VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jan 1, 2005 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jan 1, 2005
Features
Analgesia after onychectomy in cats
By Wanda J. Gordon-Evans, DVM, PhD, DACVS , Michael G. Conzemius, DVM, PhD, DACVS
In this article, we offer guidance on what drug or combination of drugs to use, concentrating mainly on postoperative analgesia.
The efficacy of an acidified sodium chlorite solution to treat canine Pseudomonas aeruginosa otitis externa
By Tim B. Strauss, DVM, DACVD , Tricia M. McKeever, MS, PhD , Patrick J. McKeever, MS, DVM, DACVD
Treating these ears can be frustrating because of changing susceptibility profiles. The organism can become resistant to all available antibiotics or may become susceptible only to expensive or difficult-to-obtain antibiotics.
A challenging case: A lethargic and depressed dog with a long history of problems
By Catherine A. Loughin, DVM , Dominic J. Marino, DVM, DACVS , Curtis W. Dewey, DVM, MS, DACVIM (neurology), DACVS , David A. Gamble, DVM, PhD, DACVP
An 11-year-old 54.9-lb (27-kg) neutered male mixed-breed dog was presented to Long Island Veterinary Specialists for evaluation of lethargy and depression of several days' duration.
Departments
Editors' Note: 100 years and counting
By Margaret Rampey
Isn't it funny that as Veterinary Medicine ages, it seems to get younger? This Dorian Gray-like magic comes from a long line of editors who stuck by Veterinary Medicine's core mission to provide practical clinical advice to enhance patients'—and clients'—lives. The journal's commitment to providing useful, reliable medical content has endured for a century—and grown even stronger.
An Interview with... Dr. Charles E. Short
By Charles E. Short, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVA, DECVA
A founding member of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists, Dr. Short is a professor emeritus of anesthesiology and pain management at Cornell University. Throughout his veterinary career, he has strived to boost the recognition and control of pain in animals.
Dermatology Update: Can dextromethorphan be used to treat repetitive itching and scratching in atopic dogs?
By Karen A. Moriello, DVM, DACVD
In a recent study, oral dextromethorphan hydrobromide was evaluated in 14 dogs with atopic dermatitis to determine whether the drug had any effect on repetitive behaviors associated with or suggestive of pruritus.
Toxicology Brief: Moth repellent toxicosis
By Camille DeClementi, VMD, DABT, DABVT
Between 2002 and 2004, ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) staff members consulted on 158 cases of moth repellent ingestion. In most instances, the exposure was oral, but dermal and inhalation exposures were also reported. Naphthalene was the active ingredient in 83% of the cases, and paradichlorobenzene was the active ingredient in 17%.
Research Update: Functional outcome in dogs and cats surviving cardiopulmonary arrest
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
In this retrospective study from a veterinary teaching hospital, the records of 15 dogs and three cats surviving cardiopulmonary arrest were reviewed to describe the animals' resuscitations and outcomes.
Research Update: Clinicopathologic features of retroperitoneal sarcomas in dogs
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
In this retrospective study from a veterinary teaching hospital, the medical records of 14 dogs with tumors of the retroperitoneal space (excluding those arising from the kidneys, adrenal glands, or ureters) were reviewed.
Research Update: Identifying biochemical markers in abdominal effusions
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
In this prospective clinical study from a university teaching hospital, 15 dogs with abdominal effusion were evaluated in an attempt to identify biochemical markers of malignancy in the abdominal fluid.
Research Update: Efficacy of oral carprofen after cranial cruciate surgery
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
In this prospective clinical study, the effect of perioperative oral carprofen on limb function and pain after cranial cruciate ligament surgery was evaluated in 20 dogs treated at a university teaching hospital.
Research Update: Is there an early radiographic marker for hip dysplasia in dogs?
By Joseph Harari, MS, DVM, DACVS
In this experimental study, 48 Labrador retrievers from seven litters with a high prevalence of canine hip dysplasia were examined throughout their lives for a relationship between a radiographic marker and the development of osteoarthritis in the hip joint.
Endoscopy Brief: Using an arthroscope to identify and remove renal and ureteral calculi
By Timothy C. McCarthy, DVM, PhD, DACVS
A 5-year-old spayed female Birman cat was presented for evaluation of a three-month history of recurrent depression, vomiting, and urinary tract infections.
Idea Exchange: Keep bandages dry with help from the kitchen
One of my clients came up with this one. She uses Press 'n Seal (Glad) wrap on her dog's leg bandage to help keep it dry during outdoor activities.
Idea Exchange: Another use for pill vial labels
Pill vial labels can be placed on radiographs that are inadvertently missing their labels.
Idea Exchange: Filter brushes not just for aquariums
To make cleaning our endotracheal tubes easier, I purchased a $5 set of aquarium filter brushes of three sizes.
Idea Exchange: Use hair clips to secure catheters
To help secure surgical patients in position without restricting the intravenous catheter's flow, place a hair clip over the catheter site and a surgical tie around the clip.
Idea Exchange: An inexpensive catcher's mitt for urethral stones
When you perform cystotomies, a gas-sterilized syringe case from a 60-ml syringe (or smaller for small dogs) makes a great catcher's mitt for stones flushed retrograde from the urethra.
Idea Exchange: Always keep important numbers handy
Tear out the pharmacy and veterinarian sections of the yellow pages to keep near the phone for a convenient phone number reference.
Mind Over Miller: Upon closer inspection
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
Inspector: I'm from the State of California Animal Hospital Inspection and Veterinary Staff Competence Evaluating Committee (S.C.A.H.I.V.S.C.E.C., for short), and I'm here to inspect your facility.

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