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Rabbit welfare: determining priority welfare issues for pet rabbits using a modified Delphi method

F. Rioja-Lang, H. Bacon, M. Connor and C.M. Dwyer | Veterinary Record Open | November 2019
The aim of this study was to determine priority welfare issues facing pet rabbits in the UK today via expert consensus…

Increase in the flock prevalence of lameness in ewes is associated with a reduction in farmers using evidence-based management of prompt treatment: A longitudinal observational study of 154 English sheep flocks 2013–2015

N.S. Prosser, K.J. Purdy and L.E. Green | Preventive Veterinary Medicine | December 2019
The aim of this longitudinal observational study was to investigate the prevalence of lameness and any changes in the management of lameness in sheep flocks monitored from 2013-2015…

Horse owners’ knowledge, and opinions on recognising colic in the horse

A. Bowden, J.H. Burford, M.L. Brennan, G.C.W. England and S.L. Freeman | Equine Veterinary Journal | August 2019
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to evaluate horse owners’ knowledge, understanding of and experience with equine colic and to describe the factors that affect their approach to a horse with clinical signs of abdominal pain…

Associations between neutering and early‐onset urinary incontinence in UK bitches under primary veterinary care

C. Pegram, D.C. Brodbelt, D.B. Church, J. Hall, L. Owen, Y.M. Chang and D.G. O’Neill | Journal of Small Animal Practice | December 2019
The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to explore the association between neuter status, age at neuter and early-onset urinary incontinence (UI)…

Spaying and urinary incontinence in bitches under UK primary veterinary care: a case–control study

C. Pegram, D.G. O’Neill, D.B. Church, J. Hall, L. Owen and D.C. Brodbelt | Journal of Small Animal Practice | July 2019
The aim of this nested case-control study was to explore the associations between spaying and urinary incontinence (UI) in a primary veterinary care setting…

Association of lameness and mastitis with return-to-service oestrus detection in the dairy cow

J. Remnant, M.J. Green, J. Huxley, J. Hirst-Beecham, R. Jones, G. Roberts and C.D. Hudson | Veterinary Record | October 2019
The aim of this observational study was to explore and quantify the impact of lameness and mastitis on return-to-service oestrus detection at individual cow level and to explore the impact of different ‘expected’ interval on any associations…

Behavioural differences in dogs with atopic dermatitis suggest stress could be a significant problem associated with chronic pruritus

N.D. Harvey, P.J. Craigon, S.C. Shaw, S.C. Blott and G.C.W. England | Animals | October 2019
The aim of this study was to establish whether, and how, dogs with Canine atopic dermatitis (cAD) would differ behaviourally, from dogs of the same breeds with no skin health conditions…

Age at gonadectomy and risk of overweight/obesity and orthopedic injury in a cohort of Golden Retrievers

M. Simpson, S. Albright, B. Wolfe, E. Searfoss, K. Street, K. Diehl and R. Page | PLOS ONE | July 2019
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to establish the association between gonadectomy in Golden Retrievers and two outcomes: overweight or obesity and orthopaedic injuries…

Randomised clinical trial showing the curative effect of bandaging on M2-stage lesions of digital dermatitis in dairy cows

M. Klawitter1, D. Döpfer, T.B. Braden, E. Amene and K.E. Mueller | Veterinary Record Open | May 2019
The aim of this randomised control study was to evaluate the effect of bandaging on the healing of digital dermatitis (DD) in dairy cows following topical antibiotic and non-antibiotic treatment…

Caudal cervical vertebral morphological variation is not associated with clinical signs in Warmblood horses

S. Veraa, K. de Graaf, I.D. Wijnberg, W. Back, H. Vernooij, M. Nielen and A.J. M. Belt | Equine Veterinary Journal | June 2019
The aims of this retrospective case-control study were to compare the frequency of morphologic variation in cervical vertebrae of adult Warmblood horses with and without clinical signs related to the neck, and to determine if there is an association between morphologic variation at cervical vertebrae C6 and C7 and clinical signs…