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Determining an optimum propofol infusion rate for induction of anaesthesia in healthy dogs: a randomized clinical trial

K. Walters, K. Lehnus, N.-C. Liu and S.E. Bigby | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | January 2022
The aim of this randomised, blinded, clinical trial, carried out in a veterinary school hospital in the United Kingdom, was to determine an optimum infusion rate of propofol that permitted rapid tracheal intubation while minimising the duration of postinduction apnoea in healthy dogs…

Outcomes of dogs undergoing surgery for gastric dilatation volvulus after rapid versus prolonged medical stabilization

E. Lhuillery, L. Velay, S. Libermann, K. Le Boedec, A. Gautherot, L. Bonneau, E. Mongellas, K. Harris and S. Etchepareborde | Veterinary Surgery | January 2022
The aim of this prospective study was to compare the outcomes of dogs with gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) treated surgically after rapid versus prolonged stabilisation…

Horses in a barn

Antimicrobial resistance in clinical bacterial isolates from horses in the UK.

C.M. Isgren, N.J. Williams, O.D. Fletcher, D. Timofte, R.J. Newton, T.W. Maddox, P.D. Clegg and G.L. Pinchbeck | Equine Veterinary Journal | March 2022
The aim of this prospective observational study was to describe the prevalence of bacteria most commonly isolated from clinical specimens and patterns of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among bacterial isolates from equine samples sent to six UK diagnostic laboratories over a 12-month period…

Kitten on weighing scale in veterinary clinic

Effect of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention on the prescribing behaviours of companion animal veterinarians: A pre–post study

B. Walker, F. Sánchez-Vizcaíno and E.N. Barker | Vet Record | February 2022
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) intervention on the antimicrobial prescribing behaviours of first opinion vets at one multi-branch small animal practice in the UK…

Surgery on the dog in veterinary clinic

Incidence of and risk factors for surgical site infection following canine limb amputation

A.R. Billas, J.A. Grimes, D.L. Hollenbeck, V.M. Dickerson, M.L. Wallace and C.W. Schmiedt | Veterinary Surgery | April 2022
The objective of this retrospective study was to identify the prevalence of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) and risk factors for SSI in dogs following limb amputation…

Prospective cohort study of the association between early lactation mastitis and the presence of sole ulcers in dairy cows

C. Watson, M. Barden, B.E. Griffiths, A. Anagnostopoulos, H. M. Higgins, C. Bedford, S. Carter, A. Psifidi, G. Banos and G. Oikonomou | Vet Record | February 2022
The main aim of this prospective cohort study was to investigate the association between clinical mastitis (CM) in the first 30 days in milk (DIM) and presence of sole ulcers (SU) in dairy cows in early lactation…

Uncovering the ‘messy details’ of veterinary communication: An analysis of communication problems in cases of alleged professional negligence

E. Russell, L. Mossop, E. Forbes and C. Oxtoby | Veterinary Record | November 2021
The aim of this study was to explore the role communication plays in claims alleging veterinary professional negligence…

A scoping review of the current evidence on treatment and outcomes following synovial sepsis

T.C. de Souza, J.M. Suthers, E. Busschers, J.H. Burford and S.L. Freeman | Equine Veterinary Journal | October 2021
The aim of this scoping review was to identify and evaluate the available literature on treatments and outcomes for synovial sepsis in the horse and to identify areas suitable for a future systematic review…

2022 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on the management of acute pain in cats

P.V. Steagall, S. Robertson, B. Simon, L.N. Warne, Y. Shilo-Benjamini and S. Taylor | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | December 2021
These consensus guidelines are intended for general practitioners to assist in the assessment, prevention, and management of acute pain in cats, and to provide a practical guide to the selection and use of effective analgesic agents…

Retrospective study of the prevalence of factors contributing to successful standing at first attempt in horses recovering from general anesthesia

C. de Miguel Garcia, L. Campoy, S.A. Parry, M. Martin-Flores and R.D. Gleed | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | November 2021
The aim of this retrospective study was to identify factors associated with successful or unsuccessful attempts to stand in horses following general anaesthesia…