Monthly Archives: October 2019


11
Oct 2019

The RCVS can only help with matters concerning licensed veterinarians or vet nurses, so if you feel you need to report poor conduct by people who are not part of the veterinary profession, what can you do? The AUA spoke to the RCVS last week, and their advice is combined with ours and summarised below.   Reporting a scanner in your area If you know that somebody is charging people for a scanning service without adequate training or equipment, or is not practicing within their remit (i.e. is offering diagnoses), you can......

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11
Oct 2019

The role of ultrasound in urolithiasis   In the following article, the anatomy which causes uroliths to become so problematic are discussed, and the role of ultrasound in its diagnosis. Uroliths are stones or crystals that form in the urinary tract, and vary in their mineral composition depending on geographical location and the animal’s diet. They are usually small and easily flushed out in the urine, but in male goats, they can be deadly. Male goats are particularly predisposed to blockages of the urinary tract due to their anatomy. They have a......

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08
Oct 2019

What to do if you are bitten by a dog during a scan: • Wash the wound thoroughly. Run under a cold tap for 10 minutes, even if the skin isn’t broken. • Seek medical attention as soon as possible. Tell your doctor or medical practitioner that you have been bitten by an animal. • Report the bite (important). Taking photos of the wound straight after it happens can be helpful. Your police and local authority’s dog warden should be informed of any dog bites to take steps to prevent this happening......

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