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Webinar: "Canine Hypothyroidism: Diagnosis & Treatment"

The free class "Continuous learning with Bioguard" theme for this month will be conducted on July 27, 2022, hosted by Bioguard, and the speaker is Dr. Sushant Sadotra.

Dr. Sushant obtained his Ph.D. from National Tsing Hua University and Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He has expertise in biomarker discovery and protein structural biology with a strong research background in investigating potential biomarkers in companion animals. Currently, Dr. Sushant works with Bioguard Corporation (Taiwan) as a Diagnostic Specialist.

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In this webinar, Dr. Sushant will focus on diagnosing and treating Canine Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is the most prevalent endocrine disorder among dogs. It can occur due to the destruction of the thyroid gland, irregular action of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) from the pituitary gland, or issue at any stage in the hypothalamus-pituitary–thyroid (HPT) axis. However, the clinical signs of hypothyroidism can be easily confused with non-thyroidal problems, making the diagnosis a bit challenging. Several diagnostic tools are available these days to confirm the occurrence of hypothyroidism in patients. Total T4, total T3, free T4, free T3, serum TSH concentration, TSH stimulation test, and TRH stimulation test are the most frequently employed in the laboratory for thyroid evaluation in dogs. This lecture will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these tests and factors that can influence tests outcome. Other less commonly used diagnostic tests and treatment methods for hypothyroidism in dogs will also be addressed. Overall, it will provide an insight into the severity of hypothyroidism, followed by diagnosis and management of this disorder in canines.

Register For the Free Class

Date: July 27, 2022

Time: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Taipei time, GMT+8)

Presenter: Dr. Sushant Sadotra

Cost: FREE

E-certificate will be issued to attendants joining the webinar for at least 50 minutes.

Bioguard is looking forward to seeing you at this event. Happy Learning!

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Warmer Weather Means More Ticks. Here's How to Protect Your Pets

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Now that the weather is warming up, you and your pets are likely spending more time outdoors. But be careful where you tread, or you could end up with an unwanted tick clinging to your pet. As a pet owner, you may not consider letting your furry friend in the house without first checking them for ticks after roaming through the tall grass and wooded areas where ticks tend to nest. However, doing so could mean bad news for your pet.

Ticks are tiny, can quickly go unseen in your pet's fur, and can be dangerous. Last year, entomologists reported a 15% rise in the tick population, making Lyme disease more prevalent. And every US state is home to at least one of the seven tick species found in the US, all of which can transmit diseases.

The good news is that ticks can be removed from your pet, but there are a few removal methods that are potentially harmful to your furball. I'll explain how to help keep ticks away and when it's time to take your pet to the vet. It's also important to know the symptoms that may be concerning after your pet has a tick removed.


Importance of canine babesiosis disease testing

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Canine babesiosis is a disease caused by the infection of parasites belonging to the genus Babesia. These protozoa can either be large (Babesia canis) or small (Babesia gibsoni). The recent review [Teodorowski, Oliwier et al. "Babesia gibsoni Infection in Dogs-A European Perspective." Animals: an open-access journal from MDPI vol. 12,6 730. March 14 2022, doi:10.3390/ani12060730] suggests that although the percentage of infected dogs by B. gibsoni is around 1% in Europe, it should not be considered a random and imported pathogen but rather a possible emerging parasite. This can have significant implications for veterinary practitioners. In the future, B. gibsoni infections may appear in other non-endemic regions in Europe, which may cause major challenges for veterinary practice.

The first-step diagnostic tool should be the blood smear observations. However, in the case of suspected babesiosis with a negative finding in the blood smear, techniques such as ELISA or PCR should be used to analyze a blood sample.

Bioguard has developed and manufactured the "Canine Babesia gibsoni Ab Rapid Test," a lateral flow immunochromatographic assay kit for the fast, accurate, and qualitative detection of B. gibsoni infections in dogs.

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Good News, Coming Soon!

Bioguard Corporation is delighted to introduce our new future product, the "Babesia spp. Ab Rapid Test"kit, in the market. The Babesia spp test kit has excellent features that will fit all veterinarians. Our product can detect the species of Babesia in the world, including Babesia canis, Babesia vogeli, Babesia rossi, and Babesia gibsoni.

For more information, please send us a message at: [email protected]

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