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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…

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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…

Veterinarians’ experiences of treating cases of animal abuse: An online questionnaire study

J.M. Williams, L. Wauthier, Scottish SPCA and M. Knoll | Veterinary Record | December 2022
The aim of this retrospective, cross-sectional online survey study was to explore veterinary surgeons’ experiences of animal abuse in the last 12 months, as well as perceptions around support needs and barriers to reporting…

ACVIM consensus statement on diagnosis and management of acute canine thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion

N.J. Olby, S.A. Moore, B. Brisson, J. Fenn, T. Flegel, G. Kortz, M. Lewis and A. Tipold | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | September/October 2022
The aim of this consensus statement was to review the available literature on the diagnosis and management of acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion (TL-IVDE) in dogs and to make recommendations based on the consensus of the expert panel…

Antimicrobial prescribing and antimicrobial resistance surveillance in equine practice

A. Wilson, T. Mair, N. Williams, C. McGowan and G. Pinchbeck | Equine Veterinary Journal | May 2022
The aim of this online questionnaire-based survey study was to characterise the current antimicrobial prescribing practices and behaviours of veterinary surgeons in equine practice, to evaluate the frequency of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) infections encountered and describe surveillance, audit processes and infection control activities in equine hospitals…

2022 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on Management of the Inappetent Hospitalised Cat

S. Taylor, D.L. Chan, C. Villaverde, L. Ryan, F. Peron, J. Quimby, C. O’Brien and S. Chalhoub | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | July 2022
The aim of these consensus guidelines is to provide information for practitioners on the general management of inappetence in hospitalised cats…

Defining the Effect of Oxytocin Use in Farrowing Sows on Stillbirth Rate: A Systematic Review with a Meta-Analysis

S.V. Hill, M. Del Rocio Amezcua,E.S. Ribeiro, T.L. O’Sullivan and R.M. Friendship | Animals | July 2022
The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to identify the benefits and possible side effects of the use of oxytocin during farrowing…

Mortality related to general anaesthesia and sedation in dogs under UK primary veterinary care

S.J. Shoop-Worrall, D.G. O’Neill, J. Viscasillas and D.C. Brodbelt | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | September 2022
The aim of this nested case control study was to investigate the risk factors for general anaesthesia (GA)/sedative-related deaths overall and for neuter-specific procedures in dogs at UK primary care veterinary practices…