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A free online class brought to you by Bioguard

Get familiar with Feline Infectious Peritonitis, sponsored by Bioguard Corporation and presented by Dr. Hung-Shi Chiou; this is the next webinar you would like to attend.

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Feb 21

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8 PM – 9 PM

Taipei Local Time


This webinar is about diagnosing feline infectious peritonitis (FIP), which will provide attendees with vital information to recognize cats presenting with FIP. FIP can be challenging to diagnose owing to the lack of pathognomonic clinical signs or laboratory changes, especially when no effusion is present. This webinar will include a review of FIP and the information on each diagnostic test’s sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy in FIP. From this webinar, attendees can learn the result interpretation of each test.


Dr. Hung-Shi Chiou graduated from the National Taiwan University in Taiwan, obtaining his master’s degree in veterinary pathology. He is a board-certified veterinary pathologist in Taiwan with expertise in diagnostic pathology, surgical pathology, and lab animal pathology.

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Can Pets Have Neurologic Disorders?

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Neurologic disorders occur mostly in dogs and cats. Common conditions among dogs include epilepsy, tumors, disc disease and paralysis, and canine cognitive dysfunction (dementia). Muscular dystrophy can occur in dogs, but it's rare as breeders have weeded it out. Certain breeds of dogs, including German and Australian shepherds and Labrador retrievers, are particularly susceptible to epilepsy. During seizures, they typically lose consciousness and collapse. Their limbs become stiff or rigid, and they usually drool and may lose bowel or bladder control. These seizures can last 30 seconds to a minute.

Vets recommend care based on the dog's age and breed and the underlying cause. They may order diagnostic tests or refer owners to a specialist to determine the cause, which could be epilepsy, encephalitis (inflammation in the brain from infection or disease), or a tumor. Seizures are less common in cats, but they also should be evaluated by a vet or at an emergency clinic.

Dogs also can have strokes. Signs include sudden dizziness, sluggishness, balance problems, paralysis, loss of bladder or bowel control, head tilt, impaired vision, or an inability to use one side of the body. If an underlying condition, such as kidney disease, caused the stroke, treating that condition makes another stroke less likely. Dogs may develop a disorder like multiple sclerosis (MS), with symptoms such as seizures, behavioral changes, and balance and walking problems. MS is diagnosed with an MRI and an analysis of the pet's spinal fluid.
Cats also can have neurologic disorders like feline panleukopenia and hydrocephalus. Feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious viral disease caused by the feline parvovirus. Symptoms include listlessness, vomiting or diarrhea, and a dull and rough coat due to dehydration. The condition can't be cured, but cats can live with it. Hydrocephalus is a buildup of fluid that enlarges the skull and compresses the brain. It causes trouble with walking and seeing. In some cases, vets can drain the fluid, and the animal may improve. In other cases, the fluid can't be drained, or the damage is too extensive already.

A virus called feline infectious peritonitis can cause seizures and walking and balance problems. Cats can get ear infections, which in rare cases can break through the skull and can involve the brain, resulting in severe balance problems. If an ear infection is caught early, a full recovery is expected.

If a vet suggests testing, ask what information it will yield, how much it will cost, and whether euthanasia may be appropriate.

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38th World Veterinary Association Congress 2023

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About WVAC 2023

The World Veterinary Association Congress's (WVAC) goal has always been to bring veterinarians from across the globe to exchange professional knowledge.

The 38th World Veterinary Association Congress will explore fields in clinical veterinary medicine, veterinary public health, animal welfare, and academic research. Other topics include swine, equine, poultry, exotic pets, and more.

The Congress will be held from the 26 to 29 of April 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan. During three days, the Congress will have night themes: small animals, avian & exotic animals, swine, equine & bovine, aquatic animals, laboratory animals, animal welfare, public health, and innovation. Over 90 leading international speakers will cover 22 fields of interest and 100 topics. Applying, at the same time, an integrated perspective on cross-cutting subjects, such as One Health, veterinary education, pharmaceutical administration, environmental protection, and animal welfare, matters of paramount importance for all areas of the profession.

The WVAC2023 will provide a unique experience for veterinarians worldwide to come together to explore the challenges of the veterinary profession through the exchange of knowledge and dialogue across all veterinary disciplines, to find solutions where possible, and to demonstrate the value of the global veterinary community as a public good in a changing world.

In this Congress, the veterinary industry will have an excellent platform for promoting innovation and the best products that help improve the services provided by veterinary medicine to society.

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to learn about the excellent conference facilities, outstanding mobility and rich delicacies Taipei offers.

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Peritonitis Detection Kit: A fast, simple, and reliable test to detect or exclude Peritonitis in cats.

Bioguard Peritonitis Detection Kit, which is developed and manufactured by Bioguard Corporation, can differentiate a transudate from an exudate. When the exudate contains reaction-positive proteins, it forms an effusion drop, which precipitates in the reaction solution. The formation of precipitated products, teardrop-shaped, mists or smears can be observed during the test. In contrast, the transudate will completely dissolve in the reaction solution during the sedimentation.

Test Procedure:

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