In an Australian study, feline tooth resorption lesions was a common finding in all breeds of domestic cats. The overall prevalence was 52%, with 74% of cats over the age of six years having at least one lesion.
Diagnostic confusion between lymphocytic plasmacytic gingivostomatitis and other inflammatory oral conditions such as periodontal disease, tooth resorption, oral neoplasia and eosinophilic granuloma complex is common. Differentiating between these disorders can help provide specific direction forRead more
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Post-operative rehabilitation is an under-utilised tool in animal health care in Australia. Until NOW!
Don’t get left behind, meet Elena…
At the VetPrac Ossability Stifle System Dry Lab and Rehabilitation workshop in Melbourne on April 5-6, 2018, Elena Saltis, a canine physiotherapist specializing in orthopaedics and neurology, will teach participants practical manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises using real patients. You will leaveRead more
Are you ready for the Easter Bunny???
Chances are you’re already enjoying the chocolate variety we see in the shops soon after Xmas. But do you have the skills required to treat the furry variety that are presenting to your practice with increasing frequency?
Why not register for the VetPrac Rabbit Surgery and Dentistry Workshop to ensure you’re able to capitalise on the burgeoning rabbit population in your practice. Dr David Vella,Read more
How much do you know about Rabbit Surgery and Dentistry? We’ve put together three fun facts that you may not already know!
Rabbit’s vary in their number of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae. From 12T/7L in 44%, 13T/6L in 33%, and 13T/7L in 23% of rabbits. Their very well developed and powerful hind limbs are a testament to their muscle mass, which is 50% of their total body weight. In fact, the force of their kicking can lead to spinalRead more
Prefer talking to your patients than their owners??? You are certainly not alone!
Dr Sandra Nguyen will be leading VetTalk, the online course which will help you become more confident in your ability to communicate well with your clients.
Dr Sandra Nguyen achieved Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Oncology in 2010, but for many years prior to this enjoyed communicating well with pet owners. This
We communicate all the time, right? Speaking to each other is simple, right? Then why, oh why, can some of our conversations go so wrong? Because communication in healthcare is a skill, and one that you can work on everyday.
Here are 5 common mistakes we make in the clinic without even knowing it.
1. Interrupting. You have less than 30 seconds to speak to your GP before they interrupt youRead more
With the VetPrac Ophthalmology Workshop fast approaching, let’s focus on Dr Mark Billson, whose career in veterinary ophthalmology began with researching bovine eye disease. Mark, together with Dr Martyn King and Dr Edith Hampson, will help you see many aspects of ophthalmology more clearly at the VetPrac Ophthalmology Workshop on February 8-9, 2018.
Dr Mark Billson has been a Specialist in Veterinary Ophthalmology for 18 years and has practised atRead more
Pupillary responses to light, the menace reflex, the ‘dazzle’ response and even the ability to respond to a moving object in the visual field do not measure vision. Instead, they evaluate the integrity of certain neuroanatomical pathways. All these can be present yet the patient may still be unable to avoid obstacles or navigate.
It is vital to the success of surgery to identify the cause of the entropion.
Back in the mid 1980’s as a recent graduate, Dr Martyn King didn’t always see “eye to eye” with his senior veterinary associates when they were managing ophthalmic cases.
He sensed that there must be better ways to treat many of these cases, and began a long journey towards specialisation which initially involved reading, and then moving to the UK. Martyn has worked full time in veterinary ophthalmology since 1994, andRead more
Patients will commonly present with medial meniscal disease secondary to cranial cruciate ligament (CCL). Meniscal disease is uncommon in patients with partial CCL ruptures or no cruciate disease.
TTA was first described by Maquet in 1976 to reduce patellofemoral contact pressure in human knees with patellofemoral pain. TTA has never been used in humans as a treatment for cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) insufficiency. The concept of TTA beingRead more
VetTips: Feline Surgery and DentistryMarch 15,2018
VetTips: Rabbit Surgery and DentistryMarch 01,2018