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Issue number 25.3 Date Published 01/01/2015

Dealing with Accidents and Emergencies


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Dealing with Accidents and Emergencies

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Issue number25.3 Published 14/04/2021

Traumatic head injuries in cats

The ability to recognize clinical signs consistent with a declining neurologic status is critical in the management of cats following head trauma.

By Simon Platt

Issue number25.3 Published 15/04/2021

Emergency visits to primary care veterinary hospitals

This paper will present some basic epidemiology of dogs seen for emergency care at a network of primary veterinary clinics in the United States of America.

By Emi Kate Saito and Catherine Rhoads

Issue number25.3 Published 15/04/2021

How I approach… Canine ocular emergencies

Ophthalmic emergencies are commonly seen by the small animal practitioner and can be said to include any ophthalmic condition...

By Elizabeth Giuliano

Issue number25.3 Published 16/04/2021

Wound management 1 – Emergency management of open fractures

An open fracture is any fractured bone that is exposed to environmental contamination due to disruption of soft tissues surrounding the bone.

By James Roush

Issue number25.3 Published 19/04/2021

Wound management 2 – Penetrating injuries in dogs

Penetrating wounds are often deceiving! An innocuous-looking skin puncture may overlie tissue that has been significantly compromised by strong forces...

By Bonnie Campbell

Issue number25.3 Published 20/04/2021

Gastric dilatation and volvulus

Gastric dilatation and volvulus (GDV) is a life-threatening condition which requires prompt diagnosis and treatment.

By Emma Donnelly and Daniel Lewis

Issue number25.3 Published 21/04/2021

Pain assessment in the dog: the Glasgow Pain Scale

Pain is an unpleasant personal emotional experience. It has 3 dimensions: Sensory – discriminative (location, intensity, quality, duration)...

By Jacqueline Reid