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Veterinary Education/Entertainment Talk. Current topics in veterinary medicine and surgery. News, Questions and Answers, case reports and more. For veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses.

Veterinary Education/Entertainment Talk. Current topics in veterinary medicine and surgery. News, Questions and Answers, case reports and more. For veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses.
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Veterinary Education/Entertainment Talk. Current topics in veterinary medicine and surgery. News, Questions and Answers, case reports and more. For veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses.




105: More News

Main Topic: News Extravaganza Crazy, Zany and just plain weird. No, we're not talking about Brendan's bad habits, but the news stories this week. We jump in and dig up the best veterinary and animal news stories. Only the VetGurus are brave enough to get the best of the best... and the worst... news. 14 things you didn't know about goatsLight Pollution Inhibits Clownfish ReproductionFirst vet students graduate from SurreyRescue centre creates bunny ball pit to promote rabbit...


104: Paperwork

News The Last 14 Loa Water Frogs had to be rescued from their natural habitatParasite spread by house cats is killing Californiaʼs sea ottersWhat was learned documenting the last male Northern White Rhinoʼs deathResearchers unearth 'iron dragon' of ancient Queensland outback Main Topic: Regulations, consent forms and paperwork The main topic this week is one that may result in your eyes glazing over and drifting off to sleep.. maybe more so than usual. We discuss confidentiality, consent for...


103: Myxo

News Run-down migrating birds risk death for a quick napMicrobes make chemicals for scent marking in a catStomp and Squish: Pennsylvanians Battle 'Nightmare' BugsShe quit her job, he got night goggles. They searched 57 days for their dog Main Topic: Myxomatosis in Rabbits Myxomatosis. The dreaded 'Myxo'. This week Brendan and Mark discuss this nasty virus and its effect on pet rabbits. Clinical signs, vaccination and prevention are discussed. Should you treat a confirmed case? Listen to find...


102: Bunny Basics Part Tooth

News Changing climate may affect animal-to-human disease transferWombat cubic faeces mystery solved and recognised by Ig Nobel prize4 ways tardigrades are nearly indestructibleA chameleon's colors aren't just beautiful, they're amazingly complex Main Topic: The Rabbit Consultation Part 2 This week is Part 2 of our Rabbit Consultation topic. We continue on from last week, and discuss topics including our approach the hands-on clinical examination. Support our sponsors Specialised Animal...


101: Bunny Basics Part 1

News How a turtle tunnel is saving lives in WisconsinDo manatees get thirsty? Main Topic: The Rabbit Consultation We are back to basics this week with a discussion of what to do with the new bunny consultation. Brendan and Mark take you through the first consultation for a new young rabbit. They discuss the key points to consider in this first visit. This is part 1 of a 2 parter.... listen next week for - wait for it - Part 2! Review Brendan (sort-of) reviews augmented reality indoor cycling...


100: The Ton – Celebration

It's our 100th episode - woohooo! Listen and bask in the dysfunction of the VetGurus, as Brendan and Mark reminisce about our 100 episodes (or is that 99?) and get stuck into some news stories. Thanks to all of our wonderful supporters. Without you we would be just voices in the wind.... we highly value your support - yes, you! You can help us by mentioning our podcast to colleagues and encouraging them to subscribe. News Udderly unreal cows to help train vet studentsOldest parasite DNA yet...


99: Luft Ballons

News ‘Shocking’ extent of lop ear rabbit healthCrows are getting high cholesterol because they're eating fast foodWelcome to Victoria, the most wombat-unfriendly stateTasmaniaʼs not so sweet invader: the sugar glider Main Topic: Hermit Crab Care We continue to delve into our 'care of' series with this weeks fascinating creature: the Hermit Crab (superfamily Paguroidea) Review Mark reviews Moorea Ocean Adventures in French Polynesia and gives them a score of 10 out of 10. Links The Crab...


98: Clickbait

News 66-million-year-old deathbed linked to dinosaur-killing meteorPurple bacteria 'batteries' turn sewage into clean energyLabor stalls on action plan as greater glider slides towards extinctionThe slippery world of eel smuggling, Europe's illegal and booming tradePlastic is killing Japan's famous Nara deersA can of bug spray and deadly spider ignite unusual biosecurity spat Main Topic: News..... Time to catch up with some news stories.. again! The world of animals,las is full of wondrous...


97: Lumps

News This incredible moth is one of Australiaʼs strangest insectsBaby spiders are born with big eyesResistance to critically important antimicrobials in Australian silver gullsThe problem with fake service dogs Main Topic: Cervical Lymphadenitis in Guinea Pigs Lumpy Guinea Pigs - many of us will have seen piggies with this condition - swelling of the neck region due to cervical lymphadenitis. Brendan and Mark discuss their approach to these cases and talk about possible causes. Support our...


96: News and Reviews

News Some ancient crocs had teeth made for plant eatingCamera trap captures jaguar in the wildHope and mourning in the AnthropoceneBlinding inherited condition found in giant schnauzersKoalas driven to drink by climate changeNiassa Reserve marks first year without confirmed elephant kill Main Topic: News, and more news this week takes up most of our main topic. Brendan and Mark have gone mad: gearing up their practices.. here is a list of the products/items reviewed in this week's episode:...


95: It Won’t Budge!

Budgy Smuggler photo from Budgy Smuggler UK - buy yours here! News Man comes home to find a massive tiger snoozing on his bedDozens of Creatures Thought to Be Extinct Found Alive in ‘Lost Cityʼ in the JungleOhio lost a third of its butterflies in 21 yearsGrasshoppers and silkworms have antioxidant capacity similar to fresh orange juice Review Mark has a book review this week. Troll Hunting: Inside the World of Online Hate and Its Human Fallout His score is 8.6 out of 10 (his score for most...


94: Poached Eggs

News Blinding inherited condition found in giant schnauzersWhen Lions Attack Porcupines, Humans Suffer Unexpected ConsequencesInsects feel persistent pain after injury, evidence suggestsBird three times larger than ostrich discovered in Crimean cave Main Topic: Avian Reproduction Bird Breeding. How does it happen? What causes it to go wrong? How to make it happen? Brendan quizzes Mark this week about this fascinating avian topic. Eggciting stuff! Support our sponsors Chemical Essentials....


93: Reptile Sleep

News These Australian ants are bucking the 'insect apocalypse' trendLandmark report sheds light on discrimination in Veterinary IndustryOtter smuggling fuelled by Japanese craze for cute animalsAnother Reason to Protect Elephants: Frogs Love Their Feet Review Brendan reveals he is a Tour De France tragic, having spent the last week and a half watching this grand tour. The race has the largest number of spectators watching the event live of any sport - reportedly up to 15 million. Not...


92: Axolotl care

News Dung Beetles Have A Surprisingly Sophisticated Way Of Navigating The WorldArctic fox astounds scientists by walking 2,100 miles in 76 daysNew Pinocchio Frog species Has A Strange, Pointy NoseHow old bras are saving injured turtles Links Understanding The Deadly Salmonella Main Topic: Care of Axolotls is the main topic this week. How o you look after this fascinating species? We cover general care such as aquarium setup, lighting, heating, feeding and cleaning....


91: What are you referring to?

News It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Dilated CardiomyopathyWho dunnart? Kevin didDeath of father- of-three 10 days after being dared to eat a Gecko Twitchers have a treasure trove of data to aid seabirds as numbers drop Main Topic: Referral cases - what are they; how to refer cases; what to do if you get a case referred to you? Our main topic this week dives into the world of referral medicine and surgery. Support our sponsors Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised...


90: Can you hear me?

News How tiny fish ear bones can reveal criminal activityTicks and how to safely remove them from you and your pets A Vicious, Untreatable Killer Leaves China GuessingLight Pollution And Moth Behavior Main Topic: Ear problems in exotic pets can be a challenge to deal with. This week Mark and Brendan provide an overview of the range of ear diseases in exotics, and share with listeners some of their tips and tips. This is Part 1 of 2. Support our sponsors Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and...


89: Bird Brain – Bird Pain: Analgesia in Birds

News How can coffee plantations be more bird-friendly?Remembering Quincy, a beloved Koala with Type 1 DiabetesNarlugas Are RealWhat is the fastest dog in the world? Main Topic: Pain. How to prevent it, and ameliorate it our avian friends is the main topic for this week. Brendan brings out his notebook to quiz Mark on the current understanding of analgesia and analgesics for use in birds. Support our sponsors Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian...


88: News…and more news

News Canada bans all captive whales and dolphinsThe bird that came back from the deadYour stress may be stressing out your dogHow to pet a dog the right wayAre Dogs Really Smiling at Us?The Biggest Issues for Wildlife and Endangered Species in 2019A beautiful thing happens when farm animals are 'Allowed to Grow Old'Webster spends $8m on bees to reduce the sting of almond productionChipper the dog sets a high bar for recyclingSecuros surgical systems Main Topic: News Brendan and Mark catch up...


87: China

In news this week Mark gets fired up about duck shooters calling for a review of endangered birds in Australia, and frets about sharks eating songbirds. Brendan discusses a new panda park in China and commiserates with Grunt the pig, who can no longer go for walks in the local park. China is our main topic this week. More specifically, Brendan details what he was doing in Shanghai and the state of veterinary practice in China. Links: Look Out, Songbirds — Baby Sharks Want to Eat You; New...


86: Top Ten Teeth Tips

So how has a researcher turned can toads into cannibals? Listen to find out. The veterinary suicide rats remains high, orang-utans talk about the past and does conservation kill too many animals .. an eclectic range of news topics this week. Top 10 Teeth Tips is our main topic. In their typical quick-fire (almost) way, Brendan and Mark provide some top tips when thinking about dental disease in pets. Brendan reviews the VetLite splinting material. He gives it a 9 out of 10. Links: The...