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Canine urinary capillariosis is caused by the nematode Pearsonema plica. P. plica infection is seldomly detected in clinical practice mainly due to diagnostic limitations. This report describes six cases of urinary capillariosis in dogs from Italy. Recurrent cystitis was observed in one dog, whereas another patient was affected by glomerular amyloidosis.


In the remaining animals, the infection was considered an incidental finding. Immature eggs of the parasite were observed with urine sediment examination in 3/6 patients. Increased...
by Dr Mark Eagleton on 24 June, 2016 in Veterinarians
While many an antipodean working holiday maker follows the well-trodden path to London and its surrounds, relatively few make the journey north across the border to Scotland. But if you’re considering heading to the UK for a working holiday, or if you’re based there already, Scotland has more to offer than just kilts and thistles.

The great outdoors

Think of Scotland and...

The Sydney dog lovers show is set to take over the Royal Hall of Industries and the Hordern Pavilion 6–7 August.

The show will feature prominent veterinary TV personalities including Dr Chris Brown, Dr Katrina Warren and the Village Vets.

Though the show is mostly aimed at lay dog lovers, there will be events worth a visit for vets, including educational presentations and training advice.

The event...
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Cats can get heartworms. In fact, less than 5 percent of cat owners use a heartworm preventive on their pets compared with 50 percent of dog owners. Do we love our dogs more than our cats? I don’t believe we do. I think cat owners just need to learn about the risk these parasites pose to their pets, and so I’d like to share my top five myths about feline heartworm disease:

By James Nason, 01 July 2016


The livestock export industry appears to be on track to adopt a new animal welfare assurance program, over and above the Government-administered Exporter Supply Chain Assurance System (ESCAS).
from TIm Ferriss' book Tools of Titans

Here are the 5 things Dom would do if he were diagnosed with one of the worst-case scenarios—late-stage glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive brain cancer. Some of Dom’s colleagues are opposed to the “standard of care” protocols, like chemotherapy. Based on the literature, Dom feels these are warranted in situations involving testicular cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, and stage 1 and 2 breast cancer. Outside of those examples, “it makes little sense to treat cancer with something we know is a powerful...

Human beings are the only creatures who can make themselves miserable. Other animals certainly suffer when they experience negative events, but only humans can induce negative emotions through self-views, judgments, expectations, regrets and comparisons with others. Because self-thought plays such a central role in human happiness and wellbeing, psychologists have devoted a good deal of attention to understanding how people think about themselves.

For many years, the experts have focused on self-esteem. Research has consistently shown that self-esteem is related to...
Chris Adolph, DVM, MS, DACVM (Parasitology), Zoetis Animal Health, Tulsa, Oklahoma

A single dose of febantel has good efficacy against adult whipworms, while a single dose of milbemycin oxime can remove >90% of adult worms in the GI tract.7

Dose: 50 mg/kg PO once a day for 3 consecutive days1-4

A broad-spectrum benzimidazole anthelmintic safely used in multiple species, fenbendazole is labeled for dogs 6 weeks of age and in pregnant bitches. In the absence of ongoing monthly anthelmintic therapy (see...