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  • ACVA/IVAPM: American College of Veterinary Anesthesiologists/International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management/Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (Oct. 21-23)
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Parathyroid Hormone-Related Protein and Canine Lymphoma
Parathyroid hormone-related protein (PTHrP) was produced by lymphoma cells in a dog with hypercalcemia.

Prevention of Estrogen-Associated Toxicosis
Using Granulocyte Colony-Stimulating Factor
Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor treatment was associated with the recovery of a dog with acute estrogen toxicity.

Monitoring Control of Diabetes with Leukocyte Enzymes
Malate dehydrogenase/lactate dehydrogenase ratio in leukocytes of diabetic dogs is suppressed in association with the degree of impaired leukocyte energy metabolism.

Hypoadrenocorticism and Muscle Cramps
Painful muscle cramps have been reported to be a clinical sign of hypoadrenocorticism in standard poodles.

Oral Torbutrol For Arthritis Pain? NSAIDs Aren't Working
If you don't have access to tramadol you can try amantadine. I have used tramadol, amantadine, and tylenol with or without codeine chronically in dogs on pred (for other reasons) as well as omega 3FFA and SamE.

Forms For Declining Recommendations
I have been looking for a way (besides just documenting it in the record), to show that a client declined my recommendations. I would like to get into the habit of using something that requires an owners signature.

Dental Brain Teaser #12: Enamel Loss And Exposed Dentin
Here is a case that presented yesterday for "routine teeth cleaning". On my intake exam, I noticed one of the maxillary first molars did not look like the other. What is the diagnosis and what to do?

Questions About Vaccinating Older Animals
I have 2 questions. Why vaccinate adult cats with FeLV vaccine if it is difficult to get the disease? And when should we stop vaccinating older dogs and cats? If the immune system in old dogs and cats is starting to become compromised, I guess they are more susceptible to disease, but would they then have an inadequate response to the vaccine?


Sunday Rounds
Sunday, June 20, 10 pm ET -
Join Phillip Seibert for OSHA.
Rounds Room

Virtual Coffeehouse
Tuesday, June 22, 9:30 pm ET -
Read any interesting books lately? Stop by and share!
Rounds Room

Sunday Rounds
Sunday, June 27, 10 pm ET -
Join Jill Lurye, DVM, MS, DACVIM, for Diagnostic Testing For Hyperthyroidism And Hypothyroidism.
Rounds Room

Recent Rounds

Abstract Of The Week:
Effects of dietary NaCl on renal function and blood pressure in cats

What's Your Diagnosis?
ECG Interpretation

Website Of The Week:
Deafness In Dogs And Cats and more ...

Book Review:
Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats
This resource is available in the VINstore.

eVetsites Tip of the Week:
eVetsite Pricing Discount for VIN Members

Upcoming Conferences
Looking to attend -- or contribute a paper to -- a veterinary conference? Check out the On The Road With VIN folder, or the Press Releases folder, to see what conferences are coming up and to visit their web sites! Links to information about upcoming conferences include: AVMA, NEVC, AAV, CVC, IVECCS, ECVIM, SWVS, ACVA/IVAPM, VMAAC

From the Boards:
* Should We Give FIP Vaccinations?
* Phenylpropanolamine: Class 1 Drug
* Foot Laceration Treatment
* Atopica Use

Looking for Staff CE?
Basic Ventilation: An Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation
This course is designed to give veterinary technicians a basic understanding of why we would use a ventilator in a veterinary hospital and basics on how they function. The course will also include an overview of ventilation, terminology, and sources as to where to purchase a mechanical ventilator.

Instructor: Heather Deering, CVT

Dates: June 18 - July 17, 2004
Real Time Sessions: Wednesdays; 9:30-11:00pm ET

CE Hours: 4.5 CE credits (RACE approved)

Tuition: $72.
Full time students of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician Program will receive a reduced rate for this course of $36.00 (upon verification of student status*)

To Register: Visit the VSPN CE main page and click on the Enroll Now link for Basic Ventilation: An Introduction to Mechanical Ventilation.

Basic Hematology: The Complete Blood Count
Participants will learn basic hematology with respect to the practical application of hematology procedures. The course will include an overview starting with collection of a blood sample and ending with the knowledge of how to perform a complete blood count.

Instructor: Jennifer Sizemore AS, CVT

Dates: June 28 - July 25, 2004
Real Time Sessions: Thursday; 9:00-10:30pm ET

CE Hours: 4.5 CE credits (RACE applied for)

Tuition: $72
Full time students of an AVMA accredited Veterinary Technician Program will receive a reduced rate for this course of $36.00 (upon verification of student status*)

To Register: Visit the VSPN CE main page and click on the Enroll Now link for Basic Hematology: The Complete Blood Count.

* VT students, please include your program director's name, school, and school phone number) in the comments section of the CE registration form. Your registration will be delayed if this information is not included.

** NOTE: Registration will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.

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