Category Archives: Vet360 Vol4 Issue 4

This edition has concentrated on Theriogenology, conservative management of disc disease (financial constraints in our clients is a reality), and on feline nutrition; physiology and anatomy set the tone for everything just as form should follow function with furniture and buildings.

The Carnivore Connection  to Nutrition in Cats

The Carnivore Connection to Nutrition in Cats

Part 1 is a summary of the article by Debra L Zoran  (DVM,PhD, DACVIM) in the Journal of the American  Veterinary Medical Association  Vol 221 no 11 (2002)  Summarised by Dr Liesel van der  Merwe Cats are unique in many ways, but especially in their nutritional biochemistry. Cats are strict carnivores and rely on nutrients… Continue Reading

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: “I” is for Informed Consent

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: “I” is for Informed Consent

An in-depth look at what can go wrong during a dental procedure and how much to share with veterinary clients. My sister asked me to accompany her to a surgical consultation for an elective procedure. After the doctor finished reviewing the proposed surgery plan he said, “Now let’s talk about what can go wrong,” listing… Continue Reading

Conservative Management of  Intervertebral Disc Disease

Conservative Management of Intervertebral Disc Disease

By Sarah J. Wooten, DVM Article reprinted with the permission of DMV360 – April, 19 2017 DVM360 MAGAZINE is a copyrighted publication of Advanstar. Communications inc. All rights reserved. While CVC expert and educator Theresa Pancotto, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), CCRP, thinks intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) is a primarily a surgical disease in most cases,… Continue Reading

FELINE NEONATAL ISOERYTHROLYSIS

FELINE NEONATAL ISOERYTHROLYSIS

Van der Merwe L.L. BVSc Hons MMed(Vet) Small Animal Medicine Department of Companion Animal Clinical Studies (Outpatients), Faculty of Veterinary Science, Private Bag X04, Onderstepoort 0110. Lieselvdmvet@gmail.com   Feline Blood Groups Feline blood groups have been characterized as Type A, Type B and Type AB, with Type A being most prevalent. The frequency of the… Continue Reading

CPD: Medetomidine Premedication for Caesarean Section in the Bitch

CPD: Medetomidine Premedication for Caesarean Section in the Bitch

By K G M De Cramer, BVSc, MMedVet(Gyn), PhD & K E. Joubert  B.V.Sc M.Med Vet (Anaes) The ideal anaesthetic protocol for caesarean section (CS) should provide adequate muscle relaxation, analgesia and narcosis for optimal operating conditions, be safe for the bitch 2 and should not affect the viability and survival of the puppies 3,4. Additional recommendations… Continue Reading

Reproductive Hormone Assays In Dogs and Cats

Reproductive Hormone Assays In Dogs and Cats

By Dr Kate May,BVSc (Pret), MMedVet(Gyn)(Pret), DipACT In order to fully understand the application of certain hormone assays currently available in small animals, we need to briefly recap the physiology behind it all. The overall controlling structure in all reproductive pathways is the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is a specialized ventral portion of the brain made… Continue Reading

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