A melting pot of new ideas

It’s been two months since the annual Australian Veterinary Conference in Brisbane was held. The conference was a good time to touch base with the latest ideas and research. On the one hand was a lecture on the possible association of feed raw chicken with polyradiculoneuritis (coonhound paralysis) and across…

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Ready, set, rehab!

The last 12 months has seen me explore the world of canine rehabilitation in a bit more detail. Three workshops with the American based Canine Rehabilitation Institute and an internship later, I am now officially a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT). Here are the chickens trying out my brand new cavalettis….

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Coonhound paralysis

Acute canine polyradiculoneuritis is more commonly known as Coonhound paralysis. There are a number of theories on the cause of this disease. In North America, dog  may be affected by contact with something in raccoon saliva. There are obviously no raccons in Australia but Coonhound paralysis does occur here. The…

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Rocktape trial in dogs

here are a couple of dogs trialing Rocktape  Weimeraner with Wobblers. He definitely walked better with Rocktape stuck on. Post surgery for disc rupture, hopefully this will reduce the dragging of the hind feet.

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New-old Idea Rocktape

Just found out about Rocktape. I can’t wait to try it on my doggy patients. It has been used on people for awhile now and is entering the horse world. I can think of quite a few ways I can use this in dog rehabilitation. This is me in a…

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