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CASE REPORT: Intraocular Setaria equina in a horse

Setaria equina parasites have a wide geographic distribution and are normally found in the peritoneal cavity of ungulates and some other mammals.  Their life cycle is typical of filarial worms so they rely on the seasonal activity of the mosquito vecto … Read More>>

The future of canine glaucoma therapy

Glaucoma, whether primary or secondary, is the main cause of blindness in dogs. The uncontrollable increase intraocular pressure and the extreme pain associated with this condition, generally justifies enucleation. This free-access viewpoint article su … Read More>>

Do cats cry more at night?

Tear film production is a parameter to evaluate while performing a complete ophthalmic examination -Aa Schirmer tear test (STT) is commonly used in veterinary medicine to determine whether they eye produces enough tears to keep it moist. Studies in hum … Read More>>

Taking care of invertebrates

Despite invoking fear in some people, invertebrates are becoming ever more popular as pets – and this means that veterinarians need to learn more about them. This article discusses the repair of an exoskeleton in cases of physical trauma. It also discu … Read More>>

Is it really psychogenic alopecia?

In cats, psychogenic alopecia is a common diagnosis when medial regions of limbs, caudal abdomen and the inguinal area affected by hair loss – but it’s important to rule out many other conditions before confirming this diagnosis. In this article, the a … Read More>>

Genetic testing in veterinary dermatology

Both genetic and environmental factors influence the majority of dermatological problems, including conditions such as atopic dermatitis and related diseases. This review of the scientific literature sets out the available genetic tools to support the … Read More>>

The use of gabapentin to reduce stress in cats

Owners’ concerns about the stress their cats suffer while being transported to vet appointments and during the appointments themselves mean that some cats don’t receive the veterinary care they need.  Gabapentin is already used to treat chronic pain an … Read More>>

Gastrointestinal protectants in dogs and cats

The ACVIM has published a consensus opinion about the administration of gastrointestinal protectants to dogs and cats in other to define the clinical use of these drugs routinely. Besides some comparisons between human and veterinary medicine, this doc … Read More>>

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