News RSS

cat, CPR, dog, online CPD, veterinary CPD, veterinary nurse -

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is indicated for any patient that is unresponsive or apnoeic or if a pulse cannot be identified in the patient. The success rate of CPR to return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) is between 30-45%, however discharge from hospital is <5%.  A full cycle of Basic Life Support is 2 minutes long and focuses on ABC: Airway, breathing and circulation.  Airway: visualize airway and place endotracheal tube.  Breathing: ventilate with oxygen at 10 breaths per minute. Ventilation can be achieved with an anaesthetic circuit although an ambu bag is preferred.  Circulation: with patient in lateral recumbency, begin cardiac compressions at...

Read more

Gastric ulcer disease is common in both foals and horses, and due to the many causes and complicated nature is often referred to as Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome (EGUS). There are reports of 25-50% prevalence in foals, about 90% in racehorses in training, 30% of adult horses and 50-70% prevalence in adult horses in competition training. However, accuracy of estimates of prevalence is limited by the fact that an endoscopic diagnosis is required. EGUS is a minor cause of foal mortality but is often a complication of systemic or orthopaedic disease. Symptomatic ulcers are usually located in gastric glandular mucosa,...

Read more

Chunk Training, online CPD, practice management, receptionist, veterinary CPD -

Tackling the misinformed client and winning them over.   So, I find myself sat here after listening to a piece on LBC recently as I am now ‘of age’. The article was explaining why there has been a surge in measles in the USA (300 cases in January 2019 alone) and why it is of such a concern. Partly to blame is social media allowing a lay person to convince other lay people not to vaccinate their children with MMR due to the link with autism (cheers Dr Mr Wakefield). Unfortunately there is an international cohort who believe that vaccines...

Read more

Chunk Training -

Staff training in this area is key as they need to be tactful but firm without being too gruesome about the reality of puppy farming. Vets should be more proactive when they suspect a puppy from a farm and front of house should have a good knowledge of signs which the owner should look out for when buying a puppy.

Read more

Chunk Training, mental health, receptionist, veterinary, wellbeing -

If you are new to practice, here is a rundown of what the Christmas Cull is...it is where you will find an increased number of people coming in for a put to sleep in the few weeks prior to Christmas and there are a few theories as to what is going on, I would say that they are all correct.

Read more