DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jun 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Jun 1, 2010
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Rural veterinary shortage caused by retention issues, not attraction
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report — Two companion studies that delve into the motivations to enter and leave rural veterinary practice could provide key insights for recruiters and veterinary colleges trying to sway incoming veterinarians into practicing in underserved areas.
In the trenches
By Rachael Whitcomb
Personal experience is the most eye-opening insight to rural vet shortage.
COE ruling disputed
By Rachael Whitcomb , Daniel R. Verdon
Schaumburg, Ill. — A Mexican veterinary school is appealing a failed accreditation request made recently to the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA's) Council on Education (COE).
Debating the needs of education
By Brendan Howard
Kansas City, Mo. — "Education speed-dating." That's how one participant described the first of three days of discussion about the present and future of veterinary education at a meeting of the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC).
Drug tests begin for polo ponies
By Stephanie Fellenstein
National Report — Sixteen polo ponies have been tested since the U.S. Polo Association (USPA) unveiled its random drug testing program earlier this year.
British Columbia moves to revamp state board system
By Rachael Whitcomb
British Columbia, Canada — After years of controversy and a record-length human-rights court battle, British Columbia (B.C.) officials are working to revamp their state board system.
Rare fungus spreads
By Brendan Howard
National Report — A "highly virulent" strains of the fungus Cryptococcus gattii is spreading in the Pacific Northwest and infectin gboth humans and animals.
The mystery of aging
By Rachael Whitcomb
West Lafayette, Ind. — Old dogs may be able to teach veterinary researchers new tricks about cancer and aging.
Vet dies trying to save dog after hit-and-run accident
By Rachael Whitcomb
Knoxville, Tenn. — Clients are filling the lobby of Dr. Kathryn Gilpatrick's former practice's small lobby with flowers and well wishes.
Veterinary schools post 3 percent increase in numbers of 2010 graduates
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report -- The numbers of new veterinary graduates will increase by 3 percent this year.
New studies assess recession
By Rachael Whitcomb
National Report — While veterinary practices may not be as recession proof as previously believed, new studies say they still fare better than many other markets.
Lyme disease reports three times higher than normal in Maine
By Stephanie Skernivitz
National Report — Cases of Lyme diesease are on the rise in Maine.
Business
Should you raise your fees?
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Don't compare yourself to the veterinary practice competition. You're better than that.
Shifting liability: The new American pastime
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Walk through a TV drama plot and see how your fate mirrors doctors on the small screen.
Humor
Neuter Dainty? Never!
By Michael A. Obenski
Sometimes, a name just fits. That is the case with Hardy Bruin, who is the biggest man I have ever seen. On the other hand, his dog Dainty represents a complete misnomer.
Flying through the air
I had entered the bull's pen to treat his "boo-boo." He decided to send me packing with one of my own.
Small Animal
Cushing's disease and other adrenal gland disorders
By Avi Blake, DVM
A Q&A with veterinary endocrinologist Edward C. Feldman
Dentistry 101
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
A photo tutorial on surfaces of teeth and directions in the mouth.
Epidemiology of feline uroliths and urethral plugs: Update 1981 to 2009
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
In the last three decades, the composition of uroliths in cats has been variable, while the composition of feline urethral plugs has remained consistent.
Important dietary and lifestyle factors in obese and sick patients
By Stephanie Skernivitz
A Q&A with veterinary nutritionist C.A. Tony Buffington
Pain management in veterinary rehabilitation
By Janet Van Dyke, DVM
Treating pain is a fundamental part of practicing good medicine.
Surgery STAT: Perineal urethrostomy in cats
By Karen Tobias, DVM, DACVS
Urolithiasis can cause 15 percent to 21 percent of lower urinary tract problems.
Equine
Clinical trials may hasten approval of pergolide for horses
East Lansing, Mich. — A new clinical trial may lead to the reintroduction of an FDA-approved version of pergolide for the treatment of equine Cushing's disease.
Equine adductor muscle injuries
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
Both human and equine athletes are subject to leg muscle injuries.
Equine imaging update: Computed tomography
By Ed Kane, PhD
CT scanning has many uses in equine medicine and surgery.
Penn vet gets ready to open new critical care center
Kennett Square, Pa. — After five years of planning and about year of construction, the new James M. Moran, Jr. Critical Care Center was set to open June 1 at the New Bolton Center campus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.
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