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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Nov 01, 2003
All hospital personnel should be aware of the following procedures for handling chemotheraputic drugs.
Nov 01, 2003
Any good training program starts with standardization of procedures so they can be taught and readily duplicated by staff members. Consistency of process is an asset anywhere in your practice but especially in the prep room and surgery.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2003
Protein losing nephropathy is a common form of renal disease in dogs. Glomerular causes of renal protein loss include glomerulonephritis and amyloidosis. Glomerular lesions have also been associated with underlying metabolic, infectious, inflammatory and neoplastic diseases. Post-glomerular causes of renal protein loss such as hemorrhage and inflammation also contribute to urine protein quantification. Traditionally, urine protein loss has been detected either through a qualitative test such as a urine dipstick or via a semi-quantitative test such as a urine protein creatinine ratio. A urine protein creatinine ratio greater than 0.5-1 is considered abnormal. However, both the dipstick method and the
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Oct 01, 2003
The veterinarian's oath states in part, "Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the... relief of animal suffering... Does this solemn promise encompass our being "Good Samaritans"? What principles are involved in being a Good Samaritan? What are Good Samaritan laws, and how do they affect each of us? To what extent should we contribute our resources in the role of being a Good Samaritan?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2003
Recently a colleague asked us for advice about how to prevent recurrence of a urolith that contained a nucleus of 100 percent calcium oxalate (CaOx) and a distinct outer layer of 95 percent magnesium ammonium phosphate (MAP) and 5 percent calcium phosphate (Image 1 and Figure 2, p. 12S).
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2003
Canine hyperadrenocorticism is a commonly diagnosed endocrinopathy in small animal practice.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2003
Cleveland-The majority of veterinarians say the most competitive business pressure is coming from Internet sales of veterinary products.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2003
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Laryngeal paralysis or paresis is thought to be very common in dogs with a reported incidence as high as 25 percent. (Aust Vet J 2000;78:769-772.)
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2003
Granulomatous meningoencephalomyelitis (GME) is a relatively common nonsuppurative inflammation of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges. The etiology is unknown.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2003

The most common toxicity presenting at our referral center is pyrethroid exposure in felines.

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DVM360 MAGAZINE: May 01, 2003
Veterinarians have become increasingly aware of muscle and peripheral nerve disorders in the past decade.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Apr 01, 2003
Canine hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) is a common condition seen most frequently in middle aged to older dogs. The clinical signs and physical examination findings characteristic for the condition include polyuria, polydipsia, polyphagia, abdominal distension, hepatomegaly and dermatologic changes such as bilaterally symmetrical alopecia. Affected dogs are prone to develop complications from the hypercortisolemia such as pyoderma, urinary tract infections, diabetes mellitus, proteinuric renal disease, and pulmonary thromboembolism.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Mar 01, 2003
Canine Wobbler syndrome is called by many other names depending on the training background of the clinician discussing the subject.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2003
Recently a colleague in private practice asked me for advice about how to treat cystine bladder stones formed by a 5.5 year-old, spayed female Siamese cat. Although textbooks that he consulted contained information about cystine urolithiasis in dogs, he was unable to find recommendations for this disorder in cats. How would you manage this case?
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Feb 01, 2003
Management of perianal fistula has been a challenge for pet owners and their veterinarian. Treatment has historically been surgical debridement combined with long courses of antibiotics.