VETERINARY MEDICINE, Nov 1, 2010 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Nov 1, 2010
Features
How to handle feline ATE
By Timothy Koors, DVM , H. Cecilia Marshall, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology)
Thromboembolism is a fairly common and potentially devastating complication of heart disease in cats.
Normal hemostasis
By Timothy Koors, DVM , H. Cecilia Marshall, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology)
Hemostasis has three stages: platelet plug formation (primary hemostasis), platelet plug stabilization with cross-linked fibrin (secondary hemostasis), and clot breakdown (fibrinolysis).
Arterial blood gas analysis
By Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVCP
An introduction to the principles of clinical blood gas analysis and interpretation--including two case examples.
Case example 1: A border collie with a possible foreign body
By Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVCP
A 5-year-old 37.6-lb (17.1-kg) neutered male border collie has a three-day history of vomiting.
Case example 2: A diabetic husky with a fibrosarcoma
By Kurt A. Grimm, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVCP
An 8-year-old 44-lb (20-kg) spayed female Siberian husky is a poorly regulated diabetic presenting for surgical excision of a grade I fibrosarcoma on the right thoracic wall.
Departments
Should you be collecting biopsy samples from the duodenum and ileum?
By Erika Meler, DVM, MS , Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Ileal biopsy in dogs with diarrhea may provide additional information that affects the final diagnosis.
Idea Exchange: Use muzzles to help secure face masks
To make a hands-free anesthesia face mask, we place a soft dog muzzle over the front of the mask and then attach the anesthetic hose to the front.
Idea Exchange: Repurpose banana split boats
I had several banana split containers, so I brought the extras to the hospital to be used for urine collection.
Give E-collars a spin in the washer
Read this reader tip for keeping Elizabethan collars clean.
Idea Exchange: How we warm IV fluids
To keep IV fluids warm during administration, we warm the fluid bags in an incubator.
Idea Exchange: Switch needles to ease vaccine administration
When I administer a vaccine to my patients, especially cats and small dogs, I use the original needle on the syringe only to withdraw the liquid from the diluent vial, inject it into the vaccine vial, and withdraw the vaccine.
Idea Exchange: Client administers doses by touch
One of my clients who is blind was concerned about how to administer the correct daily dose of liquid medicine into the pet's food.
Idea Exchange: Label leftover reduces waste
In the spirit of "reduce, reuse, and recycle," we use the top sticky strip from our prescription labels as a label on slide holders.
Idea Exchange: Organize your lab fridge in a snap
We had space problems in our laboratory refrigerator because the bulky packages that contain diagnostic tests don't leave room for other medicines and vaccines.
Mind Over Miller: Killing with kindness
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller asks, if all life is of equal value, why limit it to animal life?

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