Sarah Caney discusses the importance of regular blood pressure evaluation in cats, and the part RVNs can play in ensuring owner awareness and understanding.26 mins
Laura Rosewell discusses managing emergency cases of dyspnoea, types of breathing diseases commonly seen in practice, and how these canine and feline patients can be supported by veterinary nurses – both during hospitalisation and after discharge.
Gayle Morrison and Victoria Robinson discuss prevalent causes of – and latest treatment options for – pruritic patients.
Jamie Prutton discusses various diagnostic techniques and management options used for horses presenting with skin-related presentations.22 mins
Ian Wright discusses the principles of controlling these parasites and the vital role VNs play in making recommendations for individual pets.46 mins
Heather Kirkness refreshes readers’ understanding of dealing with tissue injuries in companion animals.
Emma Gerrard explores two forms of this inflammatory condition – idiopathic in cats and bacterial in dogs – as well as what helps resolve them.29 mins
Gayle Morrison and Peter Forsythe outline a strategy for dealing with this ear disease in small animals to maximise the chances of a successful outcome and minimise the likelihood of chronic disease onset.38 mins
Claire Bloor explores the significance of veterinary nurses’ involvement in the provision of dental services – both in the veterinary surgery environment and take-home advice for owners.
The components used in orthopaedics – including plates, screws, pins, wires, washers, bolts and clamps – are similar to those found in Meccano kits. Alison Young explores those similarities by discussing the implants used in small animal patients.32 mins
Amy Newfield details the latest studies and the importance of best practice in this ever-evolving field of veterinary medicine, by defining the facts among the fiction.
Clare Dagnall offers solutions to some of the common questions vet nurses may ask themselves when dealing with this challenging patient period.
Helen Rooney explains options for dealing with thyroid and adrenal endocrine conditions in canine and feline patients.42 mins
This month, Louise talks about the importance of dealing with the dystocia patient quickly.
Hany Elsheikha describes manifestations of angiostrongylosis in canines and strategies VNs can share with owners for preventing the mollusc-borne disease.
Samantha Lindley BVSc, MRCVS, looks at a VN’s role regarding this long-lasting symptom in feline patients, along with an explanation of causes, diagnosis and treatment options.50 mins
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.