Idea Exchange: Use color to minimize confusion Jun 01, 2009 By dvm360.com staff VETERINARY MEDICINE To minimize confusion with several conjugate bottles, we color-code the lids with various marker colors. It is a visual clue that is hard to confuse, even when in a hurry. Dr. Mike McLaughlin Cumming, Ga. 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."