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Index of Latest Vet360 

Edition Date Topics Local Author Sections CPD
602 May-19 Dealing with Noise Phobia in Dogs and Cats Dr Quixi Sonntag Behavior  CPD
602 May-19 The 5 waves of change Alan Robinson Business
602 May-19 Recruitment, Retention and Resilience Alan Robinson Business
602 May-19 The use of Imepetoin on Fear and Anxiety. Related Problems in Dogs – A Case Series Kevin J. McPeake, Daniel S. Mills, Journal Scan
602 May-19 Medical mistakes Meghann Berglund Professional Life
602 May-19 Scrotal Castration versus Prescrotal Castration Kimberly Woodruff, DVM, MS, Philip A. Bushby, DVM, DACVS, Karla Rigdon-Brestle, DVM, Robert Wills, DVM, PhD, DACVPM, Carla Huston, DVM, MS, DACVPM Surgery
602 May-19 Food Trials in Canine Allergic Skin Disease Prof Andrew Leisewitz Dermatology
602 May-19  Pet Export: Avoid these Common Pitfalls Compiled by Dr. Anouska Rixon (BVSc) Legislation
602 May-19 “R” is for Retained, Primary, Deciduous Teeth Dr Jan Bellows Dentistry

Vet360 Articles

Aim for the Moon with your Behaviour Treatment Plan

Aim for the Moon with your Behaviour Treatment Plan

Help veterinary clients and their pets make life better by implementing an efficient behaviour treatment plan. By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM According to a 2013 study, 65% of pet owners who decided not to keep their pets in the home reported some behavioral reason for relinquishment, and 49% of those who relinquished their pet indicated… Continue Reading

Why ‘Use it or Lose it’ Works in Veterinary Wellness Plans

Why ‘Use it or Lose it’ Works in Veterinary Wellness Plans

By Brendan Howard, Business Channel Director, VETTED When veterinary clients pay an annual fee—or monthly installments—for wellness services over the course of a year, will they be mad if they don’t use them? Not if you remind them. (You ARE sending out regular reminders for everything, right?) Clients who pay for annual veterinary wellness plans… Continue Reading

The Eyes Have it: Conjunctivitis as a Window to the Body

The Eyes Have it: Conjunctivitis as a Window to the Body

What seems like ‘simple’ conjunctivitis may indicate something more serious, with the eyes providing a view into possible systemic disease. It’s also essential that veterinarians treat this common condition individually by species. By Brad Holmberg, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVO Reviewed by: Dr Christie Boucher  BVSc MMedVet(Opthal), Johannesburg Animal eye Hospital christie.boucher@up.ac.za We’ve all experienced the… Continue Reading

Advances in Antelope Fracture Repair Where are we now?

Advances in Antelope Fracture Repair Where are we now?

Luke Poore1 and Katja Koeppel2 1The Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort 2The Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, Onderstepoort Introduction Fractures of the appendicular skeleton in antelopes have been infrequently reported in the veterinary literature.1-11 The size of South African… Continue Reading

An Introduction to Small Animal Veterinary  Ultrasound Probes

An Introduction to Small Animal Veterinary Ultrasound Probes

Tim Perks of BCF Technology My old man always said, “Right tool for the right job”. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging can be a tricky business if you aren’t a confident scanner, and if you aren’t using the right probe your job can become even more difficult. At BCF, we understand your need to be able to… Continue Reading

A Pernicious Triad:  Arthritis, Obesity and Chronic Pain

A Pernicious Triad: Arthritis, Obesity and Chronic Pain

Each of these health problems causes harm in its own way, and it’s not unusual for veterinary patients to present with all three. Early detection and intervention and a multimodal management strategy are keys to taming this tangled trio. By Jennifer Gaumnitz, Senior Content Specialist Arthritis affects at least 20 percent of the pet population,… Continue Reading

Minimize the Risk of NSAIDs in Canine Patients

Minimize the Risk of NSAIDs in Canine Patients

By Dr Tarryn Dent (BSc Veterinary Biology, BVSc), Marketing Manager, Zoetis 1. Get a Full Medical History Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most common classes of drugs used in our patients today and are frequently used in combination with other classes of analgesic drugs as part of a pain management program, or… Continue Reading

Antioxidant Function & Nutrition

Antioxidant Function & Nutrition

Van der Merwe L.L. BVSc Hons MMed(Vet) Small Animal Medicine, Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies (Outpatients), Faculty of Veterinary Science, Lieselvdmvet@gmail.com This short article attempts to summarise the most salient and practical aspects of the oxidative stress in the body and what mechanisms the body employs to minimise manage it. Oxidative stress is a… Continue Reading

LHPG Articles

Common Production Diseases PART 03:  Ketosis or Acetonaemia

Common Production Diseases PART 03: Ketosis or Acetonaemia

Dietmar Holm and Martin van der Leek Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria dietmar.holm@up.ac.za From Southern Cape Proceedings 2018 Ketosis or acetonaemia Ketosis in dairy cows can broadly be classified into either type I or type II ketosis, based on the underlying pathophysiology, with some similarities to that of… Continue Reading

Common Production Diseases PART 02: Milk Fever or Parturient Paresis

Common Production Diseases PART 02: Milk Fever or Parturient Paresis

Dietmar Holm and Martin van der Leek Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria dietmar.holm@up.ac.za From Southern Cape Proceedings 2018 Milk fever or parturient paresis Milk fever is a production disease of dairy cows (usually high producing, older cows) that occurs around parturition and the beginning of lactation and that… Continue Reading

Common Production Diseases PART 01: Causes and Effects on High  Producing Dairy Cows

Common Production Diseases PART 01: Causes and Effects on High Producing Dairy Cows

Dietmar Holm and Martin van der Leek Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria dietmar.holm@up.ac.za From Southern Cape Proceedings 2018 Production diseases are also known as metabolic diseases, which is a bit of a misnomer.  In human and small animal medicine the term metabolic disease implies some inherent defect in… Continue Reading

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

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