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MRSP: Are You Ready?

Written by: Dr. Andrew Carter BVSc DVD What is MRSP Staphylococcus pseudintermedius is the normal staphylococcus found on dogs and cats. In normal patients it does not cause disease, however, if the body’s immune response…

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Tumors of the chest wall

Primary tumours of the thoracic wall generally mandate aggressive surgical management. Osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, soft tissue sarcoma, subcutaneous hemangiosarcoma are the most common malignant neoplasms occurring in this area while we see chondromas and benign bony…

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Serotonin Syndrome in a West Highland White Terrier Cross

Serotonin syndrome occurs in humans due to intentional or accidental overdose of serotonergic anti-depressant drugs or the inadvertent interaction between two or more prescribed or recreational drugs. In animals, acute intoxication most commonly occurs after…

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Our Focus on Physiotherapy

Why is physiotherapy needed for animals? Animals have the same needs as people in regards to physiotherapy. Just like when humans have surgery and post-operative rehabilitation is required, or are recovering from injury and require…

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Elsie the Vampire – Treating PIMT

Use of Human IV Immunoglobulin to treat Primary Immune Mediated Thrombocytopenia in Dogs Elsie is a 7 year old, female de-sexed Rottweiler. She presented to her regular vet for lameness which was treated with Meloxicam…

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The Diagnostic Conundrum of Hypovitaminosis A

Vitamin A is often implicated in diseases of reptiles, especially aquatic chelonians, and diseases such as palpebral oedema and aural abscesses are thought to be associated with hypovitaminosis A due to poor diet and husbandry…

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Radioactive Iodine Therapy for Hyperthyroid Cats

Dr David Davies, Specialist in Canine Medicine Between 2004 and 2012, 41 hyperthyroid cats were treated with oral radioactive iodine (I-131) at AVSARC. We have conducted an ongoing follow-up survey of these cats and we…

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Bee Venom Desensitisation

Written by Andrew Carter, Dermatologist Many pets are bitten by bees every year in Australia.  Commonly they present with acute onset of angioedema or hives.  Most veterinary practises treat these episodes without difficulty using glucocorticoids…

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