Fifty Shades of Bile Acids

Date added: 9th June 2015   The following extract is taken from the information provided by Simon Tappin, European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine, in Session 1 of the ‘Liver and Pancreatic Disease’ online Mini Series There are lots of things we can look at that give us an idea of liver…

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Get the essential checklist for your emergency patients

Date added: 29th May 2015   The next webinar for Small Animal Practice Club is ‘The Critical In-Patient Essential Checklist’ with regular Webinar Club contributor and ECC Specialist, Shailen Jasani. Taking care of critically ill patients can be very rewarding, if at times also quite challenging. These patients may have more than one primary disease…

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How should you approach a backyard chicken?

Date added: 27th May 2015   In recent years, the popularity of pet chickens has greatly increased and so you are much more likely to see them in your practice. All GP vets should be confident examining, diagnosing and treating the common problems encountered by this species. In May’s Exotics Club webinar ‘Approach to the…

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Test your knowledge! Is there a reason to be worried here?

Date added: 7th May 2015   What would you recommend? You receive a telephone call from a client asking for some advice. Her 1-year old male neutered domestic shorthair cat has just drunk some water from the lily vase. The client knows that lilies can be harmful to cats, is not sure why she kept…

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When should you put a Mediterranean tortoise in the fridge?

Date added: 29th April 2015   The following extract is taken from the information provided by Lecturer and Clinical Manager at the Exotic Animal and Wildlife Clinic at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Kevin Eatwell, in April’s Exotics Club webinar ‘Approach to Post-Hibernation Anorexia in Tortoises’.   There are a number of techniques…

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In cases of acute pancreatitis, should you feed the patient or rest the pancreas?

acute pancreatitis

Date added: 24th April 2015   The following extract is taken from the information provided by Julia Hurley, Senior Nurse in Internal Medicine at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, in April’s Nurses Club webinar ‘Nursing Patients with Acute Pancreatitis’. There is no specific cure for pancreatitis in dogs and cats, and treatment is purely supportive. It…

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A webinar to take your breath away!

temporary tracheostomy

Date added: 2nd April 2015   The next webinar for Emergency and Critical Care Club is ‘Upper Airway Obstruction and Emergency Tracheostomy’ with RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery, Daniela Murgia. Upper airway obstruction is a common cause of morbidity in veterinary emergency and critical care medicine. There are numerous causes of upper…

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Update your knowledge on infectious diseases in rabbits

rabbit infectious diseases

Date added: 26th March 2015   The next webinar for Exotics Club is ‘Rabbit Infectious Diseases’ with Exotic Animal Clinician at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Emma Keeble. Find out exactly what you need to know to help diagnose and treat both common and emerging infectious diseases in pet rabbits in veterinary practice.…

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Can injections be administered into a reptile’s back legs?

Date added: 4th March 2015   The following extract is taken from the information provided by Lecturer in Exotic Animal and Wildlife Medicine at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, David Perpinan in January’s Exotics Club webinar ‘Reptile Anaesthesia and Analgesia’. There has been much controversy over the years about the renal portal system…

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How should you deal with acute kidney injury in your small animal patients?

Date added: 25th February 2015 Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rapid reduction in renal function that may be due to a variety of causes broadly classified as pre-renal, renal and post-renal. Intrinsic renal causes include toxins, including nephrotoxic drugs, as well as infections. In the next webinar for Emergency and Critical Care Club, ‘How…

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