Monthly Archives: November 2016

Reported AHS Case Kuruman 11 November 2016

Dear Colleagues There has been a reported AHS case in the Kuruman area. The state veterinarian has been advised and samples have been submitted for confirmation. Initial date of detection was the 8th November. I would like to thank the State Vet Dr Lea Shuda for the proactive and prompt response to this report, and… Continue Reading

Pulmonary Hypertension

RUSSELL J LEADSOM – BVSc CertVC MRCVS A review of the pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnosis and available treatment of pulmonary hypertension in veterinary patients. In the last decade pulmonary hypertension (PH) has become well recognised in veterinary patients, but remains an elusive condition that is infrequently diagnosed. Despite many (human) advances in the research of PH,… Continue Reading

Deciphering pet food labels

Dr Martin de Scally – BVSc, Hons MMedVet (Med) Sonja Maricevic – Technical director Veterinarians are often faced with the task of comparing pet food labeling in order to choose the best diet for their patients. This article will give you some simple rules of thumb useful when scrutinizing front of bag claims, ingredient lists… Continue Reading

Shampoo as good as drugs in treating superficial Pyoderma? Journal Scan

Borio S, Colombo S, La Rosa G, et al. Effectiveness of a combined (4% chlorhexidine digluconate shampoo and solution) protocol in MRS and non-MRS canine superficial pyoderma: a randomized, blinded, antibiotic-controlled study. Vet Dermatol 2015;26:339-345. Summarised by Jennifer L. Garcia, DVM, DACVIM Why they did it The emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria involved in… Continue Reading

Comparison of Serum Spec fPL and a new Serum Lipase (DGGR) Assay in 60 cats using pancreatic histopathology as the gold standard Journal Scan

Summarised by: Dr Liesel van der Merwe BVSc MMedVet (Med) Comparison of Serum Spec fPL™ and a New Serum Lipase (DGGR) Assay in 60 Cats Using Pancreatic Histopathology as the Gold Standard Comparison of serum Spec fPL ™ and 1,2-o-dilauryl-rac-glycero-3-glutaric acid –(6’-methylresorufin)-ester assay in 60 cats using standardised assessment of pancreatic histology. S Opplinger et… Continue Reading

Interdigital Cyst Syndrome in dogs

  Dr Heidi Schroeder, BVSc MMedVet(Med) Small Animal Physician Canine interdigital cyst syndrome (aka pedal folliculitis, interdigital pyoderma or interdigital furunculosis) is one of the clinical manifestations of canine pododermatitis where lesions are confined to the feet only. This condition is often misdiagnosed as a foreign body or a non-resolving pyoderma. It is a frustrating… Continue Reading

The ABCs of veterinary dentistry Brought to You by The Letter "D"

June 16, 2016 By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD DVM360 MAGAZINE The fun continues on our alphabetic journey through the management of our veterinary patients’ oral problems. We’ve only just begun discussing the fundamentals of companion animal dentistry (check out the breakdown of letters “A,” “B” and “C,” anesthesia and basic concepts, here), and… Continue Reading

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