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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 - August 15, 2021
Aug 15, 2021 | Vol. 259 | No. 4

Teaching of professional skills in US colleges and schools of veterinary medicine in 2019 and comparisons with 1999 and 2009
Business management, communication, personal finance, and well-being skills are vital for success in veterinary medicine. A survey of associate deans for academic affairs at the 30 veterinary colleges in the US found a growing commitment to the teaching of professional skills and a willingness to change on the basis of perceived needs of new graduates.

A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trial comparing the incidence and severity of gastrointestinal adverse events in dogs with cancer treated with piroxicam alone or in combination with omeprazole or famotidine
Piroxicam is frequently prescribed in dogs with cancer because of its palliative and anticancer properties, but gastrointestinal adverse effects can limit its use. Results of a randomized, controlled trial of 39 dogs with cancer that received piroxicam as a single agent, however, indicate that proton-pump inhibitors (eg, omeprazole) and H2-receptor antagonists (eg, famotidine) should not be prescribed in an attempt to avoid GI adverse effects.

Black oil sunflower seed ingestion associated with renal azotemia, gastroesophageal ulceration, and a high mortality rate in four alpacas and two llamas
Black oil sunflower seeds derived from Helianthus annuus are a variety of sunflower seed with a higher oil content. They are used in livestock feed as a source of calories and protein; however, until more information is available, they should not be fed to camelids. This report describes 4 alpacas and 2 llamas that were inadvertently allowed to ingest large volumes of black oil sunflower seeds. Three alpacas died suddenly prior to treatment, 1 llama survived, and 1 alpaca and 1 llama died after days of medical treatment. A specific toxic principle was not identified.

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Current issue of AJVR

AJVR Cover - August 2021
Vol. 82 | No. 8 | August 2021

Use of computed tomography to determine a species-specific formula for body surface area in bearded dragons (Pogona vitticeps)
The shape (K) constant and body surface area calculated from CT data for 12 adult bearded dragons were greater than those traditionally used for reptiles. Thus, the therapeutic doses of chemotherapeutic drugs for bearded dragons may be higher than previously thought.

Weather conditions associated with death attributed to bovine respiratory disease complex in high-risk auction market–sourced male beef calves
Data for 545,866 male beef calves (3,339 cohorts) transported to 1 of 89 feeding locations suggested that weather conditions on the day of purchase and during the first week after feedlot arrival were associated with the BRDC mortality rate during the first 60 days on feed.

Identification of serum microRNAs with differential expression between dogs with splenic masses and healthy dogs with histologically normal spleens
Serum expression of 5 microRNAs (miR-214-3p, miR-452, miR-494-3p, miR-497-5p, and miR-543) was significantly greater in dogs with splenic masses than in dogs with histologically normal spleens and may be a useful noninvasive method for identifying dogs with splenic masses.

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