Today's Veterinary Practice

NOV-DEC 2013

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A Peer-Reviewed Journal Contents November/December 2013 • Vol 3, No 6 FeATuRes Cover Story FUNDAMENTALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY IN SMALL ANIMALS 14 Michael J. Orencole & Ryan Butler, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS (Small Animal) Cancer is one of the major causes of morbidity in veterinary patients, and surgical removal of tumors one of the most common surgical procedures performed by veterinarians. This article covers tumor evaluation and biopsy, grading and staging, and surgical approach. 20 MANAGING CHRONIC PAIN IN CATS & DOGS Part 1: The Two Most Important Tools in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis Mark E. Epstein, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Canine/Feline), CVPP As Dr. Epstein describes in the opening sentences of this article, chronic pain defies the limitations of a review article, even a textbook. However, in this series, he will present 3 articles that outline the basic principles of chronic pain and how they affect its treatment. 25 THE PRACTITIONERÕS ACIDÐBASE PRIMER: DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES & TREATMENT Lori S. Waddell, DVM, Diplomate ACVECC The first article of this 2-part series, Obtaining & Interpreting Blood Gases (May/ June 2013), addressed techniques for obtaining blood gases and interpretation; this article further investigates metabolic and respiratory disturbances, including therapeutic measures for both. 32 38 HELPFUL TIPS FOR MANAGING WOUNDS IN VETERINARY PATIENTS David Dycus, DVM, MS, & Jennifer Wardlaw, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS Successful wound management depends on taking the correct approach to the lesion, including deciding whether to close it or manage it as an open wound. This article reviews this critical decision-making process and offers tip and techniques for wound management. CURRENT THOUGHTS ON PATHOPHYSIOLOGY & TREATMENT OF FELINE IDIOPATHIC CYSTITIS Gregory F. Grauer, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) Feline idiopathic cystitis is the most common form of feline lower urinary tract disease, and is a diagnosis of exclusion. Dr. Grauer approaches this topic by reviewing the pathogenesis of the disease as well as the best approach to diagnosis and treatment. Cover overlay illustration by Michael Orencole. Today's Veterinary Practice (ISSN 2162-3872 print and ISSN 2162-3929 online) does not, by publication of ads, express endorsement or verify the accuracy and effectiveness of the products and claims contained therein. The publisher, VetMed Communications, Inc (VMC), disclaims any liability for any damages resulting from the use of any product advertised herein and suggests that readers fully investigate the products and claims prior to purchasing. The opinions stated in this publication are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions of VMC nor its Editorial Advisory Board. VMC does not guarantee nor make any other representation that the material contained in articles herein is valid, reliable, or accurate; nor does VMC assume any responsibility for injury or death arising from any use, or misuse, of same. There is no implication that the material published herein represents the best or only procedure for a particular condition. It is the responsibility of the reader to verify the accuracy and applicability of any information presented and to adapt as new data becomes publicly available. Today's Veterinary Practice is published Jan/Feb, Mar/Apr, May/June, Jul/Aug, Sept/Oct, Nov/Dec (6x per year) by VetMed Communications, Inc, PO Box 390, Glen Mills, PA. 19342. 2 Today's Veterinary Practice November/December 2013

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