January 3, 2013 in Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Canine, Cardiovascular, Clinical, Clinical Pathology, Companies, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Endocrine, Epidemiology, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Exotics, Farriery, Feline, Gastro-intestinal, Genetics, Haematology, Hepatic, Husbandry, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Musculo-skeletal, Neonatology, Nervous, Neurology, News, News, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Pathology, Physiology, Practice Management, Products, Public Health, Reproduction, Respiratory, Surgery, Toxicology, Urogenital
Vetacademy January sale
If you’re starting to plan the year ahead or perhaps undertaking CE/CPD is one of your New Year’s resolutions, why not get a head start with Vetacademy?
Use the voucher code in the Vetacademy group to receive 10% off all Vetacademy modules and selected veterinary videos throughout January.
Visit Vetacademy to get started.
August 30, 2012 in Clinical, Companies, Epidemiology, Equine, Haematology, Medicine, Musculo-skeletal, News, Public Health
New data demonstrates that Cushing’s disease is common in laminitic horses as young as 10 years old
Following the hugely successful ‘Talk About Laminitis’ campaign which saw over 3100 horses tested for PPID (Cushing’s disease) during the spring, data collected by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has demonstrated that one third of laminitic middle aged horses (between the ages of 10 and 15 years) tested positive for the disease.
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica will be re-launching its highly popular disease awareness initiative ‘Talk About Laminitis’ which is complemented by free ACTH blood tests during September, October and November.
To receive free ACTH blood test vouchers visit Talk About Laminitis.
November 2, 2011 in Companies, Equine, Musculo-skeletal, News, Products
NSAID Rimadyl Granules re-enter the market
Due to licensing and manufacturing issues Rimadyl was formerly only available as an injectable solution. Rimadyl Granules are now back on the market and can be conveniently added to feed following the initial injection.
Until Nov 30 you can buy five packs of 20 sachets and receive an extra pack free. Contact your Pfizer account manager for further information.
October 31, 2011 in Clinical, Critical Care, Equine, Musculo-skeletal, News, Public Health, UK
Liphook Equine Hospital (LEH) confirms outbreak in Hampshire/Sussex/Surrey area
Five cases of atypical myopathy have been diagnosed by LEH in the past week, with a further four cases diagnosed in the wider Hampshire/Sussex/Surrey area.
Co-grazing horses should be carefully monitored. Vets in these areas should stay alert, be aware that days prior to referral some horses developed symptoms less well recognised with the disease such as head shaking and stiffness.
For full details on diagnosing and treating atypical myopathy visit Vetstream’s atypical myopathy listing.
More details on this outbreak can be found at BEVA.
October 22, 2011 in Canine, Companies, Musculo-skeletal, Products, Surgery
Pfizer announced that the European Medicines Agency’s scientific advisory committee for veterinary medicines (CVMP) has recommended granting a marketing authorization for the TruScient, a product designed to support the treatment of long bone fractures in dogs. The product is an implant containing the active substance dibotermin-alfa, a bone morphogenetic protein that promotes new bone growth. [...]
August 4, 2011 in Companies, Equine, Musculo-skeletal, News, Products
Duralactin Equine pellets are an easy and convenient way to ensure horses retain healthy joints and cartilage, with added minerals to encourage cell integrity.
Duralactin is administered via pellets included with food, making this an ideal solution for ensuring horses retain mobility even in old age.
For more information plese click here.
August 3, 2011 in Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Canine, Cardiovascular, Clinical, Clinical Pathology, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Endocrine, Epidemiology, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Farriery, Feline, Gastro-intestinal, Genetics, Haematology, Hepatic, Husbandry, Immunology, Lagomorph, Medicine, Microbiology, Musculo-skeletal, Neonatology, Nervous, Neurology, News, News, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Physiology, Practice Management, Products, Public Health, Reproduction, Respiratory, State Medicine, Surgery, Toxicology, Urogenital
Vetstream.com has altered its system requirements and subscribers to Canis, Felis, Lapis and Equis no longer have to install and use the Oracle plug-in. Vetstream is now available in all browsers and on all platforms.
Vetstream provides instant reference to thousands of conditions, treatments and techniques all of which are peer reviewed and published by eminent veterinarians. Vetstream is the perfect resource for busy vets who want to stay ahead.
Click here to read about changes to the Vetstream service.
August 1, 2011 in Biochemistry, Clinical, Companies, Endocrine, Equine, Medicine, Microbiology, Musculo-skeletal, News, Practice Management, Products, Public Health, State Medicine
We covered advances in stem cell research that allowed phenomenal treatment options using only the animal’s own extraneous fat.
As another example in the success of this treatment a race horse with a torn tendon has been successfully treated using stem cells from fat cells. The injury would normally take the horse out of racing indefinitely due to risk of further injury.
Adicell treatment continues to impress and the pros far outweigh the cons at the present time. The treatment requires further research and more efficient synthesis before it becomes widely accessible, however this sets a very encouraging precedent for the future.
Click here for the full story from The Sydney Morning Herald.
June 28, 2011 in Clinical, Diagnostic Imaging, Musculo-skeletal, Nervous
The Hill’s Feline webinar featured a detailed presentation from Duncan Lascelles, Professor in Small Animal Surgery, on the uncertainty of diagnosis in treatment of degenerative joint disease. Read more for full details and free access to the webinar.
June 24, 2011 in Anatomy, Canine, Clinical, Musculo-skeletal, Physiology
Naki’o lost his paws to frostbite when he was abandoned in a harsh Nebraska winter. Since then the case has become increasingly more interesting as Naki’o has been given four prosthetic implants allowing him full mobility. This exciting development is a benchmark for prosthetic technology and hopefully sets a precedent for future cases.