VETERINARY MEDICINE, Aug 1, 2010 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Aug 1, 2010
Features
Beyond glucocorticoids
By Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Take a look at four immunosuppressants used in people that may soon be incorporated into immunosuppressive protocols in veterinary medicine as well.
When to consider aspergillosis in dogs
By Whitney R. Nelson, DVM, DACVIM , Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA
In general, this fungal infection in dogs is either sinonasal or disseminated.
Departments
Letters: A practitioner's observation about renal agenesis
Regarding the article "Incidental finding of renal agenesis in a cat," this condition may be a common finding in the Northeast.
Letters: Use of figures in bronchopneumopathy article
The authors wish to acknowledge that the photos featured in the article "Diagnosing and managing canine eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy" (June 2010) were not appropriately credited.
Correction: Diagnosing and managing canine eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy
In the article "Diagnosing and managing canine eosinophilic bronchopneumopathy" (June 2010), credit for the photos was not provided.
Clinical trials offer cancer patients more options
By Kim A. Selting, DVM, MS, DACVIM (oncology)
Dr. Kimberly Selting discusses the many benefits of clinical trials.
Reader Questions: More diabetic regulation advice
By Audrey K. Cook, BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM, DECVIM-CA
In our April issue as an accompaniment to the article "Identifying the reasons behind difficult-to-control diabetes in dogs" by Dr. Audrey Cook, we asked you if you had questions for Dr. Cook about diabetes. Here is a second installment of her responses.
Research Updates: How often do uroliths really recur in cats?
By Erika Meler, DVM, MS , Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
The recurrence of uroliths in cats is presumptively a common clinical situation; however, until now, no study has examined recurrence rates or the approximate time until recurrence for the main types of calculi found in cats.
Idea Exchange: Hand sanitizer promotes practice hygiene
Place hand sanitizer at the check-in area, near pens and other items clients may touch.
Idea Exchange: Reduce radiographic marker clutter
To help organize the markers used with radiographs, we purchased a plastic trading-card protector.
Idea Exchange: Fabric softener sheets freshen fecal samples
A tip to help fecal samples smell a little better.
Practice makes perfect when clients give insulin injections
To teach owners of newly diagnosed diabetic pets how to inject insulin, I have them practice with sterile water.
Idea Exchange: Lint rollers spruce up surgical prep
After clipping a short-haired dog for a surgical procedure, we use a sticky-paper lint roller to remove all the small hairs from its skin.
Try toying with fractious cats
A tip to momentarily distract a cat in order to quickly retrieve an item from its cage.
You'll wanna read this book
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert M. Miller reviews the book I Wanna See a Veterinarian.

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