm360.com staff
AUSTIN, TEXAS - 8/25/05 - The Texas Animal Health Commission received $500,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to help the state regain its tuberculosis-free (TB) status.
DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2004
The earlier "at risk" neonates are identified and treated, the better the prognosis for a healthy and productive life.