BluePearl Asks For More Pet Blood Donations

Pandemic Restrictions Likely Discouraged Clients From Volunteering Their Cats And Dogs As Donors. WRITTEN BY  TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS  IN JANUARY 2021 image from: Todorean-Gabriel/Shutterstock.com The BluePearl veterinary hospital network is appealing to pet owners to consider donating blood from their cats and dogs due to a significant shortfall. BluePearl, which operates 11 pet blood banks…

Fulminant Tritrichomonas foetus ‘feline genotype’ infection in a 3-month old kitten associated with viral co-infection

Laura Setyo, Shannon L. Donahoe, and Jan Šlapeta   Original article: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2018.12.007   Tritrichomonas foetus is a microscopic single-celled flagellated protozoan parasite which mainly causes colitis (large bowel diarrhea) in young cats and kittens. A 3-month-old Bengal kitten showed severe T. foetus infection of the colon, cecum and ileum with concurrent feline enteric coronavirus (FCoV)…

Serum Canine Pancreatic Lipase Immunoreactivity Assay (cPLI) in Diagnosing Canine Pancreatitis

Maigan Espinili Maruquin The lipases are present from a variety of cells, including pancreatic, hepatic, and gastric cells, with similar function, ie , hydrolysis of triglycerides (Xenoulis and Steiner 2012)( Steiner JM, 2000)(Dröes and Tappin 2017). From the pancreatic origin, the canine pancreatic lipase increases in the event of pancreatic inflammation (Steiner and Williams 2003,…