Do you know when it is the best time to perform a leak test on your anesthesia machines? From case to case, leaks can occur on your anesthesia devices. To increase the patient’s as well as your own safety, you should perform a leak test on your veterinary anesthesia machines before each procedure. Unsure if … [Continue Reading]
Feline inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a condition that causes chronic inflammation and irritation of the intestinal tract, most commonly in middle-aged cats. Inflammatory cells infiltrate the walls of the intestinal tract, leading to significant changes in the function of the intestines. Causes of IBD in cats The exact cause of feline IBD is unknown, … [Continue Reading]
You finally got a good quality autoclave to sterilize your veterinary equipment and you want to maximize your investment? You certainly know how to use it, but here are 9 essential tips to maximize its good functioning.
While feline anesthesia is a routine procedure in many veterinary practices, studies show that the likelihood of anesthetic mortality is higher in cats than it is in dogs. In 2018 the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) issued new safety guidelines in an effort to prevent anesthetic-related mortalities. These guidelines address some of the most … [Continue Reading]
The term seizure is used to describe a self-limiting, asynchronous discharge of neurons within the brain. In humans, seizures are diagnosed on the basis of electroencephalography; in veterinary medicine, however, seizures are typically diagnosed on the basis of clinical appearance. Given that most seizures are witnessed by pet owners, not veterinarians, diagnosing seizures in veterinary … [Continue Reading]