Paragon Veterinary Referrals Invests £20,000 In State-of-the-art Surgical Neurology Microscope

  One of the UK’s top animal hospitals has significantly enhanced its neurosurgery capabilities by investing in a £20,000, state-of-the-art surgical microscope. The award-winning Paragon Veterinary Referrals, in Wakefield, has become the first practice in Yorkshire, and one of few in the UK, to introduce the technology. Paragon’s head of neurology, Massimo Mariscoli, said the…

Breed-related disease: Doberman

Doberman Pinschers originated in Germany during the late 19th century, mostly bred as guard dogs. Their exact ancestry is unknown, but they’re believed to be a mixture of many dog breeds, including the Rottweiler, Black and Tan Terrier, and German Pinscher. Dobermans are compactly-built dogs—muscular, fast, and powerful—standing between 24 to 28 inches at the…

AMERICAN ANIMAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF FELINE PRACTITIONERS RELEASE NEW FELINE VACCINATION GUIDELINES

[Lakewood, Colorado; Bridgewater, New Jersey; September 1, 2020] The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) convened a panel of experts to update the 2013 AAFP Feline Vaccination Advisory Panel Report. The release of the 2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines provides updated recommendations and the most current information for…

Chlamydophila felis: A Unique Bacteria Causing Diseases to Felines

Chlamydophila felis: A Unique Bacteria Causing Diseases to Felines   Maigan Espinili Maruquin   Structure and Replication The chlamydiae is unique obligate intracellular bacteria. The Chlamydophila felis is a Gram- negative and rod- shaped coccoid bacterium however the cell wall lacks peptidoglycan (Gruffydd-Jones, Addie et al. 2009). It has two morphologically distinct structures. The (1)…

Case study: Canine non‐epitheliotropic CD4‐positive cutaneous T‐cell lymphoma: a case report

Case study: Canine non‐epitheliotropic CD4‐positive cutaneous T‐cell lymphoma: a case report   Robert Lo, Ph.D, D.V.M   A 5‐year‐old, spayed female French Bulldog presented with multiple papules on the skin of the scapular area. Histopathological examination of skin biopsy specimens showed proliferated small lymphoid cells in the superficial dermis and in the area around the…

Antimicrobial-resistant pathogens affecting animal health

Antimicrobial use in animals, people, and the environment may contribute to  antimicrobial resistance , which poses direct risks to animal health and welfare and can potentially impact human health. The AVMA worked with microbiologists, epidemiologists, and species experts to identify bacteria affecting multiple animal species for which there is evidence of resistance to available antimicrobials.…