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Month: August 2017

 

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…

Principles of triage and first aid in wildlife casualties

E. Mullineaux | Companion Animal | June 2017
It is a regulatory, legal and ethical requirement that veterinary professionals provide emergency care to all indigenous wildlife casualties. Being able to quickly decide which cases are suitable for treatment, rehabilitation and eventual release and which should be euthanised is essential for ensuring animal welfare…

Canine dystocia in 50 UK first-opinion emergency-care veterinary practices: prevalence and risk factors

D.G. O’Neill, A.M. O’Sullivan, E.A. Manson, D.B. Church, A.K. Boag, P.D. McGreevy and D.C. Brodbelt | Veterinary Record | July 2017
The prevalence of dystocia is a major welfare concern in dogs of certain breeds. Previous studies have reported breed, body size and age as risk factors for dystocia but the results have been inconsistent…

Recommendations for approaches to meticillin-resistant staphylococcal infections of small animals: diagnosis, therapeutic considerations and preventative measures. Clinical Consensus Guidelines of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology

D. Morris, A. Loeffler, M. F. Davis, L. Guardabassi and J. S. Weese | Veterinary Dermatology | June 2017
In veterinary medicine meticillin resistance is recognised as a potentially serious and widespread problem being prevalent within populations of the Straphylococcus species of clinical importance to dogs and cats…