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Anesthesia monitoring equipment (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Monitoring, for these purposes will consist of checking vitals on a regular basis. The vitals being monitored may be changed based upon the patient's status and the procedure performed. By watching for changes in trends we are able to catch and potentially stop a crisis from happening..

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Cats: obligate carnivore (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

In their natural environment, cats are an obligate carnivore, meaning that their nutritional needs are met by eating a diet that consists of animal-based proteins (i.e. mice, birds). How have our efforts to domesticate cats been affected by this dietary requirement?

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7 ways veterinary practices serve their communities

August 1, 2010

Helping clients pay is about more than just the bottom line. It's about building bonds and providing pets with the care they need.

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Top 10 diseases in dogs and cats

August 1, 2010

Data reveals the most common diagnoses for dogs and cats during various stages of life.

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Regulations you need to know: Pharmacy (Part 2) (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

The whole issue of ordering, storing, dispensing and recording controlled drugs can be of the most confusing in the veterinary practice. Since it's inception in 1970, the Controlled Substance Act has placed specific mandates on those who manufacture, distribute, administer or dispense drugs that are deemed addictive or abusive.

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Troubleshooting dental radiology (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Dental radiographs are in essential part of the oral exam. The crown is just the tip of the iceberg. Approximately 42% of dental pathology is found subgingivally. Radiographs will help diagnose pathology that is not visible from the surface, confirm suspect pathology as well as help demonstrate the pathology to the client.

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Cardiology emergencies (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Technicians familiar with cardiac emergencies can respond quickly and appropriately to minimize suffering and maximize the chance of success of treatment for the patient.

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Oral pathology and charting (Part 2) (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

In the previous lecture, the importance of being able to identify periodontal indices was discussed as well as the importance of correctly recording that pathology on dental charts. The indices most commonly evaluated are gingivitis, probe depth, gingival recession, furcation involvement, mobility and periodontal attachment.

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Feeding tube management and complications (Proceedings)

August 1, 2010

Does the use of feeding tubes have a place in everyday practice? We are all familiar with the use of feeding tubes for Hepatic Lipidosis cats, but how many times do we deal with the older animal with no obvious physical problem other than an unwillingness to eat adequate (in our opinion) amounts of food?

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