VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jun 1, 2013 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jun 1, 2013
Features
Inhibiting a Lab's infatuation with its toy ball
By John Ciribassi, DVM, DACVB
Dr. John Ciribassi explains how a compulsive disorder may be at the heart of this dog's behavior.
Just Ask the Expert: Are intact dogs less likely to get cancer?
By Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology)
Dr. Timothy Fan discusses whether this should be a consideration before performing routine spays and castrations.
Just Ask the Expert: What constitutes a diagnosis of separation anxiety?
By Valarie V. Tynes, DVM, DACVB
Dr. Valarie Tynes helps with a case of a destructive dog.
Just Ask the Expert: Could you be using lower trilostane doses in big dogs?
By David S. Bruyette, DVM, DACVIM
Dr. David Bruyette examines what the studies have to say about this question.
The best way to address feline atopy
By Ian B. Spiegel, VMD, MHS, DACVD
Dr. Ian Spiegel provides a thorough rundown on this itchy issue in cats.
Skills Laboratory: Cryosurgery for eyelid masses
By Juliet R. Gionfriddo, DVM, MS, DACVO
How to use extreme cold to easily treat tumors on dogs' eyelids.
Departments
Leading Off: Do you see cats? Then you need these environmental guidelines
By Ilona Rodan, DVM, DABVP (feline practice)
The guidelines address the benefits to meeting cats' environmental needs and understanding cats and their species-specific needs.
Letters: Collies and chemotherapy: A cautionary note
In the hard-copy version of the article, photographs of collies were included for artistic reasons by the editors.
Toxicology Brief: The toxicity of plastic explosives
By Irina Meadows, DVM, DABT
Reports of dogs ingesting C-4 have come from nine states and, as described here, from as far away as Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Lecture Link: Rethink heartworm test results reporting
Do you tell clients that their dogs' heartworm test results are negative? If so, Dr. Michael Dryden, DACVM, says veterinarians should reconsider how these results are reported to clients.
Why routine health screening is a must for older cats
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Despite being apparently healthy, middle-aged and older cats can often have abnormalities that would benefit from intervention and monitoring.
Journal Scan: Does pimobendan prevent CHF or sudden death in Dobermans with preclinical DCM?
By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM
Find out if this drug can prolong survival if given earlier in the course of disease.
Idea Exchange: Shield yourself—and others—from anal gland discharge
Keep the odor away with this handy tip.
Idea Exchange: An efficient and effective inventory system
Never run out of inventory with this handy card system.
Secure your stethoscope for hands-free monitoring
A way to make sure your stethoscope stays out of the way during anesthetic monitoring.
Mind Over Miller: Thank you, Veterinary Medicine
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert M. Miller remembers when he was first asked to write his monthly column, more than 40 years ago.
Mind Over Miller: An apology
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Dr. Robert M. Miller weighs in on his recommendation concerning AVMA insurance in a previous column.

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