Tips for managing diabetes in dogs and cats

Kate Boatright, VMD [image: Yaya Photos / stock.adobe.com] Successful management of diabetes in veterinary patients requires patience, data, and an individualized approach. Diabetes occurs in dogs and cats and can be a frustrating disease to manage. During a recent Fetch dvm360® virtual conference, Heather Kvitko-White, DVM, DACVIM, founder of KW Veterinary Consulting and The Pragmatic Professor, discussed key points…

Complement With A Supplement

Add to your practice’s revenue streams by recommending, stocking and selling safe alternative therapies.   In the 1990s, when supplements were introduced to the veterinary field, there was great confusion as to where they fit into the greater scheme of things. They weren’t a prescription medication, so they could sit in the lobby and anybody…

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…

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…

Two studies to examine antibiotic use in cats and dogs

April 19, 2021 (published) Image (UMN College of Veterinary Medicine photo by Martin Moen) By Lisa Wogan Researchers look to veterinarians, digital records in ambitious data-collection effort The evolution of pathogens to resist drugs designed to kill them is widely understood to be one of the biggest public health challenges of our time. One key…

Vets warned of major canine welfare crisis

The coronavirus pandemic sparked a puppy-buying boom, but life in lockdown has left many of those puppies suffering behavioural issues due to a lack of opportunities for them to be socialised appropriately. Vets have been warned that the rise in behavioural problems among so-called “pandemic puppies” is only likely to get worse as social distancing…