Category Archives: Vet 360 Vol 5 Issue 2

Just this last month I had to advise a client with a household of cats of which one tested positive for FeLV.  She had consulted two general practitioners and both gave similar advice, but with one or two vital differences regarding interpretation of the tests.  In multi-cat households managing viral infections can be a nightmare and the immunology of test interpretation can be daunting, and as usual, the devil is in the detail.  There is a fantastic free access website  – The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) (http://www.abcdcatsvets.org) which has excellent factsheets on various aspects of feline infectious diseases and husbandry. I would urge vets with a feline patient population to peruse these guidelines.

 

Hepatic Lipidosis   Maximising a Successful Outcome Feline hepatic lipidosis is the most commonly encountered liver disease in cats, and results from accumulation of fat within the majority of hepatocytes.

Hepatic Lipidosis Maximising a Successful Outcome Feline hepatic lipidosis is the most commonly encountered liver disease in cats, and results from accumulation of fat within the majority of hepatocytes.

By Lilian Cornejo, DVM, DACVIM CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS Feline hepatic lipidosis is the most commonly encountered liver disease in cats, and results from accumulation of fat within the majority of hepatocytes. The end result is severe intrahepatic cholestasis which leads to a rapid decline in liver function.  Many affected cats are middle-aged or… Continue Reading

Surgical Procedures for  Urethral Sphincter Mechanism  Incompetence in Bitches

Surgical Procedures for Urethral Sphincter Mechanism Incompetence in Bitches

Prof G L Coetzee Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies Small Animal Surgery Section Faculty of Veterinary Science University of Pretoria Acquired urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence (USMI) is the most common storage disorder in neutered female dogs1. The urethral sphincter mechanism involves the smooth muscle of the urethra as well as the surrounding support tissues,… Continue Reading

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs Medical Management

Urinary Incontinence in Dogs Medical Management

Mirinda van Schoor BVSc(Hons); MMedVet(Med) Bakenkop Animal Hospital, Centurion info@bakenkop-vet.co.za Introduction The urinary bladder is responsible for storing urine until it is convenient and appropriate to void urine. Both urine storage and bladder emptying require normal functioning and interaction of the autonomic and somatic nervous systems. In addition, these two processes also require that the… Continue Reading

Introduction to Direct  Digital Radiography (DR)

Introduction to Direct Digital Radiography (DR)

Kat Evans Veterinary practices are frequently described as having digital radiography, however, this can be a broad and often inaccurate description. To prevent confusion, it is recommended to use the terminology Direct Digital Radiography (DR) or Computed Radiography (CR) when describing ‘digital radiography’. In this article, we will discuss the theory behind DR, and answer… Continue Reading

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: “M” is for “Malposition and  Malocclusion”

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: “M” is for “Malposition and Malocclusion”

(Article reprinted with permission of DVM360 – November 03, 2017. DVM360 MAGAZINE is a copyrighted publication of Advanstar Communications inc. All rights reserved) In veterinary medicine, the goal of orthodontic correction isn’t a pretty smile but pain-free, functional occlusion. By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD “Are those braces on dogs’ teeth?” This question, posed… Continue Reading

CPD: Living with FelV-infected Cats

CPD: Living with FelV-infected Cats

 A Guide for Veterinarians and their Clients By Glenn Olah, DVM, PhD, DABVP (feline) With proper management by the owner and healthcare from the veterinary team, cats with this retrovirus can live longer, more comfortable lives. Feline leukemia virus (FeLV) is an RNA gamma-retrovirus of cats found worldwide, infecting anywhere from 3% to 14% of… Continue Reading

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