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.

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>>

Vets against COVID-19

COVID-19 is caused by a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 and it has affected all of our lives this year. Italy was one of the European countries worst affected. In addition to having to deal with overcrowded hospitals, building the capacity to perfo … Read More>>

Spreading emotions between parrots

In the same way that laughter in primates (including humans) and rodents is spread from one individual to another, play vocalizations may also act as positive emotional contagions. Kea parrots (Nestor notabilis), for instance, are known to exhibit comp … Read More>>

Examining the eyes of ferrets

Ocular diseases in domestic ferrets are rarely reported. This article focused on the most frequent diseases of their cornea and conjunctiva and on practical techniques for accessing the eyes of Mustela putorius furo. In most cases, physically controlli … Read More>>

Deslorelin implants in domestic rats

Most spontaneous mammary gland tumors in domestic rats are fibroadenomas. The treatment of choice is surgical removal but the appearance of subsequent masses is common due to the presence of persistent hormonal-promoting factors and the difficulty of p … Read More>>

Zoos and Conservation

Today, the global zoo and aquarium community is focused on conservation, education and research, in addition to entertainment. The community’s resources, mainly originating from visitor attendance revenue, make it the third largest in situ contributor … Read More>>

How can pesticides affect honeybees?

How can pesticides affect honeybees? Pesticides are used worldwide in agriculture because of their effectiveness in controlling pests.  However, they can also affect honeybees by direct topical contact or through secondary exposure via the consumption … Read More>>

Psittacids diet and health

Psittacids, like humans, do not select food because it’s good for them but because they like it. Most owners know little about their nutritional requirements, which can cause serious health problems. Previous studies have shown that many birds receive … Read More>>

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