The “Mother – NewBorn – Environment” Triad : Why In Veterinary Neonatology It Matters So Much (2020)

A colleague of mine recently whatsapped me an interesting picture. Courtesy of Dr Luis Meza I think we can agree : this is definitely some “weird-looking” newborn kitten. It indeed looks like there is “something” bulging from behind its eyelids... No doubt there is something wrong here ! When I saw the picture, one word … Continue reading The “Mother – NewBorn – Environment” Triad : Why In Veterinary Neonatology It Matters So Much (2020)

Coccidiosis : Anticipate To Prevent the Threat ! (2020)

I just finished reading this email. It was a long and sad story... It was about puppies developing a severe diarrhea... And unfortunately dying from it... At 6 weeks... Yes, it is a sad story ; no doubt about this... Truth is though : I have heard MANY similar stories over the years. The reason … Continue reading Coccidiosis : Anticipate To Prevent the Threat ! (2020)

Canine Reproduction : Vaginal Smears and Timing of Ovulation

When I am doing a consultation for timing of ovulation in canines, vaginal smear is a test I will always perform and recommend. It is simple & quick... and it can bring you tons of valuable clinical information. Vaginal Smear : what is a that ? A vaginal smear is a test we use a … Continue reading Canine Reproduction : Vaginal Smears and Timing of Ovulation

Canine Brucellosis in the News ! (2019)

Canine Brucellosis is in the news at the moment... 🧐 When you breed dogs, this is a disease you MUST know about 🧐 ▶︎ It is caused by the bacteria Brucella canis ; ▶︎ It impacts the genital tract of both male & female dogs ; ▶︎ It is a zoonosis ; I talk about … Continue reading Canine Brucellosis in the News ! (2019)

[BLOG] Canine Reproduction : What About Dual Sire Insemination ? (2019)

  🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français | 🇪🇸 Leer en Español I recently came across the following question on Facebook:   "Hey dog breeder friends ! What do you think of dual-sire insemination ?"  A few years ago, I’d have probably frowned at that… but today things are different.   Now this is a trendy topic, some kennel … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine Reproduction : What About Dual Sire Insemination ? (2019)

[YOUTUBE] Canine Reproduction : When To Breed ? (2018)

If you breed dogs, you absolutely need to remember this : the reproductive physiology in canines is unique (more info about this here). Immatures eggs are ovulated during a 12-36 hours period. And those eggs will require 55-72 hours to mature in the uterine tubes before they become fertilizable. That is why performing a timing … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Canine Reproduction : When To Breed ? (2018)

[BLOG] Toxic Milk Syndrome : What You Need to Know (2018)

🇬🇧Read in English |🇫🇷 Lire en Français | 🇪🇸Leer en Español The moment I picked the phone, I knew something was wrong.   I could clearly hear it in my client’s voice… She was panicking…   A week before, her bitch had given birth to a litter of 6 puppies.   She wasn’t a newbie at this ; … Continue reading [BLOG] Toxic Milk Syndrome : What You Need to Know (2018)

[YOUTUBE] Newborn Puppies : What You Need To Know (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English |🇫🇷 Lire en Français |🇪🇸 Leer en Español Neonatology is the period that goes from birth to weaning. In canines, it has always been a bit of a great area of veterinary medicine. Things however did change in 2016. New research, new data became then available that really changed how we now approach this … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Newborn Puppies : What You Need To Know (2018)

[BLOG] Back to the Future : Reviewing my Minutes from the 2012 ISCFR – Part II (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français | 🇪🇸 Leer en Español  Back in 2012, I wrote the following : «  New genetic tools are available and their role in optimizing reproductive performances was emphasized during the conference ( the 2012 ISCFR - see my previous blog). One test helps determine a « breeding score » which can be … Continue reading [BLOG] Back to the Future : Reviewing my Minutes from the 2012 ISCFR – Part II (2018)

[BLOG] Still fertile for weeks… after castration ?!?! (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English 🇫🇷 Lire en Français 🇪🇸 Leer en Español Last week, I was - once again - browsing on Facebook, when I stumbled upon the following question : How long does a male cat remain fertile after castration ? And immediately, I had a flash-back moment. It reminded me of something I read during my … Continue reading [BLOG] Still fertile for weeks… after castration ?!?! (2018)