Vetstream Clinical Updates and Veterinary News

Equis clinical updates from Vetstream:

Kidney disease

Most cases of acute kidney disease occur due to hypoperfusion and renal ischaemia coincident with other acute primary diseases, especially gastrointestinal disease and SIRS (enteritis, colitis, colic, pleuropneumonia).

For further information see the two new topics Dr Simon Peek BVSc PhD DipACVIM DipECEIM MRCVS, from the University of Wisconsin, has written:

Kidney: disease – overview

Kidney: biopsy

Anaplasmosis

Dr Graham Munroe BVSc PhD DESM CertEO DipECVS FRCVS, from Flanders Veterinary Services, has written a new topic to accompany the existing Anaplasmosis information on Equis:

Anaplasma phagocytophilum

Anaplasma phagocytophilum causes equine granulocytic anaplasmosis in horses, an infection in which granulocytes are parasitized by the rickettsia Anaplasma phagocytophilum.

Veterinary news from Vetsforum and Vetstart

Download and print posters for owners at no charge whatsoever

The posters are large, high quality guides that show owners simple steps on improving their pet’s behaviour. The posters are perfect for your practice waiting room. Jez Rose also has a free iPhone app which helps owners train dogs with simple to follow steps.

Millions fooled by rogue puppy breeders

The internet enables puppy farmers to sell to pet shops with relative anonymity, with both shops and buyers unable to see their puppies in their breeding environment. There’s no guarantees and increased risks both in behavioural problems and health issues later in the puppy’s life.

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier: to love or to loathe?

In the UK, there is a huge dichotomy between those who love and those who loathe the Staffordshire Bull Terrier. On the one hand, we have half of the country quaking in fear at the sight of their stocky frame and boisterous disposition.

We hear horror stories of children being attacked, of beloved pets being overwhelmed by instinct and biting relentlessly, latched on with those immense jaws. Many of these prejudices are false and often stem from hear say and ridiculous tabloid exaggerations.

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