Vet360 Vol 3 Issue 04 August 2016 - Page 3

EDITOR / INDEX Editor’s Note This edition is so full of material that we did not have space for a business article. Thank you to all our local specialists for their time, experience and advice. The CPD article on Feline Hyperthyroidism is important as we are seeing more and more affected cats. Unfortunately we seem to have caught up with the rest of the world in this respect. Once again the devil is in the detail - not to over or underdiagnose cases which are marginal, based on laboratory testing. We have started a series on dentistry and look forward to continuing it all the way through A to Z. Dentistry is really a burgeoning aspect of practice - both income-wise and in the provision of preventative animal health care. Practices would be remiss in not promoting it. Although not exhaustive - the author does seem to touch on the important aspects and pique ones' interest. Lastly - thanks once again to out stalwart Dr Heidi Scroeder for her summary on footpad diseases in dogs - an often frustrating condition for us non-dermatologists. Index: 4 • The ABC’s of Veterinary Dentistry: A-C 11 • Journal Scan • CPD Accredited Article: Feline Hyperthyroidism 13 20 • Diagnosing IBD in the Dog and Cat 27 • Exophthalmos 30 • Principles of Gastric Surgery in the Dog 33 • Conditions of the Canine Footpad We are currently distributing with the VetNews. A win-win situation for SAVA, Vetlink and the reader. Non-SAVA members are urged to subscribe to ensure individual postage. To ensure receipt by post, please subscribe on Shaping the future of animal health PREVIOUS EDITION: June 2016 I hope you enjoy the edition. • Breed Specific Hepatopathy in Scottish Terriers • Gall Bladder Mucocoeles in the Dog • Diagnosis of FIP in Cats Regards NEXT EDITION: October 2016 • Interdigital Cysts in Dogs • Neck Pain in Dogs. • What is PCR? Advisory Board VET360 aims to be a leader in the field of continuing veterinary development in Southern Africa by providing veterinary professionals from diverse disciplines with tools to help them meet the challenges of private practice. The magazine aims to make information accessible, both paper and electronic, and provide clinical, business and other veterinary information in a concise form to enable the practitioner to rapidly acquire nuggets of essential knowledge. Editor Dr. Liesel van der Merwe BVSc MMedVet (Med) Small Animals Practitioners Advisory Board Progressive practitioners to keep our content practical and relevant Dr Lindsey Cox (Squires) BSc (Hons), BVSc (Hons) Dr Natli Rouvoet, BVSc Dr Richard Smith, BVSc Hons Editorial Advisory Board Specialists evaluating the content, ensuring editorial quality and integrity Dr Lynette Bester, DVN, BVSc, MMedVet (Anaes) Dr Marlies Bohm, BVSc, DSAM, MMedVet (Small Animals) Dipl. ECVIM(CA) Dr Michael Gray, BVSc MMedVet (Surg) Small Animals Dr Stephen Hughes BVSc MMedVet (Therios) Dr Rick Last BVSc, MMedVet (Path) MRVSC Prof Fred Reyers BVSc (Hons) MMev Vet (KLD) Dr Tanya Schoeman BVSc, MMedVet, Dipl. ECVIM (CA) Dr Willemien van Wyk, BVSc Dr Anthony Zambellli BVSc, MMedVet Vet360 is a source of current, relevant educational material for practising veterinary professionals in Southern Africa. Published Bi-monthly in hard copy and electronically on Distribution: Southern Africa, 3 500 copies. Copyright reserved. Disclaimer: Expressions of opinion, claims and statement of supposed facts do not necessarily reflect the views of the editor or publisher. Whilst every effort is made to report accurately, the publisher or the editor does not accept any liability with regard to any statement, advertisement, fact or recommendation made in this magazine. Editor: Dr Liesel van der Merwe BVSc (Hons) MMedVet (Med) Small Animals. Layout and design: Riana Grobler Publisher and Owner: Vetlink Publications Other Publications by Vetlink: Vet360 Mobile App, Livestock Health and Production Review, Hooo-Hooo, Equine Health Update We welcome any comments, contributions, topic suggestions and letters for publication. Send them to: The Editor, PO Box 232, GROENKLOOF, 0027 Tel: (012) 346 1590, 082 575 6479 Fax: 086 671 9907 Email: (Dr Liesel van der Merwe) Advertising Enquiries: The Publisher. Vetlink. Madaleen Schultheiss: Madaleen Schultheiss Issue 04 | AUGUST 2016 | 3 VET360 AUGUST 2016 working.indd 3 2016/07/25 11:04 PM