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Edition Date Topics Author Sections CPD
604 Sep-19 Safeguarding your Online Reputation The Hidden Power of Google Reviews Garcia, E Business
604 Sep-19 Unpacking Feline Dementia: A Veterinary Guide Stilwell, N Feline Medicine
604 Sep-19 Where are we with Cruciate Surgery in Dogs? Ness, N Surgery
604 Sep-19 The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: “S” is for Supernumerary teeth Bellows, J Dentistry
604 Sep-19 Feline Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex Leisewitz, A Dermatology CPD
604 Sep-19 The Proper Use of Topical and Oral Cortisteroids Vitale, C Pharmacology
604 Sep-19 Feline Constipation: Relieving a Hard Problem Scherk, M Medicine

 

Vet360 Articles

Feline Constipation: Relieving a Hard Problem

Dr Margie Scherk  DVM DipABVP (Feline Practice) Straining in the litter box, possibly even crying out…or leaving unwelcome hard pellets around the home. Who wants any of it? Constipation is unpleasant at all levels.  It is uncomfortable, can interfere with appetite and, in cats, can even result in vomiting. Traditional approaches to this hard problem… Continue Reading

The Proper Use of Topical and Oral Corticosteroids

By Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD Corticosteroids are among the most used and misused medications in veterinary medicine. They exert a powerful, reliable, and rapid effect, and there is no viable, more effective therapeutic alternative in animals with certain skin conditions. Topical and oral corticosteroid therapies are considered the first choice for treatment of acute and… Continue Reading

Feline Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

Prof. Andrew Leisewitz BVSc, MMedVet(Med), PhD Senior Lecturer Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies Faculty of Veterinary Science Lesions associated with Eosinophiic Granuloma Complex (EGC) This condition is in fact not a single disease but rather the manifestation of an underlying cause that presents with a variable complex of skin lesions. It is not a… Continue Reading

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: ‘S’ is for Supernumerary Teeth

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD I had no idea what “supernumerary” meant (much less how to spell it) when I first heard the term some 30 years ago. But time and experience have taught me the importance of paying attention to this dental condition that often needs immediate care. Both extra and supernumerary teeth… Continue Reading

Where are we with Cruciate Surgery in Dogs?

Dr Malcolm Ness BVetMed, CertSOA, DipECVS, MRCVS, RCVS European Specialist in Surgery Functional failure of the cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) in dogs, whether by traumatic rupture or following a slower degenerative metaplasia of the ligament remains a very common cause of chronic lameness and secondary osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs. Indeed, a survey conducted by the… Continue Reading

The Hidden Power of Google Reviews

Eric Garcia IT Expert. Digital Marketer. Industry Thought Leader. Whether your practice has been around for just a few days or a few decades, I can promise you that one thing is consistent between both: Your online reputation is either driving people toward, or away from, your veterinary practice. Unfortunately, if you haven’t started to… Continue Reading

Safeguarding Your Online Reputation

Eric Garcia IT Expert. Digital Marketer. Industry Thought Leader We all remember that fateful day when we passed through the doors of our high school for the very first time. Brow sweaty and backpack brimming, we knew that our reputation from years past would follow our footsteps down the hallway, but that we’d also have… Continue Reading

Optimising an Indoor Lifestyle for Cats

Dr Margie Scherk  DVM DipABVP (feline practice) Introduction People benefit from living with pets. As companions, they provide stress relief, stability of routine, and improved health1. Yet how to best care for our cats remains controversial, and there are cultural and regional differences in what people believe is the best way to house cats. As… Continue Reading

Geriatric Veterinary Dentistry: How old is too old to make it right?

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD Pediatric and adolescent companion animal dentistry focuses largely on the diagnosis and treatment of congenital and developmental oral issues, including persistent and retained deciduous teeth, supernumerary teeth, orthodontic malpositions, and malocclusions. Mature canine and feline dentistry deals primarily with fractured teeth, tooth resorption, and periodontal disease (PD) prevention. Senior… Continue Reading

Tracheal Stenting for Tracheal Collapse

Dr Paolo Pazzi, BVSc MMedVet (Med), Small Animals Diplomate ECVIAM (CA), Faculty of Vet Sc., UP Dr Anri Celliers, BVSc MMedVet (Med), Small Animals Faculty of Vet Sc., UP Tracheal collapse is a progressive, diffuse disease that can affect the trachea, mainstem bronchi and bronchioles.  It occurs mainly in middle-aged toy- and small-breed dogs, with… Continue Reading

LHPG Articles

Pathogenesis, prevention and  treatment of postpartum uterine disease

Pathogenesis, prevention and treatment of postpartum uterine disease

Robert O. Gilbert Professor of Theriogenology, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs,Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine,Basseterre, St. Kitts & Nevis, West Indies. From RuVASA Proceedings 2018 Introduction Postpartum diseases are common in dairy cows, and their incidence contributes to reduced fertility and increased risk of culling, making their prevention and management extremely important.  Reproductive efficiency has… Continue Reading

Field Vasectomy in Rams (Herbst Technique)

Field Vasectomy in Rams (Herbst Technique)

Dr Francois van Niekerk Humansdorp Veterinary Clinic 01 Place ram in sitting position on table [mules bed/cradle works well, so does a wheelbarrow, deep type, used by builders for concrete]. 02 With sheep shears shear/clip wool on abdomen cranial to scrotum [about 10cm]  and on cranial  aspect of  the neck of the scrotum. 03 The surgical area is … Continue Reading

CPD: Abortion and Stillbirth Investigation – PART 01: External Examination of the Fetus

CPD: Abortion and Stillbirth Investigation – PART 01: External Examination of the Fetus

Dr Rick Last – BVSc; M.Med.Vet (Pathology) Specialist Veterinary Pathologist Maximizing the use of the Fetus and Placenta Introduction The value of post mortem examination on abortions/stillbirths is often overlooked and extremely underutilized. It is a very simple and practical procedure which requires the use of simple non-expensive equipment, that is easily transportable, and so… Continue Reading

The 4 Approaches to Disease Prevention

The 4 Approaches to Disease Prevention

Dr Danie Odendaal – Veterinarian Network Increase general resistance, Increase specific resistance, Decrease exposure, and Prevent exposure. As discussed previously, the development process of every disease is different and therefore the prevention or management of every disease also needs a different approach to prevent or interrupt the process. Basically, 4 approaches are used in the… Continue Reading

Seasons in the SCC

Seasons in the SCC

Dr Alf Lategan and Dr Martin van der Leek All over the world, dairies experience an increase in somatic cell count (SCC) during summer and autumn. The extent to which climatological factors contribute to this increase in South Africa is unknown, although the weather is blamed anecdotally. Consequently, the value of heat abatement or other… Continue Reading

The costly effects of low blood calcium levels (hypocalcaemia) in freshly calved dairy cows

The costly effects of low blood calcium levels (hypocalcaemia) in freshly calved dairy cows

Dr Barry Coates (BVSc)  ‘Clinical’ milk fever and subclinical hypocalcaemia are essentially the same thing – they are both low available calcium levels in the blood. It’s only the degree or severity that differentiates the two conditions. It’s the subclinical hypocalcaemia however, that is far more costly than clinical milk fever for two simple, devastating… Continue Reading

Blood Transfusion in  Bovines

Blood Transfusion in Bovines

Dr Francois van Niekerk Humansdorp Veterinary Clinic DONOR Requirements Xylazine   1.2 ml  IM 2. Lignocaine 3. 23g needle 4. Nº 10 or 15 scalpel blade and handle 5. Blood collection needle [4 – 5mm internal diameter, available from Instavet] or trocar & cannula of similar diameter. Large plastic funnel plus plastic tube  [latter optional]… Continue Reading

CPD: Wirevax: Vaccination against Haemonchus contortus in sheep

CPD: Wirevax: Vaccination against Haemonchus contortus in sheep

Dr Hanre Ferreira Vaccination against helminths is a control concept that is currently being successfully applied in the control of Dictyocaulus viviparus (lungworm) infection in cattle in some parts of the world. Similar attempts have been made to develop vaccines against several economically important gastrointestinal nematodes in small stock and cattle (Ekoja & Smith 2010;… Continue Reading

Heifer Plan for Optimal Fertility and Herd Health

Heifer Plan for Optimal Fertility and Herd Health

Dr Danie Odendaal Key Points Fertility and health of a beef cattle herd can be built in stages over a five year period by focusing specifically on the management of replacement heifers. Improving fertility is based on selection, for functional efficiency and careful management of replacement heifers from weaning, until the end of their second… Continue Reading

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