Continuing Education: Analgesic Options for Managing Acute Pain in Felines
PAIN MANAGEMENT Monitoring acute pain is a continuous process throughout the pre-, intra-, and postoperative periods. The first step in addressing pain is to understand what it is and how to recognize it. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential …
Orthopedics Pain Management After Orthopedic Procedures
General practice veterinarians often refer clients and patients to specialty surgery centers or veterinary teaching hospitals for various orthopedic procedures including but not limited to tibial plateau leveling osteotomy, fracture repair, and arthroscopy. However, with the advent of traveling board certified veterinary surgeons, many of these procedures are being performed in the general practitioner’s clinic, …
Me-oww!Managing Chronic Feline Pain
Combining a variety of treatment modalities optimizes pain management and patient comfort.
Fluid Calculations:Keeping a Balance
IV fluid therapy is a skill veterinary technicians utilize daily.
Dangers of Hypothermia: Avoiding the Cold
This article describes hypothermia dangers, causes, and risk factors; how to prevent or detect hypothermia; and how to treat it should it occur.
Canine Multicentric Lymphoma: An Overview
This article provides an overview of canine high-grade multicentric lymphoma and its classification, diagnosis, and treatment.
Anesthesia for Pediatric Patients
With adequate preparation and understanding of the unique physiologic and anatomic differences involved, anesthetists can provide excellent care for pediatric patients. This article highlights these aspects of anesthesia in pediatric patients.
This article provides an overview of rabbit dentistry. Topics discussed include anatomy and physiology of the oral cavity; causes, clinical signs, and treatment of dental disease; diagnostic modalities; and prevention of dental disease.
Intervertebral Disc Herniation
Intervertebral disc herniation is the most common spinal disease in dogs. This article discusses the pathophysiology, signs, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition, as well as nursing care and rehabilitation.
Critical Components to Successful CPR: The RECOVER Guidelines, Preparedness, and Team
Less than 6% of dogs and cats that experience cardiopulmonary arrest survive to discharge. The veterinary team needs to be well trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and be ready to deliver it. Key aspects include preparedness and prevention, basic and advanced life support, monitoring, and postarrest care.