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Anesthesia for small exotic mammals (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Exotic small mammals (formally known as pocket pets) are challenging creatures to work with. When working with dogs and cats, it is usually easy to place an intravenous catheter, intubate, provide fluid therapy, hook up an ECG, place a blood pressure cuff, and keep track of the core body temperature.

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Managing fractious cats (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Fractious cats are an inevitable part of small animal practice. A client's decision to return to your hospital for future veterinary services may hinge on how the doctor and staff deal with these patients. In fact, your level of achievement in the "art of practice" is seen vividly in your ability to deal with these difficult patients.

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On top of the veterinary numbers game

August 1, 2011

The August issue's survey data lets you peek inside more than 400 veterinary practices.

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Don't eat that! Toxicities in cats (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Cats are great patients because they are less likely to ingest large amounts of bad stuff just because. However, their unique metabolism presents other challenges as it contributes to the toxicities that we do see in cats and changes, often lowering, the toxic dose we can expect. Also, substances that are safe in other species can be deadly in cats.

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Anatomy and charting (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Being aware of dental formulas, oral anatomy as well as terminology is crucial to proper charting.

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Restraint, physical examination and venipuncture techniques in small mammals (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

The exotic small mammal physical examination is performed similarly to other small animals such as dogs and cats. All items that may be needed during the physical examination should be out and within hands reach before you start. Exotic small mammals can become easily stressed so it is essential to keep the "time in hand" to a minimum when necessary.

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Periodontal disease and the complete dental prophylaxis (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Periodontal disease begins as an infiltrate subjacent to the epithelium of the gingival margin and rapidly extends throughout the marginal gingiva to affect the connective tissue underlying both the oral and the sulcular epithelium. In addition, there are pathologic alterations of both the sulcular and the oral epithelium of the marginal gingiva.

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Pain management for dental patients (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Pain management is more than the latest popular terminology. It is an important part of veterinary dentistry. Many of the procedures performed on animals are painful and it is our duty as technicians to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible.

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The outcome of your income for veterinary team members

August 1, 2011

Your paycheck as a veterinary team member may not reflect all your hard work but before you get upset, get some perspective.

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