VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2011 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2011
Features
Postoperative management of external fixators
By Christina J. Choate, DVM , Robert M. Radasch, DVM, MS, DACVS , Daniel D. Lewis, DVM, DACVS
Tips to promote optimal healing, keep patients comfortable, and avoid complications.
An overview of pediatric spay and neuter benefits and techniques
By Philip A. Bushby, DVM, DACVS , Brenda Griffin, DVM, DACVIM
The most effective way to ensure that animals adopted from shelters do not reproduce is to spay or neuter them before adoption.
Departments
Research Update: Is abdominal ultrasonography a high-yield diagnostic test in dogs with chronic vomiting?
By Scott Owens, DVM , Barrak Pressler, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Chronic vomiting is a common presenting complaint from owners of dogs evaluated at both primary hospitals and referral institutions.
Just Ask the Expert: How do you manage canine chin acne?
By Ian B. Spiegel, VMD, MHS, DACVD
Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Ian Spiegel offers his advice.
Just Ask the Expert: Persistent calculus buildup on teeth
By Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC
I have noticed that in my patients that have undergone dental prophylaxis, a yellowish calculus tends to build up along the tooth surfaces—usually within six months of the cleaning.
Just Ask the Expert: Testing for concurrent diabetes and hyperadrenocorticism
By David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
In general, we try to regulate the diabetes before attempting to diagnose hyperadrenocorticism.
Image Quiz: A German shepherd with a history of a cloudy eye
By Juliet R. Gionfriddo, DVM, MS, DACVO
What's causing this dog's increased intraocular pressure?
Image Quiz: A Labrador with a blind, enlarged right eye
By Enry Garcia, DVM, MS, DACVO
What are the linear opacities in this dog's eye?
Image Quiz: Ophthalmology—A cat with a chronically red eye
By Juliet R. Gionfriddo, DVM, MS, DACVO
What is your primary rule out in this cat?
Image Quiz: A dog with acute, excessive lacrimation
By Enry Garcia, DVM, MS, DACVO
What ocular disease is illuminated?
Idea Exchange: Warm towels while performing surgery
Use a towel warmer to warm the towels you place on anesthetized patients.
Idea Exchange: Take the sting out of practice insulin injections
Why sterile saline solution may be better than sterile water.
Idea Exchange: Secure sensitive prescriptions
A tip for keeping prescriptions for controlled drugs safe.
Idea Exchange: Fussy eaters? Bring on the chicken!
How one veterinary clinic handles patients that aren't eating.
Idea Exchange: Keep kinks out of IV lines
A reader tip for avoiding IV fluid interruption.
Mind Over Miller: Two practices in parallel universes
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
At an American Association of Equine Practitioners meeting in 1978, I found myself seated next to Norman Chandler, a British veterinarian.

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