Episode 69: Antimicrobial Resistance. You gave what to who? The British Health Secretary, some left over antibiotics and a return to the dark ages.
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3M ago
“Without urgent action, we are heading for a post-antibiotic era, in which common infections and minor injuries can once again kill”  A quote directly from The World Health Organization. This isn’t hyperbole, this is potentially our future (as if there aren’t enough other things to be concerned about!). And then we have the British Health Secretary giving her left over antibiotics to family and friends. Really!!! In this episode of The Vetpodcast we discuss antimicrobial resistance ..read more
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Episode 68: GiRLS Talk. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study
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5M ago
One of the givens in this world is that things never stay the same, we are always learning and we are always improving. This is as true for the veterinary profession as it is anywhere else. The information changes are based on must come from somewhere though.  Many of us will be aware of the change in recommendations as to the timing of desexing dogs. When I trained it was almost written in stone that it was by 6 months. It would now appear that the timing isn’t quite that simple. Early spey and neutering has been associated with an increase in non-traumatic orthopaedic injuries. Where d ..read more
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Episode 67: When it is time to say goodbye. A frank discussion on pet euthanasia with Dr Kathleen Cooney.
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6M ago
If you have been a listener of the Vetpodcast for a while you may recall an episode we recorded back in early 2021 with Dr Melissa Trupia discussing end of life decisions and treatment. In this episode we are taking the inevitable next step today and discussing euthanasia. It is a topic that perhaps isn’t discussed as often as it should because but lets face it, almost all pet owners have to go through this process at least once in their pet owning life. I have a broad reaching discussion with Dr Kathleen Cooney, veterinarian, founder and Director of Education for The Companion Animal Euthanas ..read more
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Episode 66: The History of Veterinary Medicine Part 2. Enlightenment, advancement and change.
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6M ago
This is the second part of our discussion on the history of veterinary medicine with Dr Bruce Vivash Jones.  Bruce is a retired veterinarian, veterinary historian and author and has written what is possibly the most complete account of the history of veterinary medicine published. Bruce’s comments on the events that changed veterinary medicine, the current state of our profession and the possible future are truly insightful ..read more
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Episode 65: The History of Veterinary Medicine Part 1. Superstition, sacrifice and religion.
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7M ago
This is the first of 2 episodes discussing the history of veterinary medicine with Dr Bruce Vivash Jones.  Bruce is a retired veterinarian, veterinary historian and author and has authored what is possibly the most complete account of the history of veterinary medicine published. In this first instalment, I discuss the origins of veterinary medicine as we know it, but we start some 4000 years ago with superstition, sacrifice and religion with a bit of the classical history on the side.    ..read more
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Episode 64: Veterinary Suicide. If you only ever listen to one episode of The Vetpodcast please let it be this one!
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8M ago
Whether you are a vet, vet nurse, RVN, allied veterinary professional or a pet owner, if there is only one episode of The Vetpodcast you ever listen to, please let it be this one.   It is heart-breaking. I read with absolute despair that another of our veterinary colleagues have taken their own life – again! The statistics relating to suicide, and for that matter mental health in our profession are shocking.  I make no apologies for repeating this podcast I posted a year or so ago, it is just so important. Not One More Vet! #NOMV ..read more
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Episode 63: Easter Suprise. Chocolate and Grape Poisoning
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10M ago
Here in New Zealand, apart from the obvious religious significance of the festival there are 2 icons that you cannot escape. Chocolate Easter eggs and raisin filled Hot Cross Buns. Unfortunately, both chocolate and grapes are potentially toxic to dogs so without pouring cold water on your festivities, what is all the fuss about ..read more
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Episode 62: Let Me Point Out Your Prostate!
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10M ago
Most men of a certain age can tell you exactly where their prostate gland is. The doctor has pointed it out to them literally on more than one occasion. Male dogs can also have issues with their prostate glands, and yes, just like our human colleagues, one of our best diagnostic tools is our index finger! In this episode of The Vetpodcast  I discuss that scourge of older men, the prostate gland, and the issues this gland can cause in dogs.   ..read more
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Episode 61: Don't eat that, it is disgusting!
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11M ago
Something like 16% of dogs do it. Almost 100% of humans find it disgusting. It makes me gag! I am talking about coprophagia.  What is coprophagia? – Eating faeces I chat to Jess from nutritionRVN about this less than savoury behaviour. We talk about: -Is there a risk to either dogs or humans? -What causes it? -How to stop it? I would normally say sit down with a coffee and a bit of cake but for this episode but perhaps give the cake a miss this time ..read more
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Episode 60: Have you got a disaster plan for your pet?
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11M ago
News bulletins are full of disaster stories. In the case of a disaster have you got a plan for your pet? I talk to Sue Kinsella and Alison Vaughan from RNZSPCA about “disaster preparedness”. It is as simple as: - Microchip your pets - Have a cage or crate handy - A collar and lead and perhaps a muzzle - 48 – 72 hours feed - Any medication required - A copy of any relevant veterinary information - Vaccination certificates - A simple first aid kit (bandages and dressings, antiseptic, brushes and combs ..read more
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