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.

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>>

Raw diets for dogs

Raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) are becoming increasingly popular among pet owners. However, their real advantages have not yet been clearly proven and some undesired consequences of these diets have already been well documented, both in dogs and cats. Th … Read More>>

Primary Hyperaldosteronism in Cats

In addition to being underdiagnosed, primary hyperaldosteronism is the most common adrenocortical disorder in cats. It mainly occurs in middle-aged and older cats and has been reported as a mediator of progressive renal disease. This disease may occur … Read More>>

How is the puppy weight inherited?

The size or weight of puppies at birth is an important parameter, which influences neonatal mortality and morbidity. It is also a predictor of puppy survival. Puppies should be weighed daily for at least the first three weeks to control weight gain, al … Read More>>

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>>

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