VETERINARY MEDICINE, Dec 1, 2006 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Dec 1, 2006
Features
New findings on the effects of xylitol ingestion in dogs
By Eric K. Dunayer, MS, VMD, DABT, DABVT
Xylitol's ability to cause hypoglycemia in dogs has been recognized for almost 40 years, but a recent study has found that xylitol also can cause acute hepatic necrosis.
A challenging case: A dog with intermittent pain and fever
By Michael G. Strain, DVM , Tommi A. Pugh, DVM
A 2.5-year-old spayed female mixed-breed dog was presented to Claiborne Hill Veterinary Hospital for evaluation of a one-day history of pain when walking.
Using a dental root elevator to remove footpad corns in dogs: Two practitioners' experience
By Carol L. Machery, DVM , William E. Feeman III, DVM
The treatment method for corns is as debatable as their etiology. Many techniques have been described. All of these treatment options have varying degrees of success.
Knemidocoptiasis in birds
By Laura Wade, DVM, DABVP (avian practice)
This article reviews the recent literature, common clinical presentations, and current recommendations on diagnosing and treating knemidocoptiasis.
Departments
From the Editors: Enjoy this month's supplement in print and online
By Margaret Rampey
When you unwrapped this month's issue, you also found the peer-reviewed supplement Answers to Your Questions About Digital Radiography.
An Interview with Dr. Robert L. Leighton
This pioneering surgeon sees a promising future for veterinary medicine. Someday, he hopes, "We will develop...a genetic system in which hereditary diseases have been bred out and resistance to infectious diseases has been bred in."
Idea Exchange: See fewer spots on slides
If you wash slides for reuse, try adding about a teaspoon of Jet-Dry Rinse Agent (Reckitt Benckiser), made for automatic dishwashers, to the rinse water.
Idea Exchange: As-seen-on-TV surgery tools
For a low-cost and efficient surgery positioning devise, use Space Bag Storage Packs (ITW Space Bag) with packing peanuts inside.
Idea Exchange: Hang endotracheal tubes out to dry
To easily store and dry endotracheal tubes, we mounted a pegboard to the wall and inserted screwdriver holders to hang the tubes from.
Idea Exchange: Use R or L to identify smears
To make it easy for us to identify which ear an otic sample was taken from, we smear the sample into the shape of an R or an L directly on the slide.
Correction: A foundation for treating canine periodontal disease
By Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC
Dental Corner: "A foundation for treating canine periodontal disease" (October 2006).
Mind Over Miller: There's more to life—and private practice—than money
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
I always assumed that the success of my practice was due to diligence, integrity, and dedication to service.

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