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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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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