DVM360 MAGAZINE, Oct 1, 2005 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Oct 1, 2005
Small Animal
Early detection of cancer requires persistent checks
By Tracy Geiger, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM , Nicole Northrup, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
The eyes are often a site of primary or metastatic neoplasia.
The golden rule: A cornerstone in the ethical care of patients
By Carl A. Osborne, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
When making prognoses, we must remember that almost right is still wrong.
Shock: Fluid therapy remains a basic tenet for successful resuscitation
By Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Dr. Deborah Silverstein at the 2005 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum in Baltimore gave a lecture on shock fluid therapy. Some relevant points in this lecture are provided below.
Another breed with necrotizing encephalitis: Chihuahua
By Beatrix Nanai, DVM , Ronald Lyman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
In Yorkshire Terriers, brainstem involvement has been described.
Treating atopy: Keep patients comfortable without causing harm
By Alice M. Jeromin, RPh, DVM, DACVD
Most clients don't realize that dust mites are found in bedding, carpet, upholstery and mattresses — not in furnace ducts.
Food Animal
Study maps demand directed at food animal DVMs
By Jennifer Fiala
Minneapolis — A study confirms the shortage of food animal veterinarians in the United States and offers future estimates on the depth of such deficiencies.
Tunnel vision stunts good medicine
By Charles E. Gardner, DVM, MBA, DABVP
As always, we need to communicate as thoroughly as possible. Tunnel vision is a trap we as practitioners must avoid.
What's for supper? Maybe we should grab a bite before our dinner function
The people seated around us were strangers, and none of them looked as though they could discuss tractors or horses.
How to manage umbilical masses in cattle
By Christine Navarre, DVM, MS, DACVIM
Umbilical masses in calves are a common problem presented to veterinarians. Proper management of these masses first requires a correct diagnosis. The differentials for umbilical masses include hernias and infections/abscesses. Although some hernias can spontaneously resolve, most umbilical problems require surgery.
Equine
Encephalitis hits Northeast
By David Frabotta
Eleven states reported 186 EEE cases in horses as of Aug. 23.
Degenerative valvular disease in older horses
By Ed Kane, PhD
A Grade 1 murmur is the first audible sound you can hear. You can barely detect a Grade 1 murmur with your stethoscope.
News Features
Just remember: States claim jurisdiction over most aspects of business
By Christopher J. Allen, DVM, JD
Never underestimate the potential liability associated with toxic-substance contamination.
The real value and cost of mentorship
By Andrew Roark, DVM, MS , James F. Wilson, DVM, JD
Many new graduates are not ready or able to reach productivity that will make them profitable to employers.
News
Insurance broker braces for 'mad rush' of DVM claims
By Jennifer Fiala
Chicago — Initial estimates from Hub International reveal 70 practices along the Gulf Coast region likely will generate damage claims following what appears the most destructive hurricane to hit North America since the early 1900s.
Experts: Flood zone to spawn animal disease
By Jennifer Fiala
New Orleans — Fourteen Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emergency teams and 200 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officials descended on the toxic and disease breeding ground that's in flooded New Orleans.
Colorado VMA opts for diplomacy to stop Denver's euthanasias
By Jessica Tremayne
Denver — A breed ban and subsequent euthanasia of 341 Pit Bulls in Denver is garnering concern from the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA).
LSU fields hundreds of displaced animals
By Jennifer Fiala
Baton Rouge, La. — Faced with double the number of residents and more migrating by the hour, Louisiana State University (LSU) braces for an influx of pets from evacuees and veterinary hospitals around devastated New Orleans.
The rescue: Curfews, red tape stall initial efforts; four VMAT teams deployed in major push to aid injured, displaced pets
By Jessica Tremayne
New Orleans — Despite deployment of all four Veterinary Medical Assistance Teams (VMATS), strict curfews and restrictions delayed initial rescue efforts for thousands of animals stranded in abandoned dwellings and flood zones.
AVMA pledges up to $500,000 in disaster aid
By Jennifer Fiala
Schaumburg, Ill. — In emergency session, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) leaders voted unanimously last month to give up to $500,000 for disaster relief.
Anthrax claims hundreds of cattle; experts push vaccination
By Jennifer Fiala
Washington — From North Dakota to Texas, cattle have been dying by the hundreds from what some claim is the largest anthrax outbreak on record.
Profession asks for clarification on risk assessment comment
By Jennifer Fiala
Washington — Veterinary and industry officials want the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to clarify an agency leader's negative remark aimed at the use of quantitative risk assessment to ascertain antibiotic drug safety.
Makeshift supply chain
By Daniel R. Verdon
Alexandria, La. — Sandy Grantham, office manager of Alexandria Animal Clinic, couldn't have predicted her role in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Supreme Court curtails Ohio licensing board
By David Frabotta
Columbus, Ohio — He spent his children's college fund on legal fees to ensure Ohio veterinarians are aware of medical licensing board inspections. His $100,000 victory came when the Ohio Supreme Court found that all inspections require a five-day written notice, even those related to investigations.
Proposal allows USDA to regulate puppy mills
By David Frabotta
Washington — The "Puppy Protection Act" has a new life and new form as the Pet Animal Welfare Statute (PAWS), which would require high-volume breeders to be policed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Katrina: The long road to recovery
By Jessica Tremayne
New Orleans — About 1,100 veterinarians and 70 practices were located in Katrina's disaster zone according to early estimates from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). At presstime, no DVMs were reported missing or severely injured.
2,000 DVMs flock to CVC
Kansas City — Central Veterinary Conference (CVC) organizers announced plans to introduce two new veterinary meetings in 2006 in Baltimore and San Diego.
Practice Management
Is future retirement controlled by guilt today?
By Gerald Snyder, VMD
Practitioners charge too little because they cannot keep up with the literature.
Breathe life into your exam room protocol
By Michael H. Riegger, DVM, Dipl. ABVP
Profitability and quality are not mutually exclusive, but they do go together.
Employee turnover: Plan to fend off this profit killer
By Sue Schmidt, EA
Employee satisfaction is the No. 1 reason people remain loyal to their employers.
Dr. Obenski
Volume : Is it enough? Bea Fuddled's incessant complaining signals larger professional issue
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
Sure you will lose money on these people. But there will be a lot of them.
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