Snackisode 2.6: Cream of Carter

June 16th, 2021

Lauren and JJ ask, “did you know?” In this journal club episode, the ladies discuss a possible mechanism for grape toxicity in dogs, the benefits of alcohol based rubs over traditional surgical scrubbing, a new pet diabetes app, and a veterinary satirical newspaper.

References - Possible mechanism of grape toxicity:

  1. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, June 15, 2021, Vol. 258, No. 12, Pages 1318-1321. https://doi.org/10.2460/javma.258.12.1318
  2. McReynolds, T. What causes grape toxicity in dogs? Playdough might have led to a breakthrough. NEWStat, April 1, 2021. American Animal Hospital Association. https://www.aaha.org/publications/newstat/articles/2021-04/what-causes-grape-toxicity-in-dogs-playdough-might-have-led-to-a-breakthrough/

References - Surgical Hand Asepsis:

  1. Boyce, J. M., & Pittet, D. Guideline for hand hygiene in healthcare settings. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, October 24, 2002, 51 (RR 16), pp 1-44. Centers for disease control and prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5116a1.htm
  2. De Silveria, E. A., Bubeck, K. A., Batista, E. R., Piat, P., Laverty, S., Beauchamp, G., Archambault, M., & Elce, Y. Comparison of an alcohol-based hand rub and water-based chlorhexidine gluconate scrub technique for hand antisepsis prior to elective surgery in horses. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, Feb 2016; 57(2), pp 164-8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4712995/
  3. Weight CJ, Lee MC, Palmer JS. Avagard hand antisepsis vs. traditional scrub in 3600 pediatric urologic procedures. Urology. 2010 Jul;76(1):15-7. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2010.01.017. Epub 2010 Apr 3. PMID: 20363495. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20363495/
  4. Verwilghen D, Grulke S, Kampf G. Presurgical hand antisepsis: concepts and current habits of veterinary surgeons. Vet Surg. 2011 Jul;40(5):515-21. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00846.x. PMID: 21736594. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21736594/
  5. Avagard application instructions: https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/128376O/application-instructions-for-avagard-hand-antiseptic.pdf

Link to the Royal Veterinary College Pet Diabetes App:

  1. Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.ac.rvc.petdiabetestracker
  2. Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rvc-pet-diabetes-app/id1095999436

The Cageliner: https://cagelinervet.com

AVMA QPR Training: https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/wellbeing/qpr-suicide-prevention-training