VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jan 1, 2007 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jan 1, 2007
Features
Dermatologic manifestations and nutritional management of adverse food reactions
By Hilary A. Jackson, BVM&S, DVD, DACVD
Most practitioners recognize that some dogs and cats with pruritus or gastrointestinal conditions can be managed either in part or fully by feeding a limited-antigen diet.
Primary hypoparathyroidism in dogs and cats: Physiology, clinical signs, and initial diagnostic tests
By Beth L. McElravy, DVM , Jill D. Brunker, DVM, DACVIM
Primary hypoparathyroidism is most commonly caused by the destruction or removal of the parathyroid glands.
Diagnosing and treating primary hypoparathyroidism in dogs and cats
By Beth L. McElravy, DVM , Jill D. Brunker, DVM, DACVIM
In this article, we review the differential diagnoses in patients with hypocalcemia, the diagnostic testing to investigate clinical signs consistent with hypocalcemia, and the treatment of primary hypoparathyroidism.
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From the Editors: Veterinary Medicine wired
By Margaret Rampey
Many of you have asked us to post Veterinary Medicine's full content online, so in 2007 we're happy to oblige. Beginning this month, you can read Veterinary Medicine both in print and online at vetmedpub.com.
An Interview with Dr. Wayne L. Hunthausen
This practitioner, behavior consultant, lecturer, and author thinks television shows such as Dog Whisperer may give pet owners unrealistic expectations about the time and commitment needed for behavior modification.
The caribou project: A veterinary student realizes her wildest dreams
By Cristina M. Hansen
When I was 2 years old, my mom read a book to me called The Doctor in the Zoo. That's when I decided to be a veterinarian, but not one who just sees dogs and cats.
Endoscopy Brief: Identifying the cause of acute cough and respiratory distress in a toy poodle
By William R. Lee, DVM , John W. Tyler, DVM, DACVIM , H. Dan Cantwell, DVM, MS, DACVR
A 13-year-old 12-lb (5.5-kg) intact male toy poodle was presented to Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine for evaluation of coughing and increased respiratory effort and exercise intolerance of four days' duration.
Research Update: Clinical features of spinal abscess in dogs
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
Spinal abscess, or epidural empyema, is an uncommonly described septic condition of the epidural space.
Research Update: Role of subcutaneous tissues in skin wound healing
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
In this experimental study of six cats and six dogs, the contribution of subcutaneous tissues to first and second intention cutaneous wound healing was evaluated.
Research Update: Fibrocartilaginous emboli of the spinal cord in cats
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
These case reports from a university teaching hospital and private referral practice describe the clinical features and diagnostic evaluations of five cats with fibrocartilaginous embolic myelopathy.
Research Update: Effects of electrostimulated acupuncture in dogs with elbow arthritis
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
In this controlled clinical trial from a university hospital, nine dogs with chronic forelimb lameness and radiographic evidence of elbow osteoarthritis were treated with electrostimulated acupuncture.
Research Update: Effects of extensive small bowel resection in dogs and cats
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
Small-animal practitioners commonly evaluate patients because of foreign body ingestion, and subsequent small bowel resection is a common treatment.
Idea Exchange: Two prescription labels are better than one
When printing prescription labels, print two--one for the prescription bottle and one for the patient file.
Idea Exchange: Performing diagnostic peritoneal lavage by fenestrating a catheter
Commercial peritoneal dialysis catheters work well, but over-the-needle catheters can be fenestrated and used with good results for a diagnostic peritoneal lavage.
Idea Exchange: An ounce of prevention...
After surgery, aspirate the clean saline solution remaining in the surgery bowl via pulsatile action and flush out the suction tubes.
Idea Exchange: Take the tying out of ties
Wearing a necktie can greatly enhance male veterinarians' professional image.
Mind Over Miller: Stuck in the 1950s—we are not!
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Not long ago, I received a promotional piece in the mail that touted the benefits of natural healing and alternative medicine for dogs.

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