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Misoprostol is superior to combined omeprazole‐sucralfate for the treatment of equine gastric glandular disease

G. Varley, I.M. Bowen, J.L. Habershon-Butcher, V. Nicholls and G.D. Hallowell | Equine Veterinary Journal | February 2019
The aim of this prospective clinical study was to evaluate the efficacy of two treatments, misoprostol and combined omeprazole-sucralfate, for equine gastric glandular disease (EGGD)…

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International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bacterial urinary tract infections in dogs and cats

J.S. Weese, J. Blondeau, D. Boothe, L.G. Guardabassi, N. Gumley, M. Papich, L.R. Jessen, M. Lappin, S. Rankin, J.L. Westropp and J. Sykes | The Veterinary Journal | May 2019
Bacterial urinary tract infection is a common clinical presentation in general practice and one of the more common reasons for antimicrobial prescription…

A comparison of the rates of postoperative complications between dogs undergoing laparoscopic and open ovariectomy

T.M. Charlesworth and F.T. Sanchez | Journal of Small Animal Practice | March 2019
This retrospective non-randomised study examined and compared postoperative wound healing complication rates from ovariectomy (OE) between laparoscopic surgery and open surgical approach from one practice…

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Field testing two animal-specific non-contact thermometers on healthy horses

A.J. Carter, A. Dimitrova and E.J. Hall | Veterinary Nursing Journal | March 2019
The primary aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of two animal-specific non-contact infrared thermometers (NCIT) – Thermofocus and Rycom – when compared to rectal temperature in healthy horses…

A double‐blinded, randomized, methylprednisolone‐controlled study on the efficacy of oclacitinib in the management of pruritus in cats with nonflea nonfood‐induced hypersensitivity dermatitis

c. Noli, I. Matricoti and C. Schievano | Veterinary Dermatology | January 2019
The aim of this randomised, double blind methylprednisolone-controlled study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of oclacitinib given at 1 mg/kg per os twice daily in cats with non-flea, non-food-induced hypersensitivity dermatitis (NFNFIHD)…

Early warning scores in the NHS: could they support early detection of deteriorating veterinary patients?

H. Ballantyne | Veterinary Nursing Journal | January 2019
This article gives an introduction to the National Early Warning System (NEWS) used in the NHS and considers its application in veterinary practice…

Home monitoring of heart rate and heart rhythm with a smartphone-based ECG in dogs

T. Vezzosi, R. Tognetti, C. Buralli, F. Marchesotti, V. Patata, E. Zini and O. Domenech | Veterinary Record | December 2018
The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of owners recording ECG tracings of their dogs at home with a smartphone ECG device, to assess owner satisfaction with carrying out the task and to assess the quality of the ECG tracings for interpretation…

Prospective randomised blinded clinical trial assessing effectiveness of three dental plaque control methods in dogs

R.M. Allan, V.J. Adams and N.W. Johnston | Journal of Small Animal Practice | December 2018
The aim of this randomised, blinded clinical trial was to investigate the effectiveness of three commonly used stand-alone methods of controlling dental plaque accumulation using a ‘clean mouth’ model…

Introducing the Ward Phlebitis Scoring Chart 2018: A reflective and personal practical review and approach

A. Ward | Veterinary Nursing Journal | October 2018
The author of this article discusses the development of a care plan for IV catheters to ensure a holistic experience for the veterinary patient…

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Associations of body condition score with health conditions related to overweight and obesity in cats

K.T. Teng, P.D. McGreevy, J.A.M.L. Toribio, D. Raubenheimer, K. Kendall and N.K. Dhand | Journal of Small Animal Practice | October 2018
The aim of this retrospective case study was to investigate possible associations between body condition score (BCS) and health conditions that relate to overweight and obesity (O&O) in cats…