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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
Jul
01

Managing the veterinary input on large dairy herds

by Reader, J.

This article sets out some of the main considerations and challenges for managing the veterinary input in large dairy herds. It focuses on the way that the veterinarian can satisfy the demands of the modern day dairy farmer while facilitating an expe...

InPractice
Jul
01

Diagnostic approach to polyuria and polydipsia in dogs

by McGrotty, Y., Randell, S.

Polyuria (increased urine output, ie, in excess of 50 ml/kg/day) and polydipsia (increased water intake, ie, in excess of 100 ml/kg/day) (PUPD) are very common presenting signs in canine patients. Water consumption can vary considerably from one day ...

InPractice
Jul
01

A pictorial approach to abdominal radiography

by Parry, A., Mahoney, P.

When interpreting a radiograph, we refer to size, number, margination, location and opacity, which proves helpful when describing normal anatomy, as well as abnormal findings. Focusing on uncommon normal variants, or giving too much importance to ins...

InPractice
Jul
15

Urolithiasis in a female miniature potbellied pig

by Needleman, A., Videla, R.

A five-year-old female spayed Vietnamese potbellied pig was evaluated due to a chronic history of dysuria and pollakiuria as well as lack of faecal output for one week. Physical examination revealed vitals within normal parameters and to facilitate f...

VetRecordCaseReports
Jul
05

Osteogenesis and dentinogenesis imperfecta in a four-month-old English mastiff

by Gold, R., Pool, R. R., Edwards, E. E.

Osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as ‘brittle bone disease’, is an inherited connective tissue disorder caused by defects in type 1 collagen. The disease results in low bone mass and reduced bone strength, often manifesting as multiple intrauterine...

VetRecordCaseReports
Jul
05

Duodenal ganglioneuromatosis causing common bile duct obstruction in a dog

by Deprez, P., Grand, J.-G., Harran, N.

A 3-year-old intact female labrador retriever dog was presented for anorexia, weight loss and vomiting. Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a mass of the descending duodenum involving the major duodenal papilla with loss of the normal intestinal wall ...

VetRecordCaseReports
May
24

Pilot study evaluating the monitoring of canine diabetes mellitus in primary care practice

by Cartwright, J. A., Cobb, M., Dunning, M. D.

ObjectivesThis study aimed to describe how canine diabetes mellitus (CDM) is monitored in primary care practice (PCP) and to report outcomes.DesignRetrospective case review.SettingPCP.Participants40 dogs of 22 different pedigrees and five crossbreeds...

VetRecordOpen
May
22

Randomised clinical trial showing the curative effect of bandaging on M2-stage lesions of digital dermatitis in dairy cows

by Klawitter, M., Döpfer, D., Braden, T. B., Amene, E., Mueller, K. E.

Objectives and designThis trial evaluated the effect of bandaging of acute painful ulcerative bovine digital dermatitis (DD) lesion (stage M2) in dairy cows, tested using two different topical treatments.DesignRandomised clinical trial.SettingThis st...

VetRecordOpen
May
03

Prevalence of antibody seroconversion to Toxoplasma gondii in uveitis and non-uveitis dogs

by Kosec, G., Hacin, B., Sansom, P. G., Weaver, G., Dewhurst, E., Carter, J. W.

ObjectivesTo evaluate the prevalence of seroconversion to Toxoplasma gondii in dogs with uveitis and dogs without uveitis.MethodsIn total, 135 dogs were evaluated: 51 dogs were diagnosed with uveitis, and 84 dogs were without uveitis. Latex agglutina...

VetRecordOpen