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How Does Acupuncture Work?

Anaesthesia & Analgesia

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...

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Primary Brain Tumours

Oncology

Primary brain tumours are common in dogs. Certain breeds such as Boston Terriers, Bulldogs, Boxers or Golden Retrievers are predisposed whereas others seem to be more resistant (Dobermans, Cocker Spaniels).

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Vestibular Disease

Neurology

Clinical signs for Vestibular Syndrome can include a head tilt, wide base stance, vestibular ataxia, rolling or leaning to one side, pathological nystagmus (either spontaneous or positional), reduced oculocephalic reflex and strabismus...

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Idiopathic Chronic Rhinitis in Cats

Oncology

Idiopathic chronic rhinitis can be frustrating to manage, due to its largely unknown aetiology and frequent recurrence of clinical signs. Here are some top tips and thoughts on how to approach these cases...

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Malignant Melanoma

Oncology

Malignant melanoma is a confusing and challenging condition. Melanoma lesions exhibit a broad spectrum of malignancy from completely benign to disastrously malignant...

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The Coughing Dog

Oncology

How often do you see an old dog with a cough which just doesn’t seem to respond to antibiotics? It’s not that often, but when you do, there’s a certain sinking feeling when you realise you finally have to take thoracic radiographs and there is a very real chance that a lung mass will be present...

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Spontaneous Non-Traumatic Haemoabdomen in the Dog

Oncology

Please, please, please do not consider spontaneous non-traumatic haemoabdomen in the dog to be a surgical emergency. Despite some opinion leaders saying otherwise, our message to you is that emergency general anaesthesia and surgery are the two most assured strategies to accelerate your patient’s demise...

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Minimising Risk of Anaesthesia in Brachycepalic Dogs

Anaesthesia & Analgesia

Anaesthesia and airway management in brachycepalic patients can be very challenging and a source of concern to vets and owners...

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Neuromuscular Disease

Neurology

Neuromuscular diseases affect the peripheral nervous system and either affect the peripheral nerves (neuropathies), neuromuscular junction (junctionopathies) or the muscle itself (myopathies). In this focus on piece we hope to explain the most common causes of acute onset flaccid paralysis and an overview of the current best practice for diagnosis and treatment...

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A Suspected Thoracolumbar Slipped Disc

Neurology

When to refer a Dachshund with a suspected thoracolumbar slipped disc? ...

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