China lifts ban on certain pet food imports

Exported canned pet compound food (wet food), exported pet snacks and other commercially sterilized canned pet food of avian origin will not be affected by avian-related epidemics and will be allowed to be exported to China. That’s what General Administration of Customs, P.R. China, has announced last week. So far, globally there are 19 countries…

Protecting dogs from ticks infected with multiple diseases

Source: Veterinary Practice News Protecting dogs from the dangers of ticks is one of the most difficult challenges we face in modern veterinary medicine. While preventing fleas is a relatively straightforward process for both veterinarians and pet owners, ticks pose a series of threats all their own. Unlike fleas, which present primarily as one predictable…

AVMA Is Urged To Address Veterinarian Shortage

The profession is in dire need of more practitioners, a group letter states. WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN JANUARY 2022 Twenty-four industry leaders have called on the American Veterinary Medical Association to support an increase in veterinary college class sizes and back other initiatives to alleviate that they called an “acute and growing” workforce crisis.  …

Lameness, Generalised Myopathy and Myalgia in an Adult Cat with Toxoplasmosis- Abstract Butts DR, Langley-Hobbs SJ.

Source: JFMS Open Rep. 2020 Mar 13;6(1):2055116920909668. doi: 10.1177/2055116920909668.   A 2-year-old female neutered domestic shorthair cat presented with an 18-month history of intermittent lameness on all four limbs. The cat was markedly lame on all four limbs. Physical examination detected pain on palpation of the calcaneus bone and Achilles tendon bilaterally, and general resentment…

An update on the practical use of NT-proBNP in dogs and cats

There are several indications for the clinical use of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in aiding clinical decision making where access to echocardiography is limited by Melanie Hezzell and Will Davis 10 December 2021, at 9:00am N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) is a biomarker of myocardial stretch. Increased circulating concentrations are associated with increased filling pressures which occur…