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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…

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…

Implementation of a targeted mastitis therapy concept using an on-farm rapid test: antimicrobial consumption, cure rates and compliance

A. Schmenger, S. Leimbach, N. Wente, Y. Zhang, A.M. Biggs and V. Kroemker | Veterinary Record | November 2020
The aim of this non-blinded, non-randomised study was to investigate the implementation of a more evidence-based targeted mastitis control therapy using a novel rapid tube test system, under field conditions…

Exploring horse owners’ understanding of obese body condition and weight management in UK leisure horses

T. Furtado, E. Perkins, G. Pinchbeck, C. McGowan, F. Watkins and R. Christley | Equine Veterinary Journal | October 2020
The aim of this qualitative research study was to gain a greater understanding of the views of leisure horse owners on equine management and health, particularly those around the management of equine weight…

Role of the consent form in UK veterinary practice

C. Gray | Veterinary Record | October 2020
The aim of this qualitative study, carried out as part of research for a doctoral thesis, was to investigate the role(s) of the consent form in the consent process in UK veterinary practice…

Feline tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis infection of domestic UK cats associated with feeding a commercial raw food diet

C. O’Halloran, C. Tørnqvist‐Johnsen, G. Woods, J. Mitchell, N. Reed, P. Burr, D. Gascoyne‐Binzi, M. Wegg, S.Beardall, J. Hope and D. Gunn‐Moore | Transboundary and Emerging Diseases | October 2020
The aim of this study is to report the clinical and epidemiological findings from a cluster of confirmed or highly likely Mycobacterium bovis tuberculosis cases in pet cats where there was circumstantial evidence of an association between the commercial raw diet fed to these cats and their M. bovis infection….

The utility of combined urine dipstick analysis and specific gravity measurement to determine feline proteinuria

J. Pérez‐Accino, L. Feo Bernabe, E.G. Manzanilla and J. Puig | Journal of Small Animal Practice | September 2020
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the utility of the urine dipstick combined with urine‐specific gravity (USG) for detecting proteinuria in cats when compared with urine protein‐to‐creatinine (UPC) ratio…

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Assisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for 35 Breeds of Dogs: Associated Joint Disorders, Cancers, and Urinary Incontinence

B.L. Hart, L.A. Hart, A.P. Thigpen and N.H. Willits | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | July 2020
The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse in a variety of dog breeds, the increased risk of specific joint disorders and cancers associated with neutering at various ages…

Female Vet Examining Dog In Surgery

Prevalence and characterization of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs with signs of chronic gastrointestinal disease: a multicenter study

C. Hauck, S.S. Schmitz, I.A. Burgener, A. Wehner, R. Neiger, B. Kohn, T. Rieker, S. Reese and S. Unterer | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | July 2020
This prospective study aimed to assess the prevalence of hypoadrenocorticism (HA) in dogs with chronic signs of gastrointestinal disease (SGD) and to identify clinical and laboratory variables that might help to identify or exclude HA in this population…