Category: Gastrointestinal

Posted in Avian Gastrointestinal Parasitic

Today’s path rounds are on 𝐭𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐬! 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭?𝐓𝐞𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬 are a 𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐞 (roundworm) that affect primarily aquatic birds. They are…

Posted in Bovids Caprids Gastrointestinal Ovine Viral

𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 is a viral infection, caused by 𝐛𝐥𝐮𝐞𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐮𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐮𝐬. The virus gets its name because it can cause 𝐜𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐬 (blue tinge to the tissue) of the tongue! Weird.

Posted in Gastrointestinal Miscellaneous Suids

𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜 𝐛𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬 are bony formations in the 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐲 (the membrane that holds the intestine in place). These bones are not supposed to be there, so this is a form of 𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐚 (one cell type replacing another).

Posted in Equids Gastrointestinal Parasitic

𝐒𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚 species are long, thread-like worms that live within the abdominal cavity of many species.

Posted in Canids Felids Gastrointestinal Parasitic

Today’s path rounds are on 𝐟𝐥𝐞𝐚 𝐭𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬! 𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐭?𝐅𝐥𝐞𝐚 𝐭𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐬 are a common tapeworm species affecting dogs and cats….

Posted in Felids Gastrointestinal Traumatic

𝐋𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐬 are swallowed objects that are very long and thin, such as string or strips of cloth. Like other foreign bodies swallowed by animals, they can block normal flow of food through the intestinal tract.

Posted in Cardiovascular Gastrointestinal Multispecies Neoplastic Respiratory

𝐌𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐦𝐚 is a tumour that arises from the 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐮𝐦, the lining of the body cavities. These linings include the 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐮𝐫𝐚 (lining the thorax), the 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐮𝐦 (lining the abdomen) and the 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐮𝐦 (around the heart).

Posted in Gastrointestinal Multispecies Toxic

𝐙𝐢𝐧𝐜 is a trace mineral that has many different roles in the body, including growth, wound healing, vision and immunity. However, too much of a good thing is a bad thing!

Posted in Gastrointestinal Multispecies Parasitic

𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 is a disease of humans caused by 𝐆𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚, a single-celled parasite. However, this parasite can affect many mammalian species!

Posted in Gastrointestinal Toxic Urinary

NSAIDs are a common class of drug used as anti-inflammatories and pain control. Human examples you might know include aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen. We commonly use other NSAIDs in our veterinary species as well!