Christine Navarre, DVM, MS, DACVIM
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2008
Practitioners provide veterinary care for a growing number of meat goats in the United States — animals known to develop neurological disease.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2008
Anaplasmosis is endemic in many parts of the country, causing significant economic losses to beef and dairy industries.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2008
Relief of acute and chronic pain in animals is an important part of the practice of veterinary medicine. Human pain medications frequently are used in small-animal and equine practice. However, food-animal practitioners must follow the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA), which limits extra-label drug use to treatment when an animal's health is threatened, it is suffering or death might result from failure to treat.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Nov 01, 2007
Food-animal practitioners commonly perform local-anesthetic techniques due to the dangers associated with general anesthesia. Local anesthetic techniques usually are simple, cheap and have relatively few side effects. Unless otherwise stated, "local anesthetic agent" refers to lidocaine or carbocaine. It is preferable to clip the hair and perform a surgical prep of the site before anesthetic agents are injected, particularly those injected deep into tissues.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Sep 01, 2007
Disease prevention in beef herds is essential if a producer wants to be profitable. Most diseases, once we finally see them, have been smoldering in a herd for months and have been eating potential income. Avoidance is crucial because many common diseases have no treatment.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2007
Watch out for plant toxicity during drought conditions.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2007
Nutrition problems, and chronic parasitism should be ruled out first.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2007
Biosecurity is no joke. Most practitioners are aware of its significance considering the media focus on bovine viral diarrhea (BVD), bovine spongiform encephalopathy and agroterrorism. Yet veterinarians who are known to make a host of producer safety recommendations often omit some security suggestions because they appear excessive.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2006
With the constant infusion of new products to the human and veterinary market, it becomes a daunting task to keep up with veterinary pharmacology and vaccine technology.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Aug 01, 2006
"She got into her vet truck and left without ever washing her boots!"
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2006
With the increasing numbers of meat goats in the United States, many bovine practitioners face questions about goat healthcare targeted toward internal parasite treatment and control.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jan 01, 2006
Show season kicks off in a couple months with the promise that livestock will be hauled to county and state fairs across the country. Combine inexperienced showmen with the commingling of hundreds of animals, and problems are almost destined to materialize. The following discussion highlights a variety of conditions common in livestock exhibited at shows that food animal veterinarians often are called upon to diagnose and treat.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Oct 01, 2005
Umbilical masses in calves are a common problem presented to veterinarians. Proper management of these masses first requires a correct diagnosis. The differentials for umbilical masses include hernias and infections/abscesses. Although some hernias can spontaneously resolve, most umbilical problems require surgery.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2005
Management of beef cattle lameness can be frustrating for veterinarians and producers. But compared to our one-toed equine patients, we have two toes to work with on each foot. This presents some treatment and pain-management options not available for all species. The following article details treatment options I've become familiar with in practice.