Monthly Archives: August 2018

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

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