VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jul 1, 2007 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jul 1, 2007
Features
An overview of canine histiocytic disorders
By Rebecca E. Risbon, VMD , Craig A. Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM (oncology) , Katherine Skorupski, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Canine histiocytic proliferative diseases represent a range of disorders with different pathologic features as well as clinical behavior.
A challenging case: Blindness and a history of cutaneous nodules in a cat
By Holly Polf, DVM , Michelle Fabiani, DVM, DACVR , James F. Swanson, DVM, MS, DACVO
A 12-year-old 8-lb (3.6-kg) castrated male domestic shorthaired cat was evaluated initially at Bissonnet/Southampton Veterinary Clinic followed by evaluation at Gulf Coast Animal Eye Clinic and Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists for blindness of one month's duration.
Departments
An Interview with Dr. Jacqueline C. Neilson
This behaviorist sees a need for more education on animal behavior. "Abnormal or unacceptable behavior kills more pets each year than any other disease process...We need to make behavioral medicine part of the curriculum at every veterinary college."
On the Forefront: Prophylactic laser disk ablation in dogs at Oklahoma State University
By Kenneth E. Bartels, DVM, MS
Laser disk ablation, a procedure for preventing thoracolumbar intervertebral disk herniation in dogs, has been developed and performed in more than 350 dogs at the Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences.
Dental Corner: Properly equip your dental suite
By Matthew Lemmons, DVM, DAVDC , Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC
The key to providing high-quality oral care is having the knowledge and skills to recommend and deliver appropriate treatment, but without the proper equipment, your ability to perform basic dental procedures, such as periodontal prophylaxis and dental extraction, is compromised.
Idea Exchange: IM your way to better customer service
All of our workstations have Internet capability, so we use instant messaging to communicate with each other while in the exam or treatment rooms.
Idea Exchange: How I helped that darn cat
I had a cat that swallowed a needle and thread.
Idea Exchange: A sock, some rice, and a microwave = one great IV fluid warmer
We make an inexpensive IV fluid warmer by filling a sock with uncooked rice and heating it in the microwave.
Idea Exchange: Cotton swabs: a handy and inexpensive surgical tool
When performing rabbit spays or ferret adrenalectomies, keep an autoclaved bag of 6-in single-tipped applicator cotton swabs available to dissect fat away from blood vessels for easier ligation.
Idea Exchange: Prepared kits make prepping for appointments a snap
One of our technicians made kits for our check eyes, skin, or ear appointments.
Idea Exchange: Initially recording X-ray settings prevents headaches later
When taking radiographs, I jot down the technique settings used on the X-ray envelope.
Mind Over Miller: A truckload of camels, and other nightmares
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Every veterinarian has an individual nightmare, a particular type of case he or she dreads above all else.
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