DVM360 MAGAZINE, May 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, May 1, 2010
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MRSP: Assessing the threats to patients and practices
By Daniel R. Verdon
When it comes to MRSP, resistance is increasing and it could signal new challenges for veterinarians.
The new meaning of healthcare reform
By Susan Ruiz Patton
National Report — While sweeping healthcare reform legislation passed Congress, it will take until 2014 to create the infrastructure needed to support small business, experts say.
The price of pain
By Rachael Whitcomb
Will the economy will force more clinics into reporting more injuries?
Study looks at factors in high veterinary suicide rate in U.K.
By Rachael Whitcomb
Southampton, U.K. — Euthanasia and attitudes about humanity and ending life may be a factor in high suicide rates for veterinarians in the United Kingdom, a study suggests.
UC ordered to pay $1.9 million to former vet students
By Rachael Whitcomb
Veterinarians enrolled in UC-Davis' veterinary medicine program in 2003 may be up for a payout.
UGA nails $7.7 million for vet college expansion
By Rachael Whitcomb
Athens, Ga. — A $7.7 million infusion of funding is helping the University of Georgia (UGA) inch forward with an expansion plan for its veterinary college.
WSU considers merger to boost grant funding
By Rachael Whitcomb
Pullman, Wash. — In an effort to boost its position among the nation's veterinary schools, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University is looking to absorb the School of Molecular Biosciences into its program.
AVMA releases new drug disposal guide
Schaumburg, Ill — In response to increased scrutiny by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding the pharmaceutical disposal practices of healthcare facilities, the American Veterinary Medical Association has written a new policy to help veterinary practives stay in compliance.
Association soup
By Chris Sweeney
National Report — Dr. John Parker has never thrown a haggis, but that didn't stop him from forming the Haggis-Throwing Veterinary Medical Association.
Dogs' noses sniff out bombs
By Ed Kane, PhD
Canine detection is coming of age.
Florida DVM assaulted by distraught pet owner
By Rachael Whitcomb
Palm Bay, Fla.— A pet owners whose dog died after a routine surgery allegedly attacked his veterinarian and threatened the hospital staff with a knife.
Business
Preventing theft
By Marsha L. Heinke DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
Assessing risk, segregating labor and reviewing financials are crucial to stopping embezzlement.
Don't be a Facebook failure
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS
Judicious use of your clients' favorite social media tool can be a bridge to your clients — just make sure any embarrassing facts or photos are hidden from clients and colleagues.
Be ready for your boards
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
No, not the exam kind — the cork kind. Boost team education with old-fashioned bulletin boards
Get it in writing
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
How to protect yourself from loons, goons, and other practice partners
The costs of suing
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Even when you know the law is on your side, you might be better off skipping a court date with Lady Justice
Humor
What's new in heartworm disease?
By Tom Nelson, DVM
The American Heartworm Society's symposium addresses newest threats.
Elusive patient history more like a suspense thriller
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
For those who don't believe, no explanation is possible.
Honey, don't do it!
I averted disaster by keeping temperature taking and stickiness far, far apart. Thank goodness she called first.
Inverted reality
By Christian Andres, DVM
I scheduled an appointment for 11:20 a.m. to see my primary0care physician, Dr. U.R. Knotavet, to update my tetanus booster and to ask a few questions.
Small Animal
A case for year-round flea control
By Byron L. Blagburn, MS, PhD
Dr. Byron Blagburn discusses how the control of fleas and flea-induced diseases requires a considerable effort by both pet owners and veterinarians.
Challenges in parasite management
By Silene Young, DVM
Have you ever had one of those days when even the simplest case sends you to your reference library for a diagnostic or treatment review?
Current recommendations for mammary gland tumors in dogs
By Kim L. Cronin, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Mammary gland tumors remain one of the most common cancers in our canine patients.
Diagnosing infectious disease
By Ellen Jensen
Historically, veterinarians have had four options for diagnosing most infectious agents.
Feline demodicosis: prevalence, diagnostics, treatment
By Silene Young, DVM
The next time a chronically itchy cat comes into your clinic, don't forget to rule out demodectic mange.
Implications of emerging streptococcal diseases
By Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Streptococci species are being recognized now as potential veterinary pathogens.
Is your crystalluria interpretation crystal clear?
Crystalluria can occur in animals with normal uinary tracts without any clinical signs of lower urinary tract disease.
Surgery STAT: Micro total hip replacement
By William D. Liska, DVM, Dipl. ACVS
The goal of total hip replacement is a pain-free joint that mimics normal biomechanics with excellent long-term function.
Equine
How to handle common foaling complications and injuries
By Ed Kane, PhD
Foaling, like human delivery, should be uneventful. But the process can be fast and violent, and it can present serious health problems to the mare and foal.
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