VETERINARY MEDICINE, Oct 1, 2009 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Oct 1, 2009
Features
Extramedullary and solitary osseous plasmacytomas in dogs and cats
By Rachel Sternberg, DVM , Jackie Wypij, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Anne M. Barger, DVM, DACVP
Another important form of neoplastic plasma cells are plasmacytomas, which arise from soft tissue, where they are known as extramedullary plasmacytomas, or from bone, where they are known as solitary osseous plasmacytomas.
Local and regional anesthesia techniques, Part 4: Epidural anesthesia and analgesia
By Christine Egger, DVM, MVSc, DACVA , Lydia Love, DVM
Preoperative epidural injection of local anesthetics and opioids provides excellent preemptive, multimodal intraoperative analgesia; reduces the concentration of volatile anesthetic required to maintain surgical anesthesia; and provides analgesia extending into the recovery period.
An overview of multiple myeloma in dogs and cats
By Rachel Sternberg, DVM , Jackie Wypij, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Anne M. Barger, DVM, DACVP
Plasma cell neoplasms originate from terminally differentiated B lymphocytes that have undergone malignant transformation.
Departments
Research Updates: Investigating the impact of vaccine administration site changes in cats
By Erika Meler, DVM, MS , Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Of the currently marketed feline vaccines, those against rabies and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) have been most commonly implicated in sarcoma development.
Research Updates: Single-injection antibiotic treatment for cats with abscesses and infected wounds
By Erika Meler, DVM, MS , Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Cephalosporins are often used as first-line antibiotics for superficial skin infections in dogs and cats.
Offer a small gesture at a sad time
Offer a small gesture at a sad time
Make injections easier for small dogs
Make injections easier for small dogs
Keep adhesive glue flowing
Keep adhesive glue flowing
Give patients a place to stand
Give patients a place to stand
Don't forget about refrigerated medications
Don't forget about refrigerated medications
Mind Over Miller: Don't socialize medicine
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Our decisions in life are made to a degree by our personal experiences. I want to share some experiences I've had and why I oppose socialized medicine.

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