Scaredy cats, canine extractions, chronic diarrhea and anal sacculectomies were but a few of the veterinary clinical videos that drew the most attention this year.
A fun and fulfilling part of working with the clinical content on dvm360.com is being able to sit down and ask the amazing speakers affiliated with Fetch dvm360 conference for their thoughts on what is current and crucial in everyday veterinary practice. Then we get to feature these pointers center stage on our site and in the pages of Vetted, dvm360 magazine and Firstline for the betterment of pets everywhere. Did you miss any of these favorite videos of 2017?
Margie Scherk, DVM, DABVP (feline), has an affinity for all felines. (You did notice the countless captivating cats adorning her dress?) In this video, she explains that the “fractious” behavior cats exhibit in the exam room really comes down to a matter of lunch or death.
Is the thyroxine concentration normal yet the cat is classic hyperthyroid? Here's where the free thyroxine (T4) concentration comes in. But don't rely on that free T4 too heavily. A bit confusing? This will all become crystal clear upon watching this video from Chen Gilor, DVM, PhD, DACVIM.
David Twedt, DVM, DACVIM, thinks that probably 85% of cases of chronic diarrhea in cats can be solved upon investigation. Hear his thoughts on how to get clients on board with what might take a bit of time but can be resolved, to the relief of all.
A shock fluid dose? Forget it.
Steroids in a shocky patient? Not so much (literally).
The right emetic for a cat at home? There is none.
Your colleagues thrilled to these pointers from Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT, when it comes to emergencies.
Our practitioner in the trenches Sarah Wooten, DVM, readily admitted to Barden Greenfield, DVM, DAVDC, that she has cried into a patient's canine tooth extraction out of frustration. If you're all too familiar with this scenario, as many of your colleagues were this year, watch this video for Dr. Greenfield's tips on making sure you finish up a canine tooth extraction not only with dry eyes but also a contented smile on your face.
Cats and food-already complicated. Add in kidney disease? Oof. In this video, Dr. Margie Scherk once again hits our top 10, emphasizing the importance of restricting phosphorus, yes, but not to the detriment of our carnivorous friend's protein needs.
There are so many variables in the early spay or neuter debate (a hint at #2 in this list). Can it get any more sensitive? Well, yes. Specifically, Amanda Dykstra, DVM, says it's time to examine whether common surgical protocols have been too sensitive about sensitivity when performing a neuter and avoiding the scrotum.
In this video, Mary Gardner, DVM, with Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice, helps clients decide how to answer that most difficult of questions: When is it time to say goodbye? Included on the video page are instructions on how you can share this video on your own clinic's website.
We've already broached the controversy surrounding the topic of the best time to do a spay or neuter, so let's really get to it. In this series of videos, Philip Bushby, DVM, DACVS, outlines some of the variables in the debate, looks at the literature, admits his bias in this area, and then gives his thoughts on the best way forward.
We know you're eager for detailed instruction since this video on performing an anal sacculectomy blew the other clinical videos away this year. When you're ready, settle in and find out everything you've ever wanted to know about this delicate procedure from Matthew Keats, DVM, DACVS.
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