This week, we asked VETbytes: “what are the treatment aims when managing a case with head trauma or traumatic brain injury?”. After your initial assessment, our vets recommend the following treatment aims, but first, remember: Cerebral perfusion pressure = MAP – ICP If ICP > MAP there is no cerebral perfusion Optimise MAP i/v fluids +/-[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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.
In our new feature ‘Ask VETbytes’, our team of vets will be answering your questions. This week we were asked “What are the options for post-operative pain relief in dogs and cats undergoing caesarean section?” This is an area where veterinary evidence is lacking and where our patients don’t always receive adequate analgesia, so we[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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’[…]
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[…]
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 >[…]