Monthly Archives: January 2015

Transition Dairy Cow: Nutrition And Fertility

Transition Dairy Cow: Nutrition And Fertility

Esposito G. DVM, PhD1 Raffrenato E. BSc, MSc, PhD2 1. Department of Production Animal Studies, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pretoria 2. Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of AgriSciences, Stellenbosch University Email: giulia.esposito@up.ac.za; emiliano@sun.ac.za Abstract The Transition period involves multifactorial events that often lead to a status of negative energy balance and impaired fertility… Continue Reading

Canine Pancreatitis – Insight from an internist

Canine Pancreatitis – Insight from an internist

By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM We all know how difficult the diagnosis and treatment of canine pancreatitis can be. In his presentation “Canine pancreatitis: No such thing as a typical case,” Michael Willard, DVM, MS, DACVIM, shared his experience in the management of these cases. Diagnostic insight While the history and physical examination are… Continue Reading

Locomotion Scoring,  A Crucial Component in  Lameness Reduction Programs

Locomotion Scoring, A Crucial Component in Lameness Reduction Programs

By: Daryl Kleinschmit, Ph.D., Research Nutritionist, Zinpro Corporation It is estimated that each clinically lame cow costs a producer roughly R4,000 as lameness impacts EVERYTHING that a cow does throughout her day. Farm profitability may suffer through decreased milk production and fertility, increased treatment and labor costs, and early culling in the absence of a… Continue Reading

Contact your specialist

Contact your specialist

    Specialist veterinary physician. Dr Liesel van der Merwe BVSc, MMedVet(Med) At: Menlyn Veterinary Clinic, 012 460 5252/3 (Fax 086 554 8301) By appointment only Email: lieselvdm.sam@telkomsa.net ,1326 Justice Mahomed (Charles) Street, Menlo Park GPS : 25° 46’ 27.10”, E 28° 15’ 57.20” Specialist Veterinary Physician. Dr Anthony Zambelli BSc(Hons) BVSc DiplSenMgmt MMedVet(Med) S… Continue Reading

Which gives better long term survival – surgical or medical portosystemic shunt management?

Which gives better long term survival – surgical or medical portosystemic shunt management?

By Liesel van der Merwe BVSc MMedVet (Med) Greenhalgh SN, Reeve JA, Johnstone T et al. 2014. Long-term survival and quality of life in dogs with clinical signs associated with a congenital portosystemic shunt after surgical or medical treatment. Journal of the Veterinary Medical Association Vol 245:527-533 Why they did it Congenital portosystemic shunts (CPSS)… Continue Reading

Urinary incontinence in female dogs – how common is it?

Urinary incontinence in female dogs – how common is it?

By Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM, Forsee KM, Davis GJ, Mouat EE, et al. 2013 Evaluation of the prevalence of urinary incontinence in spayed female dogs: 566 cases (2003-2008). Journal of the America Veterinary medical association. Vol 242:959-962. Why they did it The goal of this study was to provide more recent data on the… Continue Reading

Puppy School in Practice – Are You Missing out on an Opportunity?

Puppy School in Practice – Are You Missing out on an Opportunity?

    All too often adorable puppies grow into badly behaved tearaways and end up rejected – they may be excluded from the family ‘pack’, euthanased or given up for adoption. A visit to your local animal welfare shelter or Gumtree will reveal many healthy young adult dogs which are no longer wanted now that… Continue Reading

Comment on MRSA – Dr Marijke Henton

Comment on MRSA – Dr Marijke Henton

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus – the South African perspective Dr Marijke Henton BVSs., M.Med.Vet (Bact), UP The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics has been a concern for a number of years, but is now far more than just a concern, as the incidence of resistant pathogens and opportunists is increasing expotentially in South Africa. Methicillin resistant… Continue Reading

Sell Veterinary Clients On Your Service

Sell Veterinary Clients On Your Service

By W Dane Foxwell, Andrew Roark, DVM, MS Article reprinted with the permission of the Veterinary Economics, July 2014, Pages 15 – 18. Veterinary Economics is a copyrighted publication of Advanstar. Communications inc. All rights reserved. When was the last time you received sub-par customer service? I recently ran into trouble with an online travel-booking service… Continue Reading

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