Posts Tagged ‘toxins’

Dumbing-Down our Pets with Insecticides?

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Three recent articles have revealed exposure of the fetus to Organophosphates (OPs), a class of insecticide commonly used on our food crops and pets, stunts cognitive development¬† throughout… Read more

Mange: Demodex in the Dog

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

This is a story of a common skin complaint in young dogs, that often spontaneously resolves without treatment. The more chronic, severe form can leave a dog looking like something off the streets of… Read more

C.S.I Billinudgel: Russell, a 1080 Survivor

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

In one sense, Russell is a very lucky boy. So far, in 6 years, he has survived a blow from a car, several venomous snakebites, obstruction on bladder stones, and secretly snacking on rat poison. If… Read more

When Protein Turns Toxic: Jesse’s Story

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Jesse’s story is one of poor genes, devoted pet-owners, and high-end veterinary intervention.¬† It offers insight into the clinical decision-making surrounding management of a rare disease that makes… Read more

Tummy Troubles? What to do…

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Given the secret lives of pets, and their propensity to vacuum up and swallow anything, digestible or inedible, natural or man-made, palatable or not, it’s not unusual for vets to see pets off-colour… Read more

Tick prevention: cost versus benefit

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Desperate in our search for status on a global stage, we Australians love punching above our weight in sport, and take pride in our lethal fauna. Snakes, sharks and crocodiles are the obvious ones… Read more

The secret lives of pets: forensic medicine

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Without any direct verbal input from the patient, diagnosis of complex disease in animals may demand a forensic approach. Pets, both indoors and out, are quietly trying to kill themselves, or hide… Read more

Death by pufferfish

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Most people know what they look like, but few appreciate how deadly the puffer fish really is. Commonly washed up on beaches all around Australia, in varying states of decay, these toxic landmines… Read more