Winnie the dog was almost an amputee, but one vet found a better solution: “This is going to change veterinary medicine”
We asked vets what worries them most when it comes to casts and splints. The top three answers clearly stood out. Read on to find out how you can reduce complications and make casting less stressful for yourself, your colleagues, and your patients.
The UPETS Splinting System shows promising results in a recent preliminary study. Dogs treated with the product had a low number of complications, and most veterinarians using the product rated it as easy to use.
A legacy barrier of materials is at the root of most veterinary splinting and casting issues – not the method or technique itself. In this article, Dr. Martin Kaufmann (OrthoPets founder and Dassiet VET COO) explains how a simple change in the material could drastically reduce complication rates – and change your whole practice.
Meeson et al. (2011) provided quantifiable proof that casts cause many complications. In this text, Dr. Saku (MD, PhD) comments on the key findings of this influential study and discusses why an alternative to fiberglass casts is necessary – and how a wood-based, heat-mouldable alternative he is currently researching may fit the bill.
Coral the dog and her owner Suzanne were stuck between a rock and a hard place. This is the story of how they found a way out – and back to their daily walks together.
Complications are common with most veterinary fracture treatment methods: casting, splinting, bracing, external skeletal fixators (ESF), and surgery. In this article, Martin Kaufmann (COO, Dassiet Vet) and Dr. Sami Saku (MD, Ph.D) discuss the current treatment methods based on research and outline what a better alternative might look like.