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Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Rehabilitation therapy for orthopedic conditions (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

There are numerous studies indicating the positive benefits of rehabilitation therapy following CCL surgery. In summary, rehabilitation therapy has been shown to improve muscle mass and attenuate muscle atrophy that occurs in the post-operative period, increase stifle joint ROM, especially extension, improve weight-bearing as measured by force plate analysis, and reduce the progression of osteoarthritis.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Educating the client on oral hygiene (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

How important is oral hygiene? Just imagine what it would be like if you never brushed your teeth.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Cardiovascular monitoring (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Cardiovascular (ECG, CVP, blood pressure) monitoring is essential to detect patient changes and to direct therapy and supportive care.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Putting your complete dental prophylaxis into steps (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

The term "prophylaxis" originates from the original Greek, and means to guard or prevent. It applies to any medical term or public health procedure whose purpose is to prevent, rather than treat or cure disease.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Anesthetic monitoring (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Monitoring anesthetized patients is imperative for all procedures. All anesthetic drugs act as cardiovascular and respiratory depressants on varying levels, and they can compromise a patient's homeostasis at unpredictable times in unpredictable ways. Crises are rapid in onset and devastating in nature.

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Firstline editors want you to contribute

April 1, 2010

Firstline is looking for innovative team members to share ideas with the magazine and veterinary practices nationwide.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Getting to the heart of the matter: Heart disease and heart failure (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

The most common causes are defective heart muscle, valvular disease, cardiac tamponade, electrical malfunction, heartworms or administration of drugs with profound cardiac effects. In any case, when heart failure results in circulatory collapse and inadequate tissue oxygenation, the patient is said to be in cardiogenic shock. The term "cardiogenic shock" describes a shock syndrome where cardiac output is reduced as a direct result of heart failure.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Feline oral diseases (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Cats are different! Being obligate carnivores, they do not have "chewing teeth", but instead have carnassial teeth that aid to cut up their food into manageable pieces.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Simple diagnostic tools in veterinary dermatology (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Skin and ear problems are very common reasons for dogs and cats being presented to a veterinarian. These animals can suffer from many different skin diseases with a wide range of underlying causes.

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