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Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

The importance of high-volume spay-neuter clinics (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

There is a homeless pet crisis in the United State that is a direct result of animals left unaltered in our communities. ASPCA and HSUS estimates are that 6-8 million animals are placed in shelters each year and of these 3 – 4 are euthanized. That equates to one animal euthanized every 2 seconds every working day each year.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Unusual dental presentations: A case review (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

"Diamond" is a 12-year-old female spayed Dalmatian that was presented for swelling under the left eye for a two-week duration.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Advanced anesthetic monitoring (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Critical patients and patients undergoing prolonged and invasive procedures may need more intensive monitoring due to their increased risk for anesthetic complications. Some of these methods of monitoring may become more common in the near future considering veterinary anesthesia has advanced dramatically over the past decade.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Fluid therapy in anesthesia (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

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. A patient must maintain adequate blood pressure for the duration of any surgical procedure because prolonged anesthetic hypotension can have devastating effects such as renal failure or brain damage.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Special considerations in anesthesia (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

Anesthesia is concerning for every patient, this is especially so when the patient has pre-existing conditions. The value of a thorough physical examination and detailed history cannot be underestimated as part of a balanced anesthetic plan because the goal of the plan is to maximize its' effects while minimizing patient complications.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Q&A: Regulating our radiation

April 1, 2010

Traditional, CR, or DR: Keep those safety garments and OSHA procedures in place.

Source: FIRSTLINE

What equipment can do for you and your practice

April 1, 2010

Using a new piece of equipment for the first time is like playing with a new toy. But the technology is more than just fun and games—here's how it can help you, your patients, and your practice.

Source: FIRSTLINE

Use marbles to mix your liquid dewormers

April 1, 2010

Using marbles can help scrape sediments off the bottom of liquid dewormer bottles.

Source: CVC IN BALTIMORE PROCEEDINGS

Recording and interpreting ECGs (Proceedings)

April 1, 2010

The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a commonly employed diagnostic tool to help in the evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias, to help detect cardiac chamber enlargement, and to identify electrolyte abnormalities.

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