DVM360 MAGAZINE, Aug 1, 2012 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Aug 1, 2012
News
New sitcom Animal Practice coming to NBC this fall
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Television show about a veterinarian who loves animals, hates people will premiere on Sept. 26.
5 facts you didn't know about Crystal the monkey
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Now's your chance to get all up in this monkey's business.
Colorado Springs veterinary clinic deals with Waldo Canyon Fire
By Julie Scheidegger
Jamie Gaynor, DVM, MS, EMT, treats evacuated animals, hopes clinic will avoid evacuation.
Veterinarians care for animals patrolling the sea
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Navy-trained dolphins, sea lions serve as animal soldiers protecting sailors and ships.
USDA rule aimed at increasing protection from soring
Veterinary groups propose ban on use of action devices, performance packages in Tennessee walking horses.
Veterinary and human medical researchers link Bartonella to rheumatic disease
Study results implicate bacteria as a causative factor in some cases; further investigation needed.
CATalyst Council sets out to increase feline veterinary visits, client education with cat-friendly practice makeover
By Julie Scheidegger
Study finds 5 percent increase in feline visits for participating practices.
Nonsurgical sterilization technique shows promise as safe, effective alternative to castration
By Heather Biele, DVM
Injectable chemical compound offers time, money and resource-saving benefits, especially for high-volume veterinary facilities.
John Ensign returns to veterinary practice
By John Lofflin, Contributing Author
Former senator, now working as an associate veterinarian in the practice he founded, reflects on changes in veterinary medicine – and mulls another foray into practice ownership.
Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minn., rebuilds after flood
By Andrea Hewitt, Assistant Content Specialist
Fourteen animals in barnyard area die in June 20 flooding.
Pets & vets: Alligator attack in Florida and other state veterinary news
A state-by-state look at the world of animal health.
Veterinary researchers develop new tools for evaluating pets' quality of life
Veterinarians at Tufts University pioneer a new approach to helping pets with heart disease.
California Senate passes bill protecting renters from mandatory declawing, devocalization
Legislation would prevent landlords from requiring potential tenants to declaw or devocalize their pets.
Cyanide-producing grass kills cattle in Texas
A genetically modified form of Bermuda grass known as Tifton 85 seems to be the cause of death for a herd of Corriente cattle in central Texas.
Illinois veterinarians urge vaccination of horses for West Nile virus
West Nile virus, found in birds and mosquitoes, has been identified by the Illinois Department of Public Health in 13 counties.
California governor announces California Veterinary Medical Board appointments
Three California Veterinary Medical Association members selected to serve on board.
Opinion
Veterinary practice manager is out of the LCSN closet
One practice manager questions his devotion to low-cost spay-neuter activism.
Featured Contributors
Ethical dilemma: Dealing with an associate veterinarian's addiction
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Balancing the well-being of a veterinary practice against a longtime employee's deception creates an ethical dilemma for one practice owner.
9 ways to build a human-human bond at your veterinary practice
By Michael Paul, DVM
Like the human-animal bond, this relationship is vital. Cultivate it and watch your veterinary practice thrive.
Grandpa: someone I admire
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
We all have those in our lives we admire, but it's not often we find ourselves in the spotlight. This essay is courtesy of the columnist's granddaughter.
Don't call veterinary employees nurses
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
At least until you've familiarized yourself with your state veterinary practice acts. You're responsible for knowing and following the laws that regulate other health professions – not just veterinary clinics.
Small Animal
Evaluating forelimb lameness in juvenile dogs
By Janice Buback, DVM, MS, DACVS
Find out which conditions are most likely and get general guidance on their diagnosis and treatment. (Part 1 of a 2-part series)
Rehabilitating canine veterinary patients after neurosurgery
By Stephanie Kube, DVM, DACVIM, CCRT, CVPP
Veterinarians at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute find that early rehab for pain management, along with at-home exercises, are key to postoperative success.
Veterinary study details link between pain and aggression in dogs
Past behavior plays important role in manifestation of pain-related aggression.
Equine
Equine influenza: What veterinarians must learn from the past
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
As researchers examine data from previous outbreaks, more insight is gained into reducing susceptibility to further epidemics.
Risk factors for equine osteochondrosis
By Ed Kane, PhD
A combination of growth, nutrition and inheritance likely come into play.
Humor
Veterinary clients worth talking about
By Bo Brock, DVM
It's no surprise that veterinary clients take up more time than the animals we treat. Here are a few who were worth it.
Taking the wind out of veterinary sales
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
An arm-twisting, high-pressure veterinary salesman meets his match in the form of a practical joke.
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