LifeLearn partnership supports human-animal bond research
July 16, 2019Research exploring the mutually beneficial health benefits of people and companion animals may soon receive a boost, thanks to a new partnership between LifeLearn Animal Health and the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI).
Veterinarian develops platelet-rich fibrin kit for pets and equine
May 20, 2019There is now a new way to treat companion and equine animals with chronic and nonhealing wounds. Corey Orava, DVM, Enso Discoveries chief scientific officer, has developed a platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) kit for veterinary use. The procedure can be completed in less than 30 minutes and can help treat cases such as: acute/chronic/nonhealing wounds; draining tracts; graft stabilization; burns; dental surgery; and bone regeneration. “There has long been a need in the regenerative medicine …
Managing pain in zoological companion animals
January 2, 2019Zoological companion animals (ZCAs) are presenting to veterinary practices more and more frequently, and many will need some kind of pain management as part of their treatment plan. It can be challenging to know what type of medication to use and at what dose—whether it be in the clinic or at home for longer-term care—and there is a lot of information available that isn’t the easiest to interpret. This article reviews some common types and dosages of pain medications used to provide analgesia to birds, reptiles, and exotic companion mammals.
New Jersey hospital warns pet owners following Leptospirosis outbreak
October 29, 2018New Jersey’s NorthStar VETS emergency and specialty hospital has issued a warning for local pet owners following an increase in the number of Leptospirosis cases treated at the hospital and other clinics in the New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania areas.