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SYNCOPE VS SEIZURES
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SYNCOPE VS SEIZURES

Two conditions, both starting with »s«. But that is not their only similarity. Although their causes are different, they can look very similar and therefore can be confused. To differentiate between them is important for diagnosis and treatment, and a careful description of animal’s behaviour before, during and following the collapse can be very helpful....

GETTING STARTED WITH ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND
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GETTING STARTED WITH ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND

Ultrasound is a very valuable diagnostic tool, almost an extension of a physical exam, that helps us with non-invasive visualisation of internal structures of the body. It uses very high frequency sound waves, that are generated by the probe and pulsed into the body where they interact with tissues. Returning signals – echoes – are...

Do gastrointestinal cases scare you?
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Do gastrointestinal cases scare you?

Gastrointestinal problems are one of the most common health issues clients present and seek advice from the vet.  How often do you get a vomiting cat or a dog in the examination room?  Or a patient with diarrhoea?  I am sure — daily. Probably more than once! Sometimes I think “vomiting, not AGAIN!”   Such...

Open gloving technique
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Open gloving technique

This technique is used for minor procedures when only the hands need to be covered (for example sterile patient preparation, bone marrow biopsy, urinary catheterization). Assistant passes us an internal packaging of sterile gloves without touching the inner layer. We put an internal packaging of gloves on a clean surface and open it without touching...

Valuable lessons from the Airline industry
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Valuable lessons from the Airline industry

As a veterinary student, I had to earn my living with student work. In time I became pickier and chose a job if it was: fun (almost hobby), if it was well paid or if it would give me good experiences for my future career in veterinary medicine. When I saw an ad for a...

WHY BELIEVE IN OKEAN AND ATTEND THEIR COURSES?
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WHY BELIEVE IN OKEAN AND ATTEND THEIR COURSES?

Nowadays we all (some more, others less) are struggling with how to spend our money wisely. How much are we willing to pay, to get what we want or need, or to learn something useful. We want to receive something in return for the money invested and we are mostly interested in “best value for...