VETERINARY MEDICINE, Sep 1, 2011 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Sep 1, 2011
Features
Canine pulmonary hypertension, Part 1: An in-depth review of its pathophysiology and classifications
By Rebecca Quinn, DVM, DACVIM , Justin G. Williams, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology)
Understanding this syndrome's pathophysiology and classification schemes will help you better manage affected patients.
Canine pulmonary hypertension, Part 2: Diagnosis and treatment
By Rebecca Quinn, DVM, DACVIM , Justin G. Williams, DVM, DACVIM (cardiology)
Once a death sentence, canine pulmonary hypertension no longer carries such a grave prognosis.
Departments
Leading Off: New guidance for treating bacterial UTIs
By Joseph W. Bartges, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DACVN
Dr. Joseph Bartges discusses how a new set of guidelines provide an important framework.
Editors' Guest: Help uncover veterinary experiences of abuse in animals and people
By Catherine Tiplady, BVSc, BAppSci (Hons)
Dr. Catherine Tiplady seeks veterinarians to fill out a survey investigating animal cruelty and related human violence.
Hot Literature: Antibiotic guidelines for dogs and cats with urinary tract disease
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
These guidelines may help counteract the rise in antibacterial resistance as well as lessen the overall impact of misuse on patient health.
Hot Literature: Early enteral feeding in dogs with acute pancreatitis
By Avi Blake, DVM
New research in dogs has been conducted to see if early feeding in cases of severe acute pancreatitis is well-tolerated.
Image Quiz: A dog with a suddenly crusty, itchy muzzle
By David A. Senter, DVM, DACVD
What's the most likely diagnosis in this dog?
Just Ask the Expert: Advice on proper blood pressure cuff size and placement
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. Jennifer Garcia helps ensure you're measuring blood pressure correctly in your patients.
Image Quiz: A mysterious temporal mass after limb amputation
By Joyce S. Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP
Can you diagnose the cause of this dog's mass?
Image Quiz: A subcutaneous mass in a senior dog
By Joyce S. Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP
What's the cause of this German shepherd's scapular lesion?
Presentation Recap: Probiotics and kidney disease
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
From the 2011 ACVIM Forum: Do probiotics have a role in treatment?
Presentation Recap: Restricting dietary iodine to treat feline hyperthyroidism
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
From the 2011 ACVIM Forum: Will this dietary restriction help affected cats?
Presentation Recap: Real-time PCR to diagnose distemper in dogs
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
From the 2011 ACVIM Forum: This test may help differentiate vaccine vs. infection
Presentation Recap: Atypical Cushing's—Is it real?
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
From the 2011 ACVIM Forum: Much is stil unknown about this syndrome
Presentation Recap: Ciprofloxacin urolithiasis
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
From the 2011 ACVIM Forum: Does extralabel use of this drug promote urolith formation in dogs?
Presentation Recap: Questioning methimazole trials
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
From the 2011 ACVIM Forum: Is this measure necessary for a good outcome?
Presentation Recap: Subcutaneous levetiracetam for epilepsy
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
From the 2011 ACVIM Forum: A new treatment for epileptic dogs?
Idea Exchange: Gloves let you get a clean grip
Keep things clean when peforming dental prophys with this reader tip.
Idea Exchange: Borrow from your fridge to help organize meds
Ice cube trays are the perfect answer for separating medication for boarders.
Idea Exchange: Plastic bags can protect more than just your snacks
The reader tip will help you protect your dental digital radiography sensors.
Idea Exchange: Give grieving owners space with a catheter extension set
Help owners be close in their final moments with their pets with this reader tip.
Idea Exchange: Label instruments with engraved pet tags
Keep tabs on your endoscopy instruments with this reader tip.
A few tumbles in zoo-animal practice
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert M. Miller recounts a time when he had to help a full-sized African elephant.

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