VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2012 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2012
Features
Canine pyometra: Early recognition and diagnosis
By Brian Lucas Hamm, DVM , Jeff Dennis, DVM, DACVIM
Find out what you need to know to identify pyometra as early as possible.
Surgical and medical treatment of pyometra
By Brian Lucas Hamm, DVM , Jeff Dennis, DVM, DACVIM
Drs. Brian Lucas Hamm and Jeff Dennis discuss your treatment options for this uterine infection.
Using drug therapy to treat priapism in two dogs
By Benjamin H. Cassutto, DVM
Instead of surgical treatment, this practitioner tried a novel pharmacologic therapy with a successful outcome.
Skills Laboratory: How to make a high-quality slide from a fine-needle aspirate
By J.A. Impellizeri, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Follow this step-by-step guide to prepare a high-quality slide, increasing the value of its interpretation.
Departments
Editors' Guest: Protecting pets' hearts: Revised heartworm guidelines
By Sheldon Rubin, DVM
Dr. Sheldon Rubin reviews the latest revised heartworm guidelines.
Find a winning strategy in the big box battle
By Michael Paul, DVM
Dr. Michael Paul helps you compete in a new arena of competition.
Letters: Closure for housemates after a pet's euthanasia
Readers respond to the question of whether fellow pets should be present during a housemate's final moments.
Wellness story: Milo, the rat terrier
A general exam revealed an important and treatable condition in this dog.
Letters: Concern about responsible antibiotic use
A reader questions the AVMA's stance on antibiotic use in food animals.
Just Ask the Expert: Managing storm phobias with difficult patients—and clients
By Valarie V. Tynes, DVM, DACVB
Dr. Valarie Tynes tackles this challenging behavior case.
Just Ask the Expert: Should thyroid function be monitored in hypothyroid dogs given corticosteroids?
By David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. David Bruyette helps determine the best course of action.
Hot Literature: Are antibiotics beneficial for treating hemorrhagic gastroenteritis?
By Avi Blake, DVM
This study evaluated whether treating dogs with amoxicillin/clavulanic acid affects the clinical course or outcome.
Idea Exchange: Stop oral bleeding after extraction
To stop the bleeding associated with the extraction of deciduous teeth before surgery, place gauze over the empty socket and apply pressure by wrapping the mouth with Vetrap (3M).
Idea Exchange: A handy dental polish container
I use the tops of syringe containers to hold dental polish.
Idea Exchange: Safeguard dental scaler insert tips
A tip to protect fragile dental scaler tips.
Idea Exchange: Easy-to-use antiseptic in exotics
A reader tip for an oral antiseptic in exotic pets.
Mind Over Miller: Books lovingly penned by DVMs
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert M. Miller discusses books by veterinarians.
Idea Exchange: Get at-home dental care started with a kit
Try this tip for creating a dental kit for your clients.
Idea Exchange: Keep fingers out of the way during dentals
While performing dental exams, we found that holding the flews back with a spay hook helped.

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