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Video: How to make a rotation skin flap

May 5, 2010

Dr. Steven F. Swaim demonstrates this skin reconstruction technique that is useful in closing triangular skin defects in which skin for closure is only available on one side of the defect.

Video: Common canine reproduction questions answered

April 13, 2010

Dr. Autumn Davidson answers several frequently asked canine reproduction questions: Does supplementing thyroid hormone improve fertility? Are vaginal culture results helpful in prebreeding examinations? How should apparent failure to lactate be treated?

Video: How to place walking sutures

March 31, 2010

Dr. Steven F. Swaim demonstrates how to place these tension-type sutures that can close large skin defects on the trunks of animals.

The positive influence of companion animals

March 9, 2010

Do you think pets are just good company? They may be much more. Dr. Lynette Hart discusses the positive side effects of companion animals on humans in various situations.

Is it attention-seeking behavior?

March 9, 2010

Dr. Benjamin Hart describes a syndrome wherein a dog feigns a medical problem to elicit attention. He also offers tips for diagnosing such cases.

A tip for clients whose dogs exhibit social status aggression

February 5, 2010

Dr. Benjamin Hart discusses a problem commonly encountered by practitioners--fighting between a client's dogs. Dr. Hart considers one potential cause of this problem: the owner inadvertently undermines the pack hierarchy. He describes a method for quick resolution of aggression between two normal dogs whose owner has created instability and aggression by interfering with the social order. His advice: Show the dogs that you reinforce the same social hierarchy they do. Keep in mind that there are various causes of interdog aggression and that other causes will require different interventions.

Researching behavior in Asian elephants

December 8, 2009

In this video, Drs. Lynette and Benjamin Hart discuss how they were inspired to research behavior in Asian elephants and what they've learned.

Video: Placing full-thickness mesh skin grafts (24:37)

December 1, 2009

In this five-part video, Dr. Steven Swaim demonstrates how to place full-thickness mesh skin grafts.

Video: Placing multiple punctate relaxing incisions: Part 2 (3:34)

October 1, 2009

When a wound, especially one on a distal limb, is too wide for adequate skin apposition, consider creating these small incisions to relax the surrounding skin and allow for good closure.


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