VETERINARY MEDICINE, Nov 1, 2008 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Nov 1, 2008
Features
A challenging case: Esophageal leiomyoma in a dog
By Stephanie A. Lister, DVM, MSc , Kevin Isakow, BVSc, MVSc, DACVS
A 13-year-old 35.2-lb (16-kg) neutered male bichon frise was referred to the Veterinary Emergency Clinic in Toronto, Ontario, for evaluation of a caudal thoracic mass that had been identified radiographically by the referring veterinarian.
Osteoarthritis in cats: What we now know
By Sheilah A. Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DACVA, DECVA, CVA, MRCVS
It appears to be more common than previously thought and could be a major cause of discomfort in senior cats.
Departments
Making the most of specialty referral services
By Kenneth R. Harkin, DVM, DACVIM
Deciding when to refer is not always easy.
Editors' Guest: Candidates' pets can make a difference at the ballot box
By Ronnie G. Elmore, DVM, MS, DACT
Many White House residents have benefited politically by embracing their furry family members.
Just Ask the Expert: Baylisascaris procyonis infection
By Kevin R. Kazacos, DVM, PhD
Q. How worried should I be about Baylisascaris procyonis infection in dogs? In which geographic regions is it most prevalent?
Letters: Kudos and a Demodex species mite treatment update
The article "Canine and feline demodicosis" in the August 2008 issue of Veterinary Medicine was well-written and contained timely information about a timely topic in veterinary medicine.
Practice Makes Perfect: A tale of two blogs
By Kevin Fitzgerald, PhD, DVM, DABVP
Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald's thoughts on clinical practice are featured in his weekly blog, Practice Makes Perfect, found at dvm360.com. We've selected these two blogs to give you a taste of what is available online.
Preovulatory stasis and dystocia in oviparous lizards
By Raffaele Melidone, Dr. med. vet. , Joyce S. Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP , Nicola Parry, BSc, MSc, BVSc, DACVP
A 2-year-old intact female bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) was presented for evaluation of weakness and anorexia.
Practical Matters: Use comparison radiographs when identifying orthopedic lesions in young dogs
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
A useful protocol for practitioners who review their own films or send them to a specialist is to routinely obtain orthogonal views of the affected and normal bones.
Practical Matters: Vaginal cytology for ovulation timing: Not necessarily an accurate indicator
By Margaret V. Root Kustritz, DVM, PhD, DACT
Veterinarians cannot identify an ovulation date or a bitch's fertility from vaginal cytology.
Idea Exchange: Another clinical koozie tip
A client came up with this idea. He wrapped an insulated bottle koozie—the kind with a zipper—around his dog's splint.
Idea Exchange: Before-and-after dental photos
To help clients fully appreciate the benefits of dental prophylaxis, we take before-and-after digital photographs.
Idea Exchange: Customized calendars keep clients from getting confused about dosages
Tapering medication dosages can be confusing to clients.
Idea Exchange: Home improvement tools help protect injured tails from further trauma
Pipe insulation is a wonderful tool to use on dog tails that need to recover from trauma.
Idea Exchange: Honoring beloved pets
When the pet of a long-time client passes away, in addition to the clay paw that we offer to all our clients, we will often have a stone engraved with the pet's name and a special epitaph such as "Always in our hearts."
Idea Exchange: Koozies are not just for cold beverages
I once dropped a bottle of a controlled substance and it shattered, spilling all over the floor.
Idea Exchange: Patient care form for blood glucose curves
When we admit patients for blood glucose monitoring, we ask clients to fill out this form.
Idea Exchange: Printing labels to clear up lab confusion
To minimize confusion and mistakes from smudged or hard-to-read handwritten labels, we use a label maker to print out labels for blood tubes, biopsy containers, and other items that are being sent to a lab.
Idea Exchange: Use pill envelopes to dispense single tubes of parasiticides
A convenient way to dispense single tubes of flea preventives is to separate the foil packets and insert them into paper pill envelopes.
Mind Over Miller: Things change, appreciation remains
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
November! It brings the most beautiful of American holidays, Thanksgiving.
Feature
Obesity and osteoarthritis: Is there a link in cats?
By Sheilah A. Robertson, BVMS (Hons), PhD, DACVA, DECVA, CVA, MRCVS
As in dogs, obesity may contribute to osteoarthritis or the clinical manifestations of osteoarthritis in cats.

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