VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jun 1, 2006 - Veterinary Medicine
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VETERINARY MEDICINE, Jun 1, 2006
Features
Symposium on oncology
By Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Cancer remains one of the most common serious ailments of aging pets. However, better diagnostic capabilities and improved therapeutic options now often translate into enhanced quality of life and longer survival.
Malignant mammary tumors: Biologic behavior, prognostic factors, and therapeutic approach in cats
By Jackie Wypij, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology) , Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Mammary tumors are the third most common feline cancer, 1-3 accounting for 10.3% to 12% of all diagnosed tumors.
An update on diagnosing and treating urinary bladder transitional cell carcinoma in dogs
By David A. Heller, DVM , Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology)
Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder is by far the most common neoplasm of the urinary system in dogs.
Primary hepatic and biliary tract tumors in dogs and cats: An overview
By Jackie Wypij, DVM, DACVIM (oncology) , Timothy M. Fan, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (internal medicine, oncology) , Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, DVM, DACVIM (oncology)
Metastatic, disseminated, and locally infiltrative cancers, including metastatic carcinoma, melanoma, lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma, and histiocytic sarcoma, can often affect the hepatic parenchyma.
Avian influenza: An emerging feline threat? (Update)
By Margaret C. Barr, DVM, PhD
Historically, cats have been considered to be resistant to influenza virus infections.
Departments
Editors' Note: Cats and the avian flu: What should practitioners be doing?
By Margaret Rampey
In recent months, several rapid-fire and unfortunate developments have occurred in the avian influenza situation.
Letters: Metaldehyde: Another common toxicosis in dogs
In my experience, metaldehyde toxicosis is one of the most common toxicoses in dogs.
An Interview with... Dr. Stephen P. DiBartola
"Good veterinarians care about animals and people," says this internal medicine professor, author, and Woody Allen look-alike. "They never forget that attached to each animal is a person."
Toxicology Brief: The 10 most common toxicoses in cats
By Valentina Merola, DVM, DABT , Eric K. Dunayer, MS, VMD, DABT, DABVT
Cats are sensitive to many toxic agents, sometimes in ways unique to their species.
Idea Exchange: Use a towel to calm fractious dogs
When drawing blood from or trimming the nails of difficult large dogs (especially ones that continue growling and being aggressive despite being muzzled), place a small folded towel over their eyes.
Idea Exchange: If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million
About twice a month, owners present patients for evaluation of weird respiratory signs, which the owners describe as anything from asthma to seizures.
Idea Exchange: Two bowls may be better than one
For cats with Elizabethan collars, eating or drinking from a bowl on the floor can be difficult.
Idea Exchange: A better method to obtain total protein concentrations
Our technicians hated blowing serum out of hematocrit tubes onto refractometers because their lips often touched the tubes.
Idea Exchange: Repairing mandibular symphyseal fractures with no slipping
Mandibular symphyseal fractures are usually repaired by placing cerclage wire around the mandible or figure-eight cerclage wire around the lower canine teeth.
Mind Over Miller: Jobs Americans won't do?
By Robert M. Miller, DVM
In the May issue, I briefly told my mother's life story and related that my grandparents were immigrants. There is more to this story.

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