DVM360 MAGAZINE, Dec 1, 2010 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Dec 1, 2010
Scratching the surface
By Alicia Karapetian
National Report — Pain. Numbness. Weakness. Palpitations. These symptoms can be indicative of a variety of conditions, but sometimes the accurate diagnosis is bartonellosis.
Surviving bartonellosis
By Daniel R. Verdon
National Report — Her medical battle with bartonellosis lasted for years. Ironically, it took a horse throwing her, fracturing her shoulder, for physicians to make an accurate diagnosis.
Bartonella: Quantifying new risks to veterinarians, patients
By Daniel R. Verdon
National Report — Bartonellosis: It's no longer considered a self-limiting disease, and for some people chronic infection can be as debilitating and hard to diagnose as Lyme disease.
NCVEI reorganizes bylaws; readies release of major economics study
By Dan Verdon
Schaumburg, Ill. — The National Commission on Veterinary Economic Issues (NCVEI) recently reorganized and is moving forward with a detailed collaborative study in conjunction with Brakke Consulting and Bayer Animal Health to examine declines in veterinary visits.
A cat call for better care
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Hillsborough, N.J. — Although she didn't plan to become a feline practitioner, Dr. Elizabeth Colleran, MS, a 1990 graduate of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, is now the new president of the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).
Flight veterinarians expected to grow over decade
National Report — By 2020, one expert predicts hundreds of veterinarians to be working above the clouds.
Flood-torn clinic reopens
Belle Meade, Tenn. — The water receded, and life at the Animal Hospital of West Nashville is back to normal — relatively speaking, anyway.
Gene regulation may positively impact equine respiratory disease
Buckinghamshire, UK — A new research project shows that genes classified as mucins may regulate mucous proteins and change over the course of equine respiratory disease.
KSU maintains accreditation
Manhattan, Kan. — Kansas State University's (KSU) College of Veterinary Medicine maintained accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Council on Education (COE).
Legal planning for life after practice
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
I just finished organizing all of my miscellaneous old car parts.
TVMA to back legislation to better define equine dentistry
By Stephanie Skernivitz
Austin, Texas — The debate over who can perform equine teeth-floating procedures surfaced again in Texas.
Small Animal
Bilateral mandibular fractures due to periodontal disease
By Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Continuing chronicles illuminating repair techniques used in this particularly challenging case.
Clarifying canine tooth resorption
By Avi Blake, DVM
When veterinarians think about tooth resorption, the image is generally of a feline patient.
Noise reactivities and phobias: Behavior modification strategies
By Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
How to recognize problems and implement appropriate client interventions.
The "DAMN IT" acronym: Are you using this practical diagnostic aid?
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Carl Osborne shows how this acronym facilitates rapid formulation of rule-outs.
Treating osteoarthritis in geriatric dogs
By Donna Loyle
A Q&A with Dr. Ronald McLaughlin, a specialist in orthopedics, gait analysis and biomechanics.
UM to open cancer care satellite
By Rachael Whitcomb
Wentzville, Mo. — A new cancer care center, operated by the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, will open this spring and offer pet owners more options for specialty care.
Urinary tract infection in dogs after surgery for intervertebral disk extrusion
By Ronald Lyman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Study results indicate possible need for testing in these patients.
What does that cytology report really tell veterinarians?
By Avi Blake, DVM
Do we all interpret cytology findings the same way?
Surgery STAT: Regional antibiotic perfusion for treating infection in horses
By Joanne Kramer, DVM, DACVS
Antibiotic therapy is an important component of treating infections, but its efficacy depends on achieving adequate tissue concentrations at the infection site.
Negative palmar angle syndrome in racing horses
By Andrea E. Floyd, DVM
Early recognition and correcton can prevent this potentially career-ending pathology.
When clients think that they're the veterinarian, everyone loses
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Sometimes 'do-it-yourselfers' need to know when to call in the professionals.
Are we creating zombies?
By Michael A. McLaughlin, DVM
Werewolves and vampires are so yesterday! The new hotness is the slow-moving, non-critical, unthinking, inflexible, life-altering zombie. Actually, zombies are quite real and are created every day through an administrative action commonly called the "Zero-Tolerance Policy" or ZTP.
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