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Non-neoplastic anal sac disorders in UK dogs: Epidemiology and management aspects of a research-neglected syndrome

D.G. O’Neill, A. Hendricks, J. A. Phillips, D.C. Brodbelt, D B. Church and A. Loeffler | Veterinary Record | March 2021
The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors and interventions for non-neoplastic anal sac disorders (ASDs) in dogs and to identify any breed associations for ASD…

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A randomised controlled trial to reduce highest priority critically important antimicrobial prescription in companion animals

D.A. Singleton, A. Rayner, B. Brant, S. Smyth, P.J. Noble, A.D. Radford and G.L. Pinchbeck | Nature Communications | March 2021
This randomised controlled trial aimed to test the hypothesis that social norm messaging, via integrated electronic health record (EHR), antimicrobial prescription benchmarking and in-practice educational support, would reduce highest priority critically important antimicrobial (HPCIA) prescription frequency and antimicrobial prescription frequency in general, in a cohort of above average HPCIA-prescribing practices…

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2021 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Collection and Administration of Blood and Blood Products in Cats

S. Taylor, E. Spada, M.B. Callan, R. Korman, E. Leister, P. Steagall, R. Lobetti, M. Seth and S. Tasker | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | April 2021
These consensus guidelines aimed to provide information for practitioners on blood transfusion in cats…

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Treatment of the feline atopic syndrome – a systematic review

R.S. Mueller, T. Nuttall, C. Prost, B. Schulz and P. Bizikova | Veterinary Dermatology | February 2021
This literature review aimed to summarise and review the evidence on treatments options for the two main manifestations of feline atopic syndrome (FAS): feline atopic skin syndrome (FASS) and asthma…

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Pet owners’ and veterinarians’ perceptions of information exchange and clinical decision-making in companion animal practice

N. Janke, J.B. Coe, T.M. Bernardo, C.E. Dewey and E.A. Stone | PLoS ONE | February 2021
The aim of this study was to compare the perceptions of pet owners and veterinarians in small animal practice with respect to information exchange and decision-making; and to identify the barriers and challenges faced by the veterinarians…

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2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines

J. Quimby, S. Gowland, H.C Carney, T. DePorter, P. Plummer and J. Westropp | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | February 2021
The aim of these guidelines, produced jointly by a task force of experts from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), is to provide a comprehensive age-associated framework for promoting health and longevity throughout a cat’s lifetime…

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ACVIM consensus statement on pancreatitis in cats

M.A. Forman, J.M. Steiner, P.J. Armstrong, M.S. Camus, L. Gaschen, S.L. Hill, C.S. Mansfield and K. Steiger | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | March/April 2021
The stated aim of this consensus statement was to summarise the evidence from the current literature relating to the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management of pancreatitis in cats and where evidence is lacking to make clinically relevant recommendations based on the consensus…

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Comparison between a flash glucose monitoring system and a portable blood glucose meter for monitoring dogs with diabetes mellitus

F. Del Baldo, C. Canton, S. Testa, H. Swales, I. Drudi, S. Golinelli and F. Fracassi | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | November/December 2020
The aim of this prospective observational study was to compare glucose curve (GC) readings taken from insulin-treated dogs with diabetes using two different monitoring systems: The Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System (FLMS) and the Portable Blood Glucose Meter (PBGM)…

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Staphylococcal bacterial contamination of portable electronic devices in a large veterinary hospital

G. Vinall, T. Cogan, A. Jeffery and M. Tivers | Journal of Small Animal Practice | December 2020
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of staphylococcal contamination on portable electronic devices (PEDs), such as mobile phones and tablets, in a veterinary hospital, to identify whether humans or animals were the likely source; and to determine the pathogenesis of the cultured strain…

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Efficacy of telmisartan for the treatment of persistent renal proteinuria in dogs: A double‐masked, randomized clinical trial

B.N. Lourenço, A.E. Coleman, S.A. Brown, C.W. Schmiedt, M.C. Parkanzky and K.E. Creevy | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | November/December 2020
The aim of this prospective, double-blinded, randomised study was to evaluate the efficacy of telmisartan compared to enalapril for the reduction of proteinuria in dogs with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and persistent renal proteinuria…