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Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Basics of dermatology: Clinical evaluation and in-office diagnostics (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

History (70% of the battle); physical examination (20% of the battle)

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Principles of fluid therapy (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Fluid therapy is supportive. The underlying disease process that caused the fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base disturbances must be diagnosed and treated appropriately.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Feline heartworm disease (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Feline heartworm disease is more common than previously believed, often fatal and completely preventable. It is now estimated that 26% of cats may be infected with heartworm disease. This is very significant especially when compared to 5% who are FeLV positive and 6% who have FIV.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Feline blood pressure measurement: You can do it! (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Case studies will be utilized to highlight major points in this presentation.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Analgesic drugs and sedatives (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Pain management in veterinary medicine was practically unheard of twenty years ago, and it has advanced dramatically over the past decade. Not only is the physiology of pain and its effects becoming better understood, pain management is considered a vital part of most treatment plans.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

From the beginning-Oral anatomy and physiology (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

The implementation of veterinary dentistry is increasing in both private and specialty practices. More responsibility is being delegated to the technician, and the expansion of this service relies heavily on a well trained and informed staff. We must remember it is the veterinarian's role to make a diagnosis and prescribe treatment, but it is the technician's role to carry out these orders with competence.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Getting ready for the eye patient (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Anatomic and physiologic considerations are the basis for proper diagnostic techniques. We will discuss basic diagnostic procedures and relative pharmacological consideration to enhance the ophthalmic examination.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Respiratory disease and emergencies (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

The pulmonary system is complex with various anatomical structures performing highly specialized functions. When evaluating the system it is useful to examine each structure for its unique function and associated potential complications. Physical assessment and monitoring tools such as pulse oximetry and arterial blood gas analysis are used to localize respiratory problems and guide treatment which may include supplemental oxygen therapy, appropriate drugs or pulmonary physiotherapy.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Chemotherapy safety: Why, when, and how (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Chemotherapy safety can be broken down into two big categories: safety for the patient, and safety for the individuals handling the drugs. Understanding how chemotherapy works provides a background for knowing potential dangers of treatments as well as how to safely use these beneficial drugs.

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