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A 5-year-old neutered male boxer was presented for a 24-hour history of lethargy and panting as well as 12 to 24 hours of straining to urinate. The patient, owned since he was a puppy, is an indoor/outdoor dog with a tendency to dig among backyard plants, and is current on vaccinations. He was neutered one year ago. He has no travel history. The owner reported that in the past the dog has had bouts of dietary indiscretion with...
Patellar Luxation in Dogs
1]. The patella is ovate: the proximal blunt surface is the base and may extend beyond the articular surface, whereas the distal pointed end, the apex, does not (2]. Muscular forces of the vastus medialis and vastus lateralis control medial and lateral movement and stability of the patella. The patella is an essential component of the extensor mechanism, serving to alter the direction of...
The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has issued a statement responding to a story aired on the ABC’s 7:30 program on 22 June about a veterinarian removed from her position after she presented evidence of cruelty and appalling conditions on board []

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At the 2016 World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology, Virbac announced the addition of a brand new innovative technology called Defensin™ to a variety of key products in its already popular dermatology range.

Defensin technology has a unique action that stimulates the body’s own production of anti-microbial peptides (AMPs), which help the skin to defend itself against foreign pathogens such as bacteria or yeast via an innate immune response. In an industry where the responsible use...
Northwest Surgeons has announced two free webinars for vets on the subject of oncology. At 8pm on Thursday June 30th, Iain Grant will host the first free webinar with a topic tit...

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ROYAL CANIN® has published a new Veterinary Focus magazine focused on neonate and pediatric medicine. The latest edition of the worldwide journal for companion animal veterinarians, explores to...

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The latest modules in the first online CPD series covering veterinary forensic science and animal crime scene investigation have been added to the wide selection of online training available on ...

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The Australian Veterinary Association (AVA) has issued a statement responding to a story aired on the ABC’s 7:30 program on 22 June about a veterinarian removed from her position after she presented evidence of cruelty and appalling conditions on board [...]

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National Veterinary Care (NVC) has snapped up a clinic near Wollongong for $1.2 million, making them the second largest player in the sector, after Greencross. The acquisition brings NVC’s total number of practices to 40. NVC’s chief executive, Tomas Steenackers, [...]

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The name of your practice has an enormous impact on branding and online marketing. So should you choose a catchy moniker or something a little more sensible? By Angela Tufvesson. Deciding on a name for your new or rebranded veterinary [...]

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