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Hypothermic snakes

Reptiles, being cold blooded, are dependent on the environment to provide sufficient heat. If they get cold, their metabolism can become so …

Histiocytoma on the ear of a boxer dog.

Histiocytomas in dogs

Histiocytomas are common, benign skin tumours that begin in the immune cells. They usually present as small, firm, dome or button-shaped masses …

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Radiograph exposure

Nurses are usually great at radiographic technique, with the flip side that vets are often quite poor at it. If you find …

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Giardia in cats

Giardia lamblia is a protozoan parasite found in the small intestine of vertebrates. The most common cause of transmission in cats is …

Meshed skin graft

Meshed skin grafts

Meshed skin grafts have several advantages over non-meshed grafts. Meshing is the creation of several rows of staggered, parallel incisions into a …

Decibutus lateral

Decubitus lateral view of chest

This view is particularly useful for demonstrating small pneumothoraces, emphysema or loculated pleural fluid. The animal is placed in lateral recumbency. To demonstrate …

Puppy pyoderma

Puppy pyoderma / cellulitis

Puppy pyoderma (also known as juvenile cellulitis) typically occurs between three weeks to four months of age, in any breed of puppy. …

Ringworm under UV

Treatment of cat ringworm carriers

Cats, particularly long-haired varieties, can be carriers of ringworm but show no clinical signs at all. Diagnosis in the absence of skin …

laser therapy

Low-level laser therapy for dogs

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a rapidly growing adjunctive therapy in companion animal practice. Low-level laser or cold laser therapy is a non-invasive …