VETERINARY MEDICINE, Nov 1, 2009 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Nov 1, 2009
Features
Feline uveitis: A review of its causes, diagnosis, and treatment
By Jennifer Chang, DVM , Renee T. Carter, DVM, DACVO
Uveitis is a common and painful ocular disease in cats that can eventually lead to blindness.
Nonspecific therapy for uveitis
By Jennifer Chang, DVM , Renee T. Carter, DVM, DACVO
Nonspecific therapy for feline anterior uveitis includes topical mydriatics, corticosteroids, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome: Two challenging respiratory disorders
By Katherine Snyder, DVM, DACVIM
Acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are challenging and frequently lethal respiratory disorders encountered in veterinary medicine.
How to obtain arterial samples for blood gas analysis
By Katherine Snyder, DVM, DACVIM
Follow these steps to acquire arterial samples to help diagnose acute lung injury or ARDS.
Departments
Clinical Exposures: Hemophilia A in a Maltese dog
By Michal O. Hess, DVM
An approximately 1-year-old male Maltese dog was presented to the Veterinary Clinic of East Hampton for a routine castration.
Practical Matters: Use caution when performing fine-needle aspiration biopsy of ventral neck masses in dogs
By Andrea B. Flory, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Using ultrasound guidance to perform fine-needle aspiration biopsy is preferred for tumors of the neck.
Practical Matters: Increase your ability to detect pulmonary metastases
By Ravinder S. Dhaliwal, DVM, MS, DACVIM (oncology), DABVP (canine and feline)
Dr. Ravinder Dhaliwahl says most veterinary oncologists prefer three thoracic radiographic views.
Tie down your tubing
When an endotracheal tube gets pulled out by the weight of the tubing, it can wake up your patient and potentially traumatize the patient's trachea if the cuff is inflated.
Dispense small drug amounts easily
We reuse the sterile diluent vials from our vaccines to dispense small amounts of injectable medication for our exotic patients.
Say "So long!" to stickiness
We used to have a problem with the sticky residue left on our surgical packs and drapes from the autoclave tape.
Stop simulating reverse sneezes
Observing a bout of reverse sneezing can be quite alarming to a client, especially to a first-time dog owner.
Mind Over Miller: Radiographing dogs, dolphins, and cowboys
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
It's common sense to unite the human and animal medical professions because we humans suffer illness as do all other animals, because many diseases are transmitted from animals to people and vice versa, and because we're inexorably linked.

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