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Renal patients: IRIS scores, nursing care plans and care bundles

N. Ackerman | The Veterinary Nurse | December 2020
This article describes the management of cats and dogs with chronic renal failure (CRF) using the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) staging score, which enables veterinary professionals to integrate the IRIS guidelines into care bundles as part of an overall nursing care plan…

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A review of normal radiographical variants commonly mistaken for pathological findings in horses

F.E. Hinkle, S.A. Johnson, K.T. Selberg and M.F. Barrett | Equine Veterinary Education | December 2020
The aim of this review article was to highlight a range of normal radiographical variants that are commonly mistaken for pathological abnormalities in horses to help practitioners minimise inappropriate case management and unnecessary surgery…

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Antimicrobial & antiparasitic use and resistance in British sheep and cattle: a systematic review

M. Hennessey, L. Whatford, S. Payne-Gifford, K.F. Johnson, S. Van Winden, D. Barling and B. Häsler | Preventive Veterinary Medicine | December 2020
The aim of this study was to carry out a systematic review of the use and resistance of antimicrobials and antiparasitics in cattle and sheep production in Britain, to provide an overview of the current situation and to identify any gaps in knowledge…

Potential role of veterinary flea products in widespread pesticide contamination of English rivers

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Investigation of the Shedding of Selected Respiratory Pathogens in Healthy Horses Presented for Routine Dental Care

N. Pusterla, M. Rice, T. Henry, S. Barnum and K. James | Journal of Veterinary Dentistry | August 2020
The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of detecting selected infectious respiratory pathogens to support the use of proper biosecurity protocols in equine dentistry…

Changing policy to treat foals with Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in the later course of disease decreases antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate

D. Arnold‐Lehna, M. Venner, L.J. Berghaus, R. Berghaus and S. Giguère | Equine Veterinary Journal | July 2020
The objective of this retrospective study was to determine whether targeted treatment of foals with R equi resulted in a decrease in antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate…

Comparison of two topical treatments of gastro-oesophageal regurgitation in dogs during under general anaesthesia

A. Allison, M. Italiano and R. Robinson | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | May 2020
The aim of this prospective, randomised controlled trial was to investigate whether suction, lavage and instillation of sodium bicarbonate would increase oesophageal pH in dogs following gastro-oesophageal regurgitation (GOReg) during general anaesthesia…

BEVA primary care clinical guidelines: Wound management in the horse

S.L. Freeman, N.M. Ashton, Y.A. Elce, A. Hammond, A.R. Hollis and G. Quinn | Equine Veterinary Journal | May 2020
These clinical guidelines aimed to provide evidence-based recommendations on wound management in horses…

Staff attitudes to and compliance with the use of a surgical safety checklist

H. Kilbane, C. Oxtoby, C. and M.S. Tivers | Journal of Small Animal Practice | March 2020
This study aimed to investigate attitudes to the use of a surgical safety checklist in small animal surgery; to gain insight into barriers to their use and to assess the level of compliance in full completion…

A prospective randomized, double‐blinded clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of bupivacaine versus morphine‐bupivacaine in caudal epidurals in cats with urethral obstruction

C.L.Pratt, A. Balakrishnan, E. McGowan, K.J. Drobatz and E.L Reineke | Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care | March/April 2020
The aim of this prospective, double-blinded, randomised, sham-controlled study was to investigate whether the use of the caudal epidural technique in cats with urethral obstruction (UO) facilitates the process of urinary catheter placement and provides longer-term analgesia during hospitalisation…