ARTICLES

Every month, we share articles featuring new trends, recent scientific studies, and the latest discoveries in the veterinary field. Share your passion and update your knowledge with our quick one-minute pieces.

GS-441524 efficacy for cats with FIP

After the promising results of adenosine nucleoside monophosphate prodrug GS-5734 usage to prevent some RNA viruses, the efficacy of its parent nucleoside GS-441524 against FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) started to be evaluated. This small molecul … Read More>>

Vestibular syndrome in dogs

Vestibular dysfunction can be central or peripheral. It is relatively common in dogs and there are multiple causes. This retrospective study aimed to assess the frequency of the different etiologies of Peripheral Vestibular Syndrome (PVS) in dogs and c … Read More>>

Exotic Animals: pets or not?

In the recent years, having parrots, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, and small rodents as pets, became a popular trend. Nevertheless, it is important to recognize that these non-domesticated animals, have special needs in captivity that many pet owners … Read More>>

Procedural Sedation and Anesthesia in cats

Procedural sedation and anesthesia (PSA) is defined as the process of depressing a patient’s consciousness to perform minimally invasive or unpleasant procedures. This term is original from human medicine but can also be applied to veterinary sciences. … Read More>>

The heart of a dog with Trypanosoma cruzi

Chagas disease is a well-documented cause of infectious myocarditis in humans and can also affect dogs and other mammals. Its etiological agent is Trypanosoma cruzi, a protozoan parasite. In contrast to human medicine, gastrointestinal infection has ne … Read More>>

Vets and pet owners’ perception about AMR

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an increasing concern which threatens to undo decades of medical progress. Resistant organisms are associated to more severe diseases which require longer hospitalization periods and increased healthcare costs. Animal … Read More>>

Swine Influenza in a nutshell

Influenza viruses are known to have a huge negative impact both in human and animal health as well as global economics. Pigs are commonly associated to these viruses as they are seen as a vehicle to the appearance of new subtypes, due to the possibilit … Read More>>

Managing conflict within the team

Conflict is an unavoidable element of work environments and is quite common among healthcare professionals. The early signs can be subtle and knowing how to minimize and resolve it is essential to avoid damage to teams. Conflict is caused by incompatib … Read More>>

How COVID-19 influenced veterinary industry

To understand the impact of COVID-19 on the veterinary sector and how it can best adapt to the new challenges it faces, an online study was conducted from mid-March to the end of April 2020. Participants included practice owners and partners from both … Read More>>

Charging upfront at veterinary practices

The pandemic has required new social distancing protocols that limit the number of people in work places, such as veterinary practices and hospitals. Some practices have also had to make redundancies or have experienced colleagues becoming infected wit … Read More>>

Dealing with Cat Scratch Disease

While there have been advances in understanding Cat Scratch Disease (CSD), relatively little is still known about how medical doctors diagnose, treat and prevent it. The main etiological agent of this bacterial infection is Bartonella henselae but othe … Read More>>

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