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The AVMA publishes two peer-reviewed, scientific journals: the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Journal of Veterinary Research. Published twice monthly, the JAVMA provides reports of clinical research, feature articles, and regular columns of interest to veterinarians in private and public practice. News stories from each issue of JAVMA are posted online 10 days to two weeks before the cover date of each issue. The AJVR is published monthly and contains reports of novel research that bridges the gap between basic research and clinical practice in veterinary medicine and associated biological sciences, along with news of interest to veterinary researchers.

Current issue of JAVMA

JAVMA Cover - March 1, 2020

Characteristics of antebrachial fractures associated with a successful outcome among free-ranging birds of prey that received treatment in a rehabilitation program
Do wing fractures in birds necessarily mean a poor prognosis? Maybe not. Researchers at the University of Montreal found that of 519 birds of prey treated for wing fractures through a rehabilitation program, 245 (47%) had a successful outcome.

Evaluation of subcutaneous administration of alfaxalone-midazolam and dexmedetomidine-midazolam for sedation of ball pythons (Python regius)
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers showed that SC administration of midazolam with alfaxalone or dexmedetomidine can induce clinically relevant sedation in healthy ball pythons. But caution: cardiopulmonary depression was noted with both sedation protocols.

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Current issue of AJVR

AJVR Cover - February 2020

Antimicrobial prescribing patterns of clinicians and clinical services at a large animal veterinary teaching hospital
Antimicrobial prescribing practices at the University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center Hospital varied significantly among clinicians within and across services. Further research is necessary to better understand antimicrobial prescribing patterns of veterinarians.

Assessment of two augmentation techniques on the mechanical properties of titanium cannulated bone screws
Filling the guide channel of cannulated screws with bone cement and an orthopedic pin significantly increased the strength of the construct in vitro. In vivo studies are necessary before this augmentation technique can be recommended for clinical patients.

Prognostic value of measuring heart rate variability at the time of hospital admission in horses with colic
Researchers from Spain report that evaluation of heart rate variability in horses with colic may provide information regarding the underlying cause of the condition and help identify horses that are unlikely to survive treatment.

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