VETERINARY MEDICINE, Sep 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Sep 1, 2008
Features
10 life-threatening behavior myths
By Valarie V. Tynes, DVM, DACVB
In this article, I discuss 10 common myths about animal, particularly canine, behavior--misconceptions that may increase the likelihood that a pet will develop a behavior problem and, thus, can lead to the pet's abandonment or euthanasia.
Departments
Leading Off: How we can contribute to clinical research
By Dawn Merton Boothe, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM, DACVCP
Clinical research struggles for acceptance in veterinary academic and private practice environments.
Consider cross-sectional imaging before surgery for feline injection-site sarcomas
By Amy K. LeBlanc, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Injection-site sarcomas are associated with high recurrence rates, even with wide surgical excision.
Practical Matters: Do not institute calcium supplementation during canine pregnancy
By Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT
It is contraindicated. Here's why.
Idea Exchange: Forgo elective surgeries on meeting days
We do not schedule elective surgeries on the day of our monthly staff meeting.
Idea Exchange: Diaper abdominal wounds that drain
We use disposable baby diapers of the appropriate size as ventral abdominal bandages for lesions that will have a lot of drainage.
Idea Exchange: D.I.Y. dental lighting
By attaching an LED or high-intensity flashlight to your dental x-ray tube, you get an inexpensive, unobstructed light with excellent positioning ability.
Idea Exchange: Spotless bloodstain removal with saline solution
We all get bloodstains on our clothes, and using water or hydrogen peroxide to get the blood out usually leaves a stain.
Idea Exchange: Extra comfort for your knees
With all the time we spend kneeling on the hospital floor, we thought we could use a little help.
Idea Exchange: A tip for monitoring pocket pets' heart rates
At our hospital, we perform few exotic or pocket pet surgeries, but when we do, we have struggled with monitoring these patients' heart rates.
Mind Over Miller: Crutches add a new perspective
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
I have been on crutches for half a year, following unsuccessful knee surgery.

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