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The small animal internal medicine service is pleased to announce a new, low-dose I-131 therapy for the treatment of feline hyperthyroidism. This protocol has been shown to reduce the chances of iatrogenic hypothyroidism and azotemia,…
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Dr. Tisha Harper

Coxofemoral Luxation: Tips for Closed Reductions

April 13, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Dr. Tisha Harper is a clinical associate professor and the service head for small animal orthopedics and rehabilitation at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Traumatic hip luxations are commonly seen in dogs and cats, with…
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Pharmacist’s Corner: Controlled Substance Recordkeeping Tips

April 12, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Controlled substance regulations can frequently seem confusing. However, I find that thinking about the main purpose of the regulations can help you determine compli­ant but practical methods for meeting the requirements. For recordkeeping, the goal…
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Veterinary Drug Xylazine Linked to Human Overdose Deaths

April 12, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Above: Xylazine, a veterinary drug used as a sedative with analgesic and muscle relaxant properties, is often used in horses. Xylazine (Rompun®, Sedazine®, AnaSed®) is a medication that is FDA approved for animals only. It…
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Retrospective Study of Foot Pain in 550 Warmbloods

March 12, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Foot pain is a common presenting complaint in Warmblood horses worldwide. Our research group recently completed a large retro­spective, cross-sectional study to determine the most common foot lesions diagnosed by mag­netic resonance imaging (MRI) in…
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Reminder: Necropsy Submissions Go to VDL

March 12, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Deceased patients submitted for necrop­sy should be presented to the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (VDL), not to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. VDL requires a submission form signed by the referring veterinarian for every necropsy specimen. The…
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Pharmacist’s Corner: Hazardous Drugs

March 12, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has developed a list of hazardous drugs of concern in healthcare settings. The list is split into three groups: Chemotherapy drugs. Non-chemotherapy drugs that meet one…
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Staff Spotlight: Carrie Chandler, CVT, CCRP

March 12, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Tell us about your background. I am originally from Pontiac, Ill., and am the youngest of three children. As my family will gladly tell you, I’ve had a passion for taking care of animals since…
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Ergonomics for Veterinary Dentistry

February 09, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Information abounds to help veterinarians develop and improve their dental diagnostic and treat­ment skills. This article, however, describes devices and techniques that can make the practice of dentistry more ergonomic, com­fortable, and easy. Loupes and…
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Pharmacist’s Corner: To Split or Not to Split

February 09, 2021 / Practitioner Updates

Frequently, we get asked if it’s okay to split Clavamox chew tabs. These tablets are scored, which seems to indicate splitting is okay, but they are individually packaged, and the manufacturer indicates they should be…
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