Behavioural changes secondary to organic diseases are relatively common and justify a careful clinical examination during a consultation for behavioural problems (Fig. 1).
In the light of the model proposed by P. Pageat, the diagnosis of a behavioural disorder is a differential diagnosis, not a “hold all” diagnosis when an organic disease cannot be identified. An organic disease should be...
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an infection caused by an arbovirus called TBEV (Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus). Arboviruses belong to different viral families that share the characteristic of being transmitted by arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes (Class Insecta) and ticks (Class Arachnida).1
The term oesophagitis means inflammation of the mucosa (and sometimes also of the submucosa) of the oesophagus. There are various causes of oesophageal inflammation and in chronic cases the oesophatitis can cause oesophageal strictures and mega-oesophagus.
Information on the possible risks to an animal’s health connected with the wrong kind of diet are often ignored by the pet’s owner. The owner claims that he loves his pet so much that he cannot deny his love in the form of food! The lack of therapeutic team work between veterinarian, client and pet is one of the most significant problems in the prevention and treatment of obesity in dogs and...
A polytrauma patient is a patient exhibiting damage or lesions to multiple organs and to different body systems with a more or less severe impairment of vital functions (Fig 1). In most traumatic conditions the main lesions affect the thorax, the abdomen and the central nervous system. In these patients, sedation or general anaesthesia is sometimes necessary in order to allow urgent diagnostic...
Hyperparathyroidism is an endocrine disorder characterized by excessive production and secretion of parathyroid hormone (parathormone, PTH) by the parathyroid chief cells. The disorder may be primary or secondary.
In primary hyperparathyroidism the excessive secretion of parathyroid hormone is due to an adenoma or, more rarely, a carcinoma of the parathyroid chief cells. The primary form of...
The term megacolon is used to describe a pathologic and persistent dilation of the colon followed by a progressive deterioration in bowel evacuation function. The incidence rate for this condition is far higher in cats than in dogs.
Computer assisted tomography scan of a costal chondrosarcoma in a dog
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