NDSR Insight aims to ensure that referring vets have up to date, cutting edge subject knowledge to make informed decisions in practice and is designed to give you lots of help and advice.
The intervertebral disc (IVD) is an important structure within the spine. The functions are to offer stability and absorb shock during movement such as running, jumping or minor trauma. The structure of the IVD compromises the annulus, the nucleus pulposus and vertebral endplates...> Read more
In a time where there is increasing evidence that bacteria isolated from the urine of dogs and cats (and people!) is not always synonymous with a urinary tract infection, it can be increasingly confusing knowing when to reach for antibiotics. Hopefully the answers here will help clarify the current thinking on the management of bacteriuria.> Read more
Acupuncture consists of insertion of fine solid needles at certain locations (acupuncture points). The needles are inserted into muscles and left in place for 10 to 20 minutes. Acupuncture finds its origins in traditional Chinese medicine, in which it is believed that needles work by influencing ‘qi’ (energy) that flows through meridians in the body...> Read more