In recent times, the world has seen a surge in interest in dog ownership, particularly during the pandemic. The documentary "Britain's Puppy Boom" shed light on the illicit practices within the breeding industry and the alarming disregard for standards and regulations. The uproar that followed prompted veterinary groups and organizations like the BVA and Dog Trust to send warnings to the government. While the government has made commitments to bring about changes, a cloud of uncertainty still looms over the world of puppy acquisition.
As veterinarians, staying updated with the latest knowledge and techniques is crucial to providing the best care for our furry patients. Dr. Sarah Heath, a distinguished veterinary surgeon, and a European Veterinary Specialist in Behavioural Medicine, has been a beacon of knowledge and expertise in the field. Her contributions to veterinary medicine have earned her the prestigious title of FRCVS. Today, we're excited to delve into five of her outstanding webinars on The Webinar Vet that are not only informative but also truly engaging.
Feline coronavirus (FCoV) is a highly infectious enteric virus which causes subclinical infection or diarrhoea in the majority of infected cats. However it can cause a lethal monocyte-associated immune-mediated granulomatous perivasculitis, known as feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), in around 5-10% of infected cats. Infection with FCoV is very common, particularly in cats from rescue shelters, breeding catteries and other large multi-cat households.
In a world that's increasingly aware of the environmental challenges we face, there's a growing need for individuals to take action. The climate crisis is real, and it's not a problem we can leave solely in the hands of governments and corporations. In this podcast, we delve into a remarkable initiative that empowers citizens to play a vital role in addressing the climate crisis. We'll explore the Hero Circle platform, which is on a mission to bring together people who want to make a difference and support campaigners working towards sustainability and climate change.
Small mammals, our cherished companions, often conceal intricate health concerns beneath their charming exteriors. Dr. John Chitty, a distinguished expert, guides us through the enigmatic realm of small mammal medicine in his captivating webinar, "The Offal Part of Small Mammal Medicine." This exploration dives into the intricacies of hearts, livers, and kidneys, shedding light on diagnosis and treatment while infusing Dr. Chitty's unique personality.
In a world where savings are cherished more than ever, The Webinar Vet presents a golden ticket to a treasure trove of discounts and benefits – the all-new Rewards Hub. As a distinguished member of The Webinar Vet community, you now have the privilege to unlock a realm of possibilities, with over 200 exclusive rewards from some of the most sought-after brands. This isn't just about saving; it's about elevating your membership experience to new heights.
If you are considering pursuing the veterinary profession in the UK, it is essential to understand the specific requirements and steps involved. This blog post serves as a comprehensive guide, providing valuable insights and resources to help you achieve your goal of becoming a vet or RVN in the UK.
Feline limbic encephalitis or Feline complex partial cluster seizure with orofacial involvement (FEPSO) is a suspected immune-mediated condition of geriatric cats. In people, limbic encephalitis is associated with the production of serum antibodies against voltage-gated potassium channel complexes (VGKC-complexes) resulting in an acute epileptic condition. In a study of 14 cats suffering distinctive complex partial cluster seizures (CPS), consisting of facial twitching and staring, 5/14 cats had VGKC-complex antibodies and 4/14 cats had leucine-rich glioma-inactivated 1 (LGI1)-antibodies (Pakozdy et al, 2013).
Diving into the world of veterinary ultrasonography, the latest installment of The Webinar Vet brings forth an enlightening webinar featuring the accomplished Gayle Hallowell. A seasoned professional with a distinguished career, Gayle's remarkable journey is a testament to her expertise in veterinary internal medicine and critical care. Having spent 15 years as a professor at Nottingham Veterinary School, she transitioned to a pivotal role at IVC Evidensia in 2022, while continuing her clinical work with Pool House Equine Clinic.
In this enlightening episode of VetChat, we have the privilege of diving into a candid conversation with Keisha Swaby, a passionate advocate for dyslexia and dyspraxia awareness. Keisha's journey of discovery, empowerment, and advocacy sheds light on the often-overlooked strengths of these conditions. Join us as we explore her personal experiences, discuss the misconceptions surrounding dyslexia and dyspraxia, and unveil valuable insights that can reshape our understanding of neurodiversity.
In veterinary medicine wounds are common. Wounds range from simple scrapes, surgical incisions, and dermatologic issues to serious life and limb threatening traumas. The body begins work immediately upon insult to the skin to repair damaged tissue and restore the functional barrier properties of the skin. Positive outcomes are challenged by a host of factors, such as wound location, wound type, and bacterial infection.
‘Learn about one of the body’s most important organs in an hour, and what you can do for it. When should you worry about an increase in ALP or ALT? What are the synthetic biomarkers of the liver? Is there anything you can do to protect the liver? Is it too late? Let’s get nitty gritty with hepatic pathophysiology so you can help sick pets’