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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…

Comparison of the colic incidence in a horse population with or without inclusion of germinated barley in the diet

L. Troya, J. Blanco, I. Romero and M. Re | Equine Veterinary Education | April 2020
The aim of this observational study was to determine if the inclusion of germinated barley as a supplement to the daily ration would decrease the incidence of colic in a population of horses…

Diagnosis and treatment of demodicosis in dogs and cats

R.S. Mueller, W. Rosenkrantz, E. Bensignor, J. Karaś‐Tęcza, T. Paterson and M.A. Shipstone | Veterinary Dermatology | January 2020
The aim of these consensus guidelines, produced by the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology (WAVD), is to provide recommendations on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of demodicosis in dogs and cats…

Development of a clinical tool to aid endotracheal tube size selection in dogs

G. Haider, K. Lorinson, D. Lorinson and U. Auer | Veterinary Record | February 2020
The aim of this two-part study was: 1) to identify a phenotypic parameter which correlates with the inner tracheal diameter (ITD) in order to predict the best-fitting endotracheal tube size (ETS), and 2) to develop a chart to assist in ETS selection…

Seasonality and risk factors for myxomatosis in pet rabbits in Great Britain

S. Farrell, P.J-M. Noble, G. L. Pinchbeck, B. Brant, A. Caravaggi, D.A. Singleton, A. D. Radford | Preventive Veterinary Medicine | March 2020
The aim of this study was to explore host, vaccine and seasonal factors affecting presumptive myxomatosis cases in a pet rabbit population, as seen in a network of veterinary practices from across Great Britain…

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…