Can Proteins Help Improve Skin and Coat Condition?
Nutrition has implications in all aspects of skin metabolism including cell renewal, healing of wounds, immune reactions and combating chronic inflammation.
Antimicrobial Peptides: The What, The How and The Why
Antimicrobial resistance is a hot topic in both human and veterinary medicine, with concerns flagged that inappropriate use of antibiotics may have contributed to an increase in bacterial resistance worldwide.
What Can Pet Owners Do at Home to Contribute to the Successful Management of Skin Disease?
Vets are very fortunate to have some outstanding medicines to treat the aetiology and clinical signs of atopy, giving both the pet and the owner relief from the angst of allergic skin disease. However, it is easy to overlook the value of topical therapies and simple environmental management routines, which can play an important role in managing the condition whilst also helping to cultivate client relationships.
Canine Dental Health
Dental disease is a very common condition affecting dogs, with an estimated 80% of dogs developing periodontal disease by the time they are three years old1,2.
How Important Is an Ear Cleaner in the Short and Long-Term Management of Otitis Externa in Dogs?
Otitis externa is a very common condition in dogs, yet can be difficult to manage, successfully, in practice. Once the patient has been examined and a diagnosis has been established, the choice of treatment prescribed will be the key to success in treating otitis externa.
The Use of Ciclosporin in Symmetrical Lupoid Onychitis
A 5 year old female neutered cross-breed dog was seen with an approximate six month history of claw disease.
The Use of Ciclosporin and HCA in Atopic Dermatitis and Otitis Externa
A 5-year-old, male, neutered, Maltese x Shih Tsu dog presented with intermittent, recurrent and chronic otitis externa; he has had since 4 months of age with the left ear being worse than the right.
Pain Management in Horses
Pain relief is commonly administered to horses, either as short-term treatment following acute injury or as part of longer term management of chronic disease, such as osteoarthritis. By far the most commonly used products in the management of equine pain are the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Case of pododermatitis treated with ciclosporin
A five-year-old, neutered, male, West Highland White terrier presented with a lifelong history of painful pododermatitis that started shortly after acquisition at two months of age.
New VETERINARY HPM Hypoallergy Diet
Virbac is delighted to announce the arrival of VETERINARY HPM Hypoallergy, a new addition to the VETERINARY HPM Clinical Diets range for both dogs and cats.