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Letters: Our youngest reader

April 1, 2008

As an aspiring veterinarian, I spend a great deal of time reading your informative journal.

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Mind Over Miller: A little bit of horse sense

March 1, 2008

Several years after the publication of my book Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal, Monty Roberts, a renowned California horse trainer, called to tell me that he had been using my foal training method for three years with great success. I had long wanted to meet Monty, and he invited me to visit his ranch in Solvang. This led to a lasting friendship and mutual respect.

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Toxicology Brief: Brunfelsia species: Beautiful but deadly

March 1, 2008

This article describes the clinical signs and treatment of Brunfelsia species toxicosis in dogs.

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Idea Exchange: To save time, always be prepared

March 1, 2008

We really increased our productivity by organizing shoebox-size plastic containers that hold supplies for specific procedures.

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Research Update: The prevalence of and risk factors for canine appendicular osteosarcoma

February 1, 2008

In this retrospective study of dogs treated at a veterinary teaching hospital, the prevalence of appendicular osteosarcoma in greyhounds compared with other breeds was examined, along with the potential risk factors for developing the disease.

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Research Update: Effect of the moon on emergency room visits

February 1, 2008

In this retrospective case series from a university veterinary medical center, the frequency of canine and feline emergency visits were noted with respect to the lunar cycle.

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Idea Exchange: Put the date where it can't be missed

February 1, 2008

Writing an expiration date on a flea-and-tick collar helps ensure that it will be replaced in a timely manner.

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Research Update: Comparing temperature measurement devices in dogs

February 1, 2008

In this prospective study, eight research dogs were used to compare temperature assessments made with a predictive rectal thermometer (the early rate of temperature change mathematically predicts the final temperature), an infrared auricular thermometer, and a subcutaneous temperature-sensing microchip.

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Mind Over Miller: Exercise your right to write prescriptions

February 1, 2008

Although doctors of veterinary medicine have the same prescription writing authority as physicians do, many practitioners infrequently write prescriptions. I wrote many during my practice career, and I want to share the reasons that I did so.

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