CAPC Predicts Wider Spread Of Parasitic Diseases

WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS Growing numbers of pets are at risk of contracting heartworm, Lyme, ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis. Pets can run, but they can’t hide from mosquitoes and ticks, the vectors for several preventable diseases. The Companion Animal Parasite Council reported in its annual forecast that the risk of heartworm disease, Lyme disease and two other…

Breed-related disease: Airedale Terrier

John K. Rosembert The Airedale Terrier also called Bingley Terrier and Waterside Terrier, is a dog breed of the terrier type that originated in the valley (dale) of the River Aire, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is traditionally called the “King of Terriers” because it is the largest of the terrier breeds.…

Direct detection of Ehrlichia canis by PCR in the conjunctiva of a dog with bilateral anterior uveitis-abstract

L Walser-Reinhard, D Schaarschmidt-Kiener, J L Forster, F Matheis, B Spiess DOI: 10.1024/0036-7281/a000318   A one-year-old Maltese dog imported from Brazil was presented because of anorexia, dehydration, fever and palpable mandibular lymph nodes. The dog developed clinical signs of bilateral blepharospasm, photophobia and anterior uveitis a few days later. Monocytic ehrlichiosis was diagnosed by positive…

Specialists combine to tackle rare spinal cancer

Two specialists at a leading referral centre joined forces to tackle a rare spinal cancer in a four-year-old border collie. Fabio Stabile – neurology specialist at Southfields Veterinary Specialists near Basildon, Essex – discovered the unusual fibroma tumour when examining Molly, who had been brought in after a number of collapses and lameness in her…

How genomic sequencing is enhancing veterinary medicine

On this episode of The Vet Blast Podcast, Dr Christman is joined by Dr Kock, a market development manager at NEOGEN who discusses the nuts and bolts of genomic sequencing, including its unique role in preventive medicine. (Sponsored by NEOGEN). Lindsey Kock, DVM, says she’s always been captivated by larger animals. She spent a few…

IAEA Releases New Safety Report for Veterinarians Using Radiation

[image from: K9 of mine] Joanne Burge, IAEA Department of Nuclear Safety and Security Animals, whether domesticated or wild, bring unique challenges to the field of radiation protection. Naturally, animals don’t tend to cooperate, and veterinary professionals need special techniques to assure clear medical imaging or effective treatment. Large species like horses, cows, lions and elephants…