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Welcome to the RVC veterinary clinical podcast. In these shows, Dominic Barfield, with the technical help of Brian Cox talks to a variety of different faculty/specialists/clinicians from the RVC about clinical relevant material to everyone in practice, if you are just about to start your veterinary career or you are a seasoned professional we aim to provide something for everyone. Whether you’re listening whilst you are cooking dinner, driving home, walking the dog or even at the gym, we want to give you some practical tips and advice that you won’t necessarily find in the text books or journal articles that we hope makes a difference to your patients. Find the show notes on https://goo.gl/ECRxGh you can follow me on twitter @dombarfield or email any suggestions/comments to dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk.

  • 50 Levetiracetam

    Fri, 18 Aug 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:21:41

    In this podcast, we talk to Joe Fenn, lecturer in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC about the use of levetiracetam. Joe has been busy with his new-found fame from being mentioned on a radio 5 live podcast. There might be a couple of references to wittertainment, though it’s mainly about levetiracetam, and a DVD of the week. Enjoy.

     

    Here are a couple of links if you’d like to read more on leviteracetam:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22295869

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27206489

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25338624

     

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on Apple Podcast and write a review.

  • 49 Insulin choice in cats

    Fri, 11 Aug 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:30:48

    Today we talk to Stijn Niessen, Senior Lecturer in Internal Medicine here at the RVC about how do you clinically decide about which insulin to use in your feline patients. Stijn has a wealthy of knowledge on diabetes, leads our diabetes remission clinic (https://www.facebook.com/RVC.Diabetic.Remission.Clinic/) and you can find out more about the clinics work here http://www.rvc.ac.uk/research/research-centres-and-facilities/clinical-investigation-centre/projects/diabetic-remission-clinic

    Also mentioned on the podcast is the Quality of life tool for feline diabetes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20707839

     

    There is a lot of information there, and we should probably dub this the first of the Stijn sessions. We hope that you enjoy.

     

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.

  • 48 Chickens

    Fri, 4 Aug 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:27:37

    Today we talk to Jo Hedley, Lecturer in Exotic species and small mammal medicine and surgery here at the RVC about an approach to common problems with backyard chickens. Covering routine healthcare (vaccinations and anti-parasite medications) and an approach to birds presenting that have been bitten by a fox, sour crop, breathing problems and issues with egg laying. A little vignette to get you started if it has been a while since you last saw a backyard chicken.

     

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.

  • 47 Clinical reasoning

    Fri, 28 Jul 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:44:48

    Today we talk to Jill Maddison, Professor of General Practice and has an international reputation from pharmacology to clinical problem solving. Currently the chair of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Continuing Education Committee. We could have talked about anything such is the breadth of her knowledge and understanding, though we chose to talk about clinical reasoning. Enjoy.

    Define the problem

    Refine the problem

    Define and refine the system

    Define the lesion

     

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/cka/Clinical-Reasoning-Small-Animal-Practice-Jill-Maddison/1118741757 (other retailers are available)  

     

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.

  • 46 Spinal trauma

    Fri, 21 Jul 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:47:25

    This is the second part of the podcast talking to Dr Patrick J Kenny. Pat was a senior lecturer here at the RVC lecturer in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, though has recently returned home to Sydney. We talk to Pat about an approach to spinal trauma, the Do’s and Don’ts, what imaging to perform and how to immobilise a patient. We pick up shortly after we were side tracked talking about steroids.

     

    Immobilisation

    Primary survey (ABC’s, or major body systems)

    Oxygen

    Check for deep pain

    Analgesia

    Secondary survey

    Focus on maintaining blood pressure and keep up with oxygenation

    Diagnostic imaging – survey radiographs and CT   

     

     

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.

  • 45 Spinal trauma

    Fri, 14 Jul 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:46:12

    In this podcast, we talk to Dr Patrick J Kenny. Pat was a senior lecturer here at the RVC lecturer in veterinary neurology and neurosurgery, though has recently returned home to Sydney. We talk to Pat about an approach to spinal trauma, the Do’s and Don’ts, what imaging to perform and how to immobilise a patient.

     

    Immobilisation

    Primary survey (ABC’s, or major body systems)

    Oxygen

    Check for deep pain

    Analgesia

    Secondary survey

    Focus on maintaining blood pressure and keep up with oxygenation

    Diagnostic imaging – survey radiographs and CT  

     

     

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.

  • 44 Ophthalmological tips & tricks

    Fri, 7 Jul 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:42:01

    We catch up again with Charlotte Dawson, lecturer in ophthalmology here at the RVC, to ask her about her tips and tricks from an array of ophthalmological presentations and conditions.    

     

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.

  • 43 Complete Blood Count

    Fri, 30 Jun 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:47:51

    In this podcast, we talk to Kate English, lecturer in clinical pathology here at the RVC. From tips on blood collection and how to smear, to how you interpret the results. Listen and enjoy! We’re not suggesting that after you listen to this podcast that you will be able to look at a blood smear and guess the PCV, but you will listen to someone who does! 

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.

  • 42 Ophthalmological examination

    Fri, 16 Jun 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:50:50

    42 Ophthalmological examination

     

    In our 42nd podcast we might not uncover the mysteries of life the universe and everything, though we do have the opportunity to refresh our approach to ocular examination with Charlotte Dawson, lecturer in ophthalmology here at the RVC. It was Jeff Smith who taught me ophthalmology in Sydney, who said more is missed by not looking than not knowing. To be fair he might have borrowed that from Thomas McCrae, one of the forefathers in post graduate medical education, though it is still as pertinent now as it was then.

     

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.

  • Traumatic brain injury

    Tue, 30 May 2017

    Author: Dominic Barfield

    Duration: 00:38:42

    Today we talk to Elsa Beltran, one of our fabulous senior lecturers in neurology and neurosurgery here at the RVC about traumatic brain injury.  Initial assessment, tools that we can use to grade injury and see if there is an improvement or not, when to think about diagnostic imaging, and more. We’d loved talking to her and am sure you will get a lot out of it.

    Some papers of interest including Elsa’s paper on the use of MRI in Traumatic brain injury;

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22063205

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22063206

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jvim.12368/abstract

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2001.tb01594.x/abstract

    If you have any comments about this podcast, please get in touch (email dbarfield@rvc.ac.uk; tweet @dombarfield or @RoyalVetCollege using #rvcpod; or use the RVC facebook page). We would greatly appreciate your time to rate us on iTunes and write a review.