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EDITOR / INDEX Editor’s Note Lots of emergency tips in this edition. Quick techniques using ultrasonography which doesn’t require moving the patient around - rather bringing the ultrasound to the bedside than taking the patient to radiography. Additionally a nice few case studies for the dentistry article which show just how aesthetic the results of some quite dramatic maxillary and mandibular resections can be. Also included is an article on salivary gland function - which is quite detailed on the neuroanatomy, but is quite informative if you persist. As an add-on to this article I have included two short papers on salivary gland enlargement and sialoadenosis with hypersialosis as a secondary condition, especially as a result of canine spirocecosis as well as phenobarbitone responsive hypersialosis (limbic epilepsy). I frequently see these cases as second or third opinions where the diagnosis has been missed. The presentation is really typical, as described in the articles, and is a dysphagia rather than a nausea, which these patients are usually treated for, and the correct treatment is really rapidly effective. Index: Maximising Histopathology in Oncology Patients 04 AFAST 3 for You and Me 10 6 Mistakes to Avoid in the Veterinary ER 13 The Use of Allergy Serology and Allergen Specific Immunotherapy (ASIT) in the Management of Canine Atopic Dermatitis 15 Salivation Abnormalities of Neurogenic Origin 20 Phenobarbitone Responsive Sialoadenosis 24 The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: "O" is for Oral Masses of the Malignant Kind 27 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: JULY 2018 Feline CKD: Therapeutic Goals ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: "N" is for No Gastrointestinal Therapy, Anti-emetics and Antacids NEXT EDITION: NOVEMBER 2018 Pyoderma in Bull Terriers TFAST - Thoracic scanning ABC's in Feline CKD 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 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 04 | SEPTEMBER 2018 | 3