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EDITOR / INDEX Editor’s Note Index: Nothing is constant except change. The CPD article on antimetics and antiulcerogenics highlights some new developments and efficacy data now available for the drugs we commonly use. Things have changed, and we need to make sure we aware of these changes as it does affect how we use these medication in clinical practice. A medication is only effective if used at the correct dose and frequency for the appropriate condition and administered correctly (route and timing with food). A Brief Manifesto for Happy Team Relations 04 Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Dogs 06 Just ask the expert: Light Anaesthesia Anxiety 11 Keratoconjunctivitus Sicca (KCS) 14 Feline CKD: Therapeutic Goals 16 Techniques for Better Radiographs 20 ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: "N" is for "No" 23 Gastrointestinal Therapy: Anti-emetics and Antacids 28 Changing norms of treatment is also highlighted in the article on CKD treatment in cats where emphasis is shifting from poly-pharmacy to only using medications with proven efficacy – especially in this breed which is difficult to dose and may develop nausea and anorexia. The owner pet bond and QOL of the patient is emphasised. The article on KCS is a gentle reminder that this condition occurs frequently and we as veterinarians should be more pro-active in diagnosing and treating it - especially earlier cases. KCS can also sometimes be a early clinical sign of an underlying metabolic, immune mediated or neurogenic condition - so make sure you evaluate the patient for possible causes before just treating symptomatically. I hope you enjoy the edition. Please feel free to send requests or comments to me email address. Advisory Board VET360 aims to be a leader in the field of continuing veterinary development in Southern Africa by providing veterinary professionals from diverse disciplines with tools to help them meet the challenges of private practice. The magazine aims to make information accessible, both paper and electronic, and provide clinical, business and other veterinary information in a concise form to enable the practitioner to rapidly acquire nuggets of essential knowledge. Editor Dr. Liesel van der Merwe BVSc MMedVet (Med) Small Animals Practitioners Advisory Board Progressive practitioners to keep our content practical and relevant Dr Lindsey Cox (Squires) BSc (Hons), BVSc (Hons) Dr Natli Rouvoet, BVSc Dr Richard Smith, BVSc Hons Editorial Advisory Board Specialists seconded to evaluate content, ensuring editorial quality and integrity Dr Lynette Bester, DVN, BVSc, MMedVet (Anaes) Dr Marlies Bohm, BVSc, DSAM, MMedVet (Small Animals) Dipl. ECVIM(CA) Dr Michael Gray, BVSc MMedVet (Surg) Small Animals Dr Stephen Hughes BVSc MMedVet (Therios) Dr Rick Last BVSc, MMedVet (Path) MRVSC Prof Fred Reyers BVSc (Hons) MMev Vet (KLD) Dr Tanya Schoeman BVSc, MMedVet, Dipl. ECVIM (CA) Dr Willemien van Wyk, BVSc Dr Anthony Zambellli BVSc, MMedVet We are currently distributing with the VetNews. A win-win situation for SAVA, Vetlink and the reader. Non-SAVA members are urged to subscribe to ensure individual postage and access CPD MCQ. Please subscribe on www.vet360.vetlink.co.za PREVIOUS EDITION: MAY 2017 Artefacts in Radiography Medical Management of Urinary Incontinence in Dogs Hepatic Lipidosis - Maximising a Successful Outcome NEXT EDITION: SEPTEMBER 2018 Fast Scans for Trauma Proteinuria and the Progression of CKD Diuretics in CHF Vet360 is a source of current, relevant educational material for practising veterinary professionals in Southern Africa. Published Bi-monthly in hard copy and electronically on www.vet360.vetlink.co.za. Distribution: Southern Africa, 3 500 copies. Copyright reserved. Disclaimer: Expressions of opinion, claims and statement of supposed facts do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor or publisher. Whilst every effort is made to report accurately, the publisher or the editor does not accept any liability with regard to any statement, advertisement, fact or recommendation made in this mag- azine. Editor: Dr Liesel van der Merwe BVSc (Hons) MMedVet (Med) Small Animals. Layout and design: Heinrich van Rijn Publisher and Owner: Vetlink Publications Other Publications by Vetlink: Vet360 Mobile App, Livestock Health and Production Review, Hooo-Hooo, Equine Health Update We welcome any comments, contributions, topic suggestions and letters for publication. Send them to: The Editor, PO Box 232, GROENKLOOF, 0027 Tel: (012) 346 1590, 082 575 6479. Fax: 086 671 9907 Email: lieselvdmvet@gmail.com (Dr Liesel van der Merwe) Advertising Enquiries: The Publisher. Vetlink. Madaleen Schultheiss: madaleen@vetlink.co.za Madaleen Schultheiss Issue 03 | JULY 2018 | 3