VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2013 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Feb 1, 2013
Features
Crystalloids or colloids?
By William W. Muir, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVECC
Vital information to help you decided which IV fluid is best in each patient.
A new way to monitor and individualize your fluid therapy plan
By William W. Muir, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVECC
Recent findings point to new ways to monitor fluid therapy perioperatively and to gear fluid therapy protocols to each individual animal.
Skills Laboratory: Canine semen collection
By Greg Burns, DVM, DACT
This procedure is not only useful for breeding purposes but can also help you detect problems in a dog's prostate gland.
Rethinking your approach to perioperative fluid therapy
By William W. Muir, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DACVECC
Every anesthetic and surgical circumstance warrants its own unique fluid requirements.
Departments
Leading Off: An app that does the heart good
By Barret J. Bulmer, DVM, MS, DACVIM (cardiology)
Dr. Barret Bulmer examines a handy tool for your iPhone that lets you record ECGs.
Checklist: The rule of 20
By Rebecca Kirby, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
Download this list of 20 critical parameters to evaluate in critically ill patients every day.
Journal Scan: Cachexia and sarcopenia in dogs warrant increased attention
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
These conditions are becoming more prevalent in veterinary medicine and require increased vigilance and research.
Journal Scan: Help for differentiating between acquired and congenital portosystemic shunts
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
A simple way to help distinguish between congenital vs. acquired shunts would help all practitioners.
Idea Exchange: Keep track of those pulled quills
A reader tip to ensure porcupine quills don't stray.
A cheesy solution to spilled catnip
Keep catnip spills to a minimum with this reader tip.
Idea Exchange: Fashion trash to keep patients clean
Try this tip to keep patients clean during activated charcoal administration.
Mind Over Miller: A valentine for Debby
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert M. Miller wishes for his wife of 56 years.

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