VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2013 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, May 1, 2013
Features
Hypothyroid-associated neurologic signs in dogs
By Abigail Bertalan, VMD , Eric N. Glass, MS, DVM, DACVIM (neurology) , Marc Kent, DVM, DACVIM (internal medicine, neurology) , Alexander de Lahunta, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (neurology), DACVP
See when you should test for this disease in your patients with neuromuscular signs.
Responding to accidental atomoxetine ingestion
By Adrienne Coleman, DVM
At fairly low dosages, atomoxetine—a drug in people to treat ADHD—can be toxic in dogs and cats.
Departments
Leading Off: Are you providing optimal dental care?
By Steven Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Steven Holmstrom provides insight into the most recent dental care guidelines from AAHA.
Image Quiz: Itchy plaques in a German shepherd
By Paul Bloom, DVM, DACVD, DABVP
Pick the right diagnostic step in this senior dog.
Have You Heard? Essential oil flea preventives: "Natural" does not equate to no worries (Audio)
Essential oils' newfound celebrity as flea preventives is bringing to light the differences in oversight of their efficacy and safety.
Journal Scan: Utility of NT-proBNP assay to detect occult DCM and predict survival in Dobermans
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Researchers evaluated this assay in 155 asymptomatic Doberman pinschers to determine whether it can be used as an indicator for this life-threatening condition.
Journal Scan: Parathyroid hormone and renal function in geriatric cats
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
This study sought to determine whether cats with early CKD have elevated PTH concentrations compared with healthy geriatric cats.
Journal Scan: Empathic listening: How listening the right way enhances patient care
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
A commentary on the integral role of effective listening and the lack of training in this area for veterinary professionals.
Journal Scan: Feline mast cell tumors: An overview with a view to a cure
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
A look at the clinical challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of feline mast cell disease and an overview of current treatment options.
Idea Exchange: These biodegradable bags mean business
Try dispensing products in biodegradable waste disposal bags.
Idea Exchange: "Morbidity and mortality" rounds for team meetings
A reader tip to learn from others before you make the same mistakes.
Correction: Diagnosing canine copper-associated hepatopathies
The dosage for zinc (elemental) was listed incorrectly in Table 2 of this article.
Mind Over Miller: Bigfoot: The truth is out there
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Miller knows many of you will scoff at the surprising confirmation that Bigfoot exists.

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