An uncommon finding

SANDY WELTAN & CRISTINA GANS Clinical history Bella, a 10-year-old female entire Shih Tzu presented for evaluation of abdominal distension. Aside from this, Bella was well at home, with no changes in appetite, water intake, urination or defaecation noted. Fourteen months prior, Bella had a cystic mammary lump surgically removed. Unfortunately, histology had not been […]

Case of the month

SANDY WELTAN This is a case I encountered in South Africa, but considering the high incidence of Johne‚Äôs disease in New Zealand, I thought it would be of interest and possibly relevant here too. Clinical history: A 2-year-old, neutered, male Dachshund (right) presented to his veterinarian with lethargy inappetance, mild pyrexia and abdominal pain. Enlarged […]

Dogs, lymphoma and ICC

SUNAO FUJITA Immunocytochemistry (ICC) is an adjunct diagnostic tool, which helps to identify cellular origin utilizing the accuracy of antibody-antigen binding. In comparison with immunohistochemistry (IHC), which is more commonly used in both human and veterinary medicine, ICC is not routinely exploited for the classification of a variety of neoplastic lesions. However, ICC has the […]

Canine TLI testing

Gribbles Veterinary have been offering canine TLI since 2015 and recently upgraded  to an Immulite 2000 analyser to specifically be able to continue to provide this assay within New Zealand. Serum Trypsin-like immunoreactivity (TLI) is an accurate and specific indicator of pancreatic function and the test of choice for dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI). […]