Category Archives: Veterinary

232: Don’t call me Fatty!



News

‘Nothing to do, nowhere to go’: What happens when elephants live alone

It’s official: Groundhog Day’s spring predictions no better than chance

Main Topic: Corneal Lipidosis in Frogs

This week Brendan and Mark discuss the fascinating syndrome of corneal lipidosis in frogs. What is it and how do we treat it? They then debate the theories of its cause and thoughts on how to prevent it.

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Checkout the VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items.

All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us – win:win.

So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.

Say Hi!

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Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our Sponsors

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

About Our Podcast

The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.

Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

Disclaimer

Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.


230: Gone Gonads



News

New app identifies dogs using nose prints

The Dolittle factor: ‘Talking to the animals’ during veterinary consultations

Main Topic: Intra-abdominal castration of Rodents and Guinea Pigs

Intra-abdominal castration of small mammals has several advantages over the traditional desexing methods for these species. We cover the ins and outs of this procedure and walk you through the technique.

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VetGurus Shop

Checkout the VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items.

All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us – win:win.

So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.

Say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners – give us a yell now!

Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our Sponsors

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

About Our Podcast

The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.

Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

Disclaimer

Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.


229: Wild



News

Melbourne’s rare powerful owls at risk from long-lasting rat poisons

Florida’s flamingos disappeared decades ago. That may soon change.

Main Topic: Wildlife Care

This week provide an overview of triage for wildlife brought into vet clinics.

VetGurus Merchandise – VetGurus Etsy Store

VetGurus Shop

Checkout the VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items.

All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us – win:win.

So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.

Say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners – give us a yell now!

Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our Sponsors

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

About Our Podcast

The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.

Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

Disclaimer

Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.


222: Happy New Year!



News

Ivermectin could help save the endangered Australian sea lion

Colombia seizes hundreds of tarantulas and insects bound for Germany

University designed cane toad lure may curb spread thanks to new deal

Endangered birds experience ‘virgin birth,’ a first for the species

Main Topic: Welcome 2022

Another year over but the news stories don’t stop. A catch up on some interesting topics this week as we head into 2022.

VetGurus Merchandise – VetGurus Etsy Store

VetGurus Shop

Checkout the VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items.

All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us – win:win.

So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.

Say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners – give us a yell now!

Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our Sponsors

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

About Our Podcast

The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.

Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

Disclaimer

Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.


221: Christmas/End of Year Special



News

Alien-like photo shows eel dangling out of heron’s stomach in midair

Fenced-off regions to help make greater bilbies great again in NSW

Main Topic: ho, ho, ho

We say goodbye to 2021. It’s that time of the year when Brendan and Mark to reflect on the year that was, and polish up their crystal balls to look into 2022.

Brendan also reviews the confronting film Nitram.

Have a look at Mark’s instagram account of photos here.

A heartfelt thank you to all our listeners for your support this year. A special thanks to subscribers and those of you who tell your colleagues about our podcast. A very special thanks to our Patreon supporters (https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus) and main sponsors who help cover our production costs.

We wish you, your families and friends a safe and happy holiday period and here’s hoping 2022 is a good one for us all.

VetGurus Merchandise – VetGurus Etsy Store

VetGurus Shop

Checkout the VetGurus range of quirky, distinctive branded items.

All purchases help support our podcast , helping pay for our production costs. So the bonus for you is that you get some great merchandise and you feel good inside for supporting us – win:win.

So click on this link and get shopping. Order now: VetGurus Shop.

Say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners – give us a yell now!

Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our Sponsors

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

About Our Podcast

The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.

Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

Disclaimer

Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.


200: Double Ton: 200th Episode



200th Episode

This week we celebrate our 200th Episode. Wooohooo! It’s been a fantastic journey since we published Episode 1 on November 1, 2017. We never thought we’d last for more than a few months, let alone 200 episodes, and it’s thanks to our loyal subscribers that keep us coming back to the microphone each week. Thank YOU!

A big thank you to our long term sponsors – Microchips Australia, Specialised Animal Nutrition (Oxbow Australia) and Chemical Essentials. They have stuck with us and helped pay the hosting and website bills – thanks guys!

News

This cuddly ‘fat ball’ is the newest cousin to elephants and manatees

These beetles walk on water, upside down, underneath the surface

Don’t be Shy – say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners – give us a yell now!


About our Podcast

Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.


Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our sponsors

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

Disclaimer

Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.


Spider News: 160



The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.

Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

News


Review: Welch Allyn Pneumatic Otoscope

Brendan reviews an attachment for the Welch Allyn otoscope – the pneumatic otoscope. He uses this daily, and finds it indispensable for examining the oral cavities of small mammals in conjunction with plastic ear specula. A very solid 8.6 out of 10 score.

Don’t be Shy – say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners -give us a yell now!

Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our sponsors

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

Disclaimer

Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.


Real News: 158



The veterinary podcast about veterinary medicine and surgery, current news items of interest, case reports and anecdotes. Wait: It’s not all about veterinary matters! We also discuss other areas we are passionate about, including photography and wildlife. Thanks for joining us – Brendan and Mark.

Our podcast is for veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary nurses/technicians. If you are at pet owner please search elsewhere – there are lots of great podcasts aimed specifically at pet owners.

Review: My Octopus Teacher

Brendan and Mark review the Netflix documentary My Octopus Teacher. Brendan rates it an 8.6 out of 10. Mark gives it a 7 out of 8. See this related opinion piece on Awe Walks.

News


Don’t be Shy – say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners -give us a yell now!

Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our sponsors

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

Disclaimer

Any discussion of medical or veterinary matters is of a general nature. Consult a veterinarian with experience in the appropriate field for specific information relating to topics mentioned in our podcast or on our website.


The Penrith Professor: 150



News

Main Topic: Dr Robert Johnson

For this special 150th episode we have a treat for you: An interview with renowned reptile veterinarian, past president of the Australian Veterinary Association, and all round good bloke Dr Robert Johnson. We quiz Robert on how he landed a career in veterinary science, why he has a fascination with reptiles and wildlife, and what he is doing in ‘semi-retirement’. An episode not to be missed.


Don’t be Shy – say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners -give us a yell now!

Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Support our sponsors

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.


Unruffled Feathers: 146



News

Main Topic: Basic Avian Husbandry

This week we go over the basics of Avian Husbandry. We discuss the excellent presentation of the same given by Dr Catherine Apuli at the recent VetFest online conference of the Australian Veterinary Association.


Become a Patron

Become a Patron of VetGurus: Support us by ‘throwing a bone’ to the VetGurus – a small regular donation to help pay for our production costs. It’s easy; just go to our Patreon site. You can be a rabbit.. or an echidna.. one day we are hoping for a Guru level patron! https://www.patreon.com/VetGurus

Don’t be Shy – say Hi!

Send us an email: VetGurus@Gmail.com. We love hearing from our listeners -give us a yell now!

Support our sponsors

Microchips Australia: Microchips Australia is the Australian distributor for: Trovan microchips, readers and reading systems; Lone Star Veterinary Retractor systems and Petrek GPS tracking products. Microchips Australia is run by veterinarians experienced in small and large animal as well as avian and exotic practice, they know exactly what is needed for your practice.

Specialised Animal Nutrition. Specialised Animal Nutrition is the Australian distributor of Oxbow Animal Health products. Used and recommended by top exotic animal veterinarians around the globe,  the Oxbow range comprises premium life-staged feeds and supportive care products for small herbivores.

Chemical Essentials. Cleaning and disinfection products and solutions for a wide variety of industries throughout Australia, as well as specific markets in New Zealand, Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The sole importer of the internationally acclaimed F10SC Disinfectant and its related range of advanced cleaning, personal hygiene and animal skin care products.