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EDITOR / INDEX Editor’s Note Index: This edition has concentrated on Theriogenology. Dr Kurt de Cram- er has completed his PhD and his findings are published in a con- densed version of his article. Addi- tionally Dr Kate May, of the Theri- ogenology Section at the Faculty has summarised all the tests availa- ble to the veterinarian for the eval- uation of breeding status, timing of caesarean sections and checking for ovarian remnant syndrome in dogs and cats. • The article on the conservative management of disc dis- ease is important in my opinion as financial constraints in our clients is a reality and conservative treatment may be the route chosen in more cases. This course can be successful, but as indicated in the article, the pro- cess has to be well managed and the client properly informed. Once again client communication is vital for proper results. When I summarised the article on feline nutrition I was surprised at how much is different in the cat, and at how much basic physiology I had forgotten. Physiology and anatomy set the tone for everything just as form should follow function with furniture and buildings. We have created an INDEX of the articles published in the Vet 360 over the past three years. They are indexed according to system. This should help with your filing and subsequent access to information. We will update it twice a year in January and June. I hope you enjoy the read Advisory Board VET360 aims to be a leader in the field of continuing veterinary development in South- ern Africa by providing veterinary professionals from diverse disciplines with tools to help them meet the challenges of private practice. The magazine aims to make infor- mation 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 Developing an Internal Locus of Control 4 • Hormone Assays Available in Small Animals 8 • Feline Neonatal Iseorythrolysis 12 • Medetomidine Premedication for Caesarean Section in the Bitch 16 • Conservative Management of IVDD 22 • Digital Radiography 26 • Should I Refer for a CT Scan? 29 • Veterinary dentistry: "I" is for Informed Consent 32 The Carnivore Connection to NutrItion in Cats 37 • 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 and access CPD MCQ. Please subscribe on PREVIOUS EDITION: June 2017 • African Horse Sickness in Dogs • Are all Generics Created Equal • New Surgical Techniques - Medial Patella Luxation NEXT EDITION: September 2017 • Ocular medications : A summary • External fixation for Fractures • Incontinence in the bitch - surgical options 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 mag- azine. Editor: Dr Liesel van der Merwe BVSc (Hons) MMedVet (Med) Small Animals. Sub-editor: Marielle Tappan Layout and design: Daniëlle Stuart 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 2017 | 3