Category Archives: Magazine

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry ‘T’ is for Treatment

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD Halitosis, malpositioned teeth, oral tumours, fractured teeth, oral ulcers, swellings under the eyes—what to do? For many veterinarians, treatment is the most challenging aspect of dentistry due to the needs for client consent, specialised equipment, time and training. It’s often simpler to overlook dental pathology—but it’s not right for… Continue Reading

Placing Wound Soaker Catheters in Dogs

Marc Hirshenson, DVM, DACVS A collaborative column between the American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) and dvm360 magazine ot familiar with wound soaker catheters? You’ll want to be. They are easy to place and remove and can simplify your local pain control regimen for some surgical patients. There’s no doubt that the implementation of appropriate… Continue Reading

Progesterone Concentration Simplifying Canine Reproduction

Dr Kurt De Cramer BVSc MMedVet (Gyn) PhD Rant en Dal Animal Hospital, Mogale City kdcramer@mweb.co.za Most veterinary practitioners don’t deal much with bitches in oestrus and may lack experience and skills to interpret reproductive examinations such as appearance of the vaginal mucous membranes on vaginal speculum examinations and vaginal smears. Progesterone concentrations (PC) may… Continue Reading

Diagnosis and Management of Otitis

Prof. Andrew Leisewitz BVSc, MMedVet(Med), PhD Senior Lecturer Dept. of Comp. Animal Clinical Studies Faculty of Veterinary Science The external ear consists of the external acoustic meatus which collects and locates the origin of sounds. The middle ear consists of the tympanic membrane, the ossicles, the auditory tube, and the tympanic cavity. It serves to… Continue Reading

The New Client Concierge A Personal Point of Contact for your Practice

Eric Garcia IT Expert. Digital Marketer. Industry Thought Leader. For veterinary practices across the country and even around the globe, competition is everywhere. Whether it’s a new local business opening up or an online service launching, pet owners have more choices now than ever. Building brand loyalty takes time, consistency and providing the extra qualities… Continue Reading

The Importance of saying “Thank You”

Eric Garcia IT Expert. Digital Marketer. Industry Thought Leader. In a world that’s moving this quickly, who really has the time to say “please” and “thank you”? We might think that our world is so constantly filled with stimuli, that maybe nobody would hear it if we said, “Thank you”, just a little more often.… Continue Reading

Feline Constipation: Relieving a Hard Problem

Dr Margie Scherk  DVM DipABVP (Feline Practice) Straining in the litter box, possibly even crying out…or leaving unwelcome hard pellets around the home. Who wants any of it? Constipation is unpleasant at all levels.  It is uncomfortable, can interfere with appetite and, in cats, can even result in vomiting. Traditional approaches to this hard problem… Continue Reading

The Proper Use of Topical and Oral Corticosteroids

By Carlo Vitale, DVM, DACVD Corticosteroids are among the most used and misused medications in veterinary medicine. They exert a powerful, reliable, and rapid effect, and there is no viable, more effective therapeutic alternative in animals with certain skin conditions. Topical and oral corticosteroid therapies are considered the first choice for treatment of acute and… Continue Reading

Feline Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex

Prof. Andrew Leisewitz BVSc, MMedVet(Med), PhD Senior Lecturer Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies Faculty of Veterinary Science Lesions associated with Eosinophiic Granuloma Complex (EGC) This condition is in fact not a single disease but rather the manifestation of an underlying cause that presents with a variable complex of skin lesions. It is not a… Continue Reading

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: ‘S’ is for Supernumerary Teeth

Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD I had no idea what “supernumerary” meant (much less how to spell it) when I first heard the term some 30 years ago. But time and experience have taught me the importance of paying attention to this dental condition that often needs immediate care. Both extra and supernumerary teeth… Continue Reading

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