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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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Congenital Spinal Malformation in a Pug

Written by Dr Andrew Dunn BVSc (Hons), MACVSc, Bubba, a four-month old male neutered Pug, presented with a history of worsening pelvic limb incoordination and weakness over several weeks, with recent onset mild faecal and…

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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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