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…

Vets remove massive malignant mass

Joshua Silverwood Vets have saved the life of a Dalmatian by removing a 5kg mass from its abdomen that was displacing its kidney. Four-year-old Penny was rushed into Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield after a scan revealed the size of the malignant tumour that had been growing in her abdomen. Soft tissue surgeon at the…

Veterinary School Applications Rise 5.5%

The average student selected five schools for consideration. WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN OCTOBER 2021   Veterinary medicine remains a popular field of study, according to the AAVMC, which reported a record 10,834 applicants seeking enrollment in 2022. The total was a 5.5% increase over the 10,273 applicants last year. The 2021-22 Veterinary Medical College Application…

Global pet food safety standard revised to support trade

Source: ©GOLDEN SIKORKA – STOCK.ADOBE.COM   By  Jordan Tyler BRUSSELS — The Global Alliance of Pet Food Associations (GAPFA) has announced the publication of a new, science-based international standard for pet food production safety to help streamline international trade. The association worked with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to revise its international standards,…

Cats ‘read the room’ better than one might think

Though felines sometimes play it cool, they know how to ask for help when necessary, Purina researchers say   While dogs are often celebrated for their cognitive abilities, new research suggests cats might, too, be nuanced communicators. A Purina-conducted study reveals cats may adjust their behavior to appeal to the attentional state of their caregiver.…

Risks and treatments surrounding cancer

Good general husbandry and regular veterinary care remains the most reasonable cancer-prevention approach for most pet owners By Brennen McKenzie, MA, MSc, VMD, cVMA One of the most common and dreaded diseases we see in small-animal patients is malignant neoplasia. While the data on exactly how many dogs and cats get cancer is complex and…

Veterinary School Applications Rise 5.5%

The average student selected five schools for consideration. WRITTEN BY TODAY’S VETERINARY BUSINESS IN OCTOBER 2021   Veterinary medicine remains a popular field of study, according to the AAVMC, which reported a record 10,834 applicants seeking enrollment in 2022. The total was a 5.5% increase over the 10,273 applicants last year. The 2021-22 Veterinary Medical College Application…