VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2007 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2007
Features
Treating paraneoplastic hypercalcemia in dogs and cats
By Pamela Lucas, DVM , Hugues Lacoste, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology)
About 45% to 65% of hypercalcemic dogs and 10% to 30% of hypercalcemic cats have underlying neoplasia.
Managing dogs with thoracic impalement injuries: A review of nine cases
By Julia Zitz, DVM , Elizabeth A. Rozanski, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC , Dominique Penninck, DVM, DVSc, DACVR, DECVDI , John Berg, DVM, DACVS
Thoracic trauma is common in dogs and may result in marked morbidity and mortality because of injury to the lung parenchyma (pulmonary contusion), pleural space (hemopneumothorax), great vessels, thoracic wall (rib fractures), diaphragm, or myocardium.
Departments
An Interview with Dr. Karen A. Moriello
This author and dermatology professor thinks the increasingly urbanized public is losing its perspective when it comes to animals and the veterinary profession. "Veterinary medicine is most commonly associated with dogs and cats—people forget that veterinarians are the caretakers of the food source."
Writing on the range
By R.W. Stone, DVM
A few years ago I found myself in search of a new hobby.
Clinical Exposures: Vertebral articular process hypertrophy causing spinal cord compression in a Great Dane
By Curtis W. Dewey, DVM, MS, DACVIM (neurology), DACVS , Ursula Krotscheck, DVM, DACVS , Kevin Winegardner, DVM , Maureen Vaillancourt, DVM
A 6-year-old castrated male Great Dane was presented to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals for evaluation of pelvic limb ataxia and intermittent fecal incontinence.
Dental Corner: Educate your clients about dental home care for their pets
By Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC
The consequences of poor dental health go way beyond bad breath.
Idea Exchange: Your shredder: A well-oiled machine?
To keep your paper shredder in tip-top shape, it's best to lubricate it periodically.
Idea Exchange: D.I.Y. cat muzzle
We use an ordinary paper cup with the bottom removed, two strategically placed holes, and some roll gauze as a muzzle for cats.
Idea Exchange: When persistent purring is a problem
When you have a cat that just won't stop purring during its physical exam, try holding an alcohol-soaked cotton ball in front of its nose.
Idea Exchange: Keep expiration dates and lot numbers with food
After emptying my pet's food into a plastic storage container, I clip the expiration date with lot number from the bag and keep it inside the container with the food.
Idea Exchange: No more tangled ECG leads
When not in use, we clip the leads for our electrocardiograph machine to a tongue depressor to prevent tangles.
Mind Over Miller: We are patients, too
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
How many of us, in our personal lives, practice the preventive medicine that we preach?

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