VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jun 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jun 1, 2008
Features
Updates on Addison's disease
By Christine A. Gaydos, DVM , Amy E. DeClue, DVM, MS, DACVIM
This review will help you better recognize and treat affected patients.
A challenging case: Conjunctival lymphoma in a cat
By Juliet R. Gionfriddo, DVM, MS, DACVO , Fiona Tancredi-Ballugera, DVM , David Gardiner, DVM , E.J. Ehrhart, DVM, PhD, DACVP
A 10-year-old 12-lb (5.5-kg) female spayed domestic shorthaired cat was presented to Colorado State University's Veterinary Medical Center for evaluation of a protruding nictitating membrane of the right eye.
Departments
Leading Off: Taking the parasite control message to the people
By Michael Paul, DVM
The political candidates aren't the only ones taking their messages to the people this summer. The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) is also hitting the road immediately after the AVMA Annual Convention in New Orleans in an effort to spread the word about the importance of year-round parasite control in dogs and cats.
Clinical Exposures: Canine transmissible venereal tumor: The cytologic clues
By Rob Simoni, DVM , Joyce S. Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP
A 3-year-old castrated male Labrador retriever with a history of blood dripping from its penis was referred to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.
Idea Exchange: Recycle gel cool packs for pain-free microchip placement
We reuse gel ice packs to numb the area between a pet's shoulder blades before placing a microchip.
Idea Exchange: A simple way to keep a surgical site hair-free
To keep the surgical area free of hair when castrating cats, I cut a small diamond-shaped hole in the middle of a green rubber dental dam and place the dam over the surgically prepared testicles.
Idea Exchange: Discreet clock-watching in the exam room
Like many veterinarians, I prefer not to wear a wristwatch because of frequent hand washing, yet I need a second hand for measuring heart rates or respiration or performing ocular tear tests.
Idea Exchange: The value of the good-for-your-teeth goody basket
After performing a dental prophylaxis, our technician meets with owners to discuss discharge instructions.
Idea Exchange: Abdominal bandaging: No lifting required
To make abdominal bandaging easier, we bridge the patient's body across two platforms--the treatment table and a small table, surgery tray, or barstool.
Idea Exchange: Replenish your x-ray reserves
Many human and veterinary hospitals are switching to digital radiography systems, so if you are still using film, you may be able to easily acquire their obsolete cassettes and film to supplement your practice's inventory, as I did.
Idea Exchange: Dry stained slides without an open flame
Instead of lighters, we use candle warmers (small circular hot plates) to dry stained slides and to fix them when necessary.
Mind Over Miller: Our profession's behavior problem
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Behavior is as vital to veterinary practice as anatomy and physiology are. I think every U.S. veterinary school should require students to take a basic animal behavior course, and behavior should be on every state board exam.

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