Thursday, July 28, 2016

2985. INTERN RI. Diagnosis of leptospirosis in dogs







Singaporean scenes - condos, people charity fund-raising
Dog parks, dog care facilities with swimming pool, boarding kennels, rivers, parks,
stagnant waters, pools, URINE, wildlife, rodents, infected dogs, bats


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SNAP LEPTO TEST










ZOONOSIS
NOTIFIABLE DISEASE
procedures to AVA
1. Isolation kennel/Quarantine
2. Collect blood, urine
3. Dog has died
    Cremation
    Hygiene


OTHER TESTS





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July 29, 2016

EMAIL REPLY TO AN AUSTRALIAN EXPATRIATE
1. Prozac or Lovan 20 - for your dog's nervousness. Did you find them effective?

2. Elbow sores in your Golden Retrievers (large breed) are very common.  . The challenge is to prevent daily licking of the elbows which may become an obsession in many big breeds. The elbows become infected and more itchy and then black pigmented.

One way is daily cleaning and drying and applying moisturer. Also to wear an "elbow guard" to prevent further licking or contact with floor.

Or wear e-collar for few weeks of anti-inflam medication while the skin heals and hairs regrow. This is possible if the sore has not become thickened like crocodile skin.  This is easier said than done as many dog owners in Singapore  lead hectic lives or have too many distractions in life to monitor their beloved dog daily. 


3. I don't know about your Australian vet's vaccination concept or whether he had given lepto vaccine. For Singapore, we use combined vaccines including 4 serotypes of Lepto and we advise yearly vaccination, not 3-yearly, individual vaccines as in Australia.

Singapore does not import individual vaccines e.g. Lepto only as it is too expensive. The Singapore Government needs justification and then imposes a hefty registration fee for every drug or equipment imported and many suppliers just cannot cope with these fees to import vaccines.  

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