VETERINARY MEDICINE SUPPLEMENT, Jun 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE SUPPLEMENT, Jun 1, 2008
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Improve patient comfort with these 10 analgesic strategies
By Robert M. Stein, DVM, DAAPM , Stephanie Ortel, LVT, BVS, CCRP
10 key points for a well-balanced veterinary pain management program.
Make behavior counseling an integral part of every visit
By Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, MS
Behavior is an important piece of the fabric of veterinary medicine. We need to be knowledgeable about the effects of behavior on a patient's welfare, stress levels, and medical problems and on the human-animal bond.
Why fecal centrifugation is better
By Byron L. Blagburn, MS, PhD
Of all the diagnostic techniques used to detect gastrointestinal parasites, none is more accurate and reliable than centrifugal fecal flotation when it is performed properly.
10 simple but essential tests
By Alice A. Huang, VMD , Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Occasionally, we find ourselves saying, "If only the referring veterinarian had performed a ____________ test." These are the 10 diagnostic tests that most commonly fill in that blank.
Don't overlook these 4 noteworthy advances in endocrinology
By David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Advances in endocrinology are happening quickly, and four areas in particular merit our attention to ensure we are keeping up-to-date and providing the best care for our patients.
Cutaneous cytology: A quick review of an indispensable test
By Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, DACVD
Cutaneous cytology immediately and inexpensively reveals whether infectious, inflammatory, or neoplastic processes are affecting the skin, and it can help you determine which diagnostic path to continue on.
Slideshow: Cytology sample interpretation
By Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM, DACVD
A slideshow by Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz.
3 reconstruction techniques to close problem wounds
By Steven F. Swaim, DVM, MS
Three beneficial reconstructive surgery techniques--the adjustable horizontal mattress suture, the mesh skin graft, and punch grafts in pockets--are underused by practitioners. These techniques require no special equipment and are easily accomplished.

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