Gerardo Poli concludes his series on serum discolouration by looking at icteric serum, which is caused by the presence of excess bilirubin in the blood stream.5 mins
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.
When interpreting PCV/total solids, it is also important to take note of the serum colour as this may give clues into the diagnosis.
Gerardo Poli highlights some common misconceptions he finds with interpreting the often-misinterpreted or underused PCV/total solids tests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Gerardo Poli offers advice for diagnosing cases of gastric dilatation-volvulus, lists clinical signs and discusses the importance of performing an abdominal radiograph.
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.
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.
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.
Having previously discussed the components of a fluid therapy plan, Gerardo Poli looks at maintenance rates and crystalloid use.
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.
Following on from September's post on urinalysis, Gerardo Poli offers some simple tips on the use of dipsticks.