General

Trismus in a Dog

Kevin is a 13kg 16-month cross male neutered Staffy, with a cheeky swagger He was acquired from the pound at 6 months of age with no prior medical history. From the outset, the owners noted…

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Our New CT Scanner is Installed!

We are excited to announce that our new CT scanner has been installed. We have performed several scans already and look forward to offering up the CT as an outpatient service very soon. This CT…

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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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Investigation of Draining Sinuses & Tracts

Written by Dr. Penny Tisdall BSc(Vet), BVSc, MVetClinStuds, FACVSc Draining sinuses are a specific type of non-healing wound. They are tubular ulcers usually lined with granulation tissue to distinguish them from fistula which are tracts…

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The Emotional Lives of Dogs

Written by guest speaker Robert Holmes, Animal Behaviour Clinics It is reasonable to accept that dogs have the same basic emotions as people. Observations of their emotionally driven responses suggest that many dogs are experiencing…

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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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Nizoral is gone. What can I do?

What do I do now that Nizoral is gone? Recently NizoralĀ® (ketoconazole 200 mg) was voluntarily withdrawn from the Australian market. This was driven by market forces as alternative human medications have lower risk of…

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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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