DVM360 MAGAZINE-01-01-2018

DVM360 MAGAZINE-01-01-2018

Cover Story
Declawing is a barbaric procedure that violates bioethical principles and sets feline patients on a path to chronic maladaptive pain.
The procedure, which can be performed humanely, keeps cats in homes and humans safe from scratch-related risks.
GuardianVets says after-hours pet triage with licensed veterinary professionals will bond clients to your practice.
News
By dvm360.com staff
The study, funded by Morris Animal Foundation, saw patients go into remission after antiviral treatment.
New research shows that Zika kills the kind of brain cancer cells that are hardest to treat.
Panel experts gave advice on feedback on the challenges and opportunities corporate practices present for veterinary practices.
From part-time veterinary receptionist to this year’s recipient of the dvm360/VHMA Practice Manager of the Year award, here’s how Rebecca Rowe earned the title.
By dvm360.com staff
Veterinary ear drugs have accidentally contacted eyes of both people and dogs, causing harm and irritation, according to reports.
By dvm360.com staff
Nicholas Dodman, co-founder of the Center for Canine Behavior Studies, aims to expand his research.
By dvm360.com staff
Ceva Animal Health veterinarians to conduct practice visits, determine certification status.
A new study finds that rabies vaccines may have a protective effect beyond just the dreaded deadly virus in dogs.
By dvm360.com staff
Social media campaign to raise awareness includes donation to the Animal Cancer Foundation.
Featured Contributors
While there are a few ongoing and significant concerns among the economic indicators, most signs point to 2018 shaping up well for veterinarians and team members.
Housesitting gone awry finds Dr. Brock in an awkward situation at his veterinary practice.
Persistence led Dr. Miller not only to his dream, but also to a lifelong friend and mentor.
A devoted pet owner’s behavior has changed. The veterinary team wonders if they should step in—and how far they should take their concerns.
Dr. Mike Paul recounts the night of Sept. 5 when Hurricane Irma struck his island home in Anguilla.
Creating a working partnership with a generalist can open the door to a career path you may not have considered.
Letters to the editor
If practice owners held prices at or below inflation, we’d all go broke, reader maintains.
Equine
What makes horses do what they do? Dr. Robert Miller breaks down this ambitious topic into 10 main points. And, interestingly, all are related to the first—the equine flight instinct.
Many equine veterinarians have added small animal services to subsidize revenue. Here’s a careful look at the long-term effects of that decision.
By dvm360.com staff
After spending 26 days at the university for treatment, and many more months of recovery, the horse is back to his champion roping ways.
By dvm360.com staff
One veterinary investigation warns against compounded omeprazole; the other shows a positive effect for a polysaccharide blend.
Commentary
It’s easy to forget to be thoughtful in the noise of this debate.
Medicine
This update on treating urethral incontinence in dogs calls for less frequent administration of PPA, the most common form of treatment.
In veterinary medicine, the goal of orthodontic correction isn’t a pretty smile but pain-free, functional occlusion.
Many clients want the easiest or cheapest solution—but it’s not that simple, says Dr. David Dycus. Each decision has to be made on a case-by-case basis.
By dvm360.com staff
Play and activity in pets may stave off cognitive decline and improve cognition in those already starting to slope downward.
Products360
By dvm360.com staff
Here's our latest rundown of new and notable veterinary products.
By dvm360.com staff
Here's our regular rundown of new and notable veterinary products.