· TLS activation – just a reminder our IT department will be activating our TLS (email security) on September 1. Once we activate our TLS we will not be able to receive emails from you if you do not  also have it activated.  So to ensure you will continue to receive results and communications from us via email, please turn on your TLS as well.

· Songbird Fever – A one year-old female DSH cat presented with a 3-month history of chronic diarrhoea. Ultrasound examination revealed thickened small intestines. Treatment with Stomorgyl for 2 months, then prednisone for a month resulted in minimal improvement. Faeces were negative for giardia, cryptosporidium, Tritrichomonas fetus and FEC, however there was growth of Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 12 variant. Salmonellosis in cats is colloquially known as “Songbird Fever” due to its association in cats that hunt and ingest birds. It is also of zoonotic importance.