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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
Using capnography or a capnometer to determine end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2) is a simple, practical, and noninvasive way to monitor patient ventilation during anesthesia.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2006
Lactated Ringer's solution isn't always the safest choice for fluid therapy. In fact, administering the right fluid, whether a crystalloid, a colloid, or both, is essential to ensuring a correct fluid balance without causing adverse effects that can worsen a patient's condition. This article will help you assess each patient's status and choose the best fluid therapy option.
Sep 01, 2006
Symphyseal fracture repair in cats has been performed traditionally by placing a ligature wire circumferentially around the anterior mandible and securing the right and left mandibular bodies by tightening the ligature wire. This method is not only invasive, but often results in an unstable symphyseal reduction because of the faculty of ligature wire to stretch over time.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Sep 01, 2006
A 7-year-old 11-lb (5-kg) neutered male domestic longhaired cat was presented to its regular veterinarian for vaccinations and a wellness examination.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Sep 01, 2006
A 3-year-old male non-castrated English Bulldog was admitted to the Veterinary Medical Center because of intermittent episodes of gross hematuria of two months' duration.
Sep 01, 2006
There is no universally accepted definition of old age and as we are all aware, some people and animals age better than others. Because of advances in veterinary medicine, the average lifespan of cats and dogs has increased and according to recent AVMA statistics, about 30 percent of the owned pet population in the United States is considered geriatric (Wise et al, 2002). As senior care becomes a significant component of companion animal practice, we must be aware of the special anesthetic requirements of this population.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2006
The practicing small animal veterinarian often has to face small animals with otitis externa. While not as common, otitis media and interna likely cause neurological signs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
Definitively diagnosing canine hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease) can be exceptionally difficult because nonadrenal illness can affect the test results. However, I think that the urine cortisol:creatinine ratio (UC:Cr) serves an invaluable role in ruling out canine Cushing's disease since a dog with a normal UC:Cr almost assuredly does not have Cushing's disease.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
Unfortunately, weight changes in older cats are often attributed merely to aging, so clients may not seek veterinary care or veterinarians may inadvertently delay a diagnostic workup until marked weight loss is evident or additional clinical signs arise. Starting with a detailed history, work your way through a complete workup in these patients.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
A few years ago, our veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians learned that centrifugation of fecal samples was the superior test for diagnosing gastrointestinal parasitism.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jul 01, 2006
For some time rhinoscopy alone has been the procedure most often chosen to obtain visual and histopathologic evidence of the disease process(es) occurring in canine patients with persistent nasal signs.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
Failure to use best-practice techniques, such as centrifugation, when conducting fecal flotation procedures can result in failure to detect parasite stages in fecal samples. In this article, we review the basics of fecal flotation techniques and describe step-by-step procedures for conducting accurate and effective centrifugal flotation procedures.
Jun 02, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
LOUISVILLE, KY. - 06/02/06 - Despite being forced to move its meeting from hurricane-battered New Orleans last year, attendance at this year's American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Forum remained on target, conference organizers report. In its second day, the meeting nearly met overall attendance goals.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jun 01, 2006
Historically, cats have been considered to be resistant to influenza virus infections.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
Two or more seizures without complete recovery of consciousness between seizures, or persistent seizure activity for more than 30 minutes constitute the definition of status epilepticus (SE) in human medicine (Treatment of Convulsive Status Epilepticus. JAMA 1993; 270:854-9).