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What bartonellosis does to your patients

November 26, 2010

A veterinarian explains what to watch for in cats and dogs with bartonellosis.

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Keep kitties calm, keep compliance strong

November 17, 2010

Who really likes to go to the doctor? Cats certainly don't. But helping keep them calm is worth the effort.

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Do your part for Pet Cancer Awareness Month

November 4, 2010

Learn how you can help increase awareness about the prevalence, detection, and treatment of pet cancer.

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Rodenticides: Top 4 ingredients that kill pets

November 2, 2010

Veterinary practices commonly see poisonings in large and small animals due to rodenticide ingestion.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Transfusion support for the bleeding patient (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Transfusion of blood products is an important lifesaving measure performed frequently in veterinary medicine. The decision to transfuse should not be taken lightly: it is costly and can frequently be clouded by complications. Blood transfusion therapy should be limited to the treatment of anemia, hypoproteinemia, coagulation disorders, or hemodynamic instability.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Pre-emptive pain management utilizing local and regional nerve blocks (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

What is pain? Pain is defined as an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage. All potential and actual tissue damage in animals should be considered to cause pain. Pain can be experienced with or without accompanying signs of stress (e.g., tachycardia, hypertension). The first step in treating pain is to recognize the signs and symptoms.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Specialty feedings tubes for nutritional support in critically ill patients (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

The primary goal of nutritional assessment is to identify which patient is at risk for malnutrition. As altered nutritional status is associated with adverse clinical outcomes, it becomes paramount to address the nutritional needs early in the critically ill patient.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Anesthesia for the emergency patient (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

As with any trauma patient presented to triage, a thorough pre-operative assessment must be performed and patient assessment begins with the first step inside the door. The traumatized patient will have altered physiological responses that will in turn alter the pharmacokinetics of the agents commonly used to provide anesthesia.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Constant rate infusions: Indications, calculations and applications in pain management (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Systemic administration of analgesic agents is the most common route of delivery during the perioperative period. These routes would include delivery by transdermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intra-articular and intravenous. Intravenous administration of analgesic agents may be timed to be given intermittently or by constant rate infusion.

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