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.
Fluid therapy is a topic that sometimes gets overlooked by vets, partly because there is a misconception that developing fluid plans can be difficult.
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.
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
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?
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.
Several species of lice live on chickens and cement their eggs on the base of feather shafts.
Many dogs will not pass faeces for the first 4 to 5 days after surgery.
It is harder to correlate the grade of a heart murmur with the severity of the underlying heart problem in cats than it is in dogs. Some quite loud murmurs may occur with relatively small defects.2 mins