VETERINARY MEDICINE, Dec 1, 2007 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Dec 1, 2007
Features
11 guidelines for conservatively treating chronic kidney disease
By David J. Polzin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (small animal internal medicine)
To provide optimal treatment for dogs and cats with chronic kidney disease, you'll need to thoroughly evaluate the animal and diligently monitor the natural course of the disease as well as the patient's response to intervention.
CVC Central 2007 Highlights: Answers to three commonly asked questions about Lyme disease
By Richard E. Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM (small animal internal medicine), DECVIM-CA
Obvious clinical signs may be apparent in only about 5% to 10% of dogs infected with B. burgdorferi. So the harder question is, how should we manage the vast majority of infected dogs that show no clinical signs?
CVC Central 2007 Highlights: Practical ideas for managing common internal medicine problems
By Kenneth R. Harkin, DVM, DACVIM
I've compiled these tips to help practitioners deal with common problems or situations in a manner that will help improve a patient's outcome, simplify the diagnosis, and minimize complications in daily practice.
CVC Central 2007 Highlights: A tip for interpreting Leptospira species titers
By Richard E. Goldstein, DVM, DACVIM (small animal internal medicine), DECVIM-CA
To help confirm a diagnosis of canine leptospirosis, veterinarians today must rely on serologic testing with the microscopic agglutination test. Interpreting the test can be problematic, though, especially early on in the disease or in a recently vaccinated dog.
CVC Central 2007 Highlights: Investigating proteinuric kidney disease
By David J. Polzin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (small animal internal medicine)
Do you sometimes detect protein in a sick patient's urine or even on routine testing in a seemingly healthy patient and you're not sure what to make of it?
CVC Central 2007 Highlights: Counseling new puppy owners: Normal play vs. aggressive tendencies
By Wayne L. Hunthausen, DVM
Many owners begin their relationship with new puppies armed with misinformation and an idealistic view of the pet-owner relationship. Owners often don't know how to properly shape behaviors or handle problems, and one area that needs special attention is play aggression.
Departments
Letters: Thank you, Dr. Kay
After reading your interview with Dr. William J. Kay in the September issue, I felt compelled to write about this outstanding veterinarian, administrator, author, and teacher.
Editors' Guest: My eye-opening experience in editing a veterinary journal
By Dana L. Fertig, DVM, MS
After several years in small-animal practice and a lengthy stint in industry work, I recently began working as a contributing technical editor for Veterinary Medicine.
An Interview with Dr. Joseph Harari
This surgeon advises new graduates to see as many cases as possible early in their careers. "Experiences in dealing with animals, disease, clients, and peers will provide the intellectual, physical, and psychological supports needed for long-term survival in the clinical arena."
Clinical Exposures: Canine dermatophyte infection
By Maria Vandis, DVM , Joyce S. Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP
A 3-month-old intact male boxer was presented for a preadoption evaluation at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts University after being rescued in North Carolina.
Idea Exchange: A tip for laser tips
We often had difficulty finding the metal and ceramic tips for our laser after sterilization.
Idea Exchange: Neater anal gland expression
When expressing anal glands, I double-glove.
Idea Exchange: Don't let IV lines slack off
Patients receiving IV fluids always get the line wrapped around their legs the second I leave them alone.
Idea Exchange: Get crafty with heartworm prevention
Using preprinted paper and animal stickers, we make eye-catching scrapbook pages featuring our flea control and heartworm preventive products.
Idea Exchange: A syringe where you need it when you need it
We were constantly scrambling to find a syringe to inflate or deflate the cuffs of our endotracheal tubes, so we created this cuff blower-upper, which we nicknamed CBU, to keep track of the syringes.
Mind Over Miller: 'Twas the night before Christmas
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert M. Miller recounts several memorable Christmas Eve emergency calls.

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