Today's Veterinary Practice

JUL-AUG 2014

Today's Veterinary Practice provides comprehensive information to keep every small animal practitioner up to date on companion animal medicine and surgery as well as practice building and management.

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July/August 2014 Today's Veterinary Practice 7 Offered over a 5-day period (selected courses take place over 3 days), at least 8 courses, covering a wide range of topics—from ultrasound and cardiology to orthopedic and soft tissue surgery—provide a learning experience that allows veterinarians to develop a high level of proficiency in focused areas of expertise. Each course is composed of a series of lectures and hands-on labs devoted to development of defined skills and mastery in a selected topic. Frequent transition from class- room to hands-on learning allows rapid assimilation of both the fundamental scientific underpinnings of a discipline and practical application. Apply it in practice The purpose and structure of courses offered by the NAVC Institute is to provide expertise in important disciplines that is directly applicable in today's veterinary practice. Courses are designed by top specialists who determine the most useful and practical learner objectives in their discipline, which veterinarians can take back to their practices and implement immediately. This purpose aligns the NAVC Institute, as well as the NAVC, with Today's Veterinary Practice, whose tagline— read it today, use it tomorrow—captures the importance of providing practical, state-of-the-art information on pertinent clinical topics that can immediately be applied in practice. Therefore, in this and following issues of Today's Veteri- nary Practice, the column Practical Techniques from the NAVC Institute will feature a technique, diagnostic approach, or procedure from each one of the courses presented at the NAVC Institute 2014. This series will provide insight into an educational opportunity that can dramatically alter the way we individually practice veterinary medicine. A new Audience One of the key components of the NAVC Institute is the "small group" learning environment—course registration is limited to 32 or less, which allows everyone to receive indi- vidual attention and the opportunity to learn one-on-one with the world's best. However, through this new column in Today's Veterinary Practice, a much larger audience will be able to benefit from the latest techniques and high quality education provided at the NAVC Institute and, like its attendees, become better vet- erinarians and increase their skill set and practice offerings. for our patients The veterinary profession continues to grow, and one of the ways to initiate positive change—change that benefits the patients under our care—is to collaborate on innovative ways to share and exchange the highest quality information within the veterinary community. This new column is the product of such a collaboration. Ultimately, the Practical Techniques from the NAVC Institute column will lead up to the NAVC Institute 2015, to be held July 26 to 31, 2015, in Orlando. We invite you to join us next year! —David Senior, Conference Coordinator tailored sedation for small dogs. available now. contact your Zoetis representative, or go to You already know that DEXDOMITOR ® (dexmedetomidine) soothes and comforts dogs and cats with safe, effective analgesia, sedation and preanesthesia. Now there's DEXDOMITOR ® 0.1 (dexmedetomidine), made especially for dogs 20 lb or less. DEXDOMITOR 0.1 gives you accurate dosing, added effi ciency and confi dent dose administration. When small dogs are calm, the environment is pleasant for you, your staff and pet owners. INTRODUCING IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not use DEXDOMITOR or DEXDOMITOR 0.1 in dogs or cats, and ANTISEDAN in dogs, with cardiovascular disease, respiratory disorders, liver or kidney diseases, or in conditions of shock, severe debilitation, or stress due to extreme heat, cold or fatigue. DEXDOMITOR and DEXDOMITOR 0.1 should not be administered in the presence of preexisting hypotension, hypoxia, or bradycardia. As with all α2-adrenoceptor agonists, the potential for isolated cases of hypersensitivity, including paradoxical response (excitation), exists with DEXDOMITOR and DEXDOMITOR 0.1. The use of DEXDOMITOR and DEXDOMITOR 0.1 as a preanesthetic in dogs and cats signifi cantly reduces the amount of induction and maintenance anesthetic requirements. Careful patient monitoring is necessary to avoid anesthetic overdose. Arrhythmias, bradycardia, apnea, emesis, convulsions, hypersalivation may occur with DEXDOMITOR and DEXDOMITOR 0.1 use. Severe dyspnea and respiratory crackles due to acute or delayed pulmonary edema could develop in cats. DEXDOMITOR and DEXDOMITOR 0.1 have not been evaluated for use in breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs or cats; in dogs younger than 16 weeks of age or in cats younger than 12 weeks of age; or in geriatric dogs or cats. Occasional vomiting may occur with ANTISEDAN use. Rarely, a brief state of excitement or apprehensiveness may be seen in ANTISEDAN-treated dogs. Other potential side effects of α2-antagonists, such as ANTISEDAN, include hypersalivation, diarrhea, and tremors. Please see Brief Summary of full Prescribing Information on page XX. DEXDOMITOR, DEXDOMITOR 0.1 and ANTISEDAN are trademarks owned by Orion Corporation and Orion Pharma. These products are developed and manufactured by Orion Corporation Orion Pharma Finland and distributed by Zoetis Inc. ©2014 Zoetis Inc. All rights reserved. July 2014. DEX-00044 8. Editor's NotE |

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