VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2008
Features
A busy clinician's review of cyclosporine
By Alison Diesel, DVM , Karen A. Moriello, DVM, DACVD
Need-to-know information about its mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, and adverse effects.
Canine and feline histoplasmosis: A review of a widespread fungus
By Kelly Gingerich, DVM , Lynn Guptill, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Infection with the pathogenic fungus Histoplasma capsulatum can result in systemic disease in several species of animals, including dogs and cats.
Departments
Leading Off: CATalyst: Fighting indifference about feline health
By Jane E. Brunt, DVM
In front of a hundred-plus leaders of our profession, he told us in his own words, without preparation or prompting, exactly what the statistics are showing us--veterinary healthcare for cats is at a crisis stage!
Toxicology Brief: Cycad toxicosis in dogs
By Hany Youssef, BVSc, DVM, MS
Cycad toxicosis has been described in people and many animals, including dogs, sheep, and cattle. In this article, I focus on the clinical signs, diagnosis, and treatment of cycad toxicosis in dogs.
Idea Exchange: Shoebox greetings at the veterinary clinic
A big challenge at our busy hospital is keeping everyone up-to-date on hospital changes.
Idea Exchange: The many uses of aloe vera gel
Widely available for sunburn, 99% aloe vera gel can be used to fill a laceration defect before clipping.
Idea Exchange: Be prepared with premade flush syringes
As a third-year veterinary student, I have a rotation at a different veterinary facility every two weeks.
Idea Exchange: Show and tell when explaining drug tapering
Our explanation of tapering schedules for glucocorticoids often confused our clients.
Mind Over Miller: When discussing life and death, words matter
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
The big dog cringed under the bench in the reception area. "He hates to come in here," the old man said. "But he's got this skin problem, and it stinks something terrible."

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