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]
We are proud to show you our latest technological advancement at Dispomed. The machining team has been working for a while on setting up a robotic arm on one of our milling machines. This ambitious project will allow us to maximize the operating time on this …
Cushing’s disease, or hyperadrenocorticism, is a common endocrine disease of dogs. It generally affects middle-aged dogs, especially Beagles, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Dachshunds, and Miniature Poodles. There are two types of Cushing’s disease: Pituitary-dependent Cushing’s disease A benign pituitary tumor secretes excessive amounts of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). This excessive ACTH leads to increased cortisol release from … [Continue Reading]
Feline panleukopenia, sometimes known as feline distemper, is a highly fatal viral disease of cats worldwide characterised by gastroenteritis and immunosuppression. In this article, we review risk factors and prevention of feline panleukopenia, with a particular focus on the use of feline panleukopenia vaccines. Feline panleukopenia: symptoms and survival rates Feline panleukopenia is caused by … [Continue Reading]
Lyme disease or Lyme borreliosis is a tick-borne zoonosis caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia. This type of infection has been documented in dogs across several continents. In North America, the predominant canine cause is Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb). In recent years, several commercially available vaccines have been developed for the prevention of canine Lyme … [Continue Reading]
In this video, see additional leak tests to be performed on your anesthesia machines, which will help you avoid problems during your procedures.
The term “waste anesthetic gases” is used to designate nitrous oxide emissions that escape the anesthetic circuit, as well as halogenated organic compounds such as isoflurane and sevoflurane. These waste gases can be present in inhaled air while remaining completely undetectable without the use of specialized gas evacuation systems, and as such can pose a … [Continue Reading]