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.

Telmisartan in cats with systemic hypertension

Pathological increases in blood pressure may lead to ophthalmic, cardiovascular and neurological injuries and, in old cats, systemic arterial hypertension is indeed an important cause of morbidity. Drugs like telmisartan, a nonpeptide angiotensin II re … Read More>>

CASE REPORT: Afloqualone intoxication in dogs

Afloqualone is used in humans to relieve back pain and neuromuscular disorder as it has muscle-relaxant and sedative effects. Although there are no published reports of afloqualone intoxication in dogs, cases of intoxication by drugs that act similarly … Read More>>

Can epinephrine help reduce the severity of BOAS?

Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) includes various components that can be alleviated with surgical treatment. Nevertheless, there are secondary complications, like inflammation and edema that can lead to the need for further proceedings … Read More>>

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>>

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