Category Archives: Vet360 Volume 5 Issue 1

There is a saying ” the devil is in the detail”, and this is so true for much of what we do in veterinary science. Often we focus on the exciting stuff but then the whole case work-up is compromised because of something small – like poor quality slides for cytology, a poorly prepared patient for contrast radiography, a poorly prepared patient for surgery.

A Pernicious Triad:  Arthritis, Obesity and Chronic Pain

A Pernicious Triad: Arthritis, Obesity and Chronic Pain

Each of these health problems causes harm in its own way, and it’s not unusual for veterinary patients to present with all three. Early detection and intervention and a multimodal management strategy are keys to taming this tangled trio. By Jennifer Gaumnitz, Senior Content Specialist Arthritis affects at least 20 percent of the pet population,… Continue Reading

Cough! Gasp!  ‘Is it My Heart or My Lungs, Doc?’ When a veterinary patient presents with coughing, you know you must distinguish between a cardiac or respiratory cause. Which is it?  This veterinary cardiologist helps you sort through your differentials.

Cough! Gasp! ‘Is it My Heart or My Lungs, Doc?’ When a veterinary patient presents with coughing, you know you must distinguish between a cardiac or respiratory cause. Which is it? This veterinary cardiologist helps you sort through your differentials.

If you’ve spent any time in small animal private practice, then you’ve dealt with coughing, geriatric small-breed dogs and understand that these cases can be diagnostic conundrums. There’s a murmur. There are crackles, but the dog is also wheezing. Is it cardiac? Is it respiratory? Is it both? If both, which do you treat? Fetch… Continue Reading

Enrichment for Small Mammals What Owners Need to Know

Enrichment for Small Mammals What Owners Need to Know

Laboratory animal veterinarians are greatly concerned with caring for small mammals away from their natural habitats—giving them the best life possible while they’re under these researchers’ care. Share their wisdom with your pocket-pet-owning clients. Mammals have exploded in popularity as pets over the past few years. Clients with these pets actively seek opportunities to enhance… Continue Reading

Real Veterinary Hiring Problems (& Solutions)

Real Veterinary Hiring Problems (& Solutions)

I recently gave a talk where I asked delegates to tell me about their greatest veterinary hiring challenges, then we problem solved live to help address those issues. In case you missed it, here are the top four challenges and my solutions in summarised form. The Top 4 Hiring Challenges We struggle to find candidates… Continue Reading

CPD: From Cloudy to Clear – Effusions Made Easy

CPD: From Cloudy to Clear – Effusions Made Easy

Introduction An effusion is the fluid that can accumulate in a body cavity due to various different pathologies. Mechanistically, effusions are caused by transudation, exudation, rupture of a blood/lymph vessel/ hollow organ, or neoplasia. Types of effusions include transudates and exudates, but also haemorrhagic effusions, chyle and uroperitoneum.  The composition of the fluid gives clues… Continue Reading

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