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Friesian calf

Randomised positive control trial of NSAID and antimicrobial treatment for calf fever caused by pneumonia

S.A. Mahendran, R. Booth, M. Burge and N.J. Bell | Veterinary Record | July 2017
The development of healthy calves through the pre-weaning period is important both for ensuring the animals’ longevity and keeping rearing costs at an economically viable level…

Dental check of teeth yellow labrador retriever

Dental anaesthesia and analgesia of the dog and cat

H. Benney | The Veterinary Nurse | July 2017
Dental surgery is a common procedure in veterinary practice requiring careful consideration of patient monitoring and airway protection. This review article looks at the dental patient through all stages of anaesthesia…

Herd of piglets on animal farm

Antimicrobial drug use in food-producing animals and associated human health risks: what, and how strong, is the evidence?

K. Hoelzer, N. Wong, J. Thomas, K. Talkington, E. Jungman and A. Coukell | BMC Veterinary Research | July 2017
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) presents a global public health threat which leads to millions of resistant infections and thousands of deaths each year…

Surgical sterilisation of cat

Pre-pubertal feline neutering: the role of the veterinary nurse in owner education

L. Gower | Veterinary Nursing Journal | July 2017
Veterinary nurses are often the first point of contact for clients enquiring about neutering procedures in cats. Questions may refer to early neutering and the veterinary nurse has a key educative role in delivering practical information in line with their practice policy on neutering…

dog and cat playing together outdoor cat lying on the back

Patterns of antimicrobial agent prescription in a sentinel population of canine and feline veterinary practices in the United Kingdom

D.A. Singleton, F. Sanchez-Vizcaino, S. Dawson, P.H. Jones, P.J.M. Noble, G.L. Pinchbeck, N.J. Williams and A.D. Radford | The Veterinary Journal | June 2017
Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as a global health threat and tackling the use of antibiotics is a high priority…

Medical stethoscope and laptop and books

When is it safe to report abuse?

G. Mills | Veterinary Record | July 2017
This short feature article is a timely reminder of the current advice for veterinary practitioners when faced with what appears to be an animal with non-accidental injuries…

Horse in stable

Equine emergencies

October 2017
Free online learning resources, advice and references covering various equine emergency situations: sepsis, field triage, colic and wound management.

Bites, stings, venoms and toxic animals

August 2017
A collection of resources, centres for support and references on bites, stings, venoms and toxic animals.

Little cat with broken leg

Definitive Glasgow acute pain scale for cats: validation and intervention level

J. Reid, E.M. Scott, G. Calvo and A.M. Nolan | Veterinary Record | May 2017
The ability to consistently assess pain in animals is vital for the management of analgesia. A number of assessment tools, where the scores are linked to an intervention level…

Safety culture: the Nottingham Veterinary Safety Culture Survey (NVSCS)

C. Oxtoby, L. Mossop, K. White and E. Ferguson | Veterinary Record | May 2017
The culture of an organisation has been shown to influence the attitudes and behaviours of staff and is intrinsically linked to financial, quality and safety outcomes…