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Volume 26(4), Winter 2016
Vet App reviews
Below you’ll find a selection of apps available for the companion animal practitioner.
If you have a favourite app you would like to share with us or if you have developed one yourself, send a message to the Editor.
Preference will be give to practical veterinary apps that can be used by vets throughout Europe.
Canine ophthalmology is an essential reference tool for small animal veterinarians and students. It contains over 380 first class, labelled examples of canine eye disease, including clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment. The app also contains a complete guide to the examination of the canine eye. The blind eye, cloudy eye and red eye are also discussed along with useful tips on how to make a diagnosis on these difficult cases.
By: Veterinary Advances / Natasha Mitchell MVB DVOphthal
For: Veterinarians and veterinary students
Advantages: No internet connection is required after the first use
Inconveniences: only runs on iOS devices
Anaesthesia - Exotic animals is a quick reference pocket guide of anaesthetic protocols for the most common exotic pets, including birds, rabbits, rats, chinchillas, ferrets, gerbils, guinea pigs, hamsters, lizards, hedgehogs, degus, snakes and tortoises. For each species, the app contains the relevant anaesthetic parameters, emergency drugs and full anaesthetic guidance, including reversion and additional analgesia.
By: Allfix (‘a Dr DVM board eligible ECVAA’)
Advantages: quick reference for a wide number of species
Inconveniences: only available for android devices
Cost: € 5.99
- Exotic animals
By: Veterinary Education and Training Services / Veterinary Dermatology Seminar (George Miller & Peter Ihrke)
For: Veterinarians, veterinary staff, pet owners
Advantages: Great visual resource
Inconveniences: only available for iOS devices. Takes up nearly 900 Mb.
Vets Dermatology has over 1,000 high quality pictures allowing you to see over 30 skin conditions commonly diagnosed in dogs and cats. Videos show microscopic skin mites (Demodex, scabies, Otodectes & Cheyletiella) and fleas in action! The ‘patterns of dermatitis’ provide diagrams of the most commonly affected skin regions when dogs and cats are reacting to fleas, hay fever, contact dermatitis and food allergy.