Keeping track of parasites can be challenging, especially with emerging species continually entering the fray. Knowing how to treat a patient once the parasite risk is assessed is a separate challenge, due to the vast number of anti-parasitic medications to choose from.
CommuniVETTM is pleased to welcome as its newest partner the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (CAVD), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the science and practice of veterinary dermatology in Canada by providing education and resources for veterinary teams, supporting research, and promoting excellence in the care of animals with skin and ear disease.
In this video, world-renowned specialist, Dr. Richard Ford, discusses the shift seen over the last decade in the definition of dogs considered to be at-risk for leptospirosis, and identifies more recently reported risk factors including seasonality. He explains why these factors as well as other complicated aspects of the disease justify offering dog owners the leptospirosis vaccine as a core vaccination.
In this video, internationally renowned specialist, Dr. Richard Ford, discusses the importance of recommending routine vaccination to pet owners to offer an added layer of protection against canine Lyme disease - particularly important for dogs residing in tick endemic high risk regions of Canada. He also weighs in on the challenge of choosing the right vaccine in view of the wide selection of available licensed options.
With an ever-changing landscape of ticks, worms and other parasites showing up across Canada, veterinarians can turn to the latest CPEP Guidelines for the Management of Parasites in Dogs and Cats to update anti-parasite protocols.
The Pet Nutrition Alliance (PNA) recently released an updated version of the resource it created to help veterinary teams support their clients in comparing the different food options on the market and making the most appropriate choice for their pets. Dare to Ask: We Did! is an easy-to-consult chart that compiles important information about various pet food companies – information that is not found on food labels.
REGULATORY AFFAIRS MANAGER
Employment opportunities within veterinary medicine are diverse! Through this video interview with Josée Roy, DVM, MSc, CommuniVET™ is proud to shine the spotlight on a Canadian animal health professional who has chosen a different path. Learn about Dr. Roy's experience and how she contributes to the evolving needs of veterinary medicine in her role as a Regulatory Affairs Manager.
THE PURINA INSTITUTE: PUSHING PET NUTRITION FORWARD THROUGH INDUSTRY-LEADING SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE, SO PETS CAN LIVE LONGER, HEALTHIER LIVES
Nutrition plays an important role in pet health, which is why it needs to be a main topic of discussion between animal health professionals and their clients. Purina strives to initiate more proactive conversations around nutrition by providing science-based information to veterinary professionals who in turn will share this knowledge with their clients based on their pets' nutritional needs.
A new monthly feature to help empower veterinary professionals to take an active role in their personal and professional wellbeing.