VETERINARY MEDICINE, Oct 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Oct 1, 2008
Features
Stalking stones: An overview of canine and feline urolithiasis
By Mary Bowles, DVM, DACVIM
Urolithiasis is common in dogs and cats, causing morbidity and, occasionally, mortality.
Vaginitis in dogs: A simple approach to a complex condition
By Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT
Vaginitis, by its simplest definition, is inflammation of the vagina. But vaginitis is not a simple condition.
Departments
Why the physical exam is still really necessary
By David Robbins, DVM
The physical exam is among the few commonalities in veterinary medicine.
Clinical Exposures: Incidental finding of a peritoneopericardial hernia in a cat
By Michal O. Hess, DVM
This condition often goes unnoticed for years, and many cases are discovered incidentally on radiographs.
Idea Exchange: Easing recovery from declaw surgery
After an onychectomy, we routinely place the patient in a cat bag for short-term recovery.
Idea Exchange: Camping cot as gurney: Sleeping bag not needed
We use a child's camping cot as a gurney for large patients that are nonambulatory.
Idea Exchange: An adsorbent bag in every vial keeps the elements away
Because of the high humidity in our area, we have a problem with some chewable tablets crumbling once they are dispensed.
Idea Exchange: First, shake the powder
Adding water to powdered antibiotics doesn't always dissolve all the powder.
Idea Exchange: Clip jobs make insulin administration easier to see
When we've just diagnosed diabetes mellitus in a patient, we shave a small patch of fur in the insulin administration area so the client can see the needle entering the subcutis.
Idea Exchange: Measure a bird's weight more accurately and with less stress by using a strawberry container
Accurately weighing birds is difficult; however, I've found that placing the bird in a clear, plastic strawberry container and weighing the bird and container make this task much easier.
Mind Over Miller: We do what we have to do!
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
During the energy crunch of the late '70s, it was predicted that the planet had a 35-year supply of petroleum left. That was an underestimate, of course, but it did forecast the present inadequate supply of petroleum, its high cost, and the frantic activity to find alternative energy sources.

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