Today's Veterinary Practice

NOV-DEC 2018

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4 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018 24 68 FEATURES CLINICAL INSIGHTS CONTINUING EDUCATION Gabapentin and Amantadine for Chronic Pain: Is Your Dose Right? Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA Associate Professor, Anesthesia and Analgesia Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine Pullman, Washington This article describes the complexity of chronic pain, the need for multimodal therapy and the utilization of gabapentin and amantadine at correct dosages and dosing frequencies in treatment protocols. MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES Hypervitaminosis A in Reptiles Joerg Mayer, DABVP, DACZM/ECZM Joyce Huang, BSFR, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia Vitamin A functions in maintaining normal epithelial tissues and is vital for vision, growth, reproduction, and immune function. Excessive levels of Vitamin A may overwhelm the hepatic function. This article provides an overview of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis in exotics. 57 72 IMAGING ESSENTIALS Sonography Assessment: Overview of AFAST and TFAST Philip E. Hamel, DVM Clifford R. Berry, DVM, DACVR College of Veterinary Medicine University of Florida FINDING BALANCE Eating Healthy for Busy Professionals Dr. Laura Baltodano, Owner of Lighthouse Pet Clinic Lehigh Acres, Florida 36 OPHTHALMOLOGY Clinical Approaches to Common Ocular Tumors Allison A. Fuchs, DVM, BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Atlanta, Georgia Ellen B. Belknap, DVM, MS, DACVO, DACVIM (Large Animal) BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Lawrenceville, Georgia 44 ORTHOPEDICS Gait Abnormality: Musculoskeletal or Neurologic Condition? Steven A. Martinez, DVM, MS, DACVS, DACVSMR Peter J. Gilbert, BVSc(hons), MVetSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery), DACVS Small Animal Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington To read this issue online, visit

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