Migrating foreign body

Migrating foreign body – Video by Dr. Gerardo Poli

In the video below, Dr. Gerardo Poli will show how to use ultrasound to locate a migrating foreign body. HELPFUL TIP!! Did you know that comparing the glucose and the lactic acid levels in the free abdominal fluid, with the peripheral blood, can be helpful in determining if bacteria is present and that exploratory surgery is required. Bacteria consumes glucose …

Parvo “Epidemic” in Australia

Parvo “Epidemic” in Australia

Is there a parvo “epidemic” in Australia? A recent study, conducted by the University of Sydney, has found and published that parvovirus is now more prevalent in Australia than ever before. They found that every year there are around 20 000 cases of parvovirus in puppies in Australia. Their study showed that almost half of these cases end up with …

Veterinary Emergency Medicine

Veterinary Emergency Medicine – Video by Dr. Gerardo Poli

If you would like to learn more about veterinary emergency medicine, in this video Dr. Gerardo Poli will show you. He will take you on a tour through his hospital and all the things they do. From patients like companion animals to exotic animals. When they are in need, emergency veterinarians are there to help. In any time of they, …

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A Purposeful Profession with Production Animals – Producing the Production Animal Veterinarian By Amy Hewitt

Love cute and fluffy animals of all sizes and shapes? Yes! Want to safeguard the health and welfare of animals? Absolutely! Want to make a real difference in not only the local community but globally as well? You betcha! Well, you should consider the Production (Food) Animal Veterinary Field. I am a fourth Year BVSc (Hons) Student at the University …

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Clinical Workups: Expect the Unexpected – Dr. Kate Bruce

Hi, my name is Dr. Kate and I’m a veterinary surgeon (BVSc Hons) in my third year of practice at a 24-hour GP, emergency and house-call small animal clinic in Brisbane, Australia. One important lesson I have learned so far in my career as a veterinarian is to always expect the unexpected, as I have been surprised numerous times by …

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My Veterinary Story – by Dr. Brooke Schampers

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a vet, and somewhere along the lines I just never changed my mind. I was the crazy kid that would beg to pat the neighbor’s dog and chase after every stray animal and return them home. It was the dream that drove me, I started working in …

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Koalas

Koala is a cute and fluffy animal that is a herbivorous marsupial native to Australia. Koalas usually live in eucalyptus woodlands. They have special bacteria in their gastrointestinal system to digest the eucalyptus leaves. The eucalyptus has very low nutritional value and because of that they are sedentary animals (very low physical activity) and sleep most of the day.  

Megaesophagus due to commercial dog food?

Australia is concerned for the well-being of the dogs after more than 70 dogs across the continent have been diagnosed with megaesophagus. Scientists from the Melbourne University investigated this rare “epidemic” and confirmed that all dogs ate one particular brand food, the Advance Dermocare. They believe that the food is the source of the illness. Megaesophagus is a rare condition, …

The Turtle That Breathes Through Its Genitals Becomes Endangered

The Mary River turtle comes from Queensland, Australia and represents one of the most unique and striking creatures on this planet. As of recently, also one of the most endangered. This amazing turtle is found only in the Mary River in Queensland, has 40-50 cm carapace length, the tail is two-thirds of the length of the carapace, has green Mohican …