VETERINARY MEDICINE, Aug 1, 2007 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Aug 1, 2007
Features
Ophthalmic drugs: What's new?
By Wendy M. Townsend, DVM, MS, DACVO
New ocular pharmacologic agents or new uses for familiar products are discovered every year. This article discusses a select few of these newer therapies in veterinary ophthalmology.
Diagnosis and treatment of solar dermatitis in dogs
By Kimberly S. Coyner, DVM, DACVD
Canine solar dermatitis, or chronic sun damage to the skin, is a common dermatologic disorder in hot, sunny climates.
Diagnostic imaging for linear foreign bodies in cats
By Luis M. Gonzalez, DVM, MS , David S. Biller, DVM, DACVR , Laura J. Armbrust, DVM, DACVR
Linear foreign bodies are a well-recognized problem in small-animal practice.
Overcoming the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of canine immune-mediated thrombocytopenia
By Johanna Heseltine, DVM, MS, DACVIM , Anthony P. Carr, Dr. med. vet., DACVIM (small animal internal medicine)
Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia is the most common acquired cause of abnormal primary hemostasis in dogs.
Departments
An Interview with Dr. Richard B. Ford
This modest internist tends to downplay his own noteworthy achievements. "I'm truly humbled by the remarkable accomplishments and contributions that my former students and other colleagues are making toward the advancement of veterinary medicine."
A pathologist with a penchant for piano tuning
By David Pinson, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACLAM
I was the typical 8-year-old boy who did not want to take piano lessons and quit eight weeks after I started them.
Idea Exchange: IV catheter = lacrimal duct cannula
I find that a 25-ga IV catheter with the stylet removed makes a lacrimal duct cannula that is less traumatic than the usual metal type.
Idea Exchange: Keep patients warm with bubble wrap
To keep caged animals warm without generating loads and loads of laundry, place a layer of bubble wrap under a towel.
Idea Exchange: Simple acts of compassion show clients that you care
When the veterinarian euthanizes a horse at our clinic, I take a small, clean piece of the tail hair.
Idea Exchange: Spray away those not-so-nice canine smells
We have found that Epi-Otic (Virbac) works well to get rid of the smell associated with anal gland expression.
Idea Exchange: Use your closet as organization inspiration
To better organize our medications, we purchased an inexpensive hanging shoe organizer and labeled each shoe pouch with a letter from A to Z.
Idea Exchange: A contained method for aspirating fluid
When aspirating a large volume of fluid during thoracentesis, try this method.
Idea Exchange: New grooming tool: a letter opener
A letter opener can be an effective tool to remove clumps of matted hair from cats.
Mind Over Miller: I can drive 55
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Three decades ago, we experienced an oil shortage, and one of the solutions was to create a nationwide 55-mph speed limit for several years.

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