Practitioner Updates

Sheep

Intestinal parasite resistance is a great concern with small ruminants, especially goats, but the concern applies to all ruminants. It is not a question of if intestinal parasites will develop resistance to your array of…
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Welcome, New Clinical Faculty!

September 16, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Dr. Bailey Brame is a clinical assistant professor in dermatology. She earned a DVM at North Carolina State Univer­sity and completed her dermatology and allergy residency at the Universi­ty of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hadley Gleason is…
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What Is a Beyond Use Date?

September 16, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Beyond use dates (BUDs) are different from expiration dates. Manufactured drugs have expiration dates, which are determined through extensive studies of the drugs’ stability, whereas com­pounded medications use BUDs. A BUD is the time after…
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Faculty Spotlight: Edgar Garrett, DVM, MS, DACT

September 15, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I am originally from southwest Florida and attended Auburn University for my undergraduate studies and veterinary school. My first job as a veterinarian was at the University of Illinois as…
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COVID-19: Recommendations for Veterinary Practices

August 31, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Best Practices for Vet Practices This list of recommendations was compiled in March of 2020 by Dr. Ashley Mitek from information provided by the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association, the Illinois Department of Public Health…
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Cytology Slides

Two Ways to Prepare Your Cytology Slide

August 23, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

The main goal in creating slides for cytologic assessment is to make smears that are thin and evenly distributed, yet without rupturing the cells. It is best to create multiple slides from one fine-needle aspirate…
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Pharmacist’s Corner: Expiration Dates

August 23, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

The Food and Drug Administration has required expiration dates on medications since the late 1970s. Using expired medications can be risky and potentially harmful to the patient’s health. Not only is there the possibility that…
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Faculty Spotlight: Becky L. Morrow, DVM, MS, CAWA

August 23, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I went to The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and graduated cum laude with my DVM in 1998. I was in private practice for 6 years before entering…
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Pimobendan Updates: When and Why

July 07, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Dr. Saki Kadotani, clinical assistant professor, is shown here in the hospital’s new interventional radiology suite. Pimobendan is a drug with both inotropic and vasodilatory properties that is used for the treatment of var­ious…
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Pharmacist’s Corner: Pentobarbital Problems

July 07, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

What happens when all pentobarbital products go on backorder? That’s what a lot of us found ourselves asking a couple months ago. A raw ingredient shortage from the end of 2020 led to backorders on…
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