VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jan 1, 2011 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jan 1, 2011
Features
Neonatal emergencies: How to help patients survive the critical period
By Olivia Wilson, DVM , Mushtaq A. Memon, BVSc, PhD, DACT
Knowing the common emergencies that occur in neonates and the differences between neonatal and adult physiology can help you manage these delicate patients in a manner that provides the highest possible survival rate.
A dog with nonhealing corneal ulcers
By Kyshia T. Davis, DVM , Juliet R. Gionfriddo, DVM, MS, DACVO
Corneal ulcers usually heal rapidly with appropriate treatment, but this Labrador developed two that were slow to heal.
Departments
CAPC and AHS address heartworm preventive efficacy
By Michael Paul, DVM
Dr. Michael Paul discusses the joint statement, prompted by concerns of veterinary parasitologists and clinicians over regional reports of lack of efficacy of macrocyclic lactones used to prevent heartworm infection in animals.
Are we overdiagnosing hypothyroidism in sighthounds?
By Scott Owens, DVM , Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Helpful hints for treating soft tissue sarcomas
By Kim A. Selting, DVM, MS, DACVIM (oncology)
Veterinary oncologist Dr. Kim Selting provides her advice on achieving the best outcomes in these cases.
Practical ways to measure GFR in your patients
By Cathy E. Langston, DVM, DACVIM
Measuring the GFR can be useful in numerous situations commonly encountered in practice.
Have You Heard? Can pheromones ease surgical stress? (transcript)
A commercially available synthetic canine pheromone is marketed to produce a calming effect in dogs encountering stressful situations such as kenneling, separation anxiety, and fear.
Have You Heard? Treating complications of chronic renal failure with gene therapy (script)
Chronic renal failure is common in geriatric cats and dogs, and deteriorating kidney function is compounded by a catabolic state responsible for many of the complications of this disease, such as anemia and weight loss.
Have You Heard? A fast and effective gastropexy alternative for GDV prevention? (script)
Despite numerous critical care advances and increased pet owner awareness, gastric dilatation-volvulus (GDV) is still associated with high morbidity and mortality.
Idea Exchange: Pet photo contest bonds clients—and is fun
I wanted to gather pictures for advertising, so I initiated a camera phone photo contest for clients.
Idea Exchange: Microwave sterilizer bags aren't just for baby bottles
Quick Clean Micro-Steam bags (Medela) are made to sterilize baby bottles in the microwave; however, I found they are also a great tool for sterilizing other things, such as endotracheal tubes.
Calm cats with pheromones
A reader tip for handling fractious cats.
Idea Exchange: Keep E-collars organized with a towel rack
We have found that an over-the-door towel rack works great to keep Elizabethan collars neat and organized.
Idea Exchange: Sterilize small items in cassettes
We use biopsy cassettes to sterilize small orthopedic items (e.g. washers, locking plugs).
Clients are crazy about catnip
One clinic's great idea for a fundraiser: catnip.
Idea Exchange: Get urine in a pinch with IV-line litter
We were out of Nosorb (Catco), the nonabsorbent granule cat litter used to collect urine samples, and needed to collect a sample that day.
Mind Over Miller: Don't call me a technophobe
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Not only do I not understand electronic devices, but they become inoperative if I approach them within arm's reach.

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