March 2017

The presence of lipaemia can indicate the presence of certain diseases, but it can also make interpretation of biochemistry particularly difficult. Gerardo Poli offers some advice on how to deal with lipaemic samples.

4 mins

When interpreting PCV/total solids, it is also important to take note of the serum colour as this may give clues into the diagnosis.

3 mins

Gerardo Poli highlights some common misconceptions he finds with interpreting the often-misinterpreted or underused PCV/total solids tests.

5 mins

February 2017

Gerardo Poli concludes his four-part focus on gastric dilatation-volvulus with a look at the recovery stage and postoperative monitoring.

8 mins

Following on closely from the first two parts of his February focus on gastric dilatation-volvulus, Gerardo Poli turns to surgery and offers a few pointers to help ensure the procedure runs as smoothly as possible.

9 mins

In the second of a four-part series on GDV, Gerardo Poli looks at the two ways gastric decompression can be achieved and offers advice on both methods.

10 mins

In the first of a four-part series, Gerardo Poli puts the focus firmly on gastric dilatation-volvulus – particularly the three things that should be done as soon as a suspected case is presented.

9 mins

January 2017

After discussing how to take appropriate abdominal radiographs, Gerardo Poli offers some advice on interpreting the resulting images.

4 mins

Abdominal radiographs can be daunting – so Gerardo Poli offers six tips to help you get the most information from your studies.

4 mins

Obstructive feline lower urinary tract disease is a common presentation in general practice. At Gerardo Poli's hospital, temporary relief is generally achieved within 15 minutes of patient arrival.

6 mins

Gerardo Poli offers advice for diagnosing cases of gastric dilatation-volvulus, lists clinical signs and discusses the importance of performing an abdominal radiograph.

6 mins

Performing euthanasias is the one of the hardest parts of a vet's job. Gerardo Poli provides advice to help make the process easier for you, your client and, most importantly, your patient.

6 mins

December 2016

Gerardo Poli looks at ongoing losses, the fourth and final part of a fluid therapy plan, and offers some general rules.

3 mins

As the festive season is in full swing and bringing more things for pets to ingest, Gerardo Poli lists some of the common problems and conditions likely to cause visits to the vet clinic.

6 mins

As an emergency vet, Gerardo Poli has fine-tuned his approach to ensure the euthanasia process runs as smoothly as possible. In the first in a short series on the subject, he talks about caring for the client.

10 mins

Having previously discussed the components of a fluid therapy plan, Gerardo Poli looks at maintenance rates and crystalloid use.

3 mins

November 2016

In the second in his series of tips on interpreting effusion samples, Gerardo Poli offers some things to look out for if the effusion is haemorrhagic.

3 mins

In his latest Tip of the Week, Gerardo Poli offers up his own approach to one of the most common presentations in general practice.

4 mins

Following on from September's post on urinalysis, Gerardo Poli offers some simple tips on the use of dipsticks.

3 mins

The ultrasound is an incredibly useful diagnostic tool. In this video tip, Gerardo Poli offers some advice to help you perfect the basics of ultrasound-guided aspiration.

1 mins