VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jul 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jul 1, 2008
Features
Guidelines for evaluating hypercalcemic cats
By Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA
Review the steps to evaluating a hypercalcemic cat.
The diagnostic approach to hematuria
By Mary Bowles, DVM, DACVIM
This article and the accompanying algorithms are intended to guide practitioners through the series of steps necessary to confirm the presence of hematuria, localize the source of the RBCs, and identify the specific cause.
Departments
Leading Off: The feline vaccine guidelines are more accessible than ever
By Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)
The Feline Vaccine Advisory Panel has condensed the guidelines into a user-friendly table.
Practical Matters: Don't jump to conclusions in ataxic dogs
By Wanda J. Gordon-Evans, DVM, PhD, DACVS
A frantic owner brings in a 4-year-old Scottish terrier that cannot use its back legs after a collapse.
Practical Matters: Vaginal cytology: Its value in detecting the cause of vulvar discharge
By Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT
Vulvar discharge can be a diagnostic challenge because the inciting problem may arise from the urinary tract, uterus or uterine stump, or vagina.
Dental Corner: Dental fracture treatment options in dogs and cats
By Matthew Lemmons, DVM, DAVDC , Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC
Dogs' and cats' teeth are perpetually at risk of being chipped, worn, or fractured.
Idea Exchange: Avoid trashing your radiography unit by covering it with a trash can liner
To make cleanup after dental examinations quicker and easier, wrap a clear plastic trash can liner around the head of your dental radiography unit before beginning.
Idea Exchange: Coffee filters can help keep cats clean
Try using large coffee filters as bibs when you need to force-feed cats.
Idea Exchange: Got a clogged sink? Get a syringe stat!
A 60-ml syringe can be used to unclog sinks.
Idea Exchange: Warming up Oravet makes it easier to apply
I used to have trouble applying OraVet (Merial) after dental cleanings, but then I discovered that if it is warmed up before application, it goes on easier.
Clarification: Idea Exchange: Sometimes you can judge a bottle by its wrapping
The idea "Sometimes you can judge a bottle by its wrapping" (April 2008) described using colored Vetwrap (3M) to identify plastic bottles in the lab and exam rooms instead of using ink since ink smears when it gets wet.
Mind Over Miller: A really good dog
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
See that dog with me in the upper left-hand corner of the page? That was Rosie.

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