Ask VETbytes: Acute Haemorrhagic Diarrhoea Syndrome

This week we were asked if antibiotics are indicated in cases of canine acute haemorrhagic diarrhoea syndrome (AHDS)? Our team of vets had the following advice: Routine use of antibiotics is not recommended Treatment of dogs with aseptic haemorrhagic gastroenteritis with co-amoxiclav does not reduce the time to resolution of clinical signs Evidence suggests that the addition of metronidazole[…]

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Join us at BSAVA Congress – Book your live demo now

VETbytes is delighted to be exhibiting at the upcoming virtual BSAVA Congress 2021, taking place 25-27 March, where we will be showcasing our Emergency and Critical Care (ECC) module. Join us for live demonstrations of the ECC module during the event and sign up for a free trial of VETbytes during Congress for a chance to win[…]

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Latest update: how do you diagnose a colonic torsion?

One of the many VETbytes features is its ‘latest evidence’ feed, which provides a snapshot of the latest evidence in bitesize form, recently added to the emergency and critical care module.

Rapid identification of colonic torsion is imperative to prevent significant ischaemic injuries.

A new study by Czajkowski and Fryer,* describes a rapid, low morbidity test that can be used in cases of suspected colonic torsion in dogs which may help to differentiate this rare condition from generalised ileus or small intestinal volvulus.

Don’t stress: VETbytes offers vital stress relief for emergency vets

Emergency and critical care work can be stressful and demanding, and rising caseloads are contributing to more cases of burnout in the veterinary profession. With the application of evidence-based veterinary medicine, VETbytes offers a stress-relief manifesto. A new survey conducted by the British Veterinary Association has found that three-quarters of vets are concerned about stress[…]

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Podcast Interview: What Vetbytes? Bronwen, Brighton and Belize

Scott Kilpatrick, director (Internal Medicine) at veterinary thought exchange chatted to Bronwen Eastwood, Co-Founder of VETbytes earlier this week for the vtx podcast. Click here to listen to the full interview and hear Bronwen’s amazing career that has taken her from Brighton to Belize and back again! In the interview, Bronwen explains how she went on[…]

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Updates feed launched to help vets stay current with evidence-based knowledge

The point-of-care clinical support tool, VETbytes, has added to the veterinary resource by introducing a ‘latest updates’ feed to its first app for emergency and critical care (ECC). Launched in July in partnership with the BSAVA, VETbytes has enhanced its ability to make relevant research accessible to the end user by implementing a ‘latest updates’[…]

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Fecal microbiota transplantation in parvovirus puppies

We’ve noticed an increase in parvovirus cases recently so we thought we’d share a few snippets from the treatment section of our parvovirus page. To see the full condition, subscribe or sign up for a free trial today. Did you know? In a recent study, parvovirus-infected puppies that received faecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) in addition to standard therapy showed a[…]

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Xylitol poisoning in dogs in less than a minute with VETbytes

Would you know how to handle a case of xylitol toxicity? Get straight to the point of care with VETbytes’ treatment action plan. Read the ‘Key Points’ checklist in under a minute before the client arrives and know that you are up-to-date and ready for action! Ingestion can cause hypoglycaemia, hepatic failure or both Dogs that ingest >[…]

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