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Idea Exchange: Don't let IV lines slack off

December 1, 2007

Patients receiving IV fluids always get the line wrapped around their legs the second I leave them alone.

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Editors' Guest: My eye-opening experience in editing a veterinary journal

December 1, 2007

After several years in small-animal practice and a lengthy stint in industry work, I recently began working as a contributing technical editor for Veterinary Medicine.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Idea Exchange: A tip for laser tips

December 1, 2007

We often had difficulty finding the metal and ceramic tips for our laser after sterilization.

Source: VETERINARY MEDICINE

Mind Over Miller: Foie gross!

November 1, 2007

I don't understand the controversy over taking a stand on foie gras production.

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Clinical Exposures: A retained testis and spermatic cord torsion in a boxer

November 1, 2007

A 13-month-old intact male boxer weighing 57.2 lb (26 kg) was presented to the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Companion Animal Clinic for evaluation of a one-day history of vomiting.

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Idea Exchange: Always be prepared with assorted collars and leashes

November 1, 2007

We never let clients leave their pets' collars and leashes in the hospital because they could accidentally become lost.

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Idea Exchange: Easier enemas in tiny animals

November 1, 2007

In addition to providing constipated animals with appropriate fluid therapy and medications, perform an enema to remove stool when appropriate by inserting a red rubber tube (8 to 12 F) in the center of the stool mass and applying suction and gentle traction on the tube.

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Idea Exchange: No need to disturb patients when removing air bubbles from the IV line

November 1, 2007

If you have an animal that is already comfortably hooked up to fluids and you see an air bubble or bubbles in the line, instead of disconnecting the fluids, stick a needle (any gauge) into one of the ports below the bubble and let the bubble run out through the needle.

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Idea Exchange: Get a little support from the human hospitals

November 1, 2007

Our local human hospital upgraded its equipment, and we purchased several of its old patient bedside tables.

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