January 2022

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

11 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.

12 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.

14 mins

December 2021

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.

13 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.

9 mins

Research shows emesis induction does not influence clinical outcome. However, Gerardo Poli feels a time and place exist for it, based on his clinical experience.

9 mins

In part two of his series, Gerardo Poli discusses the secondary survey process and how following “A CRASH PLAN” can help in emergency situations.

5 mins

November 2021

In the first of a new two-part series, Gerardo Poli discusses the primary survey process and explains his alphabetical approach to all deteriorating or critical patients.

8 mins

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

5 mins

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

5 mins

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

8 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.

8 mins

October 2021

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

5 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.

5 mins

September 2021

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

4 mins

Following a previous tip in which he discussed the four basic components of a fluid therapy plan, Gerardo Poli takes a look at perfusion deficits, including clinical signs, cause and treatment.

11 mins

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

Interpreting effusion samples can be confusing, says Gerardo Poli, so try to think of them as if you were collecting a blood sample.

6 mins

Placing all patients on 2% isoflurane and 2l/min oxygen flow rate is common practice, but blanket isoflurane saturations and oxygen flow rates can be dangerous, warns Gerardo Poli.

5 mins

August 2021

Pulse oximetry is a very useful diagnostic and monitoring tool – but, as Gerardo Poli explains, it can give a false sense of security.

4 mins