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Veterinary Focus

Issue number 32.1 Date Published 06/04/2022

A good start in life

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A good start in life


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Issue number32.1 Published 06/04/2022

Canine milk replacers

It may sound simple enough to offer milk to newborn puppies, but various pitfalls await the unwary, as Emmanuel Fontaine describes.

By Emmanuel Fontaine

Issue number32.1 Published 20/04/2022

Puppy growth charts

Growth charts for children are nothing new, but recent work has resulted in the concept being developed for dogs, and they are now an essential part of the veterinarian’s toolkit.

By Caitlin Grant

Issue number32.1 Published 27/04/2022

Kitten vaccinations and immunity

Ensuring kittens have an optimal vaccination schedule whilst creating positive patient experiences at the veterinary clinic can be a win-win situation, as Kelly St. Denis describes.

By Kelly A. St. Denis

Issue number32.1 Published 04/05/2022

Antimicrobial use in puppies and kittens

How should we approach the problematic choice of antibiotic in young puppies and kittens? J. Scott Weese offers a practical guide to this all-too-common scenario in small animal practice.

By J. Scott Weese

Issue number32.1 Published 11/05/2022

Fetal fluid centesis in the bitch

To date, amniocentesis has rarely been used in veterinary medicine, despite having tremendous potential for both clinical and research applications; this paper discusses an established method for fetal fluid sampling in bitches.

By Smadar Tal

Issue number32.1 Published 18/05/2022

Dealing with the sick newborn puppy

The “Fading Puppy Syndrome” is well recognized in veterinary practice; this paper offers a practical approach to the problem.

By Sylvie Chastant-Maillard

Issue number32.1 Published 24/05/2022

Successful kitten consults

Successful kitten visits to the clinic will set the feline patient up for a lifetime of veterinary care, as Liz O’Brien explains.

By Elizabeth O’Brien

Issue number32.1 Published 01/06/2022

Maternal behavior in bitches

Maternal behavior plays a major role in the survival of puppies during the first weeks of life, and it may also have a long-lasting effect on their cognitive development. This paper offers some cues and clues that could help the clinician when dealing with newborn puppies.

By Natalia Ribeiro dos Santos

Issue number32.1 Published 08/06/2022

Feline developmental stages

Understanding the different stages in a kitten’s development is key to advising owners as to the best ways to interact with their cat, as Kersti Seksel describes.

By Kersti Seksel

Issue number32.1 Published 15/06/2022

DHA for puppies

How important are dietary long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for healthy development? Russ Kelley describes some recent work that suggests they are a vital part of a puppy’s nutritional requirements.

By Russ Kelley

Issue number32.1 Published 22/06/2022

How to prevent behavior problems in puppies

Many owners will choose their puppy for all the wrong reasons, but Jon Bowen identifies some key factors that can help a young puppy develop into a great member of the family.

By Jon Bowen

Issue number32.1 Published 06/07/2022

Key challenges in the veterinary profession

The world brings challenges for the veterinary profession on a daily basis, and it can help to know that what we experience as individuals is shared by our colleagues, wherever they may be – and by understanding the challenges faced by other stakeholders we can work together in a way that is mutually beneficial.

By Cara McNeill and Ewan McNeill

Issue number32.1 Published 01/09/2022

Protocols in veterinary practice (I)

In the first of a two-part series, the authors look at protocols in veterinary practice, and why they can be a key component to running an effective clinic.

By Philippe Baralon , Antje Blättner and Pere Mercader

Issue number32.1 Published 07/09/2022

Protocols in veterinary practice II

In the second of this two-part series, the authors look at how to motivate the team and successfully design and implement protocols in veterinary practice.

By Philippe Baralon , Antje Blättner and Pere Mercader