A promising biomarker of AKI in dogs

The neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) has been extensively studied as an early biomarker of tubular damage and acute kidney disease (AKI) in humans. In dogs, some studies have concluded that the concentration of NGAL could predict azote … Read More>>

Raw food and tuberculosis in cats

Tuberculosis (TB) in cats is generally linked to an outdoor lifestyle and hunting behavior but some cases in UK are showing that there is more to it than this. This article describes the clinical cases of 13 pet cats with evidence of Mycobacterium bovi … Read More>>

Understanding chronic pain in cats

A longer life expectancy in cats came together with a higher prevalence of chronic painful conditions, which assessment is a challenge for the majority of veterinarians. Chronic pain has a negative impact in the quality of life of animals and it can ex … Read More>>

Helping TPLO recovery with cold compression therapy

Cryotherapy is a rehabilitation technique with anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, commonly used postoperatively. When combined with intermittent dynamic pressure, it is called Cold Compression Therapy (CCT). This study included 30 cranial cruc … Read More>>

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>>

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