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May
19

Visiting the vets with a guide dog

Rubina Mooney, a guide dog owner, describes the challenges of visiting the vet with her guide dog

VetRecord
May
12

Combining being a vet with a chance to travel

Vet, Louise Soutar describes her experience of volunteering on the Caribbean island of Carriacou at an animal hospital where the help of vets and veterinary nurses is always appreciated.

VetRecord
Apr
21

Personal experience of professional burnout

For vet Jackie Brearley, burnout appeared out of the blue. As she emerges into a new period of her life, she describes what got her through and reflects on how she has come to regard it as a positive experience.

VetRecord
May
01

Administration of nebulised and inhaled medications

by Harris, B.

NEBULISATION creates a cloud of droplets from an aqueous medication that are of the correct size for inhalation into the bronchial tree.The nebuliser can be of the air-compressor type or the vibrating/oscillating type. Essentially, with either type, ...

InPractice Other
May
01

Managing headshaking in horses: an update

by Roberts, V.

It is not uncommon for equine vets to be asked to examine a horse which is exhibiting headshaking. This article covers my approach to reaching a diagnosis in these cases. I find that trigeminal-mediated headshaking is often the definitive diagnosis, ...

InPractice Equine
May
01

Diagnosing and treating skin diseases in goats: an update

by Corke, M., Matthews, J.

Skin disease in goats is not uncommon, and many skin diseases have been reported in the UK goat population (Jackson 1986). However, the recent globalisation of trade in animals and animal products has resulted in incursions of novel diseases into Eur...

InPractice Large Animal
May
26

Marked paraneoplastic hypereosinophilia associated with a low-grade, metastatic canine mast cell tumour

by Musser, M., Berger, E., Flaherty, H. A., Fox, L., Johannes, C. M.

An 11-year-old, female, spayed labrador retriever was presented to the Iowa State University Oncology Service for evaluation of a rapidly expanding mass located near the right prescapular lymph node. A Patnaik grade I mast cell tumour (mitotic index ...

VetRecordCaseReports
May
16

Internal fixation of a comminuted metacarpal fracture in a bull

by Gillespie, A., Connolly, N., Scarabelli, S., Lipreri, G., Singer, E.

An 11-month-old pedigree Simmental bull weighing 450 kg was presented with a closed, displaced, oblique, comminuted fracture of the left metacarpal III/IV bone. The two main bone fragments were reduced using two 5.5 mm cortical screws placed in lag f...

VetRecordCaseReports
May
16

Fatal strongyloidiasis in a puppy from France

by Bourgoin, G., Jacquet-Viallet, P., Zenner, L.

The present case report describes fatal strongyloidiasis in a three-month-old male dog born in France without any travel history. It presented unconscious and in hypothermia at the clinic, without any prodromal symptoms the hour before. The animal wa...

VetRecordCaseReports
May
17

Survey of ketolactia, determining the main predisposing management factors and consequences in Hungarian dairy herds by using a cow-side milk test

by Hejel, P., Zechner, G., Csorba, C., Könyves, L.

The aims of the survey were to determine the prevalence of ketosis in dairy herds by measuring the concentration of beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHBA) in milk by Keto-Test (Sanwa Kagaku Kenkyusho, Nagoya, Japan); risk factors and the relationship with postp...

VetRecordOpen Large Animal
Apr
12

Plasma procalcitonin concentrations are increased in dogs with sepsis

by Goggs, R., Milloway, M., Troia, R., Giunti, M.

Sepsis, the life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection, is difficult to identify and to prognosticate for. In people with sepsis, procalcitonin (PCT) measurement aids diagnosis, enables therapeutic monitori...

VetRecordOpen Companion Animal
Apr
09

Methodological aspects of serosurveillance in resource-poor settings

by Sternberg Lewerin, S., Wolff, C., Masembe, C., Stahl, K., Boqvist, S., Franko, M. A.

Animal production is important for the agricultural economy in low-income countries, but is threatened by infectious diseases. Serosurveys are conducted for different reasons such as disease detection, risk factor studies, disease monitoring and esta...

VetRecordOpen Mixed