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A prospective, randomized, blinded, placebo-controlled multisite clinical study of bedinvetmab , a canine monoclonal antibody targeting nerve growth factor, in dogs with osteoarthritis

M.J. Corral, H. Moyaert, T. Fernandes, M. Escalada, J.K.S. Tena, R. R. Walters and M.R. Stegemann | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | August 2021
The aim of this randomized, double-blind, multicentre study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of bedinvetmab (Librela; Zoetis), compared to a placebo, for the alleviation of pain associated with osteoarthritis in client-owned dogs (n = 287)…

Evaluation of prescribing practices for gabapentin as an analgesic among veterinary professionals

R. Reader, O. Olaitan and E. McCobb | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | June 2021
This online survey study aimed to describe the prescribing practice for gabapentin as an analgesic among veterinary primary practitioners and specialists in multiple practice settings in the US and Canada…

A cross-sectional survey of UK veterinary practices to determine prevalence of patient stress-reducing and welfare-enhancing approaches believed to be undertaken in companion animal practice

E. Feilberg, C.L. Corridan and L.A. Buckley | Journal of Veterinary Behavior | May-June 2021
The aim of this cross-sectional observational survey-based study was to examine the prevalence of the use of low-stress handling techniques (LSHT), as recommended by key organisations, in UK veterinary practices…

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Pain in rabbits: a review for veterinary nurses [Part 1-3]

A. Malik | Veterinary Nursing Journal | March 2021
This three-part review article looks at the recognition and management of pain in rabbits…

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Melting corneal ulcers (keratomalacia) in dogs: A 5-year clinical and microbiological study (2014–2018)

A. Tsvetanova, R. M. Powell, K. A. Tsvetanov, K. M. Smith and D. J. Gould | Veterinary Ophthalmology | April 2021
The aim of this retrospective study was to identify bacterial microorganisms associated with melting corneal ulcers (keratomalacia) in dogs and to investigate their prevalence, antimicrobial sensitivity, and clinical outcomes…

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Translating research into practice: Adoption of endocrine diagnostic testing in cases of equine laminitis

J.L. Ireland and C.M. McGowan | The Veterinary Journal | March 2021
The aims of this two-part study were, firstly, to investigate current veterinary surgeons’ diagnostic approaches to laminitis and to explore whether these had changed since graduation and, secondly, to determine how the diagnosis of an underlying endocrine disease influenced laminitis case management and outcome…

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Systemic detectability of dexamethasone and prednisolone after eye drop application in horses

M. Stucki, C.D. Voegel, T.M. Binz, T. Kraemer, A. Lavaud and K. Voelter | Equine Veterinary Journal | January 2021
This prospective study aimed to examine the systemic detectability of dexamethasone and prednisolone in horses following treatment with eye drops…

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Ocular fundus abnormalities in cats affected by systemic hypertension: Prevalence, characterization, and outcome of treatment

A. Cirla, M. Drigo, V. Andreani and G. Barsotti | Veterinary Ophthalmology | January 2021
The aims of this prospective study were to determine the prevalence of ocular fundus abnormalities in cats with a diagnosis of systematic hypertension (SHP), to categorise the abnormalities using scores from 0-4 and to evaluate the ophthalmoscopic evolution during treatment with amlodipine besylate…

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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…