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Cat family (Breeds of Cat) Vitamin D levels predict survival chances for sick cats, study finds. Cats may hold vital clues about the health benefits of vitamin D, a study suggests.

Vitamin D levels predict survival chances for sick cats, study finds

Researchers found that higher levels of vitamin D are linked to better survival chances for hospitalised pet cats. Cats could prove useful for investigating the complex link between vitamin D and a range of health problems that also affect people, the researchers say. The findings may also help vets to give owners better advice about their pets' prognosis, according to researchers at the University of Edinburgh's Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Researchers examined blood samples from 99 pet cats that were admitted to the University's Small Animal Hospital with life-threatening conditions. With the owners' permission, the team checked the levels of vitamin D in the cats' blood on admission. They found that cats with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood were more likely to be alive 30 days after admission than those with the lowest levels. The study is published in the journal PLOS ONE. Vétoquinol: Anti-Infective Veterinary Medicine for Feline Herpes Virus (FHV) & Canine Otitis Externa. Feline herpes virus type-1 (FHV-1) is one of the most common causes of respiratory infections and eye problems in cats.

Vétoquinol: Anti-Infective Veterinary Medicine for Feline Herpes Virus (FHV) & Canine Otitis Externa

In fact, up to 97% of cats have serological evidence of exposure to FHV-1. Following recovery from primary infection, up to 80% of cats become carriers. Although carriers can remain asymptomatic for long periods of time, they harbor the virus in the nerve cells. Cats who contract FHV-1 remain lifelong carriers of this highly contagious virus and can easily pass it on to un-infected cats through: Discharge from the nose, eyes, or mouth Litter boxes, water dishes, food, etc. From the dormant state, FHV-1 may be reactivated and shed throughout the infected cat's life, especially at times of stress. While there is no cure, you can help your patients get over primary infection and reduce the severity and frequency of recurrences by prescribing L-lysine. Herpes viruses are dependent on arginine, an amino acid that is essential to the development of viral protein.

Itraconazole. (for veterinary information only) AVAILABLE IN 100 mg CAPSULESOR AS ORAL SOLUTION The development of oral medications to be used in the treatment of invasive fungal infections has represented an immense medical breakthrough.


With oral treatment available, human patients no longer require hospitalization several days per week for intravenous treatment of their disease; a more normal and productive lifestyle is now possible. Further, the toxicity profiles of the newer oral drugs represents vast improvement over those of the injectables. Ketoconazole was the first such oral antifungal drug but it had room for improvement regarding its side effect potential. Itraconazole works by inhibiting the fungal enzymes that produce “ergosterol,” an important component of the fungal cell wall. Itrafungol Oral Solution - Pet Drugs Online. It’s our aim to get your pet’s medication to you as soon as possible, so we offer a range of delivery options: Our standard delivery is free by Royal Mail 2nd Class and takes 3-5 days.

Itrafungol Oral Solution - Pet Drugs Online

If your pet needs their medication sooner, we can deliver it by Royal Mail 1st Class or a guaranteed Next Day Courier service for a small fee (for items in stock ordered before 12pm Monday to Friday - excludes Saturday delivery). Food deliveries - food orders weighing 2kg and over ordered before 12pm will be delivered next working day by Courier Monday to Friday (excluding Saturdays). Food orders weighing 6kg and over also qualify for free next working day courier delivery. Please note that if you are purchasing non-food items at the same time as food items weighing 2kg and over, these will be sent separately by second class post.

Orders under £20 have a £2.50 handling fee automatically added. For more information, view our Delivery and Returns page. NOAH Compendium of Animal Medicines: Itrafungol 10 mg/ml Oral Solution - Dosage and administration. Itrafungol 10 mg/ml Oral Solution Dosage and administration The solution is administered orally, directly into the mouth by means of the enclosed graduated dosing syringe.

NOAH Compendium of Animal Medicines: Itrafungol 10 mg/ml Oral Solution - Dosage and administration

Dose 5 mg/kg bodyweight per day (or 0.5 ml/kg/day). Administration Pulse dosing schedule: Treat for 7 days and then stop treatment for 7 days. The dosing syringe provided shows graduations per 100 gram of body weight. When administering the product to kittens, be careful not to administer more than the recommended dose/weight. After dosing, the syringe should be removed from the bottle, washed and dried and the cap should be screwed back on tightly. Data in humans shows that food intake may result in lower drug absorption. In some cases, a prolonged time between clinical and mycological cure may be observed. Florfenicol medication guide. Major Uses Florfenicol is an antibiotic used mainly for the treatment of cattle, swine and fish with bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

Florfenicol medication guide

BRD is associated with Mannheimia haemolytic, Pasteurella multocida, Histophillus somni, and Mycoplasma bovis. Florfenicol prevents bacteria from growing when it binds to 50S ribosome in the animal. Florfenicol is sometimes used in dogs and cats. Common Precautions Negative side effects associated with florfenicol include anorexia, decreased water consumption, or diarrhea. Gastrointestinal effects, including severe diarrhea, are potential problems in other species. If an animal is intended to breed, florfenicol should not be used. Florfenicol should not be used in animals with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to the drug. Is there a feline dose for Nuflor florfenicol.