Category Archives: Vet 360 Vol 4 Issue 6

This edition has several articles dedicated to the more behavioural aspects of veterinary science. Far from being benign, behavioural conditions can really put strain on the owner-pet bond and result in euthanasia of the pet. How often don’t we have to euthanase otherwise healthy pets? The surgery article has highlighted the importance of preparation, planning and underlying the basic biomechanical forcers. Not rocket science – but so often neglected in our rush to just get things done.

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

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

CPD: Cognitive Dysfunction in Geriatric Dogs and Cats

CPD: Cognitive Dysfunction in Geriatric Dogs and Cats

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 Reviewed by:  Dr Frederique Hurley BVSc, BVSc, MPhil, MANZCVS (Veterinary Behaviour) Cognitive Dysfunction in Geriatric Dogs and Cats Canine cognitive dysfunction is a neurodegenerative disease very similar to Alzheimers in humans . It… Continue Reading

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