Lymphadenopathy – a case in an English springer spaniel

A five-year-old male English springer spaniel presented for recent onset of lethargy. On clinical examination, the dog was pyrexic and showed a mild enlargement of submandibular and prescapular lymph nodes, and mild ventral cervical swelling. Fine needle aspirates from the lymph nodes were collected and submitted to an external laboratory for examination (Figures 1 and … Read more

Hypocobalaminaemia in cats and dogs: a case study

Cobalamin, or vitamin B12 , is a key water-soluble vitamin responsible for multiple functions in the body. As an essential enzyme co-factor, it is involved with cellular energy production, DNA synthesis, nervous system function, amino acid and lipid metabolism, and in erythrocytosis. Cobalamin is found in foods of animal origin and, when ingested, forms a … Read more

Vet nurses asked to be extra vigilant after first dog-to-human case of Brucella canis in the UK – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The British Veterinary Association is urging veterinary teams to take extra precautions when handling suspected cases of Brucella canis in all imported dogs and puppies after the first confirmed dog-to-human case of Brucella canis in the UK. The BVA is also calling on the government to tighten pet import rules. The advice follows news about … Read more

First human to dog monkeypox case prompts WHO advice to pet owners | Monkeypox

The World Health Organization has called for people infected with monkeypox to avoid exposing animals to the virus after the first reported case of human-to-dog transmission. The case, involving two men and their Italian greyhound living together in Paris, was reported last week in the medical journal the Lancet. “This is the first reported case … Read more

Associations issue advice after B canis case

The BVA and BSAVA have issued fresh advice to veterinary professionals following the first case of dog-to-dog and dog-to-human transmission of Brucella canis. Many in the professions have been concerned about the potential for B canis to be imported, spread and become established in the UK, and a case of transmission, which led to a … Read more

Compulsory testing call following UK’s first dog-to-human Brucella canis case

Vets have renewed calls for compulsory testing Brucella canis following the UK’s first reported case of dog-to-dog and dog-to-human transmission. Parasitologists and bodies, including the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP), have been concerned for some time about the potential importation of B canis, it is spreading between animals and their carers, and it … Read more

No change to risk after the first case of human-to-pet monkeypox transmission

Scientists in France say they have found what they believe could be the first incident of monkeypox being transmitted from an infected person to their pet dog. The case has been reported in The Lancet medical journal and the researchers said it should prompt wider debate on how pets could be protected when their owners … Read more

Judge throws out ‘frivolous’ case by UK puppy farm firm against lawyer | UK criminal justice

A high court judge has criticized a puppy farming company for attempting to get a lawyer jailed after she unintentionally entered an exclusion zone outside its facility while talking to protesters, in a case he said was bordering on “vexatious”. MBR Acres, which breeds beagles in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, for use in laboratory testing, accused solicitor … Read more

Murphy beats ‘worst case’ of parvovirus ever seen by Yorkshire practice

Murphy spent nine days in intensive care at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield after becoming ill with parvovirus. A 13-month-old German short-haired pointer had to spend nine days in intensive care after becoming seriously ill with parvovirus. Murphy’s owners returned home from holiday in Tenerife after vets at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield told them … Read more

Justice Served In The Case Of A Memphis Dog Burned Alive

A Memphis man has been arrested on charges of Aggravated Animal Cruelty following a brutal and senseless attack on a beautiful Pitbull Mix named Riona. Riona, who initially sported the name Queen, was found running down a Memphis street engulfed in flames. This torturous act was found to be intentional as the innocent dog’s coat … Read more