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MAR-APR 2013

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A Peer-Reviewed Journal Contents March/April 2013 • Vol 3, No 2 ColuMNs 6 Editor's Note 7 Advertiser Index 8 Letters to the Editor 10 Today's Veterinary News 77 Journal Club: Focus on Endocrinology 57 VITAL VACCINATION SERIES What You Need to Know About Rabies Richard B. Ford, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM & ACVPM (Hon) Dr. Ford presents nine key questions that address rabies immunization. The answers address which agencies handle rabies law, the definitions of exposure and vaccinated, appropriate diagnostic testing, and more. 28 17 PRODUCT PROFILE Common Heartworm Preventive & Intestinal Parasite Medications for Dogs & Cats 61 CONSIDER THIS CASE Estrus in a Spayed Cat This table is the third in our Product Profile series on parasite preventives, which provide products' manufacturers, ingredients, species specifications, and indications. Erin O. Dresner, DVM, MS, and Gary D. Norsworthy, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Feline) An aging spayed female cat is presented with signs typical of estrus. A history, physical examination, and extensive diagnostics are performed. Can you determine the diagnosis? 50 28 PRACTICE TO PRACTICE Promoting Parasite Prevention in Practice 65 NEW DENTAL DIAGNOSIS Canine Tooth Fracture Kelly Soldavin Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC Today's Veterinary Practice interviewed Madeleine Womble, the Hospital Manager at Central Veterinary Hospital in Knoxville, to learn about how this busy veterinary practice implements effective parasites prevention strategies for their patients. 61 A picture is worth 1000 words, and the challenge is to determine what type of tooth fracture is shown in this article as well as the appropriate therapeutic action. 67 TOP TEN Toxicoses in Dogs & Cats 48 HEARTWORM HOTLINE Tina Wismer, DVM, Diplomate ABVT & ABT The American Heartworm Society & You In honor of Poison Prevention Week, Dr. Wismer of the ASPCA's Poison Control Center reviews information gathered from over 180,000 cases to name the "top ten" types of poisonings in 2012. Wallace Graham, DVM April is National Heartworm Awareness Month and Dr. Graham, President of the American Heartworm Society, tells readers about the ways the AHS provides information about prevention and treatment of heartworm disease. 72 TODAY'S TECHNICIAN Assisting the Surgeon: Practical Strategies for Preventing Nosocomial Infections 67 Noah Jones, RVT 50 IMAGING ESSENTIALS Postoperative patients are among those at highest risk for nosocomial infection. Strategies for disinfecting personnel, equipment, and the surgical suite are meticulously outlined. Small Animal Spinal Radiography Series: Cervical Spine Radiography Danielle Mauragis, CVT, and Clifford R. Berry, DVM, Diplomate ACVR Proper technique for routine lateral and dorsoventral projections as well as flexed, extended, and oblique views, is described for cervical and cervicothoracic radiography. 80 THE BACK PAGE The Future of Veterinary Medicine Makes Headlines 72 A Response From Our Editorial Team • 4 Today's Veterinary Practice March/April 2013

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