Category Archives: Vet360 Vol4 Issue2

This issue of the Vet 360 contains an accredited CPD article for Urinary Incontinence in the Horse, as well as an article on feline Perineal urethrostomy amongst others.

Nutrition: The Utility of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids in Canine Diets

Nutrition: The Utility of Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids in Canine Diets

Dr Liesel van der Merwe, BVSc MMedVet(Med)Small Animals University Of Pretoria , Department of Companion animal Clinical Studies Email: lieselvdmvet@gmail.com Fat is a source of energy, fat soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. The type of fatty acids can have significant effects on immune function and production of inflammatory mediators. Polyunstaurated fatty acids (PUFAs’) can… Continue Reading

The ABCs of  Veterinary Dentistry: “G” is for Gingiva

The ABCs of Veterinary Dentistry: “G” is for Gingiva

As you are readily familiar, if this vital oral tissue that protects the teeth becomes inflamed, a progressive and painful disease can develop if not halted with good dental care. By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD The gingiva, or gum, is the keratinized oral mucosa covering the alveolar processes of the jaws, encircling the… Continue Reading

CPD: Urinary Incontinence  in the Horse A Systematic Approach to  Diagnosis & Treatment

CPD: Urinary Incontinence in the Horse A Systematic Approach to Diagnosis & Treatment

Michael Hewetson BSc, BVSc, Cert EM(Int.Med), DipECEIM, MRCVS Abstract Urinary incontinence is an uncommon presenting clinical sign in horses. Despite a variety of inciting causes, most horses with urinary incontinence present with chronic end-stage detrusor dysfunction, characterised by overflow incontinence, cystitis and accumulation of sabulous sediment in the bladder. In some cases, a specific underlying… Continue Reading

How to Perform a  Feline Perineal  Urethrostomy

How to Perform a Feline Perineal Urethrostomy

A step-by-step surgical guide, tips to optimize results, and revision techniques, just in case. Extracts from the 2015 ACVIM Consensus  Statement on Seizure Management in Dogs By Christopher Adin, DVM, DACVS Perineal urethrostomy is a surgical method for alleviating urethral obstruction in cats with complicated or recurrent obstructive feline lower urinary tract disease. While long-term… Continue Reading

New Hope on Debt Control in Private Practice

New Hope on Debt Control in Private Practice

Dr Daniela S paeth (BVSc) and Dr Graeme Harman (BVSc), Accumulating debt and writing-off hard earned profits year after year seems to be an ubiquitous problem within our veterinary profession. In fact, after discussing this matter with vets all over the country, it seems there is no single private veterinary practice which can claim a… Continue Reading

Understanding PCR

Understanding PCR

Remo Lobetti BVSc MMedVet (Med) PhD Dipl ECVIM INTRODUCTION The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique in molecular biology that analyses short sequences of DNA or RNA and is used in the diagnosis of a variety of infectious and genetic diseases. PCR is used to amplify a piece of DNA resulting a chain reaction… Continue Reading

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