October 2016

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

September 2016

Need to know if there is an oesophageal foreign body but can’t be certain on radiographs? Dr Gerardo Poli has a quick tip for you.

3 mins

Gerardo Poli offers some tips on radiographic interpretation, a common area he has found many clinicians request more training in.

7 mins

Urinalysis is an important diagnostic tool in veterinary practice – so why, asks Gerardo Poli, do some clinicians fail to perform urinalyses even when they are indicated?

3 mins

Dr Gerardo Poli looks at the common problems that come with the use of casts and bandages, and what can be done to reduce the risk of complications occurring.

3 mins

August 2016

Dog bite wounds are one of the most common presentations both in general and emergency practice, and they can often be challenging cases. Here, Gerardo Poli offer some tips on managing these injuries.

4 mins

Gerardo Poli says the art of blood smear interpretation is declining, but is an extremely valuable skill that should be part of every in-house haematology.

4 mins

Fluid therapy is a topic that sometimes gets overlooked by vets, partly because there is a misconception that developing fluid plans can be difficult.

4 mins

Adverse events during anaesthesia in otherwise young and healthy patients is a rare occurrence. However, … more

3 mins

In his first Tip of the Week, author Gerardo Poli discusses how web savvy pet owners often visit their vet armed with research and even a diagnosis, and suggests vets attempt to call a truce with Dr Google.

6 mins

July 2016

Graham Finch hates doing dressings, so passes the torch to RVN colleague Laura for her "top tips" on the subject of dressing wounds.

2 mins

Although “off-licence”, immunotherapy is well worth considering in our pruritic feline friends. Of course we … more

3 mins

June 2016

Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a valuable tool in subcutaneous skin masses.

2 mins

Ever had one of those cases, which seem to typically occur around this time of year, that you think must be the start of an allergic dermatitis?

2 mins

May 2016

Mature chickens normally undergo one complete moult a year, usually in autumn. However, this can depend on the time of the year the bird started laying.

2 mins

We recently had an elderly cat that presented with typical signs of hyperthyroidism. However, as is sometimes the case, total T4 proved stubbornly normal on two estimations a couple of weeks apart.

1 mins

Have you ever had a puppy that just presents with lethargy, exercise intolerance and sleeps … more

2 mins

April 2016

Nasotracheal intubation can be used as an easy, less traumatic method of rabbit intubation when … more

2 mins

Several species of lice live on chickens and cement their eggs on the base of feather shafts.

2 mins

Metabolic bone disease is a common condition seen in almost all house rabbits with dental … more

3 mins