Veterinary Medicine's preview for March 2009


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Litter and litter box preferences in cats

In March's cover article, behaviorist Dr. Jacqueline C. Neilson discusses recent research findings on litter and litter box preferences in cats. By reading this article, practitioners can provide clients with evidence-based advice on litters and litter boxes that may help minimize toileting problems. Findings suggest that 1.) clumping litters and litters with activated carbon (Fresh Step® Scoop-The Clorox Company) are preferred by cats over those containing bicarbonate of soda; 2.) if fragranced litter is used, cedar scent is preferred by cats over other scents; and 3.) large/jumbo litter boxes are preferred over smaller litter boxes.


Local and regional analgesia: Part 2

The second part of this four-part series provides an overview of analgesic techniques that practitioners can easily do and that help greatly in managing patient pain. The article covers intra-articular stifle blocks, brachial plexus nerve blocks (with a nerve locator sidebar), intercostal nerve blocks, and intrapleural nerve blocks.


A challenging case: Severe hypercalcemia in a puppy with hypoadrenocorticism

To uncover the cause of this puppy's severe hypercalcemia, internists performed a CBC, a serum chemistry profile, a urinalysis, and an ACTH stimulation test. Treatment included fluids, glucocorticoids, desoxycorticosterone pivalate, antibiotics, a gastric acid reducer, and a mineralocorticoid. 

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Note: Special Parasitology supplement

Don't miss out on the opportunity to be seen in Veterinary Medicine's special Parasitology supplement in March, featuring information on fleas, ticks, and heartworms.

Veterinary Medicine Digital-January

Click here to view the January issue of Veterinary Medicine Digital. Veterinary Medicine Digital is identical to the print edition but with multimedia extras-including audio and video clips-that will keep practitioners coming back again and again. It's an excellent opportunity for you to gain even more exposure for your advertising message. Subscribers can click on your ad and go straight to your Web site-and it's all included in the price of your print ad.



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