VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2011 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2011
Features
Managing anemia in patients with CKD
By Serge Chalhoub, DVM, DACVIM , Cathy E. Langston, DVM, DACVIM
Chronic anemia affects the body negatively in a number of ways and decreases an animal's quality of life.
Laboratory evaluation of kidney disease
By Michael Geist, DVM, DACVIM , Cathy E. Langston, DVM, DACVIM
The serum chemistry profile, complete blood count, and urinalysis findings that indicate kidney disease.
Case study: Acute kidney failure from hypotension in a dog
By Michael Geist, DVM, DACVIM
A 5-year-old 79.2-lb (36-kg) castrated male Doberman pinscher underwent a routine dental prophylaxis.
Departments
Doctor Debate: Wellness testing—more important than ever!
By Fred L. Metzger Jr., DVM, DABVP (canine and feline practice)
I've proudly promoted wellness testing because what is the cost of not testing?
Doctor Debate: Wellness testing—good medicine or not?
By David Robbins, DVM
Two practitioners' takes—and your chance to chime in.
Just Ask the Expert: An herbal treatment for cancer?
By Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology)
Dr. Timothy Fan discussses the use of Neoplasene in cancer therapy.
Just Ask the Expert: Finding the best contrast medium and other esophagography tips
By Tasha M. Axam, DVM, DACVR
Our newest expert Dr. Tasha Axam delivers her thoughts on esophageal imaging.
Just Ask the Expert: Are corticosteroids helpful in cats with gingivostomatitis?
By Daniel T. Carmichael, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Daniel Carmichael helps a reader address this frustrating condition.
Could being overweight be beneficial for cats with heart failure?
By Avi Blake, DVM
Does the obesity paradox in people occur in cats as well?
Hot Literature: Shedding weight helps shed the pain of osteoarthritis in dogs
By Avi Blake, DVM
Studies in obese people demonstrating a significant link between obesity and the development of certain forms of osteoarthritis have resulted in a popular area of research for the veterinary scientific community.
Have You Heard? Finding the right cosyntropin dose in cats (script)
By Avi Blake, DVM
When trying to identify mild degrees of adrenocortical insufficiency or critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency, low-dose ACTH stimulation testing is necessary to achieve an accurate diagnosis. But what dose is best in cats?
Have You Heard? A new treatment option for feline cytauxzoonosis (script)
By Avi Blake, DVM
One of the scariest tick-borne pathogens is Cytauxzoon felis.
Idea Exchange: Prevent injuries by casing dental equipment
A tip to avoid injury from dental scalers.
Idea Exchange: Vaccine trays help keep fecal mess contained
Keep fecal messes to a minimum with this reader tip.
Idea Exchange: Vacuum with spice!
Use this reader tip to mask that icky carpet smell.
Idea Exchange: Bib those syringe-fed babies
Try this reader tip for keeping cats clean during syringe feeding.
Idea Exchange: A day in the life of a dental patient
Give clients a sneak peak of your dental procedures.
Idea Exchange: How to make a tourniquet for exotic patients
A helpful tip for ferrets, guinea pigs, small reptiles, and birds.
Mind Over Miller: An adventurous life
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
All life is an adventure, but mine has been blessed with countless mini-adventures.

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