Monthly Archives: April 2015

5-year Veterinary  Practice Turnaround When a practice owner needs to sell soon but fears the practice is worth too little.

5-year Veterinary Practice Turnaround When a practice owner needs to sell soon but fears the practice is worth too little.

By Jessica Goodman Lee, CVPM, Karen E. Felsted, CPA, MS, DVM, CVPM Article reprinted with the permission of DVM360, February 2014, Veterinary Economics is a copyrighted publication of Advanstar. Communications inc. All rights reserved. Editor’s Note: This story lays out a hypothetical scenario—a “What if…?”—with a veterinarian whose practice needs a turnaround. Visit dvm360.com/whatif for an… Continue Reading

7 Tips to Show Why Yours is  A Phenomenal Veterinary Practice  It’s fantastic to offer clients exceptional pet care, but it takes more action on your part to make your clinic stand out among the rest.

7 Tips to Show Why Yours is A Phenomenal Veterinary Practice It’s fantastic to offer clients exceptional pet care, but it takes more action on your part to make your clinic stand out among the rest.

By Laurie Hess, DVM, Dipl. ABVP (Avian) Article reprinted with the permission of DVM360, February 2014, Veterinary Economics is a copyrighted publication of Advanstar. Communications inc. All rights reserved. In 2010, I went against the advice of my friends and colleagues and opened my own all-bird and exotic pet hospital. They said I wouldn’t get enough… Continue Reading

Bovine Laminitis

Bovine Laminitis

Dr. P.H. Mapham, BVSc (Hon) 78 Craigie Drive Pietermaritzburg, 3201 Tel  no:  033 347 2259 Cell No: 082 771 3227 E-mail: rickm@iafrica.com Dr. J.H. Vorster, BVSc, MMedVet(Path) Vetdiagnostix Veterinary Pathology Services, PO Box 13624 Cascades, 3202 Tel no: 033 342 5104 Cell no: 082 820 5030 E-mail: hendri@telkomsa.net Introduction Laminitis, according to Merck Veterinary Manual,… Continue Reading

Disease Overview:  Enzootic Bovine Leukosis

Disease Overview: Enzootic Bovine Leukosis

By Will Gratwick Will Gratwick qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2009.  He then spent 4 years working in private practice in the UK, initially in a rural mixed practice in North Wales and then in a large, mainly dairy practice in Leicestershire.  Eager for a new challenge, Will moved to South Africa in… Continue Reading

Enzootic Abortion of Small Ruminants

Enzootic Abortion of Small Ruminants

Dr Rick Last – Specialist Veterinary Pathologist Vetdiagnostix – Veterinary Pathology Services Introduction Enzootic abortion caused by Chlamydophila abortus is a major cause of bacterial abortion in sheep and goats worldwide.  Previously, it was believed that all the chlamydial diseases in sheep and goats, including abortion, polyarthritis, and conjunctivitis, were caused by Chlamydia psittaci and… Continue Reading

Abstract Column Corridor disease (Theileria parva) in cattle in Northern KZN

Abstract Column Corridor disease (Theileria parva) in cattle in Northern KZN

Mbizenia SN, Potgieter FT et al. Field and laboratory studies on Corridor disease (Theileria parva infection) in cattle population at the livestock/game interface of uPhongolo-Mkuze area, South Africa, Tick and tick-borne Diseases 4 2013; 227-234 Why they did it Corridor disease, caused by buffalo associated Theileria parva, had not been reported to cause major disease… Continue Reading

Abstract Column The Effect of Nutrition  on Sexual Development of Bulls

Abstract Column The Effect of Nutrition on Sexual Development of Bulls

Barth AD, Brito LFC, Kastelic JP. The effect of nutrition on sexual development of bulls. Theriogenology 70. 2008;  485-494. Barth AD, Brito LFC, Kastelic JP. The effect of nutrition on sexual development of bulls. Theriogenology 70. 2008;  485-494. Why they did it It has been shown that over feeding of weaned bull calves results in… Continue Reading

HIPRA Strives to be the  Reference in Prevention  for Animal Health.

HIPRA Strives to be the Reference in Prevention for Animal Health.

The company is devoted to developing novel vaccines and diagnostic tools to further improve the prevention of diseases in the food producing animal sector. HIPRA is the main sponsor for the 2015 RuVASA conference and will be hosting an open practical session on the morning of the 8th June 2015. The session will be launching… Continue Reading

The 10 Most Common Pricing Errors Made by Vets

The 10 Most Common Pricing Errors Made by Vets

Reprinted with the permission of Grupo Asis Biomedia, S.L, published 2011, Chapter 7, p.119 – 140. Management Solutions for Veterinary Practices is a copyrighted publication of Grupo Asis Biomedia, S.L. All rights reserved. What is the biggest mistake a veterinary practice can make? This is a question often raised in veterinary discussion forums: congresses, management courses,… Continue Reading

Diagnosis & Treatment of Demodicosis in Dogs & Cats

Diagnosis & Treatment of Demodicosis in Dogs & Cats

By Karen A. Moriello, DVM, Diplomate ACVD University of Wisconsin–Madison Article reprinted with the permission of Clinician’s Brief.   The article was originally printed in April 2011, page 15,.  CB is published by Brief Media.  CB is the official publication of the NAVC. CB provides relevant diagnostic and treatment information for small animal practitioners. All… Continue Reading

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