DVM360 MAGAZINE, Mar 1, 2013 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Mar 1, 2013
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When there are no words: Dogs travel to help kids heal
By Julie Scheidegger
Amidst the paralyzing grief following the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting, a team of golden retrievers is on site to comfort, be present and listen.
Health insurance: Veterinarians wonder what to do now?
By Julie Scheidegger
For veterinarians facing the end of their coverage, there's little assurance they'll obtain a new policy in time.
Inspection of Chinese poultry-processing plants may signal opening for imported poultry for human consumption
FDA continues to investigate pet illnesses associated with Chinese chicken products.
Serving the dogs who serve
By Julie Scheidegger
Golden retrievers receive extensive training and veterinary care.
Children's book puts euthanasia woes to rest
By Ashley Barforoush, Associate Content Specialist
Veterinarian's end-of-life guide softens the sting of pet loss for pint-sized clients.
DEA targets mobile veterinarians in California
By Julie Scheidegger
Practitioners who carry drugs in vehicles told they're violating Controlled Substances Act.
Demystifying feline pain management
By Heather Biele, DVM
Keen observation will provide veterinarians clues to diagnose pain in cats.
NAVC 2013: Heska announces winners of 2012 Inspiration in Action contest
By Heather Biele, DVM
Three organizations receive funding, recognition for their contributions to veterinary medicine and the human-animal bond.
Pets and Vets: Golden retriever enrollment continues for CSU veterinary lifetime cancer study
State roundup: A look at the world of veterinary health.
The feline facts: A dvm360 data package
Phase 3 of the Bayer Veterinary Care Usage Study focuses on the state of feline healthcare.
Veterinary research in Dachshunds paves the way for therapy in children
Veterinary treatment slows progression of Batten disease, a fatal genetic disorder for dogs and children.
Homeopathy debate heats up as AVMA policy review nears
By Heather Biele, DVM
Lines are drawn as members of the veterinary community voice their opinions on complementary and alternative veterinary medicine.
Assistant professor at MSU to stand trial for felony animal neglect
Schenck waived her right to a preliminary hearing.
Safeguard your practice against violence in the workplace
By Julie Scheidegger
Clinic safety expert offers four layers of protection and how to deal with confrontation.
SLIDESHOW: K-9 Comfort dogs help with healing in Newtown, Conn.
The dogs and their handlers arrived the day after the tragedy and remain at Sandy Hook still.
Zoetis trades above $26 IPO during first hours on NYSE
Zoetis largest IPO for U.S. company since Facebook.
Antifreeze manufacturers agree to add bittering agent to make products unpalatable to animals and humans
Bittering agent will be applied to products manufactured in all 50 states.
Violent threats at Oklahoma veterinary clinic bring gun issues into the open
By Julie Scheidegger
Veterinarian now evaluates hospital safety plans and state's open-carry gun law.
New rodenticide without antidote alarms pet toxicology experts
By Julie Scheidegger
2008 EPA regulations may have unintended but dangerous consequences.
Featured Contributors
Contractor or employee? Make sure you get it right
By Marsha L. Heinke DVM, EA, CPA, CVPM
If the IRS or another government agency disagrees with your classification of a veterinary employee, you could be on the hook for major costs.
How specific is urine specific gravity?
By Eugene Nwaokorie, DVM, MS , Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
An in-depth look at which urinary concentrating ability test might be best in your veterinary patients. (Part one of a four-part series.)
The new face of veterinary practice ownership: Five locations and counting
By Karyn Gavzer, MBA, CVPM
A veterinary practice owner who grew up in a family business learns by doing—and doing, and doing, and doing.
Rabies vaccination: Should veterinarians exempt or not?
By Marc Rosenberg, VMD
Should veterinarians exempt a pet from a state-mandated vaccination if a client asks? Beware: It could come back to bite you.
What is our focus as veterinarians?
By Michael Paul, DVM
It's easy to lose sight of why we got into the veterinary profession. But we can get our vision back.
Small Animal
Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency in cats: More common than you think
By Anthony P. Carr, Dr. med. vet., DACVIM
A recent survey defines and demystifies the clinical signs of this disease in cats.
FAQs about house dust mite and storage mite allergies
By Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD
By bringing pets into our homes, we've increased their exposure to these common skin irritants.
Equine
Clearing the airway
By Ed Kane, PhD
Studies show equine nasal strips reduce airway resistance and mitigate exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage.
Furosemide facts and fiction
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
When it comes to the use of furosemide for treating EIPH, here's what veterinarians can all agree on.
Humor
Home diagnosis: always a train wreck for veterinarians
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Watch out for veterinary clients who think they know better than you.
The calf was already gone
By Bo Brock, DVM
The odor nearly strangled the veterinary staff as they pulled the calf out.
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