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A randomised controlled trial testing the rebound-preventing benefit of four days of prednisolone during the induction of oclacitinib therapy in dogs with atopic dermatitis

Olivry, T., Lokianskiene, V., Blanco, A., Mestre, P.D., Bergvall,K. and Beco, L. | Veterinary Dermatology | November 2022
The aim of this randomised controlled trial was to determine whether an initial four-day course of prednisolone at the start of oclacitinib therapy, would reduce pruritus rebound in dogs, one week after decreasing the frequency of oclacitinib administration…

Happy cats: stress in cats and their carers associated with outpatient visits to the clinic

Caney, S.M., Robinson, N.J., Gunn-Moore, D.A. and Dean, R.S. | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | November 2022
The aim of this survey study was to explore owners’ experiences of stress, both for themselves and their cat, during visits to the veterinary clinic, and to assess owners’ perceptions of the facilities and resources within the clinic to reduce stress in cats…

Selective treatment of nonsevere clinical mastitis does not adversely affect cure, somatic cell count, milk yield, recurrence, or culling: A systematic review and meta-analysis

de Jong, E., Creytens, L., De Vliegher, S., McCubbin, K.D., Baptiste, M., Leung, A.A., Speksnijder, D., Dufour, S., Middleton, J.R., Ruegg, P.L., Lam, T.J.G.M., Kelton, D.F., McDougall, S., Godden, S.M., Lago, A., Rajala-Schultz, P.J., Orsel, K., Krömker, V., Kastelic, J.P. and Barkema, H.W. | Journal of Dairy Science | December 2022
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to examine if selective treatment of clinical mastitis (CM) on dairy farms resulted in similar health outcomes…

Incidence and type of peripheral intravenous catheter complications documented in hospitalised dogs

Simpson, S.E. and Zersen, K.M. | Journal of Small Animal Practice | November 2022
The aim of this prospective, observational study was to report the incidence and type of peripheral intravenous catheter (PIVC) complications in dogs admitted to either the Intermediate Care Unit (IMCU) or the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at a veterinary teaching hospital…

Exploring human behavior change in equine welfare: Insights from a COM-B analysis of the UK’s equine obesity epidemic

Furtado, T., Perkins, E., Pinchbeck, G., McGowan, C., Watkins, F. and Christley, R. | Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine | November 2022
The aim of this study was to explore the experiences, perceptions and motivations of horse owners using the COM-B model of behaviour change to show areas where behaviour change could facilitate better equine weight management…

Outcomes of 434 dogs with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug toxicosis treated with fluid therapy, lipid emulsion, or therapeutic plasma exchange

Chalifoux, N.V., Butty, E.M., Mauro, K.D., Moyle, R.B., Ehrhardt, C.M., Robertson, J.B., Labato, M.A., Culler, C.A., Londoño,L.A., Vigani, A., Ueda, Y., Suter, S.E. and Lynch, A.M. | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | December 2022
The primary objective aim of this multicentre retrospective study was to compare outcome of dogs treated with intravenous administration of fluids (IVF) therapy alone or in combination with lipid emulsion (ILE), therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE), or ILE and TPE for the treatment of carprofen, ibuprofen, and naproxen intoxications…

Vet in discussion with horse owner

Use of antimicrobials licensed for systemic administration in UK equine practice

S.E. Allen,K.L.P. Verheyen, D.G. O’Neill and D.C. Brodbelt | Equine Veterinary Journal | October 2022
The aims of this retrospective study were to assess the current antimicrobial usage (AMU) and explore risk factors associated with systemic and Category B (third and fourth generation cephalosporins, quinolones and polymixins) AMU in UK equine practice…

Rabbits on a farm

Bristol Rabbit Pain Scale (BRPS): clinical utility, validity and reliability

L.Benato, J. Murrell and N. Rooney | BMC Veterinary Research | September 2022
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical utility, validity, and reliability of the Bristol Rabbit Pain Scale (BRPS)…

A survey of sheep and/or cattle farmers in the UK shows confusion over the diagnosis and control of rumen fluke and liver fluke

R.C. Hoyle, H.R. Vineer, J.S. Duncan, D.J.L. Williams and J.E. Hodgkinson | Veterinary Parasitology | September 2022
The aim of this online survey study was to capture the awareness of rumen fluke and to describe the current control measures used by sheep and/or cattle farmers in the UK for both liver fluke and rumen fluke…

Cat check up by veterinarian

Prevalence and clinical significance of heart murmurs detected on cardiac auscultation in 856 cats

L. Ferasin, H. Ferasin, A. Cala and N. Creelman | Veterinary Sciences | October 2022
The aim of this retrospective study was to identify the prevalence and clinical significance of heart murmurs detected during routine physical examinations in cats…