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The role of infection control in the prevention of the transmission of feline viruses

Gold standard infection control should be at the top of the list of priorities for every veterinary practice. Good infection control safeguards patients, allowing them to visit and receive treatment without risk of obtaining further illness from the transmission of diseases, such as those caused by feline viruses, from other patients. The bulk of the workload of infection control is carried out by good hygiene and disinfection however, there are key points in the journey of the patient around...

How to nurse the avian patient

This article provides an overview of the basic requirements for hospitalising and treating avian patients. These include species-specific...

Poisons affecting the kidney

The kidney has an essential role in maintaining normal physiological functions but it can be affected by various drugs and chemicals. A common...

Setting up a nurse-led nutrition service

Nutrition is a very important aspect of basic veterinary care. This is recognised by the WSAVA, as nutritional assessment is regarded as the 5th vital...

How to perform fluid therapy

Veterinary nurses play an important role in infusion therapy and they are involved in all stages of intravenous fluid therapy (IVFT) provision....

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