October 2014

OK, a potentially controversial one this… There is a lot of evidence highlighting resistance to … more

I now try to avoid running food trials in mid-summer. Certainly on first presentation, with no previous … more

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September 2014

My colleagues and I use immunotherapy on a fair number of dogs to treat atopic … more

If, like me, you get frustrated using scotch tape in the Diff-Quik to check for … more

This line always makes me think of the James Herriot books – and I recently … more

I find retching cats usually present last thing in an evening surgery, leaving you with … more

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August 2014

Do you ever get blind spots, where you forget a particular test that might be … more

Have you ever had an atopic dog that’s really well managed but suddenly flares, becomes … more

To be truthful, I have a bit of a blind spot when it comes to … more

July 2014

A nice six-year-old Labrador with a history of possible trauma, complete forelimb muscle atrophy and proprioceptive … more

I had a poor feline with a very blocked proximal urethra, and numerous attempts to pass … more

I was called out around 11pm recently to a case of acute onset dyspnoea in a … more

Do you have a puzzling dermatological case? Is it not responding the way you expect? … more

June 2014

Cats with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may have concurrent low vitamin B12 levels (Tams, 2014). … more

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May 2014

There are no specific packed cell volume guidelines as to when to transfuse an animal … more

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Anaesthesia normally depresses laryngeal movements, making diagnosis of laryngeal paralysis challenging. The animal should be … more

Diagnosis of Lyme’s disease is challenging and normally depends on evidence of exposure along with … more

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April 2014

As a general guideline, 5-10 drops (depending on the dog’s size) of topical antimicrobial agent … more

Like primates, guinea pigs cannot produce their own vitamin C, so it must be supplied … more

The most common cause of regurgitation is reflux of acid from the stomach into the … more

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