VETERINARY MEDICINE, Sep 1, 2006 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Sep 1, 2006
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Client handout: Allergen-specific immunotherapy: 4 easy steps for home administration
Your veterinarian has determined that your dog has allergies to certain substances, such as house dust mites and various grasses and insects, and may benefit from allergen injections to slowly lessen your pet's reaction to the substances. You can easily administer these injections at home.
Allergen-specific immunotherapy for canine atopic dermatitis: Making it work
By Craig E. Griffin, DVM, DACVD
In this article, I review the efficacy of immunotherapy for treating atopic dermatitis, help you ease your clients' nerves about administering the injections, and show you how to easily adapt the administration protocol based on a patient's responses to the injections.
Allergen-specific immunotherapy: 4 easy steps for home administration
Your veterinarian has determined that your dog has allergies to certain substances, such as house dust mites and various grasses and insects, and may benefit from allergen injections to slowly lessen your pet's reaction to the substances. You can easily administer these injections at home.
Fluid therapy: Choosing the best solution for each patient
By Elisa M. Mazzaferro, MS, DVM, PhD, DACVECC
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.
A challenging case: A cat with weight loss and an abdominal mass
By Andrew R. Lie, DVM , Cheri Nielsen, MS, DVM
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.
Departments
An Interview with... Dr. Ad Rijnberk
Even in this age of evidence-based medicine, case reports still have great value, says this professor, researcher, and veterinary endocrinologist. "It is the well-worked-up case report that may provide completely new ideas."
Endoscopy Brief: Transurethal cystoscopy and diode laser incision to correct an ectopic ureter
By Timothy C. McCarthy, DVM, PhD, DACVS
An 8-week-old 16.5-lb (7.5-kg) female Labrador retriever puppy was presented for evaluation of urinary incontinence. The puppy's incontinence had been present since the owner obtained the puppy at 4 weeks of age.
Idea Exchange: Pull fluid bags high to increase flow rate
At our busy feline-only practice, subcutaneous fluids need to be administered often.
Idea Exchange: Use tissue glue to mend broken bird beaks
When a pet bird breaks off the tip of its beak, apply a few drops of tissue glue to seal the wound edge.
Idea Exchange: Protect your blood pressure probe
We use a toothbrush cover to keep our Doppler probe from getting damaged.
Idea Exchange: A collapsible playpen serves as a good surgery recovery area
We place animals recovering from surgery in a rectangular playpen in the treatment room.
Idea Exchange: Properly positioning smears from ears makes identification a cinch
To prepare a slide without having to label it, position the smear from the left ear on the center of the slide and a smear from the right ear on the right third of the slide.
Idea Exchange: The cat is in the bag: An easy way to get cats into carriers
To get a cat into a carrier without the cat panicking and flailing about, pull a pillowcase over the cat and loosely twist the pillowcase closed.
Idea Exchange: Keep glue bottle tips in tiptop shape
We keep the tip of the surgical tissue glue from getting clogged by placing a 20- or 22-ga needle on the tip.
Idea Exchange: Customize your calendar with clinic supermodels
This year for our clinic calendar, which we send to clients as a holiday card, we will use 12 photos of staff members' pets!
Clarification: Optimize intestinal parasite detection with centrifugal fecal flotation
By Byron L. Blagburn, MS, PhD , Jamie M. Butler, BS
In the article "Optimize intestinal parasite detection with centrifugal fecal flotation," which appeared in the July 2006 issue, the veterinary distributor for centrifuges manufactured by LW Scientific was not listed.
Clarification: Idea Exchange: Repairing mandibular symphyseal fractures with no slipping
In "Repairing mandibular symphyseal fractures with no slipping," which appeared in the June 2006 Idea Exchange, a pin was recommended in certain situations to stabilize and repair these injuries.
Mind Over Miller: An abbreviated discussion about abbreviations
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Back when everything was handwritten, we used only a few abbreviations.

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