DVM360 MAGAZINE, Nov 1, 2009 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Nov 1, 2009
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Animal welfare: When emotion and science collide
By Rachael Whitcomb
When it comes to animal welfare, is it too late for diplomacy or have the battle lines already been drawn?
Medical records at the track
By James M. Lewis
Should racehorse owners, trainers and veterinarians have to produce horses' medical records on demand?
Competition looms, but so do opportunities
By Daniel R. Verdon
Dr. John Albers readies his departure from AAHA, but still believes in his profession.
Growing pains: the path to expansion is sometimes lined with zoning-board queries, protests
By Rachael Whitcomb
Spring Valley, Ill. — Practice owners considering expansion may think they already have overcome the biggest obstacle — developing more business. But the road to expansion can be lined with many obstacles.
MRSA study sparks new questions
By Rachael Whitcomb
Owners give a lot to their pets, but are they sharing too much?
Bargaining: It takes two to play
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Defining the word "bargain." When we bargain for goods, we use caution to avoid being cheated, so we should be careful not to cheat others in doing business as veterinarians.
Growth of exotics climbs along with illegal importation problem
The growth of the exotic pets industry brings with it some problems, including illegal imports which raise health concerns.
Illegal exotics
By Brendan Howard
What's a veterinarian to do? Treat the animal or report the client?
Humor
When all else fails to save the world, call a veterinarian
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
A case of worms and Mr. and Mrs. Panic.
Enough to make a vet blush
A dog boarded at the clinic appeared to become ill and coughed up something that brought everyone running and caused the ladies to blush. It was a red thong panty.
Medicine
Canine stomatitis
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
An unusual presentation results in an unusual diagnosis.
Surgery STAT: Diagnosis, treatment of canine hip dysplasia
By William B. Henry Jr., DVM, Dipl. ACVS
Juvenile pubic symphysiodesis (JPS) surgery is a prophylactic procedure performed in puppies 10 to 20 weeks of age that have been diaqnosed with hip dysplasia as discussed in last month's column.
Anemias: Look out for vector-borne diseases
By Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
A review of anemias in cats, based on a lecture by Dr. Kristy Dowers, "Causes of feline anemia: old and new" at the 2009 ACVIM Forum.
Practice Management
Take the tough steps needed to work, live with less
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
The watchword in this recession is less. Clients spend less, and our bottom line takes a nosedive. We clearly need to provide for ourselves and our staff by lowering expenses.
Hospital design
Arizona hospital puts clients first
By Christina Macejko
Ross Lirtzman, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, wanted to make a statement with his new specialty practice in Scottsdale, Ariz. Everything was taken into account to make clients and patients feel relaxed, much like in a modern human doctor's office or hospital.
Equine
ClinQuiz: Equine parasites
By Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, DEVPC
The answers, with complete explanations, are provided.
ClinQuiz: Equine parasites -- References
Reference list for ClinQuiz: Equine parasites
EPM: The devil is in the diagnosis
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
Its 'the great imitator' because of varied clinical signs, intensity.
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