This page contains links to interesting articles and documents for clients and other Veterinarians. Most of these will be in the form of PDF files for which you will need to have Adobe Acrobat reader installed in order to view them.

  • Evaluation of the thyroid status of Basenji Dogs in Australia Australian Veterinary Journal A Seavers, DH Snow, KV Mason and R Malik  Aust Vet J 2008;86:429–435.
  • Dynamic Thyroid Testing, Thyroid Histology and Thyroxine Replacement Therapy in Basenji Dogs- A Seavers, K Vickery, S W Page, J M Weingarth and R Malik Aust Vet Practitioner 45(4) December 2015 Pg 154-162.
  • A vesicular (blistering) skin condition in a dog following putative contact exposure to Plumbago auriculata – A Seavers, D Robson and J M Weingarth. Australian Veterinary Journal  2016 . 94 (8);290-292.
  • Exfoliative Dermatopathy associated with Ovarian Dysgerminoma-Adenocarcinoma-Pyometron Complex. A Seavers Australian Vet Practitioner 2009.39 (3) 90-93.
  • Cutaneous Syndrome possibly caused by Heartworm infestation in a Dog. A Seavers. Australian Veterinary Journal 76:11, 18-20.
  • Monocephalus Dipygus Parapagus– A Seavers, Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery. Vol. 11[4] 2009, Pg 330-331.
  • A case of Monocephalus rachipagus tribrachius tetrapus in a puppy.): Adonis Pino, Arlenis Pérez, Aine Seavers, Guillermo Hermo.  Veterinary Research Forum 2016;7(3):267-270
  • Permethrin intoxication of cats: a survey of veterinary practitioners in Australia 2006-2009. Richard Malik, Aine Seavers, Anne Fawcett, Erin Bell, Michael P.Ward, Merran Govendir and Stephen Page. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery:12 (1), 5-14.doi:10.1016 /j.jfms. 2009.12.002.
  • Feline Focus. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 13(7);537-540 07/2011.
  • Docking Dispute. A Seavers, Aust Vet Journal 10/2000:78(9); 599.
  • Hypertrophic Megacolon and Bony Diets. A Seavers, Author Reply 317 Journal of Small Animal Practice 50(6):317.
  •  Functional expression of the damage-associated molecular pattern receptor P2X7 on canine kidney epithelial cells Iman Jalilian, Mari Spildrejordea, , Aine Seavers, Belinda L. Curtisd, Jason D. McArthura, , Ronald Sluyter- Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 150 (2012) 228- 233).
  •  The Seavers’  Sling. When Necessity is the Mother of Invention– Remember the Omentum- reconstruction of an abdominal wall post major road vehicle trauma in a dog.Winning article, C & T Dec 2006.
  • The Seavers’ Slide. A method of Hip Dislocation ReductionWinning article. A Seavers, C & T 4785 03/2007.
  • The Seavers’ Scooper. A feline pooper scooper suitable for use by elderly owners.Winning article, C & T 5567. Issue 284. 09/2016.
  • The Seavers’ Sleeve. An atraumatic disposable  forceps sleeve,Winning article, C & T 5661 02/2018

  • Toxicology

  • Poisons Perspective 87 June 2011– Control and Therapy- Toxic Tales from Around the World- Co-Editor  and contributor-A Seavers.
  1. Metacam Mega-Overdose.
  2.  Hormone Creams- Cover Up.
  3. When Fishing in a drought can lead to Toad Fish Poisoning in dogs.
  4. Paracetamol poisoning- Was the Poison in the Purse or was the Poison In the Purse?
  5. Possible Psilocybin poisoning.
  6. Spinosad,
  7. Seagrass and Grass: Author Mark Weingarth.
  • Azalea Poisoning in a Golden Retriever– Reply and Comment A Seavers, C & T Sept 2008.
  • Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Toxicity A Seavers Brunfelsia, C & T 2006 no 4689- Post Grad Foundation of Sydney University. With the recent popularity of lifestyle shows featuring garden makeovers we have begun to see a new type of poisoning case. The symptoms of this plant can mimic anything from snail bait to strychnine poisoning.
  • Brunfelsia – A Seavers, Australian Vet J 2008;86:N20.
  • A Toxicologist’s Perspective- Perspective 101 C&T Dec 2013. Reviewed by A Seavers.
  • To Bleed or Not to Bleed– Treatment dilemmas in Rat bait poisonings.A Seavers, C&T March 2012.
  • Plant Poisons-C & T 5640-Sago Palm Reply to C&T 5602 September 2017.
  • Plant Poisons C & T 5671.  Pygmy Date Palms; Biological Weapons in the Palm on Your Land  12/ 2017


  • Behaviour Perspective 90 June 2012– Control and Therapy. A Seavers, Co-Editor & contributing author.
    1. Urination issues for cats:-  When the Bladder is the victim, not the culprit.
    2. Traditional cat litter trays need a new shape reflecting cat’s age, gender and health*. Available below.
    3. Improved cognitive function in old dogs- putting the Joy back in old dog’s life with Hills J/d.
    4. Aids in Copraphagia.
    5. How Eco-living and/or costly Electricity bills could worsen Sun-downing Canine Dementia Disorder.
    6. Happy Hole digging- not Boredom- Australian Giant Dinosaur worms as the reward.
  • Anti-anxiety medication to slow the clinical expression of canine cognitive disorder and dementia- Winning article A Seavers, C & T 4867 Dec 2007.
  • Anti -anxiety medication to slow the clinical expression of CCD and also aid in noise and separation phobias. A Seavers, The Veterinarian April 2011.
  • Cyproheptadine – A handy helper: A Seavers, The Veterinarian Feb 2010. Reprinted in Control and Therapy Sept 2010;5117.
  • Changing the visual on pet muzzle restraints- A Seavers, C/T March 2014.
  • Seven Roads to Rome, only one behavioural approach-Why? A Seavers, C&T June 2014.
  • Bladder disease-why cat litter trays need to fit the cat. Available in Dr Áine’s Blog.
  • The Problem with Cat Carriers. Winning Article C & T Available in Dr Áine’s Blog.
  • Why do some dogs prefer to urinate indoors? Available in Dr Áine’s Blog.
  • Sun-drunk Cats- C& T 5639- Reply to Ambient Temperature of Cats- C&T 5626 September 2017. Available in Dr. Áine’s Blog under the title of :Why do Cats endanger their lives in search of warmth.


  • Discovering DLE-Discoid Lupus  Erythematosus– A Seavers, The Veterinarian Feb 2009- Treatment pg 52-53.
  • Spotlight on SLO- Symmetrical Lupoid Onychodystrophy. A Seavers, The Veterinarian Sept 2009- Treatment, Pg 53-54.
  • The Eyes have it, Cutaneous Markers of Systemic disease. A Seavers, The Veterinarian 2011.
  • External Markers of internal disease; the “not so humble” nail clipWinning Article, A Seavers, C&T No 5312, June 2013.
  • External markers of internal disease, nail clip Part 2– A Seavers, C&T No 5530, Sept 2013.
  • When Nothing is Making Sense, Use all your Senses– A Seavers, C & T 4815, June 2007.
  • Perspective 80; All things Necrotic: C & T Sept 2009 pg 37-48. A. Seavers, Guest Editor & Contributor.
    1. Mating Necrosis. Mark Weingarth and A Seavers, C & T Sept 2009 Pg 44-45
    2. Follow-up on Fournier’s gangrene: A Seavers, Control and Therapy 5100, Sept 2010.

Handy Tips.

  • Practice Tip: Soup ladles and urine collection in the upright position- A Seavers and J M Weingarth, C/T 41(257) Pg1 Dec 2009Available in Galleries of our Smartphone APP.
  • Practice Tip: No more Drugs- Amazing device from “Dog Leggs”– A Seavers, C&T 5456 March 2015Available in Galleries of our Smartphone APP.
  • Practice Tip: Rabbits Love Lectade- A Seavers, C&T June 2014.
  • Practice Tip: Tips to increase compliance with ocular meds. Winning article. C & T 5572. Issue 284, pg 32-33.
  • Practice Tip: Dietary Discretion Collars for Cats. C& T 5618, Issue 287 June 2017, pg 16

         Seasonal Tips and Warnings

  • Winter Tips: Available from our Smartphone APP.
    1. Arthritis in Pets,
    2. Pet beds,
    3. Tumble Dryer dangers,
    4. Car bonnets
    5. Ambient Temperature for Elderly cats
  • Spring Tips: Pretty Poisons in the Yard Series. Available in Dr Áine’s Blog.
    1. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow/Brunfelsia
    2. Duranta
    3. Lillies
    4. Plumbago 
    5. Inch Plant
    6. Azalea
    7. Sago Palm/Cycad
  • Summer Tips: Available in Dr Áine’s Blog-updated regularly
    • 1. Pet Food Treats.
    • 2.Safe Dog Toys.
    • 3.Affordable ways to keep your pets cool and safe in summer.( Winner Best VisualsC&T 5649 Dec 2017)
    • 4.Fireworks, Thunder and Noise Phobias.
  • Toxic Toys. 3-part Quiz. Winning article  C & T 2016. pg 10, 29, 52. Synopsis Available in Dr. Áine’s Blog.


  • Perspective 82; The Art of Veterinary Practice: Control and Therapy March 2010. A. Seavers, Guest Editor & Contributor.
  • Medical white coats- more versatile than you thinkWinning article A Seavers, C & T 4891 April 2008.
  • Reply to C&T No. 5270 Flea TreatmentsWinning Article. A Seavers, C&T March 2013.
  • Update on Frozen Backs and Clinic Freezers – A Seavers, C&T March 2013. Winning Article.
  • Frozen Backs and Clinic Freezers- A Seavers, C & T March 2009 pg
  • Instructions for Pet Home Burial- A Seavers, C/T 39(246) Pg 27 March 2007.
  • Use of alternative medication for Rabbit and Feline sinusitis- A Seavers, C&T March 2013, Pg 32.
  • Famciclovir in Cats-use of a Client Induced Episodic Treatment(C.I.E.T.) Protocol: A Seavers, Control And Therapy 5094, June 2010.
  • Deliberate before you Medicate Part 1– A Seavers, C&T 5428 December 2014.
  • Deliberate before you Medicate Part 2– A Seavers, C&T 47(279) June 2015, Pg 21-27.
  • Nasal mites: a tale of six dogs- C&T 5341. Invited Comment courtesy of A Seavers, pg 48.
  • Fannia spp for feline perineal itch- A Seavers, C&T 5355 Dec 2013.
  • Prosthetic Haemangiosarcoma in the Boxer Dog-A Seavers C/T 29(196) Pg 938-939 June 1997.
  • Malaseb- Can’t believe how good it is- A Seavers C/T 43(262) Pg 1-3 March 2010.
  • Eureka Moments in Dentistry- A Seavers, C&T 5448 March 2015.
  • Suspected Cases of Acute Renal Failure with glucosuria- Fanconi like Syndrome in dogs fed chicken treats imported from China– A Seavers, C & T Sept 2008.
  • Alphabet Foods -.The Food Re-challenge we had to have thanks to quarantined foods. A Seavers, Control and Therapy December 2011.
  • Fulminant ascites options; drugs, batteries and scalpels -A Seavers, C&T No. 5316- June 2013.
  • Eye-watering tips for suturing techniques in Tom’s Paddock– A Seavers, C&T No. 5328, Sept 2013.
  • Economic validation for stocking uncommonly used antidotes and antiemetics on the drug shelf– A Seavers, C&T 5329, Sept 2013.
  • Tips to use Acetylcysteine vials so that the drug does not expire on the shelf awaiting a Paracetamol Poisoning presentation- A Seavers, C/T 45(270) Pg 32 March 2013.
  • Use of Acetylcysteine in Canine Otitis C&T. Reply to C/T March 2013-
  • Toward a less stressful Pet Euthanasia; A Seavers C&T March 2017 Issue 285, 5603.
  • Behind the locked front door; the crisis confronting our Paramedics, an ill owner and the household’s pets. Available in Dr Áine’s Blog.
  • Update on behind the locked front door-HomeAlone Pet Posters/Cards and TAG programWinning article C & T 2017.
  • A R270C polymorphism leads to loss of function of the canine P2X7 receptor.Physiological Genomics, 46: 512-522, 2014. Spildrejorde M, Bartlett R, Stokes L, Jalilian I, Peranec M, Sluyter V, Curtis BL, Skarratt KK, Skora A, Bakhsh T, Seavers A, McArthur JD, Dowton M, Sluyter R.
  • Activation of the damage-associated molecular pattern receptor P2X7 induces interleukin-1<beta> release from canine monocytes– Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 149 (2012), pp. 86-91 Iman Jalilian et al.