Giselle Hosgood, DVM, BVSc, MS, PhD, FACVSc, DACVSDepartment of Veterinary Clinical Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Filter by article type: AllProceedingsFeatureFormsPhoto articleStep-by-step FeaturesCE listingSponsoredInteractive CaseGalleryAudioQuizVideoInteractive FeatureDirectory listing Surgery STAT: Using active drains in wound managementDVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2008The use of active drains enhances the efficiency and minimizes the morbidity of wound drainage. Their use is indicated for removal of pre-existing fluid, ablation of dead space and prevention of anticipated fluid accumulation. Practical Matters: Find the direction of skin tension when making skin incisionsVETERINARY MEDICINE - May 01, 2004When making skin incisions or excising masses or wounds, always orient the long axis of the incision or ellipse along the line of skin tension. Hot topics on dvm3605 ways to wow pet owners (and pets) 10 steps to take when a practice owner dies dvm360 sits down with Dr. Pol Ack! How do you spell that again? "Best. Veterinary Practice. EVER."