Reflective Model’s

Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine (EBVM) is the processes of framing and refining a clinical question, searching, appraising evidence, clinical reasoning and the application to patients (Holmes and Cockcroft, 2003). These current standards should expand to include reflection. The integration of components of a model of reflective practice (RP) with components of a model of evidence-based practices…… Continue reading Reflective Model’s

Laboratory Report: Comparing The Production of Catalase Enzyme In The Liver, Heart, Lungs, And Kidney Performed by: Caitlin Rutter, Alex Jolly, and Elizabeth Cohen

Abstract The purpose of the lab was to compare and contrast the cellular metabolism and the production of the enzyme catalase in the liver, kidney, lung, and heart. Tissue samples from each organ were treated with hydrogen peroxide, an oxidant that is harmful to organic tissue. The presence of catalase in the tissue results in…… Continue reading Laboratory Report: Comparing The Production of Catalase Enzyme In The Liver, Heart, Lungs, And Kidney Performed by: Caitlin Rutter, Alex Jolly, and Elizabeth Cohen

An industry analysis of The FEI’s Blood Rule: Spurs use

The determination of animal abuse caused by the use of spurs in the show jumping industry has generated a controversy in the equestrian community. The Fédération Equestre Internationale’s (FEI) Blood Rule (BR) has sparked a major debate about what evidence constitutes the discovery of abuse and how this evidence is ruled upon by members of the…… Continue reading An industry analysis of The FEI’s Blood Rule: Spurs use

Beware The Zombie Pigs Are Coming

  Pasteurella Multocida (PM) is a pathogen that is causing outbreaks of respiratory infections in the Korean pig industry. Currently, there is limited information on the appropriate treatment of PM using antimicrobial prescriptions. A major factor suspected in limiting the effectiveness of these prescriptions is PM’s increased resistance to antibiotics.  Antibiotic resistance occurs from the…… Continue reading Beware The Zombie Pigs Are Coming

Considering Cataract Surgery for Equine Patients

When considering cataract surgery for equine patients, there are several factors to consider, including the horses welfare, overall condition, surgery and medical costs. Cataracts are opacities in the lens of an eye that disrupts the passage of light through the retina, impairing the eyes ability to see (Veterinary Vision Staff, n.d.). There are several types…… Continue reading Considering Cataract Surgery for Equine Patients

A Recent Study of Juvenile Dog Blood and What it Could Mean For Your Dog!

A Study published in Veterinary Record Open, takes a hard look at how dogs blood results fluctuate and change as they age, especially within there first year of life. The Dogs used in this study were all considered healthy, and were given physicals to determine this before the trial began. They chose to study twenty-four…… Continue reading A Recent Study of Juvenile Dog Blood and What it Could Mean For Your Dog!