A new differential for canine pneumothorax

By Cameron Knight An article recently published in Veterinary Record Case Reports describes a case of fatal pneumothorax in a dog secondary to malformation of a single lung lobe. Within the published literature, most canine cases with a similar presentation are diagnosed as congenital lobar emphysema (CLE). However, in this particular dog, CLE was ruled […]

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Intubation complication in a rabbit

By Daniel Pang A report of an unexpected and novel anaesthetic complication in a rabbit, the presence of faecal matter in the oropharynx impeding attempts at intubation, was recently published in Veterinary Record Case Reports. The incidence of anaesthetic-­ and sedation-­related mortality in apparently healthy rabbits is 1.4 per cent, six to eight times greater […]

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Immaculate contraception

By Marie Kubiak Meerkats are a charismatic and popular exhibit in zoo collections and they are typically maintained in their natural family groups. One dominant pair in each group is responsible for breeding and can produce up to four litters of one to six pups a year. As such, successful breeding can quickly result in overpopulation […]

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CSI North Yorkshire

By Tim Hopkins Raptor persecution is an emotive issue in Britain. In an attempt to increase the population of gamebirds, some unscrupulous gamekeepers (sometimes directed by managers and employers) continue to illegally kill raptors. For conservationists and welfare groups, the shooting, trapping and poisoning of these wild birds represents the worst of the gamebird industry. […]

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What is interprofessional working and how does it affect your working veterinary life?

By Tierney Kinnison Veterinary Record has recently published a number of papers that can give the detail; here I draw the strands together. Two papers (the practice effect and the personal effect) used Social Network Analysis (SNA) to map interactions between veterinary practice team members and to identify trends across practices in England. This formed the starting point […]

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Dog gets a raw deal

An article recently published in Veterinary Record Case Reports describes a case of small intestinal segmental volvulus in a dog secondary to dietary obstruction. Small intestinal volvulus is an infrequently encountered condition in small animal practice. Within the published literature, there are notable contrasts in the clinical history and examination findings described as well as […]

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Lumbar pain presenting as praying position-like posture in a dog and a cat

  An article recently published in Veterinary Record Case Reports describes the case of a 10-year-old, male, intact Border collie presented with a 12-month history of progressive paraparesis and lumbar discomfort and a 5-year-old male neutered, domestic short-hair cat presented with a one-week rapid progressive history of unusual stance and gait. Both pets adopted a […]

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