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.
The ultrasound is an incredibly useful diagnostic tool. In this video tip, Gerardo Poli offers some advice to help you perfect the basics of ultrasound-guided aspiration.
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.8 mins
Interpreting effusion samples can be confusing, says Gerardo Poli, so try to think of them as if you were collecting a blood sample.
Establishing client rapport is paramount to any consultation. Here, Gerardo Poli offers some pointers to help you build trust from the moment the client and their pet walk into the consulting room.
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.
Pulse oximetry is a very useful diagnostic and monitoring tool – but, as Gerardo Poli explains, it can give a false sense of security.
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.
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?
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.
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.