VETERINARY MEDICINE, Sep 1, 2010 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Sep 1, 2010
Features
A fresh look at identifying sepsis in cats
By Cynthia M. Otto, DVM, PhD, DACVECC , Merilee Costello, DVM, DACVECC
The incidence of sepsis in cats is unknown, partly because sepsis can be challenging to diagnose in cats.
Departments
Letters: Additional zoonotic threats from wildlife
A reader writes in concerning a few more wildlife zoonoses practitioners should be aware of.
Giving glargine insulin to newly diagnosed diabetic cats may increase the likelihood of remission
By Erika Meler, DVM, MS , Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
This study's goal was to determine and compare the likelihood of remission in cats with newly diagnosed diabetes mellitus when treated with glargine insulin, protamine zinc insulin (PZI), or Lente insulin.
A few tips on diagnosing IMHA
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Jennifer Garcia discusses what steps to take to diagnose immune-mediated hemolytic anemia.
A case of zinc phosphide toxicosis
By Amanda Schnitker, DVM , Steven L. Marks, MS, MRCVS, DACVIM
A 3-year-old intact female Shetland sheepdog was observed chewing pellets of mole and gopher poison (zinc phosphide 2%).
A tip for applying a fluorescein strip
This diagnostic test is often difficult and stressful for the pet, owner, and veterinarian.
Idea Exchange: Sometimes a phone ringing during surgery is OK
When assisting with anesthesia and surgery, our technician sets her cell phone, which is in her pocket, to vibrate every five minutes.
Idea Exchange: Prevent aspiration during dentals without table tilting
Table tilting is a common practice during veterinary dental procedures to help prevent the aspiration of fluid and debris.
Idea Exchange: Treating infected ear canals after hematoma surgery
Many patients with aural hematomas have concurrent ear infections.
Idea Exchange: One benefit of sterilization goes right to the bottom line
Because of the recession, everyone is looking for ways to spend less.
Idea Exchange: Silver is the new black marker
Many times there is a need to label or put more information on an x-ray film.
Minimize ear drainage mess with liners
A reader tip for catching the drainage that results from ear hematoma surgery.
Mind Over Miller: Denver déjà vu
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
I was on my way to Winnipeg to do a seminar and had to change planes in Denver.

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