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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…

Cavalier Charles Spaniel dog

Non-neoplastic anal sac disorders in UK dogs: Epidemiology and management aspects of a research-neglected syndrome

D.G. O’Neill, A. Hendricks, J. A. Phillips, D.C. Brodbelt, D B. Church and A. Loeffler | Veterinary Record | March 2021
The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to evaluate the prevalence, risk factors and interventions for non-neoplastic anal sac disorders (ASDs) in dogs and to identify any breed associations for ASD…

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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…

Vet examine horse hoof

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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A randomised controlled trial to reduce highest priority critically important antimicrobial prescription in companion animals

D.A. Singleton, A. Rayner, B. Brant, S. Smyth, P.J. Noble, A.D. Radford and G.L. Pinchbeck | Nature Communications | March 2021
This randomised controlled trial aimed to test the hypothesis that social norm messaging, via integrated electronic health record (EHR), antimicrobial prescription benchmarking and in-practice educational support, would reduce highest priority critically important antimicrobial (HPCIA) prescription frequency and antimicrobial prescription frequency in general, in a cohort of above average HPCIA-prescribing practices…

Blood packs

2021 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the Collection and Administration of Blood and Blood Products in Cats

S. Taylor, E. Spada, M.B. Callan, R. Korman, E. Leister, P. Steagall, R. Lobetti, M. Seth and S. Tasker | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | April 2021
These consensus guidelines aimed to provide information for practitioners on blood transfusion in cats…

Cat scratching his chin

Treatment of the feline atopic syndrome – a systematic review

R.S. Mueller, T. Nuttall, C. Prost, B. Schulz and P. Bizikova | Veterinary Dermatology | February 2021
This literature review aimed to summarise and review the evidence on treatments options for the two main manifestations of feline atopic syndrome (FAS): feline atopic skin syndrome (FASS) and asthma…

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Pet owners’ and veterinarians’ perceptions of information exchange and clinical decision-making in companion animal practice

N. Janke, J.B. Coe, T.M. Bernardo, C.E. Dewey and E.A. Stone | PLoS ONE | February 2021
The aim of this study was to compare the perceptions of pet owners and veterinarians in small animal practice with respect to information exchange and decision-making; and to identify the barriers and challenges faced by the veterinarians…

Vet examine horse eye

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…

cute cat relaxes and dreams on a bed

2021 AAHA/AAFP Feline Life Stage Guidelines

J. Quimby, S. Gowland, H.C Carney, T. DePorter, P. Plummer and J. Westropp | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | February 2021
The aim of these guidelines, produced jointly by a task force of experts from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), is to provide a comprehensive age-associated framework for promoting health and longevity throughout a cat’s lifetime…