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CT Assessment of the Brachycephalic Dog

When you work in general practice, and do not have ready access to advanced imaging, often the maximum level of interest one has in these diagnostic modalities is simply being grateful they exist, and that there is an extremely clever…

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Radiographic Diagnosis of Egg Binding in Birds

  There are few instances of respite from the confusion that most vets feel in analyzing bird radiographs. Identifying an egg is generally one of them – since the normal eggshell is radiopaque and the outline is clear. Radiography is…

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Cat Castration

  One of many challenges faced by the veterinary profession in the current health crisis is the interruption to student learning.   Universities in many areas across the world have had to eliminate face-to-face teaching, a decision that affects veterinary students…

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Chlamydial Swab Collection in Koalas

  The incidence and significance of certain common diseases in local native wildlife is assumed knowledge in the veterinary profession. Sometimes less widely known however, are the opportunities that exist for general practitioners to actively contribute to the research and…

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The Importance of Body Condition Scoring

    Early in my career I had one consultation in which the necessity of understanding and performing body condition scoring in animals (by vets and owners) was made abundantly clear. I was called out to see a horse on…

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Fundamentals of Veterinary CPR

  Apparently the main reason cats and dogs that experience cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) have poor survival outcomes relative to their human counterparts, is because there has been a lack of training and standardised, evidence-based guidelines in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in…

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Checking a Marsupial’s Pouch

    Pouch checking is a skill that all Australian veterinarians need to learn. Actually, let me amend that statement: Pouch checking is a skill that all Australians need to learn. We live in a country heavily populated by marsupials,…

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