VETERINARY MEDICINE, Apr 1, 2009 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Apr 1, 2009
Features
Exploring your digital radiography equipment options
By Sarah M. Puchalski, DVM, DACVR
One of the first steps in switching to digital radiography is deciding what type of system to purchase.
Benefits and considerations of underwater treadmill therapy
By Christine Jurek, DVM , Laurie McCauley, DVM
An underwater treadmill, or hydro-treadmill, can be a valuable addition to any practice.
A case example of physical rehabilitation in a dog after stifle surgery
By Christine Jurek, DVM , Laurie McCauley, DVM
Bella, a 1-year-old spayed female Labrador retriever, was presented for rehabilitation therapy after bilateral anterior cruciate ligament rupture and subsequent extracapsular repair of both stifles.
How to perform a two-portal laparoscopic ovariectomy
By Tom McCabe, DVM
Learn more about this laparoscopic procedure.
General laparoscopic ovariectomy setup instructions for technicians
By Tom McCabe, DVM
Before gas sterilization, arrange the endoscopic instruments inside the laparoscope box.
Departments
Encourage proper play—not physical correction—to treat puppy biting
By John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB
Biting in puppies is a normal, though undesirable, behavior. Here are relatively easy ideas that you can pass along to clients to help them get through this period of puppy development.
Idea Exchange: Simplify medication dosage scheduling with color
For patients receiving two or more medications with different dosing times or for clients who get confused by multiple medications, we color-code the medicine packaging, making it easier to give the right medications at the right time.
Idea Exchange: Seeing spots led to a useful labeling idea
One day a client dropped a cattle tag marker on our new linoleum floor. No matter what I tried, the spots would not go away.
Idea Exchange: Three ideas to increase dental compliance
We take before-and-after photos of all our dental patients, so clients can see how much the procedure improved their pets' teeth.
Idea Exchange: Koozies are great for keeping cans cold and bandaged limbs dry
To keep splints dry when dogs are outside, we cover the splint with a plastic bag and then place the paw in a can koozie to protect the bag from tearing.
Mind Over Miller: We're pretty good
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
When I was 50 years old, I bragged that I had never been in a hospital except when I was born and for three days when I had bacillary dysentery while I was in the Army.

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