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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.


Brendan has another review this week. This time it’s a board game. In Wingspan 1-5 players compete to attract birds to their wildlife reserves. Wingspan has been strongly praised for its artwork, its accurate portrayal of its bird habitats, and its gameplay. Over 200,000 copies of the game have been sold since its release in 2019. The game is currently rated as the 20th best game of all time on BoardGameGeek’s database of over 18,000 games. Brendan is looking forward to the Oceania expansion, which includes birds from the Australasian region, including the ‘Bin Chicken’ – the Australian Ibis, which picks up discarded cards ie ‘from the bin’!

This game is great fun and relaxing to play, a visual feast, and Brendan give it an 8.6 out of 10.


Main Topic: Dysecdysis in Reptiles

A common issue with reptiles is abnormal shedding, or dysecdysis. Brendan and Mark get down to business and discuss the normal process of shedding and what might go wrong. We then delve into the treatment of dysecdysis and prevention.

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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.