Monthly Archives: September 2016

The ABC’s of Veterinary Dentistry: A to C

Article reprinted with the permission of DVM360, MARCH 2016, DVM360 Magazine is a copyrighted publication of Advanstar. Communications inc. All rights reserved. Mar 14, 2016 By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD DVM360 MAGAZINE Our alphabet of 26 letters forms the foundation for billions of words. I’ve narrowed the list down to a mere 26… Continue Reading

Omeprazole is a Superior Gastric Acid Suppressant in Cats

Summarised by Dr Liesel van der Merwe BSVC MMed(Vet)Med Small Animals Parkinson K, Tolbert K, Messenger A et al. Evaluation of the Effect of Orally Administered Acid Suppressants on Intragastric pH in Cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine. 2015(29) pp: 104 – 112 Why they did it? Gastric acid suppressants including H2 receptor antagonists (H2RA)… Continue Reading

The Efficacy of Ranitidine and Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Orally Administered Omeprazole on Intragastric pH in Cats

Summarised by Dr Liesel van der Merwe BSVC MMed(Vet)Med Small Animals Sutalo, S, Ruetten M et al, 2015. The Effect of Orally Administered Ranitidine and Once-Daily or Twice- Daily Orally Administered Omeprazole on Intragastric pH in Cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (29): 840 – 846 Why they did it? The clinical efficacy of gastric… Continue Reading

Diagnosing Inflammatory In The Dog And Cat Bowel Disease

Dr Martin de Scally BVSc, Hons MMedVet (Med) Small Animals (Pret) Hilton Veterinary Hospital e-mail: martin@hiltonvethospital.co.za Tel: 0333434602 | Fax: 0333431021 Canine and feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic (> 3 weeks), idiopathic, inflammatory enteropathy. These idiopathic inflammatory changes may respond to immunosuppression but it is vital to rule out all known causes… Continue Reading

Exophthalmos An overview of common causes and treatment

Dr Izak Venter BVSc MMedVet (Opthal) Johannesburg Animal Eye Hospital 44 Kingfisher Drive, Fourways, 2067 Tel: 011 465 1237 The purpose of this article is to describe the more common causes of exophthalmos and their treatment. The authors did not aim to supply a complete differential diagnosis list and also do not discuss the less… Continue Reading

Principles of Gastric Surgery in the Dog

Dr Ross Elliot BVSc MMedVet (Surg) Bryanston Veterinry Hospital. Tel 011 706 6023 The stomach is generally very forgiving, however if taken lightly gastric surgery can have fatal consequences. The position of the stomach in the cranial abdomen makes exteriorisation difficult. Anatomy The stomach is divided into four areas, which are important to identify when performing… Continue Reading

Conditions of the Canine Foot Pad

Dr Heidi Schroeder, BVSc MMedVet(Med) Small Animal Physician Willow Park Small Animal Medicine Specialist Hospital, Willow Glen, Pretoria Tel: 012 813 8009 wpsam@absamail.co.za Foot pad conditions are usually part of generalised skin conditions or systemic conditions that also cause skin lesions and clinical signs elsewhere on or in a patient.The most important differential diagnoses are discussed… Continue Reading

Common Foal Emergencies and Diseases

Dr Karin Kruger, BVSc, MSc, DACVIM Equine Specialist Physician 7 Nov 2015 Timing is Everything Neonatal medicine can be extremely rewarding (although incredibly time consuming) if a diagnosis is made and appropriate treatments given timeously. In order to identify abnormalities as soon as possible, all valuable equine births should be observed by a competent person.… Continue Reading

The Effect of Digital Dermatitis on Hoof Conformation

A. Gomez ,*1 N. B. Cook ,* J. Rieman ,* K. A. Dunbar ,* K. E. Cooley ,* M. T. Socha ,† and D. Döpfer * J. Dairy Sci. 98 : 927–936 http://dx.doi.org/ 10.3168/jds.2014-8483 © American Dairy Science Association®, 2015 . Why they did it Digital dermatitis is reported by the authors to be the… Continue Reading

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