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Management of Cats with a 'Tail Pull Injury'

Neurology

Tail pull injury is caused by the traction on the tail following a traumatic event. This is a common neurological condition in cats and in most of the cases, is the consequence of a road traffic accident...

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Brain Abscesses in Cats

Neurology

We have recently treated two cats at NDSR with brain abscesses secondary to suspected cat fights. The abscesses mostly occur secondary to a penetrating wound through the skull, such as a cat tooth...

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Meningoencephalitis of unknown origin (MUO)

Neurology

Non-infectious meningoencephalomyelitis are common neurological conditions in dogs which may lead to inflammation of the brain, surrounding meninges and spinal cord...

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Proximal Humeral Osteosarcoma

Oncology

Canine appendicular limb osteosarcoma occurs predominantly at four sites which, in order of prevalence are: distal radius, proximal humerus, distal femur and proximal tibia...

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Appropriate Antibiotic Usage in Practice

Internal Medicine

Antibiotic resistance is a serious concern facing both human and veterinary medicine, therefore it is vital that we use antibiotics appropriately. Here we present several conditions for which their use can be avoided...

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Intervertebral Disc Disease

Neurology

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...

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Intestinal Biopsies

Soft Tissue Surgery

Full thickness intestinal biopsies may be taken to investigate gastrointestinal signs. Dehiscence of the sutures can lead to the life-threatening complication of septic peritonitis and so these risks need to be relayed to the owners...

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Managing Subclinical Bacteriuria

Internal Medicine

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.

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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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