Category: Triage

  • Triage

    Triage is a term derived from the French language, meaning a process of selecting or prioritising. In feline medicine, triage is a pragmatic process of prioritizing patients based on the severity of their condition and the underlying life-threating nature of that illness. It focuses on treating those illness in an appropriate logical manner to avoid unnecessary, […]

  • Acute renal failure

    Acute renal failure (ARF) in cats, as distinguished from chronic renal disease, is a medical emergency due to the sensitivity of renal tissue to toxins and the irreversibility of function if perfusion and filtration are interrupted for more than 24 hours. Contents 1 Causes 2 Symptoms 3 Diagnosis 4 Treatment 4.1 Correection of hyperkalemia 4.2 IV fluids 4.3 Diuretics Causes There are many […]

  • Pyometra

    Pyometra, where the uterus becomes engorged with pus, is a common disease of breeding queens. In breeding Queens, pyometra is commonly cause by retrograde migration of vaginally-acquired E. coli and Streptococcus spp infections[1]. Pyometra appears to be triggered by hormonal changes post-coitus, when failure to conceive results in excessive progesterone levels, resulting in cystic endometrial […]