VETERINARY MEDICINE, Mar 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Mar 1, 2008
Features
A challenging case: Glucagonoma-associated superficial necrolytic dermatitis in a dog
By Kurt L. Zimmerman, DVM, PhD , Shawn P. Clark, DVM, PhD, DACVP , Kate Hill, BVSc, DACVIM , Peter Laverty, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVS , Armando Irizarry, DVM, PhD, DACVP , Tanya LeRoith, DVM, PhD, DACVP , Dennis DeNicola, DVM, PhD, DAVCP
An 8-year-old 46.3-lb (21-kg) female spayed mixed-breed dog was referred to the Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital for evaluation of lethargy, inappetence, weight loss, and alopecia of several months' duration.
An update on diagnosing and treating primary lung tumors
By Kerry C. Rissetto, DVM , Pamela Lucas, DVM , Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology)
The goal of this article is to describe the common histologic variants, clinical signs, biologic behavior, and newest options for early diagnosis and effective treatment of primary lung tumors in dogs and cats.
Departments
Toxicology Brief: Brunfelsia species: Beautiful but deadly
By Safdar A. Khan, DVM, MS, PhD, DABVT
This article describes the clinical signs and treatment of Brunfelsia species toxicosis in dogs.
Idea Exchange: To save time, always be prepared
We really increased our productivity by organizing shoebox-size plastic containers that hold supplies for specific procedures.
Idea Exchange: It's lights out for the birds
Most domestic birds cannot see well in the dark.
Idea Exchange: A tip for administering fluids to catnip-comforted cats
When an owner administers subcutaneous fluids at home, he offers the cat catnip at the same time.
Idea Exchange: Don't lose your bits when autoclaving
To help keep track of the drill bits for our dental machine's high-speed handpiece while autoclaving, we secure the drill bits inside a tea leaf strainer.
Idea Exchange: Handy clinical use for a home-improvement tool
Pipe insulation works great for soft-padded bandages and splints.
Mind Over Miller: A little bit of horse sense
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Several years after the publication of my book Imprint Training of the Newborn Foal, Monty Roberts, a renowned California horse trainer, called to tell me that he had been using my foal training method for three years with great success. I had long wanted to meet Monty, and he invited me to visit his ranch in Solvang. This led to a lasting friendship and mutual respect.

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