Loading Content...

Isfmcats

Loading...


isfmcats

ISFM

Followers: 2,760
Following: 69
Media: 188
2019 JFMS Resident Best Paper Award Winner We are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s ...
Media Removed
26 0
2019 JFMS Resident Best Paper Award Winner We are delighted to announce the winner of this year’s award – Carolina Albuquerque – for her paper ‘Priorities on treatment and monitoring of diabetic cats from the owners’ points of view’, which can be read for free at: bit.ly/2WdOWUy. The winning paper evaluated owners’ perceptions and priorities on the treatment and monitoring of feline diabetes mellitus, the perceived effectiveness of the communication between veterinarians and clients regarding disease management, and the impact diabetes mellitus has on the owners’ everyday lives and human–pet bonds. The judges commented that it was a ‘much needed study on the factors that may potentially influence outcomes in diabetic patients, determined through owner survey’ and that it ‘highlights many important areas requiring improvement in veterinary management, all of which directly impact the patient’. The study was also described as an ‘in-depth analysis of owners’ perceptions on managing their diabetic cats that provides actionable areas for practitioners’ and as being ‘most useful to cats and vets and owners!’. Two papers were awarded ‘highly commended’ status: ‘Efficacy and toxicity of mustargen, vincristine, procarbazine and prednisone (MOPP) for the treatment of relapsed or resistant lymphoma in cats’ by Martha A MaloneyHuss et al: bit.ly/38LUUyS. ‘Effects of dexmedetomidine on glucose homeostasis in healthy cats’ Juliette Bouillon et al: bit.ly/33biHah.
ISFM Member Monday High-quality, high-volume spay–neuter: access to care and the challenge ...
Media Removed
25 0
ISFM Member Monday High-quality, high-volume spay–neuter: access to care and the challenge to private practitioners Low-cost spay–neuter clinics were first established in the 1970s in the USA, as a response to the high number of dogs and cats euthanized in animal shelters. Since then, high-quality, high-volume spay–neuter (HQHVSN) clinics have been established across the USA, leading to a significant reduction in euthanasia in animal shelters. These clinics specialise in efficient systems and surgical techniques, and can provide an avenue for clients who cannot afford surgery to sterilize their pets. While some veterinary practitioners have recognised the need for such clinics, others have raised concerns about the quality of care provided or fear the loss of clientele. However, costs of veterinary care, including spay–neuter surgery, have increased, meaning that more pets are going without veterinary care; for example, 25% of pet-owning households in the USA experienced difficulties in obtaining veterinary care for their pets and the most frequent barrier was financial, according to a survey carried out in 2018 by the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition. In this Clinical Review, Philip A Bushby looks at the reality of HQHVSN clinics and what they mean for private practitioners. The basic principles for efficient spay–neuter are covered, efficient surgical techniques are described and a review of the successes and challenges are outlined. ISFM veterinary members can access this article by logging into the ISFM member portal (members.icatcare.org/login) and then visiting: bit.ly/39cGV68. To become an ISFM veterinary member and gain access to this and all other JFMS articles and ISFM benefits, sign up at icatcare.org/isfm-membership #ISFMmemberMonday #JFMSnews
We’re at the end of the ISFM UK Congress. It was a great two days of fascinating lectures. Thanks to ...
Media Removed
41 2
We’re at the end of the ISFM UK Congress. It was a great two days of fascinating lectures. Thanks to everyone who made it such a brilliant event! #isfmUKcongress
The raffle has been drawn and some lucky attendees are going home with some great prizes kindly donated ...
Media Removed
16 0
The raffle has been drawn and some lucky attendees are going home with some great prizes kindly donated by our exhibitors as well as some brilliant cat care goodies including ISFM membership and free Congress places #isfmUKcongress
It’s day two of ISFM UK Congress and we’re setting up for another full day of lectures! #isfmUKcongress
Media Removed
25 1
It’s day two of ISFM UK Congress and we’re setting up for another full day of lectures! #isfmUKcongress
We’re finishing the first day of lectures with Matthew Oxford talking in the vet stream. It’s been ...
Media Removed
25 1
We’re finishing the first day of lectures with Matthew Oxford talking in the vet stream. It’s been a fantastic day and we’re looking forward to it starting again tomorrow #isfmUKcongress
Halfway through the first day of ISFM UK Congress and cat specialists are busy refuelling #isfmUKcongress
Media Removed
16 0
Halfway through the first day of ISFM UK Congress and cat specialists are busy refuelling #isfmUKcongress
Great lecture by Vicky Halls on reframing thoughts on aggressive cats #isfmUKcongress
Media Removed
46 0
Great lecture by Vicky Halls on reframing thoughts on aggressive cats #isfmUKcongress
Put Monday the 20th of April in your diary as you wont want to miss this FREE webinar with Marge Chandler!
Media Removed
69 4
Put Monday the 20th of April in your diary as you wont want to miss this FREE webinar with Marge Chandler!
A fascinating first lecture on cat behaviour by Dr Sarah Ellis to kick off ISFM Congress
Media Removed
44 0
A fascinating first lecture on cat behaviour by Dr Sarah Ellis to kick off ISFM Congress
Free Access Friday Clinical and histological recovery of non-thymoma-associated exfoliative ...
Media Removed
32 1
Free Access Friday Clinical and histological recovery of non-thymoma-associated exfoliative dermatitis in a cat treated with ciclosporin A Infiltration and destruction of the sebaceous glands by inflammatory cells (sebaceous adenitis) in cats, unlike dogs, is usually associated with other histological elementary lesions, such as interface dermatitis, mural folliculitis or pan-epidermal keratinocyte apoptosis. Clinical expression includes severe exfoliation, scaling and crusting, with variable levels of pruritus. In some instances, these clinical and histological signs have been associated with thymoma, but not consistently. Because this histological syndrome shares some features with cutaneous lupus erythematosus or erythema multiforme, attempts to assign a specific name to the disease, in the absence of thymoma, have resulted in confusion, with authors describing similar cases as sebaceous adenitis, lupus-like dermatitis, drug reaction or ‘non-thymoma-associated exfoliative dermatitis’. Although the pathogenesis of this disease (or these diseases) has not been elucidated, an immunopathological response to an undefined trigger is highly suspected. This case report describes a cat that developed generalised dermatosis characterised by alopecia, scaling, comedones and follicular casts, with histological signs of sebaceous adenitis, interface lymphocytic dermatitis and mural interface folliculitis, which fully responded to ciclosporin A. This is the first report showing that ciclosporin A may be useful as a treatment option for non-thymoma-associated exfoliative dermatitis, allowing resolution of both clinical and histological signs of the disease. Read this article for free at: bit.ly/2uZDHUP #freeaccessFriday #JFMSnews
It’s day one of the ISFM UK Congress and we’re looking forward to a full day of lectures at beautiful ...
Media Removed
37 1
It’s day one of the ISFM UK Congress and we’re looking forward to a full day of lectures at beautiful Heythrop Park
Loading...
Load More
Loading...