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Medicine rounds 24th April

April 28th, 2020

New rounds available here – Dr Anna Dengate runs through some blood results in Addisonian cases we have seen here at Northside, and the hints that help guide us to this diagnosis.

Pleural Lavage for Pyothorax

April 23rd, 2020

When treating dogs and cats with pyothorax, there are many benefits of performing pleural lavage via thoracostomy tubes. These include:

  • Decreases pleural fluid viscosity
  • Facilitates fluid drainage
  • Decreases tube obstruction
  • Dilution and reduction of bacteria and inflammatory mediators
  • Breakdown of adhesions

If you have a case of canine or feline pyothorax, consider placing thoracostomy tubes or referral to NVS for this procedure to be performed.

Link to second radiology rounds

April 23rd, 2020

Dr Mariano Makara discusses radiographs from 2 tricky cases – a 6 week old kitten with acute onset coughing and dyspnoea, and a 2 year old cat with acute onset vomiting. Learn the hints and tell-tale changes to help make a diagnosis from your radiographs!

Medicine Rounds with Dr Elizabeth Thrift

April 22nd, 2020

Dr Liz gave a great summary of her hints and tricks in recognising, diagnosing, and treating both hyperadrenocorticism and hypoadrenocorticism on 20th April. Click below to watch the recording, powerpoint will be made available in the next few days.

Feline Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Sclerosing Fibroplasia

April 21st, 2020

Feline Gastrointestinal Eosinophilic Sclerosing Fibroplasia is a great example of when things look like cancer but they aren’t! Cats are often euthanized due to the presence of a palpable mass on physical examination or with a presumptive diagnosis of lymphoma, carcinoma or other malignant neoplasia at surgery. The median age of presentation is 7 years and Ragdolls are overrepresented. These cats have mural thickening and loss of layering in sections of their gastrointestinal tract. When managed appropriately, the survival rate can be good for some patients with this disease when the correct histopathological diagnosis is achieved.

Online Radiology rounds

April 16th, 2020

The fabulous Dr Mariano Makara hosted our first virtual rounds meeting yesterday. Click here to watch, and earn 1 structured CPD point.

Next Rounds: MEDICINE with Dr Elizabeth Thrift, Monday 20th April, 7pm.

Topics: Hypo- and hyperadrenocorticism

1 hour duration, 1 CPD point, lecture style presentation with question time.

Tracheal Collapse

April 14th, 2020

Yorkshire Terriers and Pomeranians are reported to account for > 80% of patients with tracheal collapse. If you have a Yorkie or Pom in your clinic with a chronic cough, make sure that they have been fully evaluated for tracheal collapse and are being maximally managed (Weisse et al, J Am Vet Med Assoc 2019;254:380–392)

Protein Losing Enteropathy

April 9th, 2020

If you manage protein losing enteropathy (PLE) cases in your clinic, be sure to read the latest review on pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment options.