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An overview of Lyme disease in the UK

October 2018
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease resulting from infection by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted by the tick Ixodes ricinus

Associations between dairy cow inter-service interval and probability of conception

J.G. Remnant, M.J. Green, J.N. Huxley and C.D. Hudson | Theriogenology | July 2018
The aim of this study was threefold: to investigate the variation in conception risk by inter-service interval (ISI) in dairy cows; to increase understanding of the effects of ISI on fertility, and to investigate the expected estrous cycle length of previously inseminated dairy cow…

Assessment of quality of life and chronic pain in dogs

Z. Belshaw and J. Yeates | The Veterinary Journal | September 2018
The aim of this paper, which is written by two experts in the field, is to summarise recent developments in the understanding and assessment of quality of life (QOL) and chronic pain in dogs and to provide recommendations in this area…

AAFP feline anesthesia guideline

S.A. Robertson, S.M. Gogolski, P. Pascoe, H.L. Shafford, J. Sager, G.M. Griffenhagen | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | July 2018
The aim of these guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is to make anaesthesia and sedation safer for feline patients; they are the first feline-specific anaesthesia guidelines…

Hospital-acquired infections in the veterinary establishment

A. Mann | Veterinary Nursing Journal | August 2018
This paper discusses the common hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) found in veterinary practice which have been identified from the limited number of studies on HAIs in veterinary medicine available…

Recurrent seizures in cats: Treatment – which antiepileptic drugs are recommended?

M. Hazenfratz and S.M. Taylor | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | August 2018
This is the second paper in a short series of articles on the diagnosis and treatment of recurrent seizures in cats, it sets out to the various treatment options for both recurrent seizures and the acute treatment of status epilepticus…

Evaluating the effect of metronidazole plus amoxicillin-clavulanate versus amoxicillin-clavulanate alone in canine haemorrhagic diarrhoea: a randomised controlled trial in primary care practice

V. Ortiz, L. Klein, S. Channell, B. simpson, B. Wright, C. Edwards, R. Gilbert, R. Day and S.L. Caddy | Journal of Small Animal Practice | July 2018
In primary care practice haemorrhagic diarrhoea in dogs is one of the most common conditions for which antibiotics are prescribed…

Minimising complications in soft tissue surgery — recent advances

T. Charlesworth | Companion Animal | May 2018
Discussion of complications in surgery has traditionally focused on surgical training and the refinement of technical skills in an attempt to minimise the severity and frequency of these complications…

ECG of a dog

How ECG monitoring contributes to patient care

C. Pace | The Veterinary Nurse | May 2018
Electrocardiography (ECG) is a valuable monitoring aid that records information concerning the rate, rhythm and electrical activity of the heart…

Clinical and intestinal histologic features of horses treated for recurrent colic: 66 cases (2006–2015)

H.L. Stewart, J.B. Engiles, D. Stefanovski and L. Southwood | Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association | May 2018
For many horses with recurrent colic, the cause for recurrence is unknown…