VETERINARY MEDICINE, Aug 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Aug 1, 2008
Features
Canine and feline demodicosis
By Kathy C. Tater, DVM, DACVD , Adam P. Patterson, DVM, DACVD
Demodicosis is a common dermatosis in dogs and is now a more recognized problem in cats.
Client information: Demodicosis in dogs (PDF)
By Kathy C. Tater, DVM, DACVD , Adam P. Patterson, DVM, DACVD
All normal dogs have a small number of Demodex species mites that live in their hair follicles. These mites are not visible to the naked eye. But some dogs develop an overgrowth of these mites, a condition called demodicosis, or demodectic mange.
Client consent form: Ivermectin for the treatment of demodicosis (PDF)
By Kathy C. Tater, DVM, DACVD , Adam P. Patterson, DVM, DACVD
Have your clients fill out this consent form for extralabel use of ivermectin to treat demodicosis in dogs.
Diagnosing and treating canine copper-associated hepatopathies
By Brier Bostrom, DVM , Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA
A review of the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, definitive diagnosis, and treatment
Departments
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Leading Off: Not all animal behaviorists are created equal
By Melissa Bain, DVM, DACVB, MS
Unfortunately, anyone can call himself or herself an animal behaviorist.
ClinQuiz: Ectoparasites
By Susan E. Little, DVM, PhD, DEVPC
Test your knowledge of external parasites with this short quiz.
Practical Matters: Prudent NSAID use helps prevent adverse effects
By Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective analgesics but, in rare cases, can cause serious side effects.
Practical Matters: Identifying dehydration in puppies and kittens
By Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT
Pediatric dogs and cats dehydrate quickly with inappetence or illness, and assessing the hydration status of these animals is difficult.
Practical Matters: Importance of thoracic radiography in patients with cancer
By Janean Fidel, DVM, MS, DACVR (radiation oncology), DACVIM (oncology)
One might be tempted to say that a tumor that rarely spreads to the lungs does not require thoracic radiography, but I cannot think of any instance in a cancer patient's work-up in which looking at the thorax is unnecessary.
Idea Exchange: A dental care display leads to healthier smiles
Our clients were reluctant to try preventive oral care products in their pets.
Idea Exchange: An empty treat container means no more treats
Place all the day's treats in a reusable container every morning.
Idea Exchange: Boarders get bed and breakfast...and a check-up
Every animal that is boarded at our hospital gets what we call a tech exam.
Idea Exchange: Charting adverse reactions to vaccines
We keep a chart that lists incidents of adverse reaction to vaccination.
Idea Exchange: Prevent rearward licking with a backward collar
In order to prevent Maggie--a large-breed dog, from licking the wounded area, her owners reversed the Elizabethan collar.
Mind Over Miller: Not all of my patients are animals
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
We veterinarians often, inadvertently, treat human patients.

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