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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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Pain management techniques (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Advanced pain management techniques such as local and regional blocks, analgesic constant rate infusions and epidural anesthesia/analgesia can be incorporated into almost any clinical setting. You do not need to work in a specialty referral hospital or academic institution to utilize and effectively perform advanced pain management techniques.

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Feline idiopathic cystitis—a role for technicians (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Feline lower urinary tract diseases are characterized by hematuria, pollakiuria, and dysuria, and are common problems encountered in feline practice. It is estimated that they affect over one half million cats in the United States annually.

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Calif. board establishes CE requirements for veterinary technicians

August 1, 2011

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Veterinary Medical Board has issued a new rule, spelling out continuing education requirements for veterinary technicians.

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Lumps and bumps: cytology of common skin tumors (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Cytology of common skin tumors.

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Logistics and efficiency on a surgery day (Proceedings)

August 1, 2011

Running a high volume spay neuter operation requires much more than having efficient surgeons. Everything about the operation from scheduling appointments and intake of patients to discharge of patients after surgery must be organized and run efficiently.

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