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Effect of subcutaneous closure technique on incisional complications and postoperative pain in cats undergoing midline celiotomy: A randomized, blinded, controlled trial

D.J. Lopez, G.M. Hayes, G.F., S.A. McCalla, D.F. LaLonde‐Paul, J.A. Flanders and J. P. Sumner | Veterinary Surgery | October 2019
The aim of this blinded randomised controlled trial was to compare the effects of three methods of subcutaneous tissue closure on postoperative complications and pain in cats undergoing midline celiotomy…

BEVA primary care clinical guidelines: Analgesia

I.M. Bowen, A. Redpath, A. Dugdale, J.H. Burford, D. Lloyd, T. Watson and G.D. Hallowell | Equine Veterinary Journal | October 2019
The aim of these clinical guidelines is to provide recommendations on the use of analgesia in the horse in clinical practice. These guidelines are based on the most recent evidence combined with expert clinical opinion on the impact of analgesic choice on outcomes and adverse events…

Fluorescent tagging for environmental surface cleaning surveillance in a veterinary hospital

G. Langdon, A.E. Hoet and J.W. Stull | Journal of Small Animal Practice | November 2019
The aim of this study was to assess the use of fluorescent tagging for environmental surface cleaning surveillance in a small animal veterinary hospital and identify factors associated with removal of the tag…

Brachycephalic anaesthesia, parts 1, 2 and 3

C. Scales and N.J. Clancy | Veterinary Nursing Journal | May and September 2019, January 2020
These review articles discuss Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (BAS) and the specific considerations for preparation and monitoring of anaesthesia in brachycephalic dogs…

Chronic pain in cats: Recent advances in clinical assessment

B.P. Monteiro and P.V. Steagall | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | July 2019
This review article considers the recent advances in the assessment of chronic pain in cats, discusses the continuing challenges and offers some thoughts on future perspectives…

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Prevalence of and risk factors for acute laminitis in horses treated with corticosteroids

K. Potter, K. Stevens and N. Menzies-Gow | Veterinary Record | July 2019
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of, and risk factors associated with, acute laminitis in horses treated with corticosteroids…

Do UK sheep farmers use orf vaccine correctly and could their vaccination strategy affect vaccine efficacy?

S. Small, L. Cresswell, F. Lovatt, E. Gummery, J. Onyango, C. McQuilkin and W. Wapenaar | Veterinary Record | September 2019
Orf is a highly contagious zoonotic disease which causes pustular dermatitis and high morbidity in sheep…

Equine cheek tooth extraction: comparison of outcomes for five extraction methods

V. Caramello, L. Zarucco, D. Foster, R. Boston, D. Stefanovski and J.A. Orsini | Equine Veterinary Journal | July 2019
The aim of this retrospective study was to compare five equine cheek tooth extraction methods, for type and incidence of complications…

Pregabalin for the treatment of syringomyelia-associated neuropathic pain in dogs: A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-masked clinical trial

S. Sanchis-Mora, Y.M. Chang, S.M. Abeyesinghe, A. Fisher, N. Upton, H.A. Volk and L. Pelligand | The Veterinary Journal | August 2019
The aim of this double-blinded, randomised, crossover placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate the efficacy of pregabalin for the treatment of central neuropathic pain (NeP) in dogs with Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia (CM/SM)…

Exploring early life events including diet in cats presenting for gastrointestinal signs in later life

A. Kathrani, E.J. Blackwell, J.L. Williams, T. Gruffydd-Jones, J.K. Murray, M.Hezzell and E.J. Hall | Veterinary Record | June 2019
The aim of this study, which received financial support from Waltham Pet Nutrition and Cats Protection, was to identify if certain early life events were more prevalent in cats presenting to veterinary practices on at least two occasions for gastrointestinal signs between six and 30 months of age, compared to those that had never visited for gastrointestinal signs…