New machine helps us deal with E.canis

Tegan PhillipsThe Kimberley Echo
Kimberley Vet nurses Desanka Mijovic and Tegan Phillips with the clinic's new Abaxis Blood Machine.
Camera IconKimberley Vet nurses Desanka Mijovic and Tegan Phillips with the clinic's new Abaxis Blood Machine.

Earlier this year, the Kimberley Vet centre became proud new parents of the wonderful Abaxis blood machine.

This baby really is the apple of our eye and could not have come at a more important time for our clinic.

With the introduction of E. canis (ehrlichia) into the Kimberley, we really have been putting our machine to hard work.

Because of this nasty parasite we have now had to start taking mandatory bloods for all of our surgery clients.

This has helped us to find any underlying abnormalities in some cases and has therefore potentially saved a few lives, and lot of post-op drama.

This machine not only tells us what’s happening in the blood but an additional test will tell us the way in which the vital organs are functioning.

Again, this gives us an instant, well 12-minute, result in our critical cases. We may offer this for surgery patients, especially those over eight years old to help give us and the owner’s complete peace of mind before embarking on a surgical procedure.

You can ask for your dogs to have a full blood work-up at any time and we recommend this for patients on long-term medications, or those over eight years old.

If you would like to learn more, give us a call, we love talking about our new baby.

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