Emma Gerrard discusses how to go about approaching this subject with pet owners and giving suitable advice, including what’s too fat and what’s too thin.36 mins
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
Kit Sturgess discusses the causes, management and treatment of gastrointestinal issues in small animal patients.
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.
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.