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Monday, 26 September 2011

Veterinary Dental X-rays

What are the requirements?
1. PetDent kit you get 1 (one) flexible plastic cassette and 2 (ie a pair) screens for green-sensitive film.  These are for indefinite re-use and are disinfected between uses – just a sterile wipe is adequate.
2.The film can be processed in any standard-cycle medical film processor that will accept film sized 6 x 12cm. There is no special holder required.   The cassette is placed in the animal’s mouth, withdrawn manually, and the film removed for developing in a light-tight environment in the usual way.

Not all automatic film processors are suitable but it is quite easy and straightforward to develop manually using a Nova processor or a small tray system.Temperature of the chemistry is crucial to success and should be maintained around 25 Celsius.At this temperature ,development time is approximately 3 minutes and the film should be agitated in the tray for the first 90 seconds  to prevent air bubbles sticking to the film and causing underdeveloped spots.

The Petdent kit is sold  complete with a flexible cassette containing intensifying screens and 50 individual films for just 95 €+Vat.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Canine Hydrotherapy

The benefits of water based rehabilitation therapy have been recognised for a long time.The problem is ensuring the treatment is undertaken within clearly defined control conditions.Clever design features from Technik Technology ensure your practise will be able to offer your clients the most advanced rehabilitation system together with weight reduction and improved fitness levels
To appreciate the benefits of aquatic therapy it is necessary to understand the basic principles and properties of water.
Relative Density - The relative density of an object is the ratio of the weight of the object to the weight of an equal volume of water.
Buoyancy - Aids in rehabilitation of weak muscles and painful joints by reducing weight-bearing on joints.
Hydrostatic Pressure - Fluid pressure is exerted equally on all surfaces of an immersed body, the deeper a body is immersed the greater the pressure.
Viscosity - A measure of the frictional resistance of a liquid, this is significantly greater in water than air.
Surface Tension - Occurs where water meets air and as a result resistance to movement is greater than movement in air alone.
Temperature - Water temperature can affect rehabilitation, aid relaxation and improve pain management.
These are important components to consider and understand when planning effective aquatic rehabilitation programmes.
  1. Changing the water level promotes the proper resistence for specific joints or muscle groups .
  2. The high visibility design offers outstanding viewing from every angle to better promote patients progress.
  3. Buoyancy reduces relative bodyweight of the patient, minimising concussive forces on the joints and limbs.
  4. Training in water is very effective in building up cardiovascular strength and endurance.
  5. Hydrostatic pressure provides constant pressure on a limb to reduce swelling and improve circulation.
  6. The unique walk through design removes the need to turn the patient around within the chamber after each session.
  7. Adjustable water temperature promotes relaxation ,rehabilitation and pain management. 

Veterinary practice benefits:
  • Standing out from your competitors is essential in today's increasingly difficult business environment
  • Adding hydrotherapy to your practice allows you to complete the rehabilitation process
  • Improves client relationships through better service
  • Allows you to offer a referral service to neighbouring practices
  • Provides added value to your clients
  • Generates additional income
  • Older animals benefit from a better quality less painful existence and the commercial benefits of an extended lifespan for working animals such as sniffer,search and rescue,guard and guide dogs is incalculable.