Andy Durham BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, DipECEIM, MRCVS, looks at causes of allergy in horses – through insect bites, feed, skin contact and inhalation – and appropriate therapies.28 mins
Ian Wright details the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and control of Bartonella species infections in feline patients, as well as precautions nurses should take when in contact with infected patients and advising owners on how to reduce the risk of exposure.39 mins
Dan Skeldon looks at common ailments geriatric feline and canine patients can present with in practice, as well as treatment methods.
In her latest column, Louise discusses the many considerations required for dealing with patients with bleeding disorders.
Helen Rooney BSc(Hons), CVN, CertED, DipAVN(Medical), CertVNECC, RVN, uses her experience as an owner of a diabetic cat to help VNs understand the importance of discussion and management of this chronic condition (reviewed by Jemma Thorogood RVN).
In the next of our series featuring VNs’ efforts at championing causes in practice, we team up with TVM UK to hear from Jack Davies NCert(E&CC), RVN, on poisoning from this sweet-tasting crystalline substance – something he feels is becoming a “far too common scenario”, with often devastating consequences.17 mins
Louise O’Dwyer DipAVN(Surgical), DipAVN(Medical), RVN, spotlights the care needed when presented with these cases in practice.
Laura Lacey RVN, ESVPS NCertAnBeh, DipPheromonatherapy, CertVNECC, ISFM CertFN, C&G CertSAN, BVNA CertVNDent, C-SQP, A1, explores ways to aid anxious animals, both in the veterinary practice and at home. Reviewed by Andrew McVey BVSc, MRCVS.
Tim Hutchinson offers guidance on how VNs can help patients with this commonly discussed, but under-diagnosed, condition get the assistance they need.42 mins
RVN Emma Gerrard spotlights a common practice case and how VNs can help manage the condition.26 mins
RVN Kayleigh Walsh advises on clinical signs, treatment and care requirements for urethral blockages in entire male feline patients.
Dan Skeldon highlights different management options VNs can help with and advise their clients on regarding degenerative joint disease in canine and feline pets.57 mins
Marge Chandler takes a look at cases in practice where these live microbial species may be of help to cats and dogs.
RVN Emma Gerrard, with Guy Fawkes Night on the horizon, looks at what advice VNs can give owners to help petrified pets cope through this period.37 mins
Anaesthesia is challenging enough, and in neonatal and paediatric patients, even more so. RVN Louise O’Dwyer offers some help in this tricky area.
RVN Helen Rooney discusses the often mysterious inflammatory bowel disease that afflicts pets nationwide.31 mins
RVN Kayleigh Walsh spotlights the care and processes needed to treat this emergency case successfully.
RVN Emma Gerrard looks at the latest research into this parasite and how vet nurses can help owners avoid their pets picking it up.30 mins
With recumbent patients regularly appearing in practice, RVN Louise O'Dwyer discusses the best action for VNs tasked with managing such cases.