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Veterinary Clinical Podcasts

Description

Welcome to the RVC veterinary clinical podcast. In these shows, Dominic Barfield, with the technical help of Brian Cox talks to a variety of different faculty/specialists/clinicians from the RVC about clinical relevant material to everyone in practice, if you are just about to start your veterinary career or you are a seasoned professional we aim to provide something for everyone. Whether you’re listening whilst you are cooking dinner, driving home, walking the dog or even at the gym, we want to give you some practical tips and advice that you won’t necessarily find in the text books or journal articles that we hope makes a difference to your patients. Find the show notes on https://goo.gl/ECRxGh you can follow me on twitter @dombarfield or email any suggestions/comments to dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk.

Link: www.rvc.ac.uk/small-animal-referrals/news-events/clinical-podcasts

Episodes

101 Professional Development Phase

Jun 14, 2019 00:37:06

Description:

Joining myself in the studio we are delighted to have Mary de Las Casas, a PDP Post Graduate Dean working for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (the UK regulatory body of the veterinary profession), talking about the PDP. A fitting time since most veterinary schools in the UK have finished their final examinations (well done) and this is the UK’s version of helping new veterinary graduates transition into their professional life and reflect on their practice. We appreciate that it is a national topic, though it does raise the question about post graduate education and where we are headed as a profession, which is applicable to all. We hope that you enjoy. 

Some pages of interest:

https://www.rcvs.org.uk/home/

https://www.rcvs.org.uk/lifelong-learning/professional-development-phase-pdp/

If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch: email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield. We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on Apple podcast or Acast and kindly write us a review.

100 Epilepsy (6 years on)

May 24, 2019 00:35:04

Description:

Joining Brian and myself in the studio we are delighted to have Professor Holger Volk, guru of neurology and neurosurgery, though internationally renowned for his (and his teams) work on epilepsy.   Holger spoke to Shailen in the first RVC clinical podcast and being sentimental we thought we’d ask him back for our hundredth podcast. A lot has happened in the last 6 years and we thought that we’d catch up with what has changed. We hope that you enjoy.

Some pages of interest:

https://www.facebook.com/rvccanineepilepsyresearch

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30216557

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30103909

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30064067

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30001753

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29499762

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29420639

If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch: email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield. We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on Apple podcast or Acast and kindly write us a review.

99 Elbow Dysplasia

May 17, 2019 00:28:20

Description:

Joining Brian and myself in the studio we are delighted to have the fabulous Matthew Pead, senior lecturer in small animal orthopaedics here at the RVC. Matthew has been in and around the RVC for over 30 years and can speak eloquently on a variety of topics from opera and fine art to educational theory. We thought we should narrow it down to Elbow dysplasia. Matthew bought in his dog, Jack, who has elbow dysplasia and we have attached a short video of Matthew performing a forelimb physical exam. It has taken us 99 podcasts to include another medium. We hope that you enjoy.

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28234985

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30703814

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22151597

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28197017

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98 Parrots

May 10, 2019 00:36:25

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Joining myself in the studio we are delighted to have Vicki Baldrey, one of fabulous lectures here in all things exotic at the RVC. Vicki is an avian specialist so we thought that we’d talk to her about an approach to managing a psittacine that is presented to you. We hope that you enjoy.

https://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/vicki-baldrey

some review papers:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20682428

https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/veterinary-clinics-of-north-america-exotic-animal-practice/vol/19/issue/2

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97 Vetlife

May 3, 2019 00:27:26

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Joining Brian and myself in the studio we are delighted to have Rosie Allistair, manager of the vetlife helpline. She has come to us following completing the London Marathon the previous day and is going to talk to our final year students about vetlife, so we thought that we’d ask her to talk about it on the pod. Rosie is also near completion of her PhD at the University of Edinburgh fooling a cohort of veterinary students enter the profession. We hope that you enjoy.

https://www.vetlife.org.uk

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96 Hip dysplasia

Feb 15, 2019 00:34:53

Description:

Joining Brian and myself in the studio we are delighted to have Dr Richard Meeson, senior lecturer in small animal orthopaedics here at the RVC. He is a fountain of knowledge although we thought we would narrow our conversation to hip dysplasia. We hope that you enjoy.

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28576269

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28460694

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28576271  

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95 Equine Gastric Ulcer Syndrome

Feb 8, 2019 00:24:08

Description:

Although we have chased him for a while (everyone has full schedules these days) we have managed to entice one of our equine colleagues to join Brian and myself in the studio, Dr Mike Hewetson. Mike is senior lecturer in equine medicine here at the RVC. We thought that we’d ask him about equine gastric ulcer syndrome, it seems he knows quite a bit about it. We hope that you enjoy.

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29653546

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28284214

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26340142

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27461724 

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94 DKA

Jan 25, 2019 00:40:28

Description:

Joining Brian and myself in the studio is Tom Greensmith, one of our ECC staff clinicians here at the RVC. We thought that we’d ask him about the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in dogs and cats. We hope that you enjoy.

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26551019

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28017407

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25546713

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93 Calcium and phosphate

Jan 11, 2019 00:23:03

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Joining Brian and myself in the studio is Dr Rebecca Geddes, one of our lectures here at the RVC in internal medicine and part of a fantastic research group looking into renal disease in cats. We thought that we’d ask her about calcium and phosphate and what we need to do about it with our clinical patients. We hope that you enjoy.

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27527663

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23464730

http://www.iris-kidney.com/guidelines/staging.html

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92 Vertebral malformations in brachycephalic breeds

Jan 4, 2019 00:31:28

Description:

Back in the studio after welcoming in the New Year, Brian and I are joined by Dr Steven De Decker, senior lecturer and head of our neurology and neurosurgery service here at the RVC. We talk to Steven about vertebral malformations in brachycephalic breeds. We hope that you enjoy and Happy New Year.

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29464823

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28283076

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30179095

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91 Fluid Therapy

Dec 21, 2018 00:26:39

Description:

Back in the studio after our Christmas shopping Brian and I are joined by Simon Cook, one of our fabulous lecturers in Emergency and Critical Care here at the RVC. We talk to Simon about fluid therapy and what is changing.

 

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27914759

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27914756

In fact take a look at the whole of that issue of Vet Clinic of North America: Small Animal Practice

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90 Life after graduation

Nov 9, 2018 00:42:47

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In the studio and with better audio now that Brian is recording this time, we are joined a year later by a previous RVC graduate Dave Beeston. We follow up on Dave’s transition into being a professional and find out if he still cooks once a week to prepare all his meals. He continues to be involved in a variety of different things and no doubt he will have his own podcast shortly. Makes me think what have I done in the last year? Not sure that we will continue as long as Michael Apted following Dave, but we will try to get him back next year. Dave will be back writing his column in the Vet Times in the new year. We hope that you enjoy.

https://www.vettimes.co.uk/articles/david-beeston/

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88 Hypoglycaemia

Nov 2, 2018 00:36:49

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Back in the studio with Brian and we are joined by Laura Cole, one of our final year residents in Emergency and Critical Care here at the RVC. Laura worked in small animal private practice for a number of years before she completed a rotating internship with us at the RVC and stayed on to have further clinical training in ECC. She wrote an article for the Vet Times on hypoglycaemia and thought that it would be good to have a chat about it. We’ve hit 88 podcasts, 88 miles per hour allowed for time travel, not sure we are there yet. We hope that you enjoy.

Some papers of interest:

https://www.vettimes.co.uk/article/135568/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25587730

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88 Pericardial effusion

Oct 26, 2018 00:29:21

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Back in the studio, joined by Simon Cook, one of our fabulous lecturers in Emergency and Critical Care here at the RVC. We talk to Simon about pericardial effusions and their management. We’ve hit 88 podcasts, 88 miles per hour allowed for time travel, not sure we are there yet. We hope that you enjoy. 

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28992908

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28079972

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24236526

We will have to wait a bit before Simon’s paper comes out in the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care:

Pericardial catheter placement in the management of pericardial effusion: 18 dogs Cook, Simon; Cortellini, Stefano; Humm, Karen R

And looking forward to his findings from his current study. We will get him back into the studio to discuss

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84 Feline IBD and lymphoma

Oct 12, 2018 00:42:22

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Forced out of the studio, we find ourselves in Brian’s office. We are lucky enough to have Sarah Stewart join us who is one of our staff clinicians in internal medicine and oncology here at the RVC. She did her training at the AMC in New York and has a great approach to managing cases, and one of her passions which spans both internal medicine and oncology is the approach to cats we suspect have IBD or lymphoma. We hope that you enjoy. 

Some papers of interest with links provided by Sarah:

Some good review articles:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22736679

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23677821  (paper at link below as not available via pubmed):

http://vetfolio-vetstreet.s3.amazonaws.com/9a/586420bbf211e2b140005056ad4734/file/PV2013_Al-Ghazlat1_CE.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23814916 (paper at link below as not available via pubmed):

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/458f/0ee8ec2b3d99acfd55160d303774f43c9a95.pdf

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86 Intervertebral Disk Herniation

Sep 21, 2018 00:39:00

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86 Intervertebral Disk Herniation

 

Today we are joined by Elsa Beltran one of our fabulous lecturers in small animal neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC. We are in the studio, and Brian is on the whistles and faders, so hopefully the audio quality is good from the start. Today we discuss the different types of intervertebral disk extrusion/protrusion in dogs and their presentation, diagnosis, treatment and recovery. It might be an idea to listen to Podcast on the Rule of Six (37) regarding clinical reasoning in canine spinal disease. We hope that you enjoy.

 

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22250580

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29192043

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28964544

 

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85 Canine Patellar Luxation

Aug 24, 2018 00:20:55

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Today we are joined by Andy Phillips one of our lecturers in small animal orthopaedics here at the RVC. We are in the studio, and Brian is on the whistles and faders from the start. We thought we would discuss canine patellar luxation, what it is and how they can be managed.

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27008322

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24817090

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28094422

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84 Canine tracheal collapse

Aug 17, 2018 00:35:01

Description:

We are back in the studio, and our second take we actually located Brian to help record. We are joined by Sarah Stewart who is one of our staff clinicians in internal medicine and oncology here at the RVC. She did her training at the AMC in New York and has a great approach to managing canine tracheal collapse as I found out on the shop floor, as it were.  We invited her into the studio so we could share her wisdom with you. We hope that you enjoy. 

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29460368

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29941216

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26780854

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83 Common Equine ophthalmic conditions

Jul 13, 2018 00:55:06

Description:

This is the second part of the conversation that we had with Roser Tetas one of our fantastic lecturers in veterinary ophthalmology here at the RVC. We talk about some common ophthalmic conditions in horses.

There are some ophthalmology courses run through the RVC CPD (other course providers are available, though not sure that they would all be given a 5-star rating!)

https://cpd.rvc.ac.uk/cpd-courses/equine-ophthalmology

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/28985983

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/24995630

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82 Equine ophthalmic examination

Jul 6, 2018 00:31:33

Description:

In the studio though without Brian’s help, which was needed as the we had a rookie error where we lost power. Joined by Roser Tetas one of our fabulous lecturers in veterinary ophthalmology here at the RVC. We talk about the differences and an overview of how to perform an ophthalmic exam in a horse in this pod. We started off saying it is the same, however there are a few subtleties compared to the smaller species that we treat. If you would like to hear more about ophthalmic examination then have a listen to pod 42 https://www.rvc.ac.uk/small-animal-referrals/news-events/clinical-podcasts/42-ophthalmological-examination

There are some ophthalmology courses run through the RVC CPD (other course providers are available, though not sure that they would all be given a 5-star rating!)

https://cpd.rvc.ac.uk/cpd-courses/equine-ophthalmology

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/25894301/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/19046262/

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81 Technical aspects of ultrasonography

Jun 29, 2018 00:50:50

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Back in Brian’s office as the studio was busy, different microphones though luckily a fabulous guest. Nell Fitzgerald one of our lecturers in diagnostic imaging here at the RVC.  We have a chat about the technical aspects of ultrasound and tips on how to get the best out of your machine if you are starting off, or if you are experienced but often wondered what those buttons are meant to do. We hope that you enjoy.

 

There are some ultrasound courses run through the RVC CPD (other course providers are available, though not sure that they would all be given a 5-star rating!)

https://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/cpd

 

Some papers of interest:

Lamb C, Boswood A Doppler ultrasound examination in dogs and cats

In Practice 2005;27:183-189.

Lamb C Doppler ultrasound examination in dogs and cats In Practice 2005;27:238-247.

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80 IMHA

Jun 22, 2018 00:36:08

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Back in the studio this week with Brian controlling the levels. We are lucky to be joined by Barbara Glanemann, senior lecturer in small animal internal medicine here at the RVC. She has an interest in immune mediated diseases and we have a chat about her approach to immune mediated haemolytic anaemia. How you make a diagnosis, the other tests that one might do, treatment and how to follow their progress. We understand that there is going to be a consensus statement coming out in the near future about their management, but until then you have this!

Some papers of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25586014

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29509140

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27152382

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23279007

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79 Five tips for emergencies

Jun 15, 2018 00:39:37

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Kicked out of the studio, so back in Brian’s office, though he is there to help with the whistles and faders and we are joined by the wonderful Stefano Cortellini, one of our lecturers in Emergency and Critical Care. We turn the clock back to think of 5 things that you should consider when managing your first emergency cases.

Examine the patient

Listen to the clients

Analgesia

Ask a colleague, look it up, phone a friend

Give your patients the time they deserve

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78 B(O)AS

Jun 8, 2018 00:42:37

Description:

Today joining Brian and myself in the studio is Lynda Rutherford, one of our small animal surgery lecturers here at the RVC. We have a chat about Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome, or Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome. Although we are back in the studio, there seemed to be lots of chat going on outside, apologies. We discuss about objective measurements prior to the surgery, what clients ask about and where are we going to see improvements in their management for the future. For all those budding surgeons out there, it seems that we have hit a hot topic with a number of veterinary specialist surgeons getting together to discuss this at ECVS in Athens next month: https://www.ecvs.org/services/asm_2018.php  We hope that you enjoy our conversation.

Some articles of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29599258

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29047114

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27159898

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28146288

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26563910

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76 Equine anaesthesia

Jun 1, 2018 00:34:36

Description:

Today Brian and I speak to Kata Veres-Nyéki one of our lecturers here at the RVC in anaesthesia and analgesia. We are back in the studio, hopefully the acoustics are better. We chat about premedication and induction in the field and in a hospital environment. We hope that you enjoy. Good luck to those taking final year exams.

Some articles of interest:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24680204

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29413553

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/20423292/15/S7  

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76 Oncological diagnostics

May 25, 2018 00:29:58

Description:

Today Brian and I speak to Charlotte Johnston one of our lecturers here at the RVC in oncology. We are out of the studio and in Brian’s office, so please excuse the background fridge noise. We speak about how best to obtain an oncological diagnosis, from FNAs to PRAs. We hope that you enjoy.

 

Some articles of interest (there are quite a few):

Risk factors for cats with HCM

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26776589

Cardiac troponin I in cats with HCM

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25319115

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12878148

Prognostic indicators in cats with HCM

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24134821

N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29262821

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26813037

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24283418

On transient myocardial thickening in cats.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29243322

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75 How to read a paper

May 18, 2018 00:59:26

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Today Professor Adrian Boswood joins Brian and myself in the studio to talk about how to read a paper. In the digital age many people can access information, though in a professional sense we need to learn how to process this and evaluate the information to understand if and how it can be applied to our patients. We hope that you enjoy. Don't forget to vote for us in the https://www.britishpodcastawards.com please!

There are some great toolkits out there to assist with evidence-based veterinary medicine https://knowledge.rcvs.org.uk/evidence-based-veterinary-medicine/ebvm-toolkit/

Lectures from the RCVS knowledge EBVM Skills day are on youtube are worth a look, especially this by Dr Tim Mair on How to Critically appraise a paper and how to run a journal club. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tza1mqorPGU&list=PLH0d8Oil9uAt3tKX9S-cp0FUoQKpZi210&index=3

Here are the books that Prof Boswood recommends in the podcast:

Clinical Epidemiology

https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1451178794

Study design and statistical analysis

https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=0521826756

And this is one that I found helpful.

How to read a paper

https://books.google.co.uk/books?isbn=1118801113

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74 Lameness

May 11, 2018 01:02:01

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Today we are talking to Andy Fiske-Jackson, our senior lecturer in Equine Surgery here at the RVC about lameness. We talk about his approach to working up a lameness and the use of motion sensors. A hot topic, experience might help though there is always bias, perhaps video recording can help or even better motion sensors? We hope that you enjoy. Don't forget to vote for us in the https://www.britishpodcastawards.com please!

 

There is a lot of literature on this, especially in the last few years….

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29534022

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28697877

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28548349

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28207317

 

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73 Clean your hands

Apr 27, 2018 00:28:15

Description:

Today Brian and I are joined in the studio by both Zoe Halfacree and Rosanne Jepson, both senior lectures in their respective fields of soft tissue surgery and internal medicine here at the RVC. They are also both on the infection control committee here in our small animal teaching hospital (Queen Mother Hospital for Animals) and next week it is the World Health Organisation (WHO) SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, on 5th May 2018. A campaign to promote hand hygiene in health care to prevent sepsis, as the slogan says ‘It’s in your hands’.

 

We discuss the importance in handwashing, how you can implement and audit this in practice.

 

5 moments for hand hygiene:

1 Before touching a patient

2 Before clean/aseptic procedure

3 After body fluid exposure risk

4 After touching a patient

5 After touching patient surroundings

 

For further information about the campaign and some great posters:

http://www.who.int/infection-prevention/campaigns/clean-hands/5may2018/en/

 

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72 HCM in cats

Apr 20, 2018 00:30:35

Description:

Today Brian and I finally manage to lure Associate Professor David Connolly into the studio (we had to bribe with cake). David is a RVC stalwart, and a member of the Cardiology team. We cover approach to diagnosis and treatment with a bit of jumping around here and there.  Don't forget your stethoscope, and your ultrasound. And maybe your ECG. We hope that you enjoy.

 

Some articles of interest (there are quite a few):

Risk factors for cats with HCM

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26776589

Cardiac troponin I in cats with HCM

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25319115

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12878148

Prognostic indicators in cats with HCM

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24134821

N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29262821

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26813037

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24283418

On transient myocardial thickening in cats.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29243322

 

 

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71 Otitis externa in dogs

Apr 13, 2018 00:50:31

Description:

Today Brian makes sure that the sound is ok as we are back in the studio talking to Anke Hendricks, senior lecturer and one of our dermatology team here at the RVC. We cover Anke’s approach to ears for the first line therapy and when to step it up. You need to start using your microscope more, if you don't already. We hope that you enjoy.

 

Some of the literature, there was a whole In Practice focus on otitis in 2016 (http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/38/Suppl_2) some pointers for all.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29374119

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/38/Suppl_2/1

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/38/Suppl_2/2

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/38/Suppl_2/17

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/18/1/9

http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/34/7/392  

 

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70 Hypophysectomy

Mar 16, 2018 00:39:54

Description:

Today we are in the studio talking to Patrick Kenny and Joe Fenn. Patrick started the hypophysectomy surgery program back in 2012 and both he and Joe have performed many hypophysectomies in cats as they work with the Diabetic Remission Clinic here at the RVC. Pat has moved back to Sydney and is keen to start offering this surgery where he is now working at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH). Joe (lecturer here at the RVC in neurology and neurosurgery) is the lead surgeon for this procedure at the RVC and already challenging Patrick with the numbers of surgeries that he has performed. Though it is not all about the numbers! We talk about some of the challenges, risks and complications as well as why you would consider this procedure for your patients. 

 

Some of the literature

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20417901

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28145031

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11570124

 

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69 Neurophobia

Feb 23, 2018 00:43:17

Description:

69 Neurophobia

 

Today we are talking to Tom Cardy, lecturer in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC about some neurological questions that we are frequently asked. What is neurophobia? What about intranasal midazolam for status epilepticus, monitoring blood levels of anti-epileptic patients and spinal pain management.

 

Reducing neurophobia

https://bmcvetres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12917-014-0315-3

Intranasal midazolam:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28543780

 

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68 Canine Cruciate Disease

Feb 16, 2018 00:28:46

Description:

Today we are talking to David Sajik, our lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery here at the RVC about cruciate disease. Where to start and what are our options, the trends for surgical technique and where the evidence is at, as well as does the future hold anything for their management?

 

Treatments of this disease:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25328024

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25028440

 

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67 Colic

Jan 19, 2018 00:44:46

Description:

Today we are talking to Andy Fiske-Jackson, our senior lecturer in Equine Surgery here at the RVC about his approach to colic. Whether in the field or when they arrive to a hospital. A pragmatic approach, and we will try to get him back into the studio soon.

 

An approach to colic:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25016497

Here is a link to our equine hospital:

https://www.rvc.ac.uk/equine-vet/hospital-and-specialists

And for emergency referrals:

https://www.rvc.ac.uk/equine-vet/hospital-and-specialists/refer-a-horse

And this is a YouTube clip of Andy nominee for Horse and Hound Topspec Vet of the Year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR_fkD6Ml4Y

 

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66 Interns

Jan 12, 2018 00:34:49

Description:

Back in the studio for the New Year, though making sure that Brian has his work cut out for him by having a few guests and not enough microphones, some of our current interns having a chat about their experiences so far. Happy New Year.

 

Here is the link to our internship program: https://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/internships/small-animal

 

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65 Christmas cracker

Dec 22, 2017 00:09:51

Description:

On the road again, and without a guest. Many thanks to you all for looking after the pets in the countries that you work. Just a little reminder about chocolate toxicity and the recent article in the Vet Record. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and if we don't manage to pod next week, a Happy New Year.

 

All about canine chocolate exposure at this time of year http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/vetrec/181/25/684.full.pdf

 

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64 Life after graduation

Dec 15, 2017 00:45:57

Description:

Back in the studio, though without Bri, so I still can improve on the sound quality. Slightly different this week, talking to Dave Beeston a recent RVC graduate on how he is managing the transition of life after graduation. Dave gives us an honest insight and also has a blog in the Vet Times.

 

If you would like to read Dave’s blog in the Vet Times:

https://www.vettimes.co.uk/article/first-day-as-a-veterinary-surgeon/

 

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63 Abdominal trauma in dogs

Dec 1, 2017 00:23:42

Description:

Today we venture out of the studio and talk to both Stefano Cortellini and Karen Humm that are both heart and soul of our emergency and critical care team here at the RVC about an abdominal trauma in dogs. They have two review articles they have co-authored, the first one has been published in the current issue of In Practice. We discuss the first article and what has changed the way that they approach these trauma patients. We will get them back into the comfort of the studio next year to talk about the next review article and hopefully improve the sound quality and potentially keep the conversation more on track. 

 

Here is the link to the article http://inpractice.bmj.com/content/39/10/434

 

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62 Small ruminants, alpacas and pigs

Nov 24, 2017 00:36:38

Description:

Today we have ventured a little out of our comfort zone, joined by James Adams our staff clinician in large animal medicine here at the RVC talking about common presentations of sheep, goats and alpacas and a little bit about pigs. Mainly aimed for those of us who work in small animal practice and have a different type of pet booked onto the consult list.  

 

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61 Pancreatic lipases

Nov 17, 2017 00:28:26

Description:

Back in the studio we have Jill Maddison, Professor of General Practice and has an international reputation from pharmacology to clinical problem solving. Currently the chair of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Continuing Education Committee. We were listening to her discus how she uses pancreatic lipase tests in practice and thought it would be good to share. There might be a little sensitivity and specificity to consider though we hope that you enjoy.

 

If you want to read more about clinical reasoning:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Clinical-Reasoning-Small-Animal-Practice-Jill-Maddison/1118741757 (other retailers are available)

Info on pancreatic lipase tests https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24739030

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22676337

There are many to have a look through.

 

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60 Hypoadrenocorticism treatment

Nov 10, 2017 00:40:50

Description:

For the 60th Pod we have a treat, not one but two Professors join Brian and myself in the studio. This week we talk to Hattie Syme, Professor of internal medicine and David Church, Deputy Principal here at the RVC about treating patients with hypoadrenocorticism. The initial therapy and the transitional therapy. It is all about supplementing with mineralocorticoids and glucocorticoids. Now there might be differing views on which medications to use. This all came about from a conversation with them both on the clinic floor and thought that a slight contrast in views would be good for you to hear.

 

You could have a look at what is written about therapies prior to listening http://www.msdvetmanual.com/endocrine-system/the-adrenal-glands/hypoadrenocorticism#v3271580

To screen for HypoA https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22092627

 

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59 SDMA

Nov 3, 2017 00:27:38

Description:

In this podcast, we talk to Dr Rosanne Jepson, senior lecturer in internal medicine here at the RVC about SDMA (symmetric dimethylarginine). I did not know until the end of this recording that Rosanne published on SDMA back in 2008 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18371026). What is it and how to use it. It seems that there will be lots more coming out about this in the next few years. Enjoy the pod.

 

Here are some links:

Relationship between SDMA and GFR https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25272985

IDEXX https://www.idexx.com/small-animal-health/sdma-home.html

IRIS http://www.iris-kidney.com International Renal Interest Society, a great resource.  

 

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58 Acid base

Oct 30, 2017 00:32:25

Description:

This week we talk to Dr Duana McBride, lecturer in emergency and critical care here at the RVC about Acid base. Duana has a straight forward logical approach to blood gas interpretation and the reasons of why it is important to have a look in the emergency patient.

 

There are many resources to help you navigate their interpretation. Here are a suggested few. The best FOAMed podcaster (in my humble opinion); Dr Scott Weingart, has 5 podcasts on acid base https://emcrit.org/?s=acid+base

The Merck manual http://www.msdmanuals.com/en-gb/professional/endocrine-and-metabolic-disorders/acid-base-regulation-and-disorders/acid-base-disorders  

And how useful they can be even in GI disease. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2005.tb02770.x/asset/j.1939-1676.2005.tb02770.x.pdf?v=1&t=j98vv871&s=43aadc6be2be16348a163d263ddbcabbb87dfbf8

 

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57 Reptiles

Oct 20, 2017 00:26:24

Description:

Today we talk to Jo Hedley, Lecturer in Exotic species and small mammal medicine and surgery here at the RVC about an approach to dealing with reptiles. What do you do if someone brings you in a bearded dragon, or a corn snake. Well discuss an approach to dealing with these cases when they come in your door.

 

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56 Changing the Landscape

Oct 6, 2017 00:29:56

Description:

This week we talk to Dr Tom Cardy, staff clinician in neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC about Changing the Landscape of Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy. It might be a mouthful, though we are not talking just about the treatment of the patients, though how we consider first line therapy, are there adjuncts to use and highlight the importance of not only focusing on the disease, the patient, though also the owner and local vet in providing this care. Tom is very patient with me, though he is a patient man. Enjoy.

 

Find out about the RVC epilepsy app here https://www.rvc.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-office/rvc-creates-a-dog-epilepsy-smart-phone-app-to-help-manage-mans-best-friend-s-fits or download for android devices here https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rvc.phonegap&hl=en_GB

Or on the apple app store https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/id992917809?mt=8 

Have a look at the ACVIM Small Animal Consensus Statement on Seizure management in Dogs from 2015 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvim.13841/epdf

 

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55 POCUS

Sep 22, 2017 00:35:31

Description:

Dr Cortellini, lecturer in emergency and critical care here at the RVC, returns to the pod to talk about the use of ultrasound in the ER. Whether you call it Point Of Care UltraSound (POCUS) or focus assessment with sonography for trauma/triage (FAST) we hope that you enjoy the discussion.

Here are some links to papers about using these techniques (there are many)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15521440

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23747260

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26445109

If you are interested in finding out more or learning the techniques, you could get yourself to the first international veterinary point of care ultrasound symposium https://www.ivpocus.org/inaugural-symposium-2017/ It is in Austin (Texas) from the 31st October to 2nd November 2017.   

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54 Hyperthyroidism and azotaemia

Sep 15, 2017 00:50:55

Description:

54 Hyperthyroidism and azotaemia

 

This week we talk to Hattie Syme, professor of internal medicine here at the RVC about hyperthyroidism and azotaemia.  Hattie’s main research is in chronic kidney disease, hypertension and hyperthyroidism and thankfully we could speak to her today touching on a couple of her favourite topics. We hope to get her back soon to the podcast.

 

If you are in the UK and have a patient that you might think benefit from radioactive iodine therapy then you can find out more information here:  http://www.rvc.ac.uk/small-animal-referrals/advanced-techniques-and-specialist-procedures/radioactive-iodine-i131-therapy

 

Suggested reading. (links to free full text on line)

Survival and the development of azotaemia after treatment of hyperthyroid cats https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20649748

Association of iatrogenic hypothyroidism with azotemia and reduced survival time in cats treated for hyperthyroidism

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20695989

Evaluation of predictors for the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism in cats

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21985139

 

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53 Diabetes 2049 and beyond

Sep 8, 2017 00:23:31

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53 Diabetes 2049 and beyond

 

Today we talk to Stijn Niessen, in the third of the Stijn sessions about the future of diabetes. Stijn is a senior lecturer here at the RVC and diabetes guru, heading our diabetes remission clinic (https://www.facebook.com/RVC.Diabetic.Remission.Clinic/) and you can find out more about the clinics work here http://www.rvc.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-facilities/clinical-investigation-centre/projects/diabetic-remission-clinic

 

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52 Approach to the bleeding patien

Sep 1, 2017 00:42:24

Description:

52 Approach to the bleeding patient

 

Today we talk to Stefano Cortellini, lecturer in emergency and critical care here at the RVC about an approach to the bleeding patient. Where do you start, what you should be thinking and what investigations can you do. We hope it clarifies your approach.

 

Pet blood bank has lots of information on how to choose the right products and FAQs

https://www.petbloodbankuk.org

 

Suggested reading.

http://www.cuvs.org/pdf/article-bleeding-disorders-diagnostic-approach.pdf

 

 

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51 Monitoring in diabetes

Aug 25, 2017 00:22:16

Description:

51 Monitoring your diabetic patient

 

Today we talk to Stijn Niessen, Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine here at the RVC about how you monitor and what you monitor in your diabetic patients. Stijn has a wealthy of knowledge on diabetes, literally a world leader and heads our diabetes remission clinic (https://www.facebook.com/RVC.Diabetic.Remission.Clinic/) and you can find out more about the clinics work here http://www.rvc.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-facilities/clinical-investigation-centre/projects/diabetic-remission-clinic

 

Part two of the Stijn sessions. We hope that you enjoy.

 

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50 Levetiracetam

Aug 18, 2017 00:21:41

Description:

In this podcast, we talk to Joe Fenn, lecturer in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC about the use of levetiracetam. Joe has been busy with his new-found fame from being mentioned on a radio 5 live podcast. There might be a couple of references to wittertainment, though it’s mainly about levetiracetam, and a DVD of the week. Enjoy.

 

Here are a couple of links if you’d like to read more on leviteracetam:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22295869

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27206489

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25338624

 

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49 Insulin choice in cats

Aug 11, 2017 00:30:48

Description:

Today we talk to Stijn Niessen, Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine here at the RVC about how do you clinically decide about which insulin to use in your feline patients. Stijn has a wealthy of knowledge on diabetes, leads our diabetes remission clinic (https://www.facebook.com/RVC.Diabetic.Remission.Clinic/) and you can find out more about the clinics work here http://www.rvc.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-facilities/clinical-investigation-centre/projects/diabetic-remission-clinic

Also mentioned on the podcast is the Quality of life tool for feline diabetes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20707839

 

There is a lot of information there, and we should probably dub this the first of the Stijn sessions. We hope that you enjoy.

 

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48 Chickens

Aug 4, 2017 00:27:37

Description:

Today we talk to Jo Hedley, Lecturer in Exotic species and small mammal medicine and surgery here at the RVC about an approach to common problems with backyard chickens. Covering routine healthcare (vaccinations and anti-parasite medications) and an approach to birds presenting that have been bitten by a fox, sour crop, breathing problems and issues with egg laying. A little vignette to get you started if it has been a while since you last saw a backyard chicken.

 

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47 Clinical reasoning

Jul 28, 2017 00:44:48

Description:

Today we talk to Jill Maddison, Professor of General Practice and has an international reputation from pharmacology to clinical problem solving. Currently the chair of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Continuing Education Committee. We could have talked about anything such is the breadth of her knowledge and understanding, though we chose to talk about clinical reasoning. Enjoy.

Define the problem

Refine the problem

Define and refine the system

Define the lesion

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Clinical-Reasoning-Small-Animal-Practice-Jill-Maddison/1118741757 (other retailers are available)  

 

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46 Spinal trauma

Jul 21, 2017 00:47:25

Description:

This is the second part of the podcast talking to Dr Patrick J Kenny. Pat was a senior lecturer here at the RVC lecturer in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, though has recently returned home to Sydney. We talk to Pat about an approach to spinal trauma, the Do’s and Don’ts, what imaging to perform and how to immobilise a patient. We pick up shortly after we were side tracked talking about steroids.

 

Immobilisation

Primary survey (ABC’s, or major body systems)

Oxygen

Check for deep pain

Analgesia

Secondary survey

Focus on maintaining blood pressure and keep up with oxygenation

Diagnostic imaging – survey radiographs and CT   

 

 

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45 Spinal trauma

Jul 14, 2017 00:46:12

Description:

In this podcast, we talk to Dr Patrick J Kenny. Pat was a senior lecturer here at the RVC lecturer in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, though has recently returned home to Sydney. We talk to Pat about an approach to spinal trauma, the Do’s and Don’ts, what imaging to perform and how to immobilise a patient.

 

Immobilisation

Primary survey (ABC’s, or major body systems)

Oxygen

Check for deep pain

Analgesia

Secondary survey

Focus on maintaining blood pressure and keep up with oxygenation

Diagnostic imaging – survey radiographs and CT  

 

 

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44 Ophthalmological tips & tricks

Jul 7, 2017 00:42:01

Description:

We catch up again with Charlotte Dawson, lecturer in ophthalmology here at the RVC, to ask her about her tips and tricks from an array of ophthalmological presentations and conditions.    

 

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43 Complete Blood Count

Jun 30, 2017 00:47:51

Description:

In this podcast, we talk to Kate English, lecturer in clinical pathology here at the RVC. From tips on blood collection and how to smear, to how you interpret the results. Listen and enjoy! We’re not suggesting that after you listen to this podcast that you will be able to look at a blood smear and guess the PCV, but you will listen to someone who does! 

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42 Ophthalmological examination

Jun 16, 2017 00:50:50

Description:

42 Ophthalmological examination

 

In our 42nd podcast we might not uncover the mysteries of life the universe and everything, though we do have the opportunity to refresh our approach to ocular examination with Charlotte Dawson, lecturer in ophthalmology here at the RVC. It was Jeff Smith who taught me ophthalmology in Sydney, who said more is missed by not looking than not knowing. To be fair he might have borrowed that from Thomas McCrae, one of the forefathers in post graduate medical education, though it is still as pertinent now as it was then.

 

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Traumatic brain injury

May 30, 2017 00:38:42

Description:

Today we talk to Elsa Beltran, one of our fabulous senior lecturers in neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC about traumatic brain injury.  Initial assessment, tools that we can use to grade injury and see if there is an improvement or not, when to think about diagnostic imaging, and more. We’d loved talking to her and am sure you will get a lot out of it.

Some papers of interest including Elsa’s paper on the use of MRI in Traumatic brain injury;

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22063205

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22063206

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvim.12368/abstract

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2001.tb01594.x/abstract

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Coxofemoral luxation

May 18, 2017 00:26:27

Description:

In this podcast, we talk to Elvin Kulendra, lecturer in orthopaedic surgery here at the RVC about coxofemoral luxation in dogs.  The most common luxation in dogs and the majority are related to trauma. Elvin talks about initial assessment, the major body systems, and gait and neurological function, which radiographs to take and steps on how to perform a closed reduction, which should be successful 50% of the time (higher in cats). Allegedly there are 20 ways to perform an open reduction, though we don’t talk about all of them. Cage rest regardless of reduction technique for at least 4 weeks, lead walking only (no jumping, stairs etc).

 

A review on coxofemoral luxations: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15943127  

 

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Acute vestibular disease

May 12, 2017 00:29:25

Description:

In this podcast, we talk to Joe Fenn, lecturer in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC about presentation and management of acute vestibular disease. There might be a couple of references to wittertainment, though it’s mainly about vestibular disease. Enjoy.

 

Here are a couple of links if you’d like to read more on vestibular disease:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22847320

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22847321

 

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Blood pressure in dogs and cats

May 1, 2017 00:33:20

Description:

In this podcast, we talk to Dr Rosanne Jepson, lecturer in internal medicine here at the RVC about blood pressure in dogs and cats.

 

Hypotension, hypertension and everywhere in between. How, with what, where and why to measure. Are we underestimating, overestimating with different techniques? Cuff size and repeatability of readings. Do your patients have ‘white coat’ hypertension? Tips and tricks, if you are regular user, or it is something that you are wanting to bring in more to your practice. Enjoy the pod.

 

Here are some links:

Consensus statement from ACVIM published in 2007, https://goo.gl/bmtxuP though we believe will be updated soon

IRIS http://www.iris-kidney.com International Renal Interest Society, a great resource.  

 

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Rule of Six

Apr 7, 2017 00:28:02

Description:

In this podcast, we talk to Tom Cardy, staff clinician in neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC about the ‘Rule of Six’, or the ‘Six Finger Rule’ (which has no bearing on Count Rugen or indeed Inigo Montoya). It is a clever process used to teach clinical reasoning in canine spinal disease, in six steps.

 

Signalment

Onset

Deterioration

Pain

Asymmetry

Neuroanatomical localisation

 

Here is the link to the paper published in the Veterinary Record in 2015 http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/early/2015/07/21/vr.102988

 

Tools and mnemonics that make our day to day life easier are always warmly welcomed!

 

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Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy and Therapeutic Plasma Exchange 36

Apr 1, 2017 00:22:41

Description:

Today we talk to Stefano Cortellini, lecturer in emergency and critical care here at the RVC about the process and indications for Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) and Therapeutic Plasma Exchange (TPE). Further information about this therapy can be found here http://www.rvc.ac.uk/small-animal-referrals/advanced-techniques-and-specialist-procedures/continuous-renal-replacement-therapy

 

Information on acute kidney injury (AKI) and grading can be found on the website of the International Renal Interest Society (IRiS) here http://www.iris-kidney.com/guidelines/grading.html

 

The indications for considering treating patients with AKI are; metabolic acidosis, electrolyte imbalance (especially refractory hyperkalaemia), and uraemia. The patients we see, have a potential reversible cause, are often anuric and we can successfully catheterise.  tend to be most affected are those that are anuric. Some toxins can be removed by dialysis when different filters are used. TPE has been used for immune mediated diseases (IMHA, polyradiculoneuritis), and cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy.

 

If you are in the UK and have a patient that you might think benefit from this therapy, then do not hesitate to contact the RVC http://www.rvc.ac.uk/small-animal-referrals/

 

Suggested reading.

Review of CRRT and blood purification http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vec.12028/abstract

Single pass lipid dialysis for ivermectin toxicosis http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/vec.12581/abstract

Therapeutic plasmapheresis in IMHA http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1476-4431.2009.00431.x/abstract  

 

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Bite wounds 35

Jan 5, 2017 00:29:11

Description:

Today we talk to Zoë Halfacree, senior lecturer in soft tissue surgery here at the RVC, about bite wounds and some things to consider in how to approach them, after initial patient assessment and stabilisation.

·      Analgesia; full mu opioid based upon pain score

·      Antibiotics; broad spectrum, such as potentiated amoxicillin

·      Culture where possible

·      Diagnostic imaging

·      When to explore; preferably within 4-6 hours of presentation

·      Lavage techniques; isotonic crystalloid (e.g. compound sodium lactate) using a 25ml syringe and 19-gauge needle. If you attach the fluid bag to an extension set and that to a three-way tap, with the needle and syringe, if makes it a little easier to flush.

·      Wet to dry dressing vs placing a drain

 

Zoë discussed these aspects of bite wound management. Although this is a relatively common problem that we encounter, there is little information in the literature to help guide us on ways to manage these challenging patients.

Enjoy!

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34 EPIC

Nov 3, 2016 00:43:40

Description:

In this podcast we talk to one of the principle investigators of the EPIC study, Professor Adrian Boswood. We discuss the findings of the evaluation of pimobendan in dogs with cardiomegaly caused by preclinical mitral valve disease. Why not go to the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine’s website, download it and have a read now! http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvim.14586/full

 

It is not often that a single paper has the ability to radically change clinical practice. This epic study has overwhelming evidence that pimobendan administration before the onset of clinical signs in dogs with mitral valve disease (MVD) prolongs the preclinical period by 15 months. The dogs were identified by having a ≥3/6 grade systolic heart murmur, echocardiographic evidence of MVD, and radiographic or echocardiogram evidence of cardiomegaly.

 

You can also see a video of Professor Boswood discussing this study on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtzr1E3V-gE and an infographic too https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qxHMGZ-9aU

 

It is indeed EPIC.

 

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33 Angiostrongylosis redux

Oct 10, 2016 00:26:04

Description:

To kick start the return of the RVC Clinical podcast we speak to Karen Humm, Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care here at the RVC.  Karen was last heard here when she spoke to Shailen about this disease in number 23 of the podcast, two years ago now.

 

As with most of the diseases we treat, prevention if far better than cure. There has been a paper published earlier in the year by groups at Bristol and Swansea University (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26830203) that shows the prevalence can change dramatically depending upon your location. What is it like in your area?

 

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32 Radiography and Radiology In Practice: Top Ten Tips

Feb 22, 2015 01:30:26

Description:

Access to plain radiography is very widespread now in veterinary medicine. As with any diagnostic test it is essential to make sure that we use this modality in the best ways possible for our patients, their carers and indeed our personal and professional performance. In this episode I am joined by Andrew Parry who is a European specialist in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and a member of the Diagnostic Imaging team at the QMHA. Most of this long episode is spent discussing Andy's top 10 tips for how to get the most value out of plain radiography and radiology but we also talk about advanced imaging modalities that are becoming increasingly available and consider some of the issues surrounding this development.

To summarise, Andy's top 10 tips were as follows:

The more specific the question that you want to answer is, the more likely the imaging modality will answer it. Imaging used as a screening tool is rarely very useful. Make sure the appropriate imaging has been done. When do we use a retrograde study for example? Pay attention to patient positioning. Using an exposure guide in practice can be really useful. Just because you are using a CR system, you should still be careful about radiographic technique. When imaging the thorax, a high KV, high mA and low S technique should be used. When imaging the abdomen a low KV, high mA and higher S technique should be used. With dyspnoiec cats, you can take a DV thoracic radiograph by placing the cassette within the cat carrier and exposing through the open box. Most dyspnoiec cats will lie in a roughly DV position and it’s better than manual restraint. When imaging the thorax under sedation or anaesthesia, obtain the DV first, before the laterals. Inflate the chest if under GA. When obtaining limb radiographs, if you are uncertain whether a finding on one limb is truly significant, radiograph the contralateral limb. The more effort you put into your imaging study, the more likely you are to get a result. It’s all about making it easy for yourself. When describing a radiograph, describe the obvious things that you see first. That means you wont be constantly distracted by them.

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31 Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats

Jan 31, 2015 01:15:48

Description:

Lymphoma (previously often referred to as lymphosarcoma) is one of the most (if not the most?) common types of cancer to affect dogs and cats. In this episode we discuss lymphoma in general terms covering a variety of topics such as what it is, patient presentation, clinical approach to the patient, treatment options and prognosis. For this episode I am joined once again by Chiara Leo, Lecturer in Oncology at the Royal Veterinary College.

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(Image: "Canine lymphoma 1" by Joel Mills - Own work (Wikipedia))

30 Veterinary Ethics and Animal Welfare in Clinical Practice - Part 2

Jan 11, 2015 45:47

Description:

In and amongst all the science and medicine that are at the centre of veterinary practice, it is essential that we don't overlook the overarching principles and considerations relating to Ethics and Animal Welfare. After all, they have to be a guiding light for what we do in clinical practice. This is the second in a two-part mini-series of podcast episodes featuring Martin Whiting, Lecturer in Veterinary Ethics and Law here at the RVC. In these episodes we discuss a variety of topics and issues. We start with discussing what 'veterinary ethics' and 'animal welfare' mean and then spend the remainder of the time seeing how these concepts apply to a variety of small animal clinical scenarios. The podcasts end with some comments on professional ethics in the context of regulatory bodies.

If you haven't listened to Part 1, we would recommend you do this before listening to this second episode.

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29 Veterinary Ethics and Animal Welfare in Clinical Practice - Part 1

Dec 20, 2014 57:39

Description:

In and amongst all the science and medicine that are at the centre of veterinary practice, it is essential that we don't overlook the overarching principles and considerations relating to Ethics and Animal Welfare. After all, they have to be a guiding light for what we do in clinical practice. This is the first in a two-part mini-series of podcast episodes featuring Martin Whiting, Lecturer in Veterinary Ethics and Law here at the RVC. In these episodes we discuss a variety of topics and issues. We start with discussing what 'veterinary ethics' and 'animal welfare' mean and then spend the remainder of the time seeing how these concepts apply to a variety of small animal clinical scenarios. The podcasts end with some comments on professional ethics in the context of regulatory bodies. 

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28 Corneal ulceration - Part 2

Nov 29, 2014 35:28

Description:

This is the second part in the two-part mini-series on corneal ulceration in dogs and cats with Màrian Matas Riera who is a lecturer in Ophthalmology here at the RVC. If you haven't listened to Part 1 yet it is highly recommended that you listen to that episode first as we dive right back in here in the second part. In this two-part podcast mini-series we start with a refresher of the anatomy of the eye and more specifically the anatomy and function of the cornea. We then discuss causes of corneal pathology and the spectrum of severity in ulcerative keratitis. Examination of the patient and appropriate treatment according to severity are discussed and the podcast mini-series is rounded off with some chat about corneal transplant and a quick tangent on diabetic cataracts!

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27 Corneal ulceration - Part 1

Nov 9, 2014 42:39

Description:

Finally some Ophthalmology! Corneal ulceration (ulcerative keratitis) is a problem that is encountered commonly in small animal practice and the approach to treatment depends on a good understanding of the severity of the problem in the individual patient. In this two-part podcast mini-series we start with a refresher of the anatomy of the eye and more specifically the anatomy and function of the cornea. We then discuss causes of corneal pathology and the spectrum of severity in ulcerative keratitis. Examination of the patient and appropriate treatment according to severity are discussed and the podcast mini-series is rounded off with some chat about corneal transplant and a quick tangent on diabetic cataracts! I am joined for this feast of Ophthalmology by Màrian Matas Riera who is a lecturer in Ophthalmology here at the RVC. Part 2 of this mini-series will be uploaded in approximately 3 weeks' time.

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26 Tomcat urethral obstruction ('Blocked cats') - Part 2

Oct 18, 2014 47:02

Description:

This is the second part of my discussion on blocked cats with Dr Rosanne Jepson, Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Dominic Barfield, Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care; and in absentia with Nicola Kulendra, Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery. And of course like in the first episode I can't help but chip in as well! As nentioned in the last post, there is a lot to talk about so we have not been able to plunge into the deepest depths in any one area but this is a very useful overview of the topic.

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25 Tomcat urethral obstruction ('Blocked cats') - Part 1

Sep 27, 2014 38:19

Description:

Tomcats with urethral obstruction are sadly a common small animal emergency population; this problem is one of the 'classics' no doubt, and with the potential to be fatal. Survival rates in the short-term can be extremely high with the right approach to stabilisation and management, medium-to-long term the prognosis can be more guarded. In a slightly roundtable fashion I am joined to discuss this topic by Dr Rosanne Jepson, Lecturer in Small Animal Internal Medicine; by Dominic Barfield, Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care; and in absentia by Nicola Kulendra, Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery. And of course I can't help but chip in as well! In this two-part podcast series we discuss a whole host of questions surrounding this disorder including what FLUTD is, approach to the blocked cat, and recommendations following successful intervention. There is a lot to talk about so we have not been able to plunge into the deepest depths in any one area but this is a very useful overview of the topic.

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24 Student extramural studies (EMS) - maximising the potential

Sep 8, 2014 55:42

Description:

All veterinary students have to undertake extramural studies (EMS) as part of their undergraduate training. How can they go about making the most of these experiences? Many veterinary practices and other organisations offer EMS placements to students. What steps can they take to ensure that not only do students get the most from their placement but also that the practice benefits from having students seeing practice with them? What steps can both parties take to maximise the potential of the EMS experience and ensure that it is as mutually beneficial as possible? These and other things, especially clinical teaching in practice, are what we discuss in this podcast episode for which I am joined by Ruth Serlin and Jane Tomlin. Both Ruth and Jane are very involved in student teaching and development at the RVC and they explain their respective roles further in the podcast.

Anyone potentially interested in becoming an EMS provider, please see further details HERE.

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23 Angiostrongylus vasorum (canine lungworm)

Aug 17, 2014 54:35

Description:

Angiostrongylosis is a horrible disease affecting dogs not just in the UK but in many other countries besides. The two most commonly reported clinical presentations are associated with spontaneous bleeding or respiratory signs due to verminous pneumonia! In this podcast we discuss this parasitic infection in some depth and I am joined once again by Karen Humm who is a Lecturer in Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) at the QMHA and a co-Director of the Transfusion Medicine service.

In the podcast Karen and I were not entirely clear about exactly what the two licensed veterinary preparations are licensed for...I am not sure I am any more clear so here are some links for you to check them out!

Milbemax

Advocate

Alongside this podcast, I have also just published a short blog piece summarising a couple of papers on A. vasorum recently published in The Veterinary Record which you can find HERE.

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PS. In the podcast Karen mentions some parasite that has a life-cycle which as you can tell she finds very exciting! She was keen I shared the link with you so here you go!

22 Being a new grad vet in practice

Aug 5, 2014 45:22

Description:

So you've made it through vet school, landed your veterinary degree, now what? It's the start of another phase in your lifelong journey! There are many things to consider as a new grad vet starting life in practice. In this podcast we discuss issues such as choosing your first job, coping with those early days seeing cases, sources of support and advice, the PDP (UK), internships and specialisation! I am joined in this podcast by Dr Tom Cardy who graduated in 2011 and is now a resident in Neurology & Neurosurgery at the QMHA. Tom has had an interesting and unusual working life to date which gives him some extra valuable insights.

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21 Gastrointestinal signs and Canine IBD

Jul 26, 2014 53:24

Description:

Dogs - and cats - with chronic intermittent gastrointestinal signs are a common population in small animal practice! What's to be done? How should we approach these patients? In this podcast I discuss these questions with Dr Karin Allenspach, Associate Professor and Reader in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Head of the Clinical Investigation Centre (CIC) at the RVC. Karin has a special interest in gastroenterology and especially in canine inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which we go on to discuss in more detail here.  

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20 Transfusion medicine

Jul 5, 2014 01:02:19

Description:

Anyone for some blood? Or how about some plasma?  Transfusion medicine is a developing field in small animal practice as access to blood products increases - at least in some countries - and no doubt this trend is set to continue. In this podcast we discuss topics such as what transfusion medicine is and what the main indications are as well as some of the practical considerations with respect to administration. We also discuss blood banks and blood donors. Oh, and the small matter of changing our terminology for canine blood types! I am joined in this podcast by Karen Humm who is a Lecturer in Emergency & Critical Care (ECC) at the QMHA and a co-Director of the Transfusion Medicine service. During the podcast Karen also gives us a brief overview of the Transfusion Medicine service at the QMHA.

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19 Chronic kidney disease (CKD) - Part 2

Jun 12, 2014 43:17

Description:

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common problem in cats and dogs, especially as they get older. In the first podcast on CKD we discussed topics such as the anatomy and function of the kidney, why the kidney may become dysfunctional and what the consequences are, some terminology, and causes of kidney disease. In this second part we will look at clinical aspects of CKD in terms of patient approach and management, covering topics such as suspecting and making the diagnosis, IRIS staging, treatment and prognosis. I am joined once again by Dr Rosanne Jepson who is a Lecturer in Internal Medicine at the RVC and also a member of the Renal Replacement Therapy team at the QMHA. Rosanne has a special interest in nephrology in particular.

As mentioned in the podcast, do check out the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) website.

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18 Chronic kidney disease (CKD) - Part 1

May 22, 2014 28:32

Description:

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a common problem in cats and dogs, especially as they get older. In this first of two podcasts on CKD we discuss topics such as the anatomy and function of the kidney, why the kidney may become dysfunctional and what the consequences are, some terminology, and causes of kidney disease. In the second part we will look at clinical aspects of CKD in terms of patient approach and management. I am joined for both episodes once again by Dr Rosanne Jepson who is a Lecturer in Internal Medicine at the RVC and also a member of the Renal Replacement Therapy team at the QMHA. Rosanne has a special interest in nephrology in particular.

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17 Veterinary nursing

May 8, 2014 01:02:32

Description:

Everyone knows that the nurses are really in charge!!...Having already undergone some substantial changes over the last two decades or so, veterinary nursing in the United Kingdom remains in the midst of changing times as nurses continue to work for greater recognition, endorsement and accountability. This podcast features Hayley Carne BSc (Hons) RVN Grad Dip, Assistant Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing at the Royal Veterinary College.

Some of the things we discuss include how to become a veterinary nurse, potential career options, procedures and treatments registered nurses are allowed to do, and CPD requirements. We also touch on some more potentially contentious issues such as what impact the move towards greater qualification may have on attitudes towards basic patient care, and the future for individuals who have worked as veterinary nurses for some time without formal qualification.

Find out more about nursing courses offered by the RVC at the links below:

Foundation Degree in Veterinary Nursing
BSc in Veterinary Nursing
Graduate Diploma

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16 Portosystemic shunts

May 3, 2014 43:29

Description:

Portosystemic shunts (PSS) are a relatively common problem in small animals and are the subject of this next podcast in our series. The podcast features Vicky Lipscomb who is Head of the Soft Tissue Surgery service at the QMHA and has a particular interest in these troublesome vessels! Some of the things we discuss in this podcast include the different types of PSS, when to be suspicious of the problem, diagnosis and treatment options.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Vicky here.

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15 Alabama Rot-like Syndrome in UK dogs

Apr 14, 2014 43:40

Description:

Over the last 18 months or so a number of dogs in the United Kingdom have been affected by a disorder which causes skin lesions initially followed within a few days by signs of acute kidney injury. Histopathology in these cases has shown cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy consistent with changes seen in a condition known as Alabama Rot, described in North America but not previously reported in the UK. In this podcast we discuss the experience with this disorder in the UK thus far and illustrate what is – or more accurately – what is not known about this disorder. The podcast features Dr Rosanne Jepson who is a Lecturer in Internal Medicine at the RVC and also a member of the Renal Replacement Therapy team at the QMHA. Rosanne has a special interest in nephrology in particular.

A couple of links mentioned in the podcast include:

Forestry Commission (England) website which has a list of the reported cases including their geographical distribution

The Animal Health Trust questionnaire has now closed.

Another source of further information about the disease is Anderson Moores.

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14 Feline cardiomyopathy

Apr 12, 2014 42:56

Description:

Heart disease is relatively common in domestic cats and these patients form a significant part of the caseload for many companion animal veterinary practices. In this podcast we discuss feline cardiomyopathy in general terms touching on issues such as classification of types, screening for subclinical cardiomyopathy, the relevance of dietary taurine, arterial thromboembolism, and prognostication. This podcast features Professor Virginia Luis Fuentes of the QMHA Cardiology Service who has a special interest in feline cardiomyopathy and aortic thromboemoblism and is always involved in research and progress in these areas.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Virginia here.

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13 Human factors, non-technical skills and professionalism

Mar 22, 2014 01:02:36

Description:

What are human factors, non-technical skills and professionalism? Human factors, non-technical skills and professionalism are concepts whose importance in clinical practice is increasingly being recognised and appreciated. So far more attention has been paid to these concepts in the field of human medicine but some discussion is now occurring in veterinary medicine too. In this podcast which features Liz Chan we discuss these concepts explaining what they mean and why they are relevant to clinical practice and/or patient safety. Liz is a specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and currently works at the RVC as a Lecturer in Veterinary Education.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Liz here.

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12 Healthcare-associated infection

Mar 2, 2014 42:25

Description:

Healthcare-associated infection is an extremely important consideration both in veterinary and human medicine. In this podcast we discuss issues such as what terminology we should use, why we should care about HAI, and prevention and monitoring. The podcast features Dan Chan who is Head of the Emergency and Critical Care services and also a member of the Infection Control Committee at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Dan here and consider some relevant webinars here and here.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch (email sjasani@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC's Facebook page). Also please rate the podcasts in iTunes.

11 Tips for general anaesthesia safety

Feb 8, 2014 39:51

Description:

Many many...dogs and cats undergo general anaesthesia daily around the world. It is such a common intervention that being prepared and confident is vital and knowing how to maximise safety essential. In this podcast featuring Ian Self we discuss aspects such as patient assessment, preparation, induction, maintenance and recovery. We also touch on what the published data about peri-anaesthetic mortality is for dogs and cats. Ian is Head of the QMHA Anaesthesia and Analgesia service and a Lecturer in Anaesthesia.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Ian here.

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10 Canine Cruciate disease

Jan 17, 2014 40:00

Description:

Cruciate disease is one of the most common orthopaedic problems in dogs. In this podcast we review the anatomy and function of the cruciate ligaments and then go on to discuss the ways in which they can become diseased, how the diagnosis is made, and what the various treatment options are including surgical versus conservative management. The podcast features Richard Meeson who is a Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and part of the QMHA Orthopaedic service. This podcast is a 'must listen' for anyone who sees or will go on to see dogs as clinical patients!

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Richard here.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch (email sjasani@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC's Facebook page). Also please rate the podcasts in iTunes.

09 Veterinary Oncology

Dec 28, 2013 42:04

Description:

Oncology is a relatively young speciality in small animal veterinary medicine but one that is exciting and continually evolving. In this latest podcast we discuss this area with Chiara Leo of the QMHA Small Animal Oncology service. Some of the things we talk about include what cancer is and general principles of the approach to and treatment of cancer. Chiara also offers her opinion on how pre-existing perceptions of veterinary oncology need to be rethought and to evolve as this field of veterinary medicine makes good clinical progress. Be sure to listen and remember....

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch (email sjasani@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC's Facebook page). Also please rate the podcasts in iTunes.

08 Small Animal Poisons

Dec 5, 2013 55:18

Description:

There are many potential ways in which dogs and cats can poison themselves! In this latest podcast we discuss some of the more well known 'classic' poisons such as chocolate, ethylene glycol (antifreeze) and anticoagulant rodenticides, as well as some more recently identified ones such as grapes/raisins/currants/sultanas and xylitol in dogs. We also chat about neuromuscular toxins such as metaldehyde and permethrins,. One of the key things we stress is the difference between dose-dependent and non dose-dependent (idiosyncratic) poisoning. The podcast features Dom Barfield, Lecturer in Emergency and Critical Care at the QMHA.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Dom here.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch (email sjasani@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC's Facebook page). Also please rate the podcasts in iTunes.

07 Diabetes Mellitus and Remission

Nov 12, 2013 35:13

Description:

"Every month is diabetes month in my mind!" (Stijn Niessen, 2013). Diabetes mellitus is a common and very important hormonal disease in both dogs and cats. And while not reported in dogs, it has been known for some time that cats can go into diabetic remission. In this podcast featuring Stijn Niessen, Lecturer in Internal Medicine at the QMHA, we start by discussing diabetes mellitus in general terms, including how best to classify the different types, common signs of the disease, making the diagnosis and trying to make sense of the different types of insulin preparations available. Stijn then goes on to fill us in on the motivation for and aims of the new RVC Feline Diabetic Remission Clinic (email fdrc@rvc.ac.uk).

In the podcast Stijn also mentions that vets in the United Kingdom can submit samples from cats for fructosamine measurement for free - find out more at this RVC Clinical Investigations Centre website page under 'Feline diabetes and acromegaly'.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Stijn here.

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06 Physiotherapy and Hydrotherapy - a general discussion

Aug 2, 2013 32:41

Description:

Physiotherapy, hydrotherapy and rehabilitation therapies are gaining increasing recognition as being an important part of veterinary healthcare and these services are increasingly available. In this podcast we discuss the emergence, uses and potential benefits of these therapies with Holly Smith, Head Nurse for Neurology and Rehabilitation in the QMHA.

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch (email sjasani@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC's Facebook page). Also please rate the podcasts in iTunes.

Listeners update (Nov 2013)

Aug 1, 2013 02:27

Description:

A quick update on how the podcasts are going and a BIG THANK YOU to you the listeners for your interest and support!

Please do feel free to get in touch including with questions about current podcasts and suggestions for future topics:

Email Shailen at sjasani@rvc.ac.uk Post on our Facebook page Tweet @RoyalVetCollege hashtag #saclinpod

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05 Feline ureteric obstruction

Jul 12, 2013 30:16

Description:

Urethral obstruction ('blocked cats') is a well recognised emergency problem in cats. However obstruction of one or both ureters is also increasingly recognised. In this podcast Nicola Kulendra (nee Bound) of the QMHA Soft Tissue Surgery service explains more about this condition, what the consequences are, how the diagnosis is made and treatment options available. This is a condition that may be easy to miss so be sure to listen to this podcast!

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Nicola here and here

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch (email sjasani@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC's Facebook page). Also please rate the podcasts in iTunes.

04 Nutrition in sick animals

Jun 21, 2013 38:19

Description:

What are the consequences of malnutrition? What is nutritional support? When is the right time to start nutritional support? Does refeeding syndrome truly exist? When should you start feeding patients after gastrointestinal surgery?

These are some of the things that we discuss in this podcast which features Dan Chan who is Head of the Emergency and Critical Care services and Clinical Nutritionist at the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals. Nutritional support of veterinary patients is an area that has received quite a lot of attention in recent times so be sure to listen to this episode!

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Dan here

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03 Polyuria/polydipsia (PU/PD)

May 31, 2013 22:30

Description:

Polyuria/polydipsia (PU/PD) is a common presenting complaint in small animal practice; a number of different disease states can disrupt normal physiology resulting in this problem. In this episode I discuss PU/PD with Dr Rosanne Jepson who is a Lecturer in Internal Medicine at the QMHA. Some of the things we discuss include what we mean by polyuria and polydipsia, background pathophysiology that can lead to this problem, and a rational approach to the PU/PD patient.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Rosanne here

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch (email sjasani@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC's Facebook page). Also please rate the podcasts in iTunes.

02 Blunt traumatic limb fractures

May 10, 2013 24:40

Description:

Limb fractures are a common injury following blunt trauma in dogs and cats and a rational approach to the management of these patients is crucial. In this episode I discuss this problem with Elvin Kulendra who is a Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery at the QMHA and spends most of his time nowadays doing orthopaedics. Some of the things we talk about include how easy it is to detect a fracture, when is the best time to manipulate a fracture, open versus closed fractures, tips on radiography and the rational use of antimicrobials.

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Elvin here

If you have any comments or suggestions, please get in touch (email sjasani@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @RoyalVetCollege using #saclinpod; or use the RVC's Facebook page). Also please rate the podcasts in iTunes.

01 Seizures

Apr 19, 2013 45:43

Description:

Seizures are relatively common in cats and especially in dogs. In this inaugural podcast I discuss this presenting complaint with Dr Holger Volk who is Head of the Neurology & Neurosurgery service and Clinical Director of the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals.

Some of the things we talk about include definitions and classification of seizures, rational telephone advice, a general clinical approach and anti-convulsive medications. Oh, and "we will rock you!"

Find out more about CPD from the RVC featuring Holger here

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Introduction

Mar 29, 2013 02:34

Description:

Shailen Jasani introduces the podcast series and explains what you can expect. The podcasts are primarily aimed at vets and nurses in first opinion/non-referral practice as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students:

Free to access and download (including via iTunes) Discussions of clinical topics with an emphasis on practical application Informal and conversational style

Please feel free to get in touch with your questions, comments and suggestions to help us improve the podcasts going forward:

Email: sjasani@rvc.ac.uk

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"These podcasts are a wonderful idea, I follow every podcast from Spain. Thanks RVC and Shailen Jasani, you are doing a great job helping vets to improve."