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Corona virus

COVID-19 and animals

Published 20 April 2020 | Updated 2 September 2020
A review of the latest available evidence on SARS-CoV-2, the virus associated with the disease COVID-19, and animals …

Retrospective study of the diagnostic utility of Spec fPL in the assessment of 274 sick cats

C. Lee, A. Kathrani and J. Maddison | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | May 2020
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of the Spec fPL test and selected biochemical tests in the diagnosis of pancreatitis in cats…

Changing policy to treat foals with Rhodococcus equi pneumonia in the later course of disease decreases antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate

D. Arnold‐Lehna, M. Venner, L.J. Berghaus, R. Berghaus and S. Giguère | Equine Veterinary Journal | July 2020
The objective of this retrospective study was to determine whether targeted treatment of foals with R equi resulted in a decrease in antimicrobial usage without increasing mortality rate…

Comparison of two topical treatments of gastro-oesophageal regurgitation in dogs during under general anaesthesia

A. Allison, M. Italiano and R. Robinson | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | May 2020
The aim of this prospective, randomised controlled trial was to investigate whether suction, lavage and instillation of sodium bicarbonate would increase oesophageal pH in dogs following gastro-oesophageal regurgitation (GOReg) during general anaesthesia…

Use of reduced-energy content maintenance diets for modest weight reduction in overweight cats and dogs

E. Keller, E. Sagols, J. Flanagan, V. Biourge and A.J. German | Research in Veterinary Science | August 2020
This prospective, observational cohort study aimed to test the efficacy of reduced-energy maintenance diets for short-term weight reduction in overweight dogs and cats; and to determine if weight reduction could be achieved whilst ensuring essential nutrients intake was met…

BEVA primary care clinical guidelines: Wound management in the horse

S.L. Freeman, N.M. Ashton, Y.A. Elce, A. Hammond, A.R. Hollis and G. Quinn | Equine Veterinary Journal | May 2020
These clinical guidelines aimed to provide evidence-based recommendations on wound management in horses…

Dog owners’ perspectives on canine dental health-a questionnaire study in Sweden

K.B. Enlund, C. Brunius, J. Hanson, R. Hagman, O.V. Höglund, P. Gustås and A. Pettersson | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | June 2020
The aim of this study was to investigate dog owners’ opinions, and assessment, of their dog’s dental health…

Development of a checklist for the detection of degenerative joint disease-associated pain in cats

M. Enomoto, B.D.X. Lascelles and M.E. Gruen | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | March 2020
The aim of this study was to develop a checklist that could be completed by owners and used to identify cats likely to have pain associated with degenerative joint diseases (DJD)…

ACVIM consensus statement guidelines for the classification, diagnosis, and management of cardiomyopathies in cats

V. Luis Fuentes, J. Abbott, V. Chetboul, E. Cote, P.R. Fox, J. Häggström, M.D. Kittleson, K. Schober and J.A. Stern | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | May 2020
The aim of these consensus statement guidelines was to provide an updated classification of cardiomyopathies in cats based on echocardiographic phenotype and to provide recommendations for their diagnosis and management…

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…