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The influence of hay steaming on clinical signs and airway immune response in severe asthmatic horses

M. Orard, E. Hue, A. Couroucé, C. Bizon-Mercier, M.P. Toquet, M. Moore-Colyer, L. Couëtil, S. Pronost, R. Paillot, M. Demoor and E.A. Richard | BMC Veterinary Research | November 2018
This study aimed to determine the clinical, cytological and cytokine respiratory responses of horses affected with severe equine asthma (sEA) (previously known as recurrent airway obstruction) to steamed or dry hay…

Influence of dietary restriction and low‐intensity exercise on weight loss and insulin sensitivity in obese equids

N.J. Bamford, S.J. Potter Courtnay, L. Baskerville, P.A. Harris and S.R. Bailey | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | December 2018
This study aimed to evaluate the effect adding a low-intensity exercise programme to dietary restriction has on insulin sensitivity and plasma adipokine concentrations in obese horses and ponies…

horses' feet

Conservative versus surgical treatment of 21 sports horses with osseous trauma in the proximal phalangeal sagittal groove diagnosed by low-field MRI

G. Lipreri, B.M. Bladon, M.E. Giorio and E.R. Singer | Veterinary Surgery | September 2018
This retrospective case series study aimed to determine whether conservative or surgical treatment was the best treatment option for sports horses diagnosed with lameness caused by osseous trauma within the subchondral bone of the sagittal groove of the proximal phalanx diagnosed by low-field MRI…

Drawing the line in clinical treatment of companion animals: recommendations from an ethics working party

H. Grimm, A. Bergadano, G.C. Musk, K. Otto, P.M. Taylor and J.C. Duncan | Veterinary Record | March 2018
Technological developments, the increasing range of treatment options available in companion animal medicine and the owner’s willingness to pay for treatment mean that veterinary surgeons are regularly confronted with ethical challenges when treating their patients…

Fluid calculations: Keeping a balance

A. Thorp | Today’s Veterinary Nurse | Spring 2018
Knowledge and understanding of fluid therapy is an essential skill which veterinary nurses utilise each day as they administer and monitor intravenous fluid therapy to patients…

The impact of early life nutrition and housing on growth and reproduction in dairy cattle

G. Curtis, C. McGregor Argo, D. Jones and D. Grove-White | PLOS ONE | February 2018
Rearing dairy heifers involves significant financial outlay, which has been said to account for approximately 20% of total on-farm costs…

Dairy industry - Cow milking facility

Comparative effectiveness of individualised homeopathy and antibiotics in the treatment of bovine clinical mastitis: randomised controlled trial

D. Keller and A. Sundrum | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Mastitis is one of the main reasons for antimicrobial use in dairy production. In the context of concern over anti-microbial resistance, alternative treatments for mastitis, including homeopathy, are becoming increasingly popular, particularly on organic farms…

Rabbits and guinea pig

Veterinarian nominated common conditions of rabbits and guinea pigs compared with published literature

N.J. Robinson, E. Lyons, D. Grindlay, M. L. Brenan | Veterinary Sciences | November 2017
Pet rabbits and guinea pigs are now the third and fourth most commonly presented small animal species in veterinary practices in the UK …

World Small Animal Veterinary Association Global Dental Guidelines

WSAVA | November 2017
Dental and oral diseases are one of the most common problems encountered in small animal practice. These diseases lead to conditions which can cause significant pain, thus undiagnosed or untreated dental disease is a significant animal welfare concern…

veterinary assistant checking pet dog eye on table

Three cases of imported eyeworm infection in dogs: a new threat for the United Kingdom

J.Graham-Brown, P. Gilmore, V. Colella, L. Moss, C. Dixon, M. Andrews, P. Arbeid, J. Barber, D. Timofte, J. McGarry, D. Otranto and D. Williams, | Veterinary Record | September 2017
Thelazia callipaeda is a vector-borne zoonotic parasite which is capable of infecting a wide range of mammalian host species including dogs, cats and humans. T callipaeda reside in the eyes and associated tissues causing a variety of ocular symptoms from mild (epiphora, conjunctivitis and chemosis) to severe pathology (corneal ulceration) which, if untreated, can lead to secondary infections and blindness…