VETERINARY MEDICINE, Aug 1, 2012 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Aug 1, 2012
Features
Clinical Rounds: Recurrent mast cell tumors in a boxer
By Olya A. Smrkovski, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Karen M. Tobias, DVM, MS, DACVS , Nathan D. Lee, DVM, DACVR (radiation oncology) , Bethany Sabatino, DVM , Laura Hammond, DVM , Carolyn Grimes, DVM , Jorden Manasse, BVMS , Richard A. Chetney, Jr., DVM
See how these veterinary specialists and residents used various therapies to produce a good outcome in this case.
Client handout: All about canine mast cell tumors
By Olya A. Smrkovski, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Pass out this resource to clients with affected dogs.
Immune-mediated disease: To transfuse or not to transfuse?
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Guidance on when a blood tranfusion might be needed in your patients.
Lecture Link: Taming the tremors: New options for treating epilepsy
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Discover new strategies for instituting antiepileptic drug therapy.
Lecture Link: The NT-proBNP assay: A portent of heart health
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Find out the latest on this cardiac biomarker.
Departments
Are you designated cat friendly?
By Eliza Sundahl, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)
Dr. Eliza Sundahl encourages all clinics to change their clinic culture when it comes to cats.
Letters: Thoughts on ovariectomy
Reader feedback about this alternative technique for spaying intact pets.
Journal Scan: Is there an easy screening test for canine hypoadrenocorticism?
By Avi Blake, DVM
A sodium:potassium ratio combined with white blood cell counts may hold the key to diagnosis.
Darbepoetin for anemia in cats with CKD
By Avi Blake, DVM
Can this drug help eliminate this complication of chronic kidney disease in cats?
Just Ask the Expert: How can I stop urine marking in the house?
By John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB
Dr. John Ciribassi helps corner a dog's bad elimination habit.
Just Ask the Expert: Tackling a trifecta of long-term diseases
By David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Advice on a geriatric cat with hyperthyroidism, renal disease, and diabetes.
Image Quiz: The outcome of a food fight
By Joyce S. Knoll, VMD, PhD, DACVP
Look at the cytologic slides and discern the cause of a rottweiler's masseter muscle mass.
Idea Exchange: Save your fingernails
A solution for attaching rabies and microchip tags.
Idea Exchange: Don't burn out on client communication—create your own handouts
Save the client lecture—try handouts instead.
Idea Exchange: Cover rubber stoppers with a cap
A reader tip to help bottles keep their tops on.
Mind Over Miller: 5 quick client tips
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert Miller gives five tips he learned over the course of a long career.

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