C&T Blog


Feline Leprosy


Issue No. 310

Author: Helen Vanderbom

Case study on a 4-year-old male neutered Domestic short haired cat adopted at 1-year-old from a shelter. Since then he had been confined indoors living with two elderly pugs. Great images.


Update on FIP Treatment


Issue No. 310

Author: Richard Malik

‘In my opinion, the greatest obstacle to successful therapy is the exceedingly high cost of treatment.’ Includes key resources about the personal importation scheme which underpins this article.


Sparganosis – A Short Review


Issue No. 310

Author: Robert Johnson

The generic term Sparganum was proposed by Diesing in 1845 to describe unidentified plerocercoid larvae of Pseudophyllidea found in cysts in the connective tissue under the skin, between the muscles and elsewhere, in frogs, snakes, birds and various


Blindness in Some Eastern Grey kangaroos


Issue No. 309

Author: Jeremy Rogers

Environment and SA Water staff noticed what appeared to be an increasing number of Kangaroos affected by blindness and staggering. Kangaroos of all ages and sexes seemed to be affected, and affected animals had bluish or discoloured eyes.


Ocular Misconceptions – a Pictorial


Issue No. 309

Author: Robin Stanley

In this beautiful pictorial, eye specialist Dr Stanley debunks 10 ocular misconceptions such as: Breed is not important – WRONG, Oral NSAIDs are good enough – WRONG, PLRs are way too basic to be useful for me WRONG! And more…


Canine Spirometra Infection in a Dog


Issue No. 309

Author: Stephen Laing

The owner provided a sample of the tapeworm during the consultation which had the appearance of a zipper down the middle (see photo – note this is preserved and not fresh). This is characteristic of Spirometra tapeworm.


Update on C&T No. 5896: A Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) Treatment Protocol


Issue No. 308

Author: David Hughes

Thank you David Hughes for the update to your previously published FIP treatment protocol and to the many others (particularly Jacqui Norris, Sally Coggins and Richard Malik) at the forefront of this revolutionary approach.


Fungal Dermatitis in a Python


Issue No. 308

Author: Izidora Sladakovic

A 5.5-year-old male carpet python was presented for skin problems: multiple approx. 1-3cm diameter skin lesions characterised by depigmentation, mild erythema and crusts present predominantly over the cranial two thirds of the dorsum.


An Incredible Case that Reinforces Why I Love Being a Vet! Severe Head Trauma in a Cat


Issue No. 308

Author: Moira van Dorsselaer

It would not have been wrong to euthanase Valentine. Honestly, it was considered more than once. However, he made a complete recovery because of the dedication of many veterinary professionals at The Cat Clinic Hobart.

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Use of Intralipid to Prevent Myocardial Necrosis Post Persin Toxicity in an Indian Ring Neck


Issue No. 307

Author: Joe Herbert

Avocado ingestion by birds is a severe and possibly life-threatening toxicity. When a toxic dose is ingested, it is often challenging to perform successful decontamination, and once the toxin is absorbed, there is no known antidote or cure for persin

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Restrictive Harnesses: Restricting More than A Dog’s Pulling Ability


Issue No. 307

Author: Aine Seavers

The author discusses her major concerns about the increased popularity of restrictive leading harnesses–the one that has a solid band horizontally across the front of the chest and anterior shoulder joint. You don’t have to be a vet to realise the do

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Minimal Stress Cat Anaesthetic


Issue No. 307

Author: Pete Coleshaw

The most important part of anaesthetic safety is having a patient that is not excited on self-generated adrenaline. So how can we blood sample, cannulate, and intubate an anaesthesia patient with virtually no stress with just one single potentially p

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C&T No. 5965 The Brutal Reality of Hock Fractures in Racing Greyhounds


Issue No. 310

Author: David H Larratt

Having used a 4-view radiographic angles with horses to investigate lameness, I then used this approach in greyhounds. This radiographic sequence has revealed distinct correlations between radiographic markers and the tarsal joint stability of racing

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