DVM360 MAGAZINE, Dec 1, 2005 - DVM
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DVM360 MAGAZINE, Dec 1, 2005
Small Animal
Toxoplasmosis risks target of research, vaccine development
By Jessica Tremayne
Urbana, Ill. — Toxoplasmosis might be a greater risk to humans than what is perceived, according to a paper written by a University of Illinois (UI) DVM on subclinical effects of the parasite.
Anesthesia safety: Face your clients' main concern about dentistry
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
A disturbing e-mail arrived the other day: Hello, Dr. Bellows: I have a 5-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever that I have routinely cleaned her teeth (with enzyme toothpaste and a brush, recently using Sonicare). Despite all best efforts, she is building up tartar and I think may have a dark spot (cavity on a rear molar).
Anatomic, differential diagnosis key to MRI success
By Johnny D. Hoskins, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Pathologic processes, such as inflammatory mass and neoplasia, share some MRI characteristics as well as similarities in origin, shape or anatomic site.
Conservative treatment of atlantoaxial subluxation in canine patients
By Beatrix Nanai, DVM , Ronald Lyman, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM
In a recent article [ME Havig et al.: Evaluation of non-surgical treatment of atlantoaxial subluxation in dogs: 19 cases (1992-2001) in JAVMA, Vol. 227, No. 2, July 15, 2005], it was suggested that non-surgical treatment (neck-brace application) of acute atlantoaxial subluxation (AAS) carries a good long-term outcome in about 62 percent of the cases. The success rate of surgical treatment was cited as a 61-91 percent in the same paper.
Minimizing venipuncture induced hematomas
Formation of hematomas of varying size is an inherent risk associated with venipunctures. They are not only "unsightly;" they become especially problematic in patients that require multiple diagnostic or therapeutic venipunctures. What procedure do you use to minimize venipuncture-induced hematomas?
Food Animal
Learning curve
The only people I could turn to looked like a gang of Marlboro men.
Practice Managenment
The rise and fall of the veterinary teaching hospital?
By David M. Lane, DVM, MS
John Fredrick looked at the X-ray for several seconds. He then turned to Jennifer Adams and looked briefly over his glasses at a yellow Lab named Ben lying on the floor. John folded his glasses and laid them on the exam table. He was a robust man in his late 40s, and his normally jolly manner was now noticeably muted.
Banfield builds 500
Broomfield, Colo. — Banfield opened its 500th hospital in late October.
Bird flu's U.S. flyby?
By David Frabotta
National Report — For the first time in history, scientists could be on the forefront of predicting an influenza pandemic.
ACVIM moves to Louisville for 2006
Denver — The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum will relocate to Louisville, Ky., after Hurricane Katrina spoiled plans for a New Orleans meeting.
Sonoma County initiative divides area DVMs
By Jennifer Fiala
Santa Rosa, Calif. — Veterinarians are at odds over a ballot initiative opponents suggest could limit the use of recombinant vaccines.
Wilma brushes Florida; 'could have been worse'
By Jessica Tremayne
Orlando, Fla. — While the eighth storm to hit Florida in the past 14 months spared businesses and residents massive structural damage, practitioners say the lack of electricity put a significant dent in their wallets.
DVM wins $225,000 libel verdict against newspaper
Cape Cod, Mass. — A Massachusetts veterinarian will receive at least $225,000 stemming from a libel suit against the Boston Herald for a 1995 article accusing the DVM of malpractice.
New UGA dean eyes program, hospital expansion and strategies to retain specialists
By Daniel R. Verdon
Athens, Ga.— The critical issues facing veterinary education are endemic but not insurmountable, says Dr. Sheila Allen, who, was named to the permanent dean position of the University of Georgia's (UGA) College of Veterinary Medicine in early November.
Entering a new era
By Jennifer Fiala
Philadelphia — Dr. Joan Hendricks likens her trip toward the University of Pennsylvania's veterinary school deanship to an "emotional roller coaster."
AAFP embarks on vaccine guidance update
Ithaca, N.Y. — The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) plans to release a new version of its vaccines guidelines, not updated since 2000.
CVMA clashes on RVT licenture expansion
By Jennifer Fiala
Sacramento, Calif. — New powers proposed for registered veterinary technicians (RVTs) have the California Veterinary Medical Assocation (CVMA) squarely opposed.
The changing faces of academia
National Report — Within 24 hours, two female deans were named to lead key veterinary programs at the University of Georgia (UGA) and University of Pennsylvania.
Congress allots $500,000 to ease manpower drought
By Jennifer Fiala
Washington — Congress has sent the White House a $101-billion agriculture appropriations measure that earmarks funds for several key veterinary initiatives, including $500,000 for the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA).
AVMA targets high-volume breeders before U.S. Senate
By Daniel R. Verdon
Washington — The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) turned up the political chatter against high-volume breeders in testimony before the U.S. Senate.
Ghost of veterinary future delivers ultimate reminder
By Michael A. Obenski, DVM
It seemed that everyone in the little town of Vetville had gone crazy. Arnie wanted nothing to do with them.
Wedgewood rebuffs compounding lawsuit
By David Frabotta
Albany, N.Y. — Wedgewood Pharmacy says initial tests vindicate the compounder of allegations that it made its chloramphenicol palmitate product inconsistent with its label.
In search of the laminitic pathway
By Ed Kane, PhD
Early recognition is crucial to prevent the advancement of the disease.
Track DVM runs for governor
By David Frabotta
Norwalk, Conn. — He's no stranger to long shots. The 20-year track veterinarian took some flack for remedying an epiglottal entrapment on Alysheba one month before the 1987 Kentucky Derby. Alysheba went on to win the first leg of the Triple Crown despite 17-1 odds.
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