VMA quiz aims to help ease lockdown boredom

The Veterinary Marketing Association (VMA) is doing its bit to take people’s minds off lockdown challenges by putting on a quiz night for veterinary professionals on Friday 19 March. Starting at 6pm, the VMA Big Fat Virtual Quiz will start at 6pm and feature a £50 Amazon voucher for the winner. Places are limited, but…

AAHA, AAFP Release Feline Life Stage Guidelines

WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN MARCH 2021 Senior cats should see a veterinarian at least every six months and the subject of pet health insurance might be appropriate during cost-of-care discussions, according to the newly released 2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines. A task force assembled by the American Animal Hospital Association and the American Association…

Bioguard Announces Participation in Taipei Pets Show 2021

The Bioguard Corporation will be participating the upcoming Taipei Pets Show 2021 on July 09- 12, 2021, which will be held at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1 (1st Floor), Nangang District, Taipei City. The Bioguard will be showcasing our high quality veterinary diagnostic kits in our own booth, with our professional colleagues will be…

Event To Challenge Women To Dare To Lead

  Veterinary Woman and XLVets are organising the second Veterinary Women in Leadership event with a focus on the ‘Dare to LeadTM’ work of world-renowned leadership researcher and writer, Brené Brown. Following on from the success of the inaugural event last year, there will also be the elements of networking, showcasing role models from across…

An Experience That Delivers

Steve King |  Mar 1, 2021   Global Pet Expo Digital Access will provide the best components of the pet industry’s premier event in the safety of your home or office. For most of us, the month of March means a trip to Orlando for Global Pet Expo. Since 2005, ever-increasing numbers of retailers, distributors and…

Feline NT- proBNP as a cardiac biomarker

Maigan Espinili Maruquin Feline NT- proBNP The atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) and brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) are hormones released into the circulation in response to stimuli. These Natriuretic peptides (NP) are synthesized by cardiomyocytes which regulates body fluid homeostasis and blood pressure (Wilkins, Redondo et al. 1997, Connolly 2010)( Martinez RA, et al., 2009). From…

Urinary tract infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in a dog

Joseph E. Rubin and Matthew C. Gaunt   Source: Can Vet J. 2011 Feb; 52(2): 162–164.   A 16-month-old neutered male pug dog was presented on emergency due to hematuria and pollakiuria of 2-days duration. A urinary tract infection caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) was diagnosed, following culture and susceptibility testing. The isolated MRSP…

Case of FMDV in dogs after eating infected meat

A case report filed by scientists at The Pirbright Institute details the first instance of naturally acquired foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) infection in dogs. In this unusual case reported in BMC Veterinary Research, FMDV was identified in a sample of heart tissue received by Pirbright’s diagnostic laboratory, the World Reference Laboratory for Foot-and-Mouth Disease (WRLFMD). The sample was…

Breed-related disease: Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a setter, a breed of gundog, and a family dog. The term Irish Setter is commonly used to encompass the show-bred dog recognized by the American Kennel Club as well as the field-bred Red Setter recognized by the Field Dog Stud Book. It’s not surprising that this handsome redhead comes from Ireland, which is famous for fine and beautiful dogs. The Irish…