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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 - May 1, 2021
May 1, 2021 | Vol. 258 | No. 9

Commentary: Second-guessing in veterinary medicine: pitfalls and problems
In veterinary medicine, second-guessing the clinical decisions of others can be detrimental, shaking the confidence of those individuals, particularly individuals early in their careers. There are ways to discuss poor decisions that result in bad outcomes, but this requires first employing strategies to mitigate hindsight and outcome bias and then having a discussion with the individual.

Viewpoint: Yoga and leisure reading for stress management and wellness at a veterinary medical college
As developing professionals, students benefit from the modeling of stress management and wellness by faculty and staff. To support this, the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine undertook 2 initiatives beginning in 2019 to promote stress management and wellness for all members of the veterinary college community.

Removal and repositioning of urinary tract implants by use of an endovascular snare system in dogs and cats (2013–2019)
In 14 dogs and 3 cats, retained vesicourethral implants or ureteral stents were successfully retrieved with an endovascular snare system transurethrally or with an open or percutaneous transnephric approach and fluoroscopic guidance. These techniques offer an alternative or adjunct to more invasive methods for implant retrieval or manipulation in companion animals.

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Current issue of AJVR

AJVR Cover - April 2021
Vol. 82 | No. 4 | April 2021

Cardiopulmonary effects of an intravenous infusion of fentanyl in cats during isoflurane anesthesia and with concurrent acepromazine or dexmedetomidine administration during anesthetic recovery
University of Illinois researchers report that administration of fentanyl to healthy isoflurane-anesthetized cats transiently improved cardiopulmonary indices and modified the cardiovascular effects of acepromazine and dexmedetomidine during anesthetic recovery.

Repeatability, reproducibility, and reference intervals for indices of right atrial longitudinal strain derived from speckle-tracking echocardiography in healthy dogs
Right atrial longitudinal strain (RALS) indices derived from speckle-tracking echocardiography were repeatable and reproducible in clinically normal dogs. They were also age dependent. Use of RALS indices for assessing dogs with heart disease requires further research.

Assessment of a vessel and tissue–sealing device for ovariectomy in chickens to evaluate the potential application of the procedure to other avian species
A vessel and tissue–sealing device was used to successfully perform ovariectomies in 10 juvenile and 10 mature chickens; however, the procedure was associated with substantial hemorrhage and incomplete excision of ovarian tissue in some birds.

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