Friday, 17 October 2014

WSAVA Pain Management Protocols

For this latest blog post I wanted to basically draw your attention to the WSAVA Global Pain Council Pain Management Protocols that have recently been made freely available online.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Letting the Demons Out! Some thoughts on exploratory laparotomy...

“We didn’t find anything particularly abnormal but we let the demons out!” Heard that before? Sure you have and we laugh out loud. But should we be? Are too many unnecessary negative exploratory laparotomy procedures performed? Are too many exploratory laparotomies performed prematurely?

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Top Tips for Coping with Night Shifts

So this is a blog post I have wanted to write for some time and thankfully the moment has arrived! I hope you find it of some interest/use. The tips and strategies that follow with respect to coping with night work are a combination of my thoughts and tips gathered from members of the Veterinary ECC Small Talk community via email – THANKS so much to those who contributed. Right, let’s get on with it…

Friday, 12 September 2014

Ever seen dialysis disequilibrium syndrome in tomcat urethral obstruction?

Ostroski CJ, Cooper ES. Development of dialysis disequilibrium-like clinical signs during postobstructive management of feline urethral obstruction. J Vet Emerg Crit Care 2014. 24(4):444-449.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Dear Puppy, Please Don't Drink So Much Water Or You Might Seizure?

So this is some interesting stuff – well, I think so anyway! I want to thank my good friend Kate Russell for raising this with me as well. The basic question at hand here is can a puppy drink so much water in a single episode as to cause water intoxication and a hyponatraemic seizure?

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Choppy Choppy! My Top 5 Surgery Tips (N. Kulendra DipECVS)

STOP THE PRESS! This blog edition is my first ever guest blogger post! Love it. Here Nicola Kulendra, European Specialist in Small Animal Surgery and a dear friend and colleague, shares some of her top surgery tips for you. Also be sure to look out for the free PDF giveaway at the end which contains some other points relating to Soft Tissue Surgery (that is my creation, not Nicola's).

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Syringe feeding: Yes, No, or It depends?

A while back I recorded a podcast on nutrition in sick animals with Dan Chan DACVECC DACVN, Head of Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals, Royal Veterinary College, UK. The podcast is linked to at the end of this blog post. One of the things we discussed in that podcast was the use of syringe feeding.