Alexander M. Reiter, Dipl Tzt, Dr med vet, DAVDC, DEVDC


CVC Highlights: Simple steps to proper periodontal probing

Don't forget this important procedure when performing a thorough oral examination.

Susan Bryant, CVT, VTS (anesthesia)


Anesthesia for patients with cardiac diseases (Proceedings)

Small animal patients with cardiac disease and/or congenital abnormalities can be challenging and sometimes intimidating patients.

Teresa Bradley Bays, DVM


Understanding and managing behavior problems in rabbits (Proceedings)

Educate clients early to monitor for these behavioral changes.

Theresa L. Entriken, DVM


Study finds new supplement supports muscle mass retention and earlier return to normal weight-bearing post-TPLO surgery

The compound, derived from fertilized egg yolk, was studied in a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study at Kansas State Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine.

William W. Miller, DVM, MS, DACVO


Using high-frequency radio wave technology in veterinary surgery

Like a scalpel, radiosurgery provides a sense of tactile sensation. And as with a laser, with radiosurgery there is an absence of tissue resistance.

Andrew N. Rowan, PhD


AAAS symposium-Veterinarians and animal welfare: What role should the profession play?

The public views veterinarians favorably, regarding them as experts in animal care and welfare. But the veterinary profession has had a love-hate relationship with animal advocates.

Jennifer Vossman, RVT, CMP


Client handout: How to administer an injection

Certain diseases or conditions require veterinary patients to have injectable medication that must be administered at home. Help veterinary clients master the process with this handout.

Mark Waldron, PhD


The role of fatty acids in the management of osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a chronic and potentially debilitating disease involving the disruption of metabolic homeostasis within the articular chondrocyte. Specifically, osteoarthritis involves an increased ratio of cartilage-degrading enzymes (matrix metalloproteinases, or MMPs) to their normal inhibitors, tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases (TIMPs). It is the imbalance of TIMPs and MMPs that contributes to the pathologic breakdown of cartilage. Dietary fatty acids can help to correct this imbalance by modulating the production of inflammatory mediators.

Lynn Hovda, RPH, DVM, MS, DACVIM


Dangerous beauty: Oleander toxicosis in dogs, horses and more

A current case of intentional poisoning with this deadly plant sparks the question: Can you spot the signs and save the patient?

Krystal Forse


Thanks, Firstline

Thank you! Wow, what a practical and essential addition to my veterinary practice.

Jay Stewart, DVM


Maps in Practice? What You Can Do

Using the Companion Animal Parasite Council Prevalence Maps.

Dwight Bowman, MS, PhD


The frustrating and sordid history of the Great Flea War

Although the level of invasion is down drastically compared with the past, we've yet to conquer this tiny foe. Once more unto the breach, troops!

Cynthia Ward, VMD, PhD, DACVIM


Diagnosis and management of the cushingoid diabetic dog (Proceedings)

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) and hyperadrenocorticism (HAC) are common endocrinopathies in dogs that often occur simultaneously in the same patient. Diagnosis and management of concurrent disease may be a challenge to the practitioner since many clinical signs of DM and HAC are similar.

Amy Glaser, DVM, PhD


West Nile encephalitis: A new differential for neurological illness in dogs and cats

The discovery of West Nile virus (WNV) in the Northeast United States in 1999 and its subsequent successful establishment on the North American continent over the last three years has had an impact on human and animal populations nationwide.

Janean Fidel, DVM, MS, DACVR (radiation oncology), DACVIM (oncology)


Practical Matters: Importance of thoracic radiography in patients with cancer

One might be tempted to say that a tumor that rarely spreads to the lungs does not require thoracic radiography, but I cannot think of any instance in a cancer patient's work-up in which looking at the thorax is unnecessary.

Elke Rudloff, DVM, DACVECC


Practical Matters: Prudent NSAID use helps prevent adverse effects

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are effective analgesics but, in rare cases, can cause serious side effects.

Jennifer L. Wardlaw, DVM, MS, DACVS


Dr. Jennifer Wardlaw: Big risks, big rewards

I made a scary life choice to start my own concierge practiceand I've never been happier. Here's are four tips I've learned along the way.



6 mistakes to avoid in the veterinary ER

And if you cant remember any of them in the heat of the moment, focus on this: perfusion, perfusion, perfusion.

Ross H. Palmer, DVM, MS, DACVS


Symposium on canine orthopedics: Introduction

Veterinary medicine is a rapidly evolving field, and nowhere is it more apparent than in the practice of canine orthopedics.

Tanya Elmore


Make time to share

Would you ever guess your technician plays the trombone or your receptionist owns the world's largest stuffed cat collection?

Sharon L. Crowell-Davis, DVM, PhD, DACVB


Benzodiazepines: pros and cons (Proceedings)

Used to treat anxiety and phobias in all species and treat behavioral disorders in which anxiety is a contributing factor.

Stan Rubin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (small animal internal medicine)


Practical Matters: Setting the stage for successful referrals

It is a big decision for both you and your client to refer your patient to a university or other specialty practice for further workup or tertiary care.

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