Blood gas analysis, pt 6: compensatory response

Simple acid-base disorders are compensated by predictable compensatory changes. The primary disorder shifts the pH, while the compensatory mechanisms aim to normalize the pH and bring it back to neutral. This is achieved by attempting to normalize the bicarbonate (HCO3-) to partial pressure of CO2 (PCO2) ratio in a parallel manner. For example, an increase … Read more

VMD issues response following media Leptospira vaccine concerns

The VMD has issued reassurance to vets, and through them dog owners, following media reports and social media concerns raised about vaccines containing four strains of Leptospira bacteria. The directorate said it was aware of reports and concerns following cases of serious adverse events in dogs given a vaccine containing four strains of Leptospira bacteria. … Read more

NSW government criticized for ‘dismissive’ response to inquiry into kangaroo population | New South Wales

Just two of the 23 recommendations handed to the New South Wales government after an inquiry into kangaroo population levels and culling practices have been accepted in full. Inquiry chair and Greens MP Cate Faehrmann said the response was “dismissive of the serious issues raised” during the three-day inquiry called to understand the wellbeing of … Read more