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Drawing the line in clinical treatment of companion animals: recommendations from an ethics working party

H. Grimm, A. Bergadano, G.C. Musk, K. Otto, P.M. Taylor and J.C. Duncan | Veterinary Record | March 2018
Technological developments, the increasing range of treatment options available in companion animal medicine and the owner’s willingness to pay for treatment mean that veterinary surgeons are regularly confronted with ethical challenges when treating their patients…

Ceasing the use of the highest priority critically important antimicrobials does not adversely affect production, health or welfare parameters on dairy cows

A. Turner, D. Tisdall, D.C. Barrett, S. Wood, A. Dowsey and K.K. Reyher | Veterinary Record | April 2018
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in production animal medicine is an area of increasing concern and steps have already been taken to reduce antimicrobial (AM) usage in production animals…

Use of a saliva-based diagnostic test to identify tapeworm infection in horses in the UK

K.L. Lightbody, J.B. Matthews, J.G. Kemp-Symonds, P.A. Lambert and C.J. Austin | Equine Veterinary Journal | March 2018
Horses are exposed to a number of parasitic helminths whilst grazing, including tapeworms Anoplocephala perfoliata, Anoplocephala magna and Paranoplocephala mamilliana, and roundworms cyathostomins, large strongyles and Parascaris equorum

Fluid calculations: Keeping a balance

A. Thorp | Today’s Veterinary Nurse | Spring 2018
Knowledge and understanding of fluid therapy is an essential skill which veterinary nurses utilise each day as they administer and monitor intravenous fluid therapy to patients…

Haemoplasmosis in cats: European guidelines from the ABCD on prevention and management

S. Tasker, R. Hofmann-Lehmann, S. Belak, T. Frymus, D.D. Addie, M.G. Pennisi, C. Boucraut-Baralon, H. Egberink, K. Hartmann, M.J. Hosie, A. Lloret, F. Marsilio, A.D. Radford, E. Thiry, U. Truyen and K. Mostl | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | March 2018
Haemoplasmas are haemotropic bacteria that can induce anaemia in mammals. There are three main haemoplasma species that cause infection in cats, with Mycoplasma haemofelis the most pathogenic and Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum more prevalent in older cats…

Lipid emulsion in the management of poisoning

N. Bates | UK Vet Companion Animal | March 2018
Lipid emulsion is the intravenous infusion of a parental lipid formulation, which can be used to manage some toxic substances, particularly fat-soluble (lipophilic) compounds…