DVM360 MAGAZINE, Sep 1, 2005 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Sep 1, 2005
Small Animal
Difficult bacterial urinary tract infections: recurrent infections
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Any time bacteria are identified, a "breakthrough" infection should be suspected.
SLE in the cat: Clinical signs vary dramatically
By Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD
A 9-year-old castrated male Persian cat was referred with a four-month history of non-pruritic crusting and alopecia involving the face and abdomen.
Relevance of Bartonella henselae seropositivity in the feline patient
By Beatrix Nanai, DVM , Ronald Lyman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
Bartonella henselae is a gram-negative bacterium that is most commonly associated with a self-limiting febrile condition in the cat lasting for two to three days. It has been suggested that bartonellosis is an arthropod transmitted disease, and there is an increased prevalence of the disease among flea-infested feral cats, especially kittens. Bartonellosis is a zoonotic disease and immunosuppressed humans such as people with HIV, those undergoing chemotherapy, or children, are particularly at risk. The route of transmission is mainly cat scratch or bite (SJ. Ettinger, EC. Feldman: Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 6th ed. Vol. 1, Pg 702).
Key to spinal cord injury repair could be in cells
By Jessica Tremayne
West Lafayette, IND. — Researchers at Purdue's School of Veterinary Medicine found that acrolein, a carcinogen, is present at high levels in spinal tissue several days after an injury.
Study investigates birth, death rates for dogs and cats for the first time
By Jessica Tremayne
Overpopulation cannot be solved unless we understand the factors that lead to planned and unplanned births.
Feline uveitis:aqueous flare intensity excellent clinical monitor
By Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Q: Please review diagnosis and management of feline uveitis.
Cat signaling: Learn the behavior dance to help patients
By Karen L. Overall, MA, VMD, PhD, DACVB, CAAB
We must remember that interactions are a dance with roles for both partners, who each give and request information.
Food Animal
It was the largest animal I had ever seen that wasn't in a zoo.
Minature medicine poses big distinctions
By Kenneth L. Marcella, DVM
Reproduction is the area where mini owners are most likely to need veterinary assistance.
Minnesota legalizes lay dentistry
By David Frabotta
ST. PAUL, MINN. — Lay people are permitted to float equine teeth in Minnesota due to an amendment tied to the state's budget bill that passed prior to the July 4 recess.
Practice Management
Practice in the real world "Managing chaos"
By David M. Lane, DVM, MS
Aanet Sizemore waits in the back for Carrie to come out of the room. Carrie is writing in all the particulars about Caleb, a forlorn looking Great Dane with chronic vomiting and persistent elevated white counts. Janet has seen Caleb in the past for this and an assortment of other maladies but has been able to totally stop the irregular vomiting.
Associate contracts: Walk a mile in the practice owner's shoes
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
There is a fundamental concept about contract law that students learn in their very first weeks of law school. It's a concept referred to as "meeting of the minds."
Practice for Profit "Fees, make them fair for DVM and pet owner"
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Being in your own business is working 80 hours a week so that you can avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else.
Where did I go wrong? Veterinary terminology: Sometimes the meaning can go awry
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
The lettering on the door said Department of Anesthesiology, Hal O'Thane, DVM. Duey Hafta didn't even bother to read it. He had been knocking on every door in the veterinary school trying to find a botzofer. His patience had worn thin by this point. He felt as though he had asked a million people so far, and none of them seemed to know where the botzofer was or, for that matter, what it was.
Minnesota veterinarian runs for U.S. Senate
Minneapolis — Dr. Ford W. Bell seeks election to the U.S. Senate in November 2006, vying to become the nation's third veterinarian on Capitol Hill.
Board oks planning for $1.6 million facelift
Minneapolis — The American Veterinary Medical Association's (AVMA) Executive Board took one more step in a proposed $1.6-million remodeling plan.
Surviving London: A veterinary student recovers from the crossfire of an al-qaeda bomb
By David Frabotta
Shards of metal and glass rifled through the air as she and her sister fell to floor. The intense heat from the explosion crippled them in the fetal position while everything went black, and she reached out with her left hand to grab hold of her sister.
Veterinary roles must expand to protect public health, reports say
By Jennifer Fiala
Facilities built in the 1960s and 1970s "urgently" need upgrades.
Manatees eyes offer glimpse at health
Gainesville, Fla. — Researchers at the University of Florida (UF) studying the thick tear film of Florida manatees aim to prove whether the uncommonly thick tear film aids in disease protection.
Reluctant leadership vows to restore AVMF
By Jennifer Fiala
Minneapolis — In a move to recover from financial criticism that resulted in the resignation of its executive director, a newly appointed leadership rallies around the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).
Navigating a diverse career
The future is rife with new veterinary exploration. Dr. Lonnie King is a believer and a pioneer.
AVMA flexes political muscle with PAC
By Jennifer Fiala
Washington —When Dr. Michael Chaddock attended a recent luncheon for Sen. Sam Brownback, he was escorted to a seat beside the lawmaker and briefed him on the nation's need for more rural DVMs.
Licensing board gains authority to prosecute
Boston — The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Veterinary Medicine now can investigate and prosecute unlicensed veterinary medical practice.
FVMA relieved by Bush veto
Orlando, Fla. — The Florida Veterinary Medical Association (FVMA) breathed a sigh of relief after Gov. Jeb Bush vetoed a bill that carried lenient standards on pharmacy dispensing laws.
Members plan to fight HOD defeat of foie gras ban
By Jennifer Fiala
Washington — Some Animal Welfare Committee (AWC) members plan to fight a House of Delegates (HOD) action to dump a ban on foie gras production in favor of further research.
Infection tops lists of insurance claims, VPI reports
Brea, Calif. — Ear infections and skin allergies commonly plague dogs while urinary tract infections and stomach conditions often afflict cats.
AVMA symposium attempts to tackle diversity
By Jessica Tremayne
MINNEAPOLIS — Critics of veterinary leadership want a more diverse veterinary population, and they are willing to take their case to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to promulgate it.
AVMA strives to build media powerhouse
By Jennifer Fiala
Schaumburg, ILL. — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is executing a plan to boost the profession's media presence, throwing its weight behind what officials describe as a "public image juggernaut."
Former Miss America promotes community involvement, diversity
By David Frabotta
Not every veterinarian can be a staff correspondent for a major media network. But every veterinarian can borrow a chapter out of Dr. Debbye Turner's book when it comes to local media presence and community involvement.
State veterinarian inherits AVMA treasury
By Jennifer Fiala
Indianapolis —Dr. Bret Marsh is adding financial planning for the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to a workload that already includes managing an $8-million budget and 150 staff members as Indiana's state veterinarian.
AVMA delegates assert power, buck leadership trends
By Jennifer Fiala
Minneapolis — American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) delegates challenged two Executive Board decisions on resolutions by voting to defeat a foie gras ban and advance a U.S. microchip standard.
NBVME recognizes CCT creator
Minneapolis — Dr. Susan McDonough of Arnold, Md., received the National Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (NBVME) award for her work in the national licensing examination program.
DVM Newsmakers: The Crossroads Veterinary Medicine; public health poised to merge in collective battle against zoonotic diseases
By Daniel R. Verdon
Veterinary medicine stands at the crossroads. "I think the next five to 10 years may be the most important time in the history of veterinary medicine. Its most important challenge is to re-establish its social responsibility," reports Dr. Lonnie King, director of the Office of Strategy and Innovation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and dean of Michigan State University's veterinary school.
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