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Jun
29

Dream jobs dont exist

by Dobree, L.

‘And tell the lady what you want to be when you grow up.’I’m halfway through my morning consultations when I meet six-year-old Elsie. She walked into my consulting room with her mum and her dog Barney, wearing a surgery cap, a tiny set of scrubs and ...

VetRecord
May
11

Composite Fasciola hepatica faecal egg sedimentation test for cattle

by Graham-Brown, J., Williams, D. J. L., Skuce, P., Zadoks, R. N., Dawes, S., Swales, H., Van Dijk, J.

Options for diagnosing Fasciola hepatica infection in groups of cattle are limited. Increasing the opportunities for herd-level diagnosis is important for disease monitoring, making informed treatment decisions and for flukicide efficacy testing. The...

VetRecord
May
04

Social media case has lessons for all vets

by Loeb, J.

This week’s Vet Record contains a noteworthy cautionary tale in the form of a news report of an RCVS disciplinary hearing.The subject of the hearing was Natalia Strokowska, a vet from Poland who has practised extensively as a locum in the UK.Between ...

VetRecord
Sep
01

Guide to ophthalmology in rabbits

by Maini, S., Hartley, C.

Background: Ophthalmic disease is a common reason for rabbits to be presented to the general veterinary practitioner.Aim of the article: This article provides a guide of normal eye anatomy, routine ophthalmic examination and common ocular conditions ...

InPractice
Sep
01

Intoxication in dogs and cats: a basic approach to decontamination

by Humm, K., Greensmith, T.

Background: There are two types of intoxicated patient that present to veterinary practices: the asymptomatic patient with a known exposure and the patient with clinical signs that may (or may not) be due to a toxin or poison. Deciding when (or if) t...

InPractice
Sep
01

Prepubertal neutering in cats and dogs

by Yates, D., Leedham, R.

Background: Neutering cats and dogs is the most common elective procedure undertaken in small animal practice. Neutering is often at the request of an owner but may be carried out on unowned animals as a policy decision in a charity practice, or as a...

InPractice
Sep
18

Successful resection of an osteoma in a great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) with subsequent lack of regional feather regrowth

by Barbosa, L., Tom, D., Han, S.

A free-living adult great horned owl (Bubo virginianus) was presented to a wildlife rehabilitation centre in Southern California with a firm, pedunculated mass arising from the caudal-dorsal border of the left ulna. Two secondary covert feathers were...

VetRecordCaseReports
Sep
13

Delayed forebrain syndrome due to presumptive traumatic intranasal meningoencephalocele in a cat

by Liatis, T., De Stefani, A., Mantis, P., Cherubini, G. B.

A 3-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair cat was referred with 1-month history of three generalised tonic-clonic epileptic seizures and left-sided thoracic limb knuckling. Nine months previously, the cat was bitten on the right upper palpebral r...

VetRecordCaseReports
Sep
11

Livestock-associated meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in a young harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) with endocarditis

by Rubio-Garcia, A., Rossen, J. W. A., Wagenaar, J. A., Friedrich, A. W., van Zeijl, J. H.

A five-month-old male harbour seal was admitted for rehabilitation to the Sealcentre Pieterburen on November 16, 2015. During initial veterinary examination parasitic pneumonia and secondary bacterial pneumonia were suspected. Therefore, the seal rec...

VetRecordCaseReports
Sep
13

Pilot study on serum C-reactive protein in pet rabbits: clinical usefulness

by Oohashi, E., Kimura, Y., Matsumoto, K.

ObjectivesThe present study was performed to evaluate the usefulness of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) as an acute phase reactive protein in pet rabbits in clinical practice.MethodsThe CRP level using a rabbit CRP ELISA and white blood cell (WBC) cou...

VetRecordOpen
Sep
08

Meteorological factors affecting the risk of transmission of HPAI in Miyazaki, Japan

by Arikawa, G., Fujii, Y., Abe, M., Mai, N. T., Mitoma, S., Notsu, K., Nguyen, H. T., Elhanafy, E., Daous, H. E., Kabali, E., Norimine, J., Sekiguchi, S.

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreaks engender a severe economic impact on the poultry industry and public health. Migratory waterfowl are considered the natural hosts of HPAI virus, and HPAI viruses are known to be transmitted over long...

VetRecordOpen
Sep
08

Echocardiographic evaluation of four giant Aldabra tortoises (Aldabrachelys gigantea)

by Campolo, M., Oricco, S., Cavicchio, P., Piga, S., Ulivi, V., Poggi, M., Zanatta, R., Iannaccone, M.

ObjectivesIn recent years echocardiography has become a good diagnostic tool in Zoo Medicine but in some cases, it is still a challenge. In Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea) the big size of animals and the few individuals hosted in Zoo ...

VetRecordOpen