August 2012 Orthopedics & Rehabilitation Focus

Apply spica splints in 5 steps, learn how to treat elbow luxation, and use a diagnostic algorithm for cranial cruciate ligament disease. Plus, is your practice guilty of these top 5 emergency mistakes? View this and more in the August issue of Clinician’s Brief!

Table of Contents August 2012

Therapeutic Laser - Its Time Has Come

A logical first use for therapeutic laser is pain management, both in acute and chronic pain patients. However, additional applications are emerging.

Online Gallery: Normal and Abnormal Findings for Upper Endoscopy

Recognizing normal structures and patterns of abnormal tissue can simplify biopsy sampling.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology Peer Reviewed Web-Exclusive

To Cut or Not To Cut: Foreign Body in a Cat?

A 1-year-old domestic shorthaired cat presented with vomiting of 4 days' duration, anorexia, and severe lethargy. Radiographs suggest an intestinal obstruction. Should surgery be performed?

Diagnostic Imaging Web-Exclusive

How to Properly Apply a Spica Splint

Proper application and management are critical to ensure safe use of the spica splint.

How to Diagnose & Treat Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease

This management tree outlines the steps to diagnosing and treating cranial cruciate ligament disease.

Surgeon's Corner: Visceral Biopsy Technique

Do GI biopsies give you butterflies? Learn safe and effective techniques from an expert.

Surgery, Soft Tissue Web-Exclusive

Gallbladder Mucocele in Dogs

This article provides an overview of gallbladder mucocele, a noninflammatory condition of the gallbladder characterized by abnormal accumulation of mucus.

Acral Lick Dermatitis: Behavioral Solutions

This article presents a behaviorist’s view of canine acral lick dermatitis.

Behavior Peer Reviewed

Elbow Luxation in a Bullmastiff

The case: Emma, a 6-year-old spayed bullmastiff, presented for left forelimb lameness of unknown origin.

Where Human & Animal Health Meet

Clinician's Brief journal editor, Dr. Indu Mani, interviews Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD, and Kathryn Bowers, authors of Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About Health and the Science of Healing

The Case: Persistent Wound in a Cat

A cat presenting with an abdominal wound, possibly from a bite, tested negative for FeLV/FIV; radiographs showed no internal trauma.

Surgery, Soft Tissue Web-Exclusive

Top 5 Mistakes Made in Veterinary Emergency Rooms

What are the most common errors in veterinary emergency rooms and how do you avoid them? An expert provides simple tips for improved emergency and critical care. 

Internal Medicine Peer Reviewed

Skin Clues to Canine Endocrine Disease

The skin can be a key clue in diagnosing systemic endocrine disease in dogs. An expert describes the signs.

Dermatology Peer Reviewed

Wound Management: Tie-Over Bandages

This is the fourth article in The Essential Wound Care Series, which provides expert techniques for managing basic and specific wound types and challenges.

Surgery, Soft Tissue Peer Reviewed