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Laboratory safety evaluation of bedinvetmab, a canine anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibody, in dogs

M. Krautmann, R. Walters, P. Cole, J. Tena, L.M. Bergeron, J. Messamore, D. Mwangi, S. Rai, P. Dominowski, K. Saad, Y. Zhu, M. Guillot and L. Chouinard | The Veterinary Journal | October 2021
This paper describes the laboratory safety evaluation of bedinvetmab based on three integrated laboratory studies in healthy adult laboratory Beagles…

Efficacy and safety of an anti-nerve growth factor antibody (Frunevetmab) for the treatment of degenerative joint disease-associated chronic pain in cats: A multisite pilot field study

M.E. Gruen, J.A.E. Myers and B. D. X. Lascelles | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | May 2021
The aim of this randomised placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two administration routes of frunevetmab compared to placebo in the treatment of degenerative joint disease (DJD)-associated pain in client-owned cats…

From the other perspective: Behavioural factors associated with UK sheep farmers’ attitudes towards antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

C. Doidge, E. Lima, F. Lovatt, C. Hudson and J. Kaler | PLOS ONE | May 2021
The aim of this observational study was to categorise sheep farmers based on their attitudes to antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance and then identify the behaviours associated with the farmers in these groups…

2021 AAFP Feline Senior Care Guidelines

M. Ray, H.C. Carney, B. Boynton, J. Quimby, S. Robertson, K. St Denis, H. Tuzio and B. Wright | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | June 2021
These consensus guidelines provide information for practitioners on all aspects of the care of senior cats…

Evaluation of Pexion® (imepitoin) for treatment of storm anxiety in dogs: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

I. Perdew, C. Emke, B. Johnson, V. Dixit, Y. Song, E.H. Griffith, P. Watson and M.E. Gruen | Veterinary Record | May 2021
The aim of this randomised placebo-controlled, double-blinded study was to assess the efficacy of imepitoin for the treatment of storm anxiety in dogs…

Cavalier Charles Spaniel dog

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…

Cat scratching his chin

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…

cat examination by vet

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…