Questions Answered From The Leptopspirosis Webinar Part 1

Following on from the fantastic webinar presented by Catherine Bovens on Leptospirosis there we just too many questions to get through on the  live webinar so Catherine has very kindly gone through and answered them all.  Some of the questions are more relevant for Michelle Townley from MSD to answer so we will upload those answers when we have then.

Shoulder Lameness In The Dog

Forelimb lameness in the dog is commonly encountered in general practice and, most of the time, diagnosing these cases is relatively easy; the dog with a torn nail or an obvious site of pain. But sometimes cases can prove more challenging. In my experience dogs with shoulder lameness fall into this ‘challenging’ category and trying to ascertain that pain is associated with the shoulder seems to be the hardest part. Despite lameness and orthopaedics not being my favourite subject, I jumped at the opportunity to improve my skills in this area by tuning into last week’s veterinary webinar covering ‘shoulder lameness in the dog’

Shelter Medicine - Changing The Way We Think

Having just returned from 2 weeks in the South of France I eagerly ventured back to ‘The Webinar Vet’ to seek out a webinar I had missed. ‘Shelter medicine’ led by Dr Rachel Dean caught my eye and led to a very welcome return to CPD.  Shelter medicine was not an area of veterinary medicine focused on during my university years but Rachel explained that there is an increasing level of interest with one of the first lectureships in shelter medicine being provided by Nottingham University.

Robots & Mastitis Control

Peter Edmonson is an Irish veterinary surgeon currently living in the UK. He has 35 years of experience in dairy practice in Ireland, Saudi Arabia, China and the UK.  He has set up his own consultancy, ‘UdderWise,’ which aims to deliver practical solutions to the dairy industry throughout the world. In this webinar, Peter begins by defining a robot as a food factory. It has advantages in that milk quality should improve...

Reproductive Emergencies: The Black Hole Of Emergency Medicine

The topic of reproductive emergencies immediately brings to mind the whelping bitch and the potential requirement for emergency veterinary intervention. From this point however, my knowledge of all other reproductive emergencies becomes somewhat hazy perhaps because I have rarely encountered other types of reproductive emergencies in my veterinary career. I also don’t remember being taught much about this subject matter at vet school.

Questions From the Dermatology Series from the Royal Canin Scientific Support Team Part 3

ATOPY AND VCN SKIN Q: Do you have a diet that helps with improved coat condition in cats that get matted easily, esp. Persians? For long-haired cats that are prone to matting, we would always advise regular grooming, as very often this will be the most effective way of keeping the matting under control. It is also important to consider obesity, arthritis and other causes of joint pain in a cat that used to be able to keep its coat in good condition but now fails to do so, as very often a problem resulting in painful and or reduced mobility for the cat can also result in reduced grooming,

Questions From the Dermatology Series from the Royal Canin Scientific Support Team Part 2

FOOD ALLERGY AND HYPOALLERGENIC Q: How does James Wellbeloved fare as a hypoallergenic food trial? To my mind there are 3 levels of diets which are currently marketed as ‘hypoallergenic’: 1)The naturally-sourced or named-protein products (such as James Wellbeloved) – they take their proteins from ingredients which aren’t normally associated with adverse reactions to food but are not manufactured to the same standards as elimination diets 2)

RCVS Webinar Veterinary Nurses And The Law Questions

Most of the questions received following the webinar relate to issues covered by the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct for Veterinary Nurses and its supporting guidance. In particular: • Chapter 18, which deals with delegation to veterinary nurse • Chapter 19, which deals with the treatment of animals by unqualified persons • Chapter 13, which deals with clinical and client records • Chapter 17, which deals with the veterinary team and business • Chapter 20, which deals with whistle-blowing.

RCVS News: New Video Highlights Benefits Of The Professional Development Phase

The benefits of the Professional Development Phase (PDP) and the support it provides for new veterinary graduates have been highlighted in a new video produced by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). The PDP is undertaken by all UK veterinary graduates during their first few years in clinical practice and the video demonstrates how it helps new veterinary surgeons build their clinical competence and confidence through structured self-assessment.

Protein Losing Enteropathy A Must See Webinar

Jane Armstrong shone a light on protein losing enteropathy (PLE) in a way that only she can in last week’s veterinary webinar organised by ‘The Webinar Vet’. PLE is a complex syndrome which can be challenging to diagnose, and Jane gave us some great advice on how to get through this whole process.

Preventing Feline Coronavirus and Feline Infectious Peritonitis

This was the last in a series of webinars discussing  Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) led by Dr Diane Addie, a veterinary virologist who has focused her research on this complex and devastating condition. This webinar aptly turned its attention to the prevention of this disease and Diane delivered the main take home message right from its outset, “the single most effective way to prevent FIP is to prevent the kitten/cat ever becoming infected with Feline Coronavirus (FCoV) in the first place!”