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.

Zoonotic Parasites of Reptiles

Reptiles have been generally associated with bacterial zoonotic pathogens, such as Salmonella, but reptile-borne parasitic zoonotic diseases have received little attention over the past years. As other animals, reptiles are hosts of several pathogens. … Read More>>

Thymic epithelial tumors in dogs

Primary thymic epithelial tumors (TET) are rare in dogs, and little is known about their behavior. There are many recognized human histologic subtypes of TET which have a predictive value in humans but, in veterinary medicine, the classification of TET … Read More>>

A natural repellent for felids

Felids display a typical behavioral response associated to the sniffing of specific plants, such as catnip and silver vine. This reaction is well-known and includes licking and chewing the plants, face and head rubbing against the plants, and rolling o … Read More>>

History of Sulfonamides

Since 1940, the use of antimicrobial drugs (AMD) in animals has been evolving with reports on a range of uses, misuses and abuses escalating. There are various drugs used in veterinary medicine, but we will now focus on the use of sulfonamides. The fir … Read More>>

Communication in veterinary practice

There has been an increasing interest in the role of communication in veterinary clinical practice, particularly regarding the ways to deliver difficult news to clients, the role of communication skills in the veterinary education curriculum and the ap … Read More>>

Is it SARDS or CAR?

Sudden acquired retinal degeneration syndrome (SARDS) is a frequent cause of irreversible blindness in dogs. It is thought to be an autoimmune disease like autoimmune retinopathies in humans (AIR). In humans, autoimmune retinopathies can develop as a f … Read More>>

Rabbit welfare

Despite being one of the most popular mammalian pets worldwide, relatively little research has been conducted into the management, feeding and welfare of pet rabbits. Lack of knowledge about dietary, housing, and social needs, is commonly reported amon … Read More>>

Unsuccessful animal adoptions

Pet´s adoption rate is increasing but the number of animals returned to shelters post-adoption is considerable. This study was conducted in the US to determine the animal characteristics associated with the likelihood of return, key reasons, and post-r … Read More>>

Senior cat’s food formulation

Older cats are at increased risk of several age-related disorders and their nutritional requirements must be considered. In fact, a complete and balanced diet may slow down or prevent the progression of negative metabolic changes associated with aging, … Read More>>

Hypophysectomy to treat hypersomatotropism

Hypersomatotropism is a condition increasingly seen in cats and it is caused by a growth hormone (GH) secreting pituitary adenoma. There are several treatment options- medical treatment, radiation therapy, cryotherapy, and surgery. The latter is the tr … Read More>>

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