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The Curious Case of a Cat with Three Testicles told by the owner – Mirela Mlinarec

Bingo! I would say that we have the main Alpha cat in town and beyond. Just going to add: the guy hit us properly! When I say the guy, of course, I can only think of only one cat: Uri. He is really special in every way. So, about a year ago, the aforementioned gentleman …

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Vet Surgery – Baby Koala Surgery Video by Dr. Gerardo Poli

Intestinal torsion Intestinal torsuon in animals is a common cause of acute bowel obstruction. When an intestine twists around itself and the mesentery that surrounds it, it results in a volvulus or simply put intestinal torsion. Symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and bloody stool may occur. Warning: This video contains graphic scenes of a …

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Which Isotonic Fluids we use and when

An isotonic solutions are two solutions that have the same osmotic pressure across a semipermeable membrane. Because of this, free movement is allowed across the membrane. It doesn’t interfere with the concentration of solutes on each side. NaCl 0.9% – shock – hyponatremia – resuscitation – blood transfusion – metabolic alkalosis – diabetic ketoacidosis * …

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How Are Canine Ear Infections Treated Video by Victoria Birch

It’s summer! Which means a lot of dogs are having allergy problems… Allergies are one of the causes of ear infections and we have been treating ALOT of them lately.   Disclaimers: 1. A licensed veterinary nurse/technician can only practice underneath a licensed veterinarian 2. A veterinary nurse and a veterinary technician are the same …

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How to perform Fecal Examinations by Victoria Birch

This video is for students in veterinary nursing or veterinary school. It’s how to perform a fecal flotation, sedimentation and direct smear. I hope this helps! Disclaimers: 1. A licensed veterinary nurse/technician can only practice underneath a licensed veterinarian 2. A veterinary nurse and a veterinary technician are the same degree 3. Veterinary nurses/technicians aren’t …

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Cushing and Connell Suture Patterns

An Overview of the Cushing and Connell Suture Patterns Both the Cushing suture pattern and the Connell suture technique are continuous sutures, most often used in hollow organs like the stomach, uterus, or urinary bladder.  As all medical health professionals know, the suture technique necessary in any given surgical operation will vary according to the …

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Caudal Epidural Anesthesia in Cattle

When hearing about epidurals, most people, veterinary professionals or not, will recognize it as something given to women in labor. But, caudal epidural anesthesia is also commonly used in large animals. It is easy, cheap, and effective in controlling pain during surgeries.  You can also read more about this topic on the NCBI’s website. How …

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Spaying: Ovariohysterectomy in Large Dogs

Today, we will be discussing Spaying: Ovariohysterectomy in large dogs, (a procedure where the ovaries and uterus are removed entirely in order to sterilize a female dog.) But, what exactly is this procedure, and what does it entail? Does the size of my dog make it more difficult? We are here to help you navigate! …

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