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Efficacy and safety of an anti-nerve growth factor antibody (Frunevetmab) for the treatment of degenerative joint disease-associated chronic pain in cats: A multisite pilot field study

M.E. Gruen, J.A.E. Myers and B. D. X. Lascelles | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | May 2021
The aim of this randomised placebo-controlled, double-blinded trial was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of two administration routes of frunevetmab compared to placebo in the treatment of degenerative joint disease (DJD)-associated pain in client-owned cats…

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…

From the other perspective: Behavioural factors associated with UK sheep farmers’ attitudes towards antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

C. Doidge, E. Lima, F. Lovatt, C. Hudson and J. Kaler | PLOS ONE | May 2021
The aim of this observational study was to categorise sheep farmers based on their attitudes to antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance and then identify the behaviours associated with the farmers in these groups…

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…

2021 AAFP Feline Senior Care Guidelines

M. Ray, H.C. Carney, B. Boynton, J. Quimby, S. Robertson, K. St Denis, H. Tuzio and B. Wright | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | June 2021
These consensus guidelines provide information for practitioners on all aspects of the care of senior cats…

Evaluation of Pexion® (imepitoin) for treatment of storm anxiety in dogs: A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

I. Perdew, C. Emke, B. Johnson, V. Dixit, Y. Song, E.H. Griffith, P. Watson and M.E. Gruen | Veterinary Record | May 2021
The aim of this randomised placebo-controlled, double-blinded study was to assess the efficacy of imepitoin for the treatment of storm anxiety in dogs…

Vet examine rabbit in clinic

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…

Vet examine dog eye

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…