Aging is an unavoidable part of life, and when it comes to our pets, some will age without any major issues, and some will need a little extra TLC. It is important to know what age-related changes look like and how to manage them appropriately, so we can ensure our pets are comfortable. When does my pet become a senior? This can vary between individuals and can be greatly influenced by breed, size, pre-existing health conditions and living situations, [...]
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Dental disease is one of the most common but preventable diseases in pets. It is not only painful and uncomfortable, but the procedure to clean and remove teeth becomes more complicated and often more costly the longer it is left untreated. What is dental disease? Dental disease is caused by a bacterial infection that builds up in a substance called plaque. Plaque is made up of food particles and saliva. It sticks to the tooth surface above and [...]
Lymphoma is a very common and often an aggressive cancer in dogs. Immunotherapy is a new form of cancer treatment, aiming to target the cancer with the body’s own immune system. We have developed a treatment vaccine for lymphoma using an animal’s own cancer protein. Results of our safety clinical trial showed that the vaccines are safe, and anti-cancer effects are seen in some dogs with lymphoma. Who is eligible? • Dogs diagnosed with multi-centric lymphoma without [...]
Efficacy trial in autologous cancer vaccine for dogs diagnosed with lymphoma treated with chemotherapy or palliative care
Introduction: Lymphoma is a very common and often an aggressive cancer in dogs. Chemotherapy improves quality of life and extends lifespan of diagnosed dogs, but most dogs eventually die from their diseases. Immunotherapy is a new form of cancer treatment, aiming to target the cancer with the body’s own immune system. We have developed a treatment vaccine for lymphoma (NOT for cancer prevention), using an animal’s own cancer protein. Results of a safety clinical trial showed that the vaccines [...]
Attention dog owners! There has been another confirmed case of Leptospirosis earlier this month in a dog that lived in Crows Nest. The dog was not vaccinated against Leptospirosis and sadly had to be euthanised due to kidney failure. We were unable to identify the causative strain (serovar) in this dog as the dog died so quickly that it did not have time to develop an antibody response. The previously reported strain (serovar) known as Copenhageni was identified as [...]
Attention dog owners! There has been another confirmed case of Leptospirosis this week in a dog that lives in Balmain. The dog had been in contact with rats and was not vaccinated against Leptospirosis. The dog has been treated at UVTHS this week and fortunately appears to be recovering. Preliminary results show that the previously reported strain (serovar) known as Copenhageni has been the cause in both this dog and another reported dog from Newtown last week, however further [...]
Sadly, there has been another confirmed case of Leptospirosis this week in a dog living in Newtown. The dog was not vaccinated against Leptospirosis and sadly had to be euthanised due to severe kidney failure. We are currently still investigating which strain (serovar) has been the cause. This is the first case of Leptospirosis this year and the first case reported in Newtown. Last year we saw 8 cases from May to November and these were from Surry Hills, [...]
There have been no further cases of Leptospirosis reported since December. The total case number is now 11 with 8 cases diagnosed since May 2019. All dogs were from Surry Hills, Darlinghurst , Redfern and Glebe and all died or were euthanised. It is important to note that the recent weather (warm with heavy rainfall) may result in conditions conducive to another increase in case numbers. Therefore, please remain vigilant! We again want to emphasize the importance of considering [...]
The University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney has a number of Practitioner Evenings each year. Below are the planned dates for these evenings. For further information on speakers or to inquire about attending please contact Clare Hughes on (02) 8627 6194 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . AUGUST 13th - 'New tricks in analgesia in practice: life beyond buprenorphine' OCTOBER 1st NOVEMBER 26th
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