May 2018

Gerardo Poli concludes the series with a rundown of this emergency surgical procedure, explaining why speed is of essence and considerations for anaesthesia usage. Includes video content of an emergency caesarean.

16 mins

In the third part of his series on obstructed labour, Gerardo Poli offers tips on the medical management of dystocia and details circumstances in which immediate caesarean section is indicated.

6 mins

After outlining the indications of dystocia in part one, Gerardo Poli describes the physical checks to carry out – and explains the importance of ultrasound – in determining patient status.

9 mins

April 2018

Not knowing how to determine a true dystocia emergency can cause confusion in practice. With this in mind, Gerardo Poli’s latest series of articles will address this and other common concerns in a step-by-step manner, starting with the stages of labour.

10 mins

In the final part of this series, Gerardo Poli looks at how to perform ultrasounds in a systematic manner.

3 mins

Gerardo Poli offers step-by-step instructions – in the form of a video tutorial – to help optimise your ultrasound image quality. He looks specifically at which functions to adjust first, and discusses which settings will be better under certain situations.

5 mins

March 2018

The control panel of an ultrasound machine may seem ominous to some. So, in a new series, Gerardo Poli explains the function of each dial and button to help clinicians get started.

8 mins

In the fourth and final part of his focus on ionised hypocalcaemia, Gerardo looks at the controversy regarding treatment of non-clinical cases and the prognostic indications of iCa concentrations.

11 mins

February 2018

Following his focus on the most common cause of clinical hypocalcaemia in cats and dogs, Gerardo takes a look at the clinical signs, treatment methods and the correction of calcium.

12 mins

In the second of this three-part series, Gerardo Poli focuses specifically on the most common cause of clinical hypocalcaemia in feline and canine patients.

14 mins

Gerardo Poli begins this three-part series by outlining the function of calcium, and common causes of low ionised calcium in cats and dogs.

7 mins

January 2018

Gerardo Poli discusses how to find the caudal vena cava – and interpret whether it is “fat”, “flat” or “bouncy” – to assess a patient’s fluid volume. Features video content.

41 mins

Following his previous two blog entries on hyponatraemia, Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli concludes the trilogy with a look at how to correct serum sodium concentrations.

8 mins

Building on part one of his series on the clinical signs of hyponatraemia, Gerardo Poli looks at the different causes in both dogs and cats and basic treatment.

11 mins

In a new three-part series, Gerardo Poli looks at this common disturbance, breaking it down into the clinical signs, causes and how he corrects it.

7 mins

December 2017

Following last week’s introduction on the effects and causes of hyperkalaemia, Gerardo Poli focuses on management options available.

6 mins

Gerardo Poli discusses ways of educating owners of dogs that may suffer from stress and anxiety during Christmas gatherings – to ensure they stay away from the emergency room.

8 mins

In a new series, Gerardo Poli explores the common causes of hyperkalaemia and how to manage this using fluid therapy and medications.

8 mins

In the final part of his series on blood gas analysis, Gerardo Poli explains how to determine both oxygenation ability and adequacy of ventilation in patients with respiratory compromise.

16 mins

November 2017

Tip of the Week author Gerardo Poli explains how to determine whether a true compensatory response is present and how to rule out the presence of a secondary disorder.

8 mins