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Antimicrobial resistance in clinical bacterial isolates from horses in the UK.

C.M. Isgren, N.J. Williams, O.D. Fletcher, D. Timofte, R.J. Newton, T.W. Maddox, P.D. Clegg and G.L. Pinchbeck | Equine Veterinary Journal | March 2022
The aim of this prospective observational study was to describe the prevalence of bacteria most commonly isolated from clinical specimens and patterns of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among bacterial isolates from equine samples sent to six UK diagnostic laboratories over a 12-month period…

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Effect of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention on the prescribing behaviours of companion animal veterinarians: A pre–post study

B. Walker, F. Sánchez-Vizcaíno and E.N. Barker | Vet Record | February 2022
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) intervention on the antimicrobial prescribing behaviours of first opinion vets at one multi-branch small animal practice in the UK…

Uncovering the ‘messy details’ of veterinary communication: An analysis of communication problems in cases of alleged professional negligence

E. Russell, L. Mossop, E. Forbes and C. Oxtoby | Veterinary Record | November 2021
The aim of this study was to explore the role communication plays in claims alleging veterinary professional negligence…

A scoping review of the current evidence on treatment and outcomes following synovial sepsis

T.C. de Souza, J.M. Suthers, E. Busschers, J.H. Burford and S.L. Freeman | Equine Veterinary Journal | October 2021
The aim of this scoping review was to identify and evaluate the available literature on treatments and outcomes for synovial sepsis in the horse and to identify areas suitable for a future systematic review…

2022 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the management of acute pain in cats

P.V. Steagall, S. Robertson, B. Simon, L.N. Warne, Y. Shilo-Benjamini and S. Taylor | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | December 2021
These consensus guidelines are intended for general practitioners to assist in the assessment, prevention, and management of acute pain in cats, and to provide a practical guide to the selection and use of effective analgesic agents…

Frunevetmab, a felinized anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of pain from osteoarthritis in cats

M.E. Gruen, J.A.E. Myers, J-K.S. Tena, C. Becskei, D.M. Cleaver and B.D.X. Lascelles | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | November/December 2021
The aim of this randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study was to evaluate the efficacy of frunevetmab, a felinized anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibody in cats with naturally occurring osteoarthritic (OA) pain…

Difficult horses – prevalence, approaches to management of and understanding of how they develop by equine veterinarians

G. Pearson, R. Reardon, J. Keen and N. Waran | Equine Veterinary Education | October 2021
The aim of this survey-based study was to document the experiences faced by equine veterinarians when working with difficult horses and to develop a greater understanding of the most common types of unwanted behaviours, methods of dealing with these and knowledge of the processes by which horses learn…

Evaluation of the use of ketoprofen for the treatment of digital dermatitis in dairy cattle: A randomised, positive controlled, clinical trial

K. Kasiora, A. Anagnostopoulos, C. Bedford, T. Menka, M. Barden, B.E. Griffiths, D. Achard, K. Timms, V. Silva Machado, A. Coates and G. Oikonomou | Veterinary Record | October 2021
The objective of this randomised, positively controlled study was to evaluate the potential benefits of ketoprofen in cows with active digital dermatitis (DD)…

Efficacy and safety of enflicoxib for treatment of canine osteoarthritis: A 6-week randomised, controlled, blind, multicentre clinical trial

M. Salichs, L. Badiella, P. Sarasola and J. Homedes | Veterinary Record | September 2021
The aim of this prospective randomised controlled trial was to confirm the safety and efficacy of enflicoxib for the treatment of naturally occurring osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs…

Results of urinary bacterial cultures and antibiotic susceptibility testing of dogs and cats in the UK

J.D. Fonseca, D.E. Mavrides, P.A. Graham and T.D. McHugh | Journal of Small Animal Practice | August 2021
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the antibiotic resistance of bacterial uropathogens in dogs and cats in the UK…