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Staphylococcal bacterial contamination of portable electronic devices in a large veterinary hospital

| Journal of Small Animal Practice | 2020 | This study aimed to determine the prevalence of staphylococcal contamination on portable electronic devices (PEDs), such as mobile phones and tablets, to identify the level of contamination and to determine whether humans or animals were the likely source…

Assisting decision-making on age of neutering for 35 breeds of dogs: Associated joint disorders, cancers, and urinary incontinence

|Frontiers in Veterinary Science | 2020 | This paper used hospital records, covering a 15-year period, from the Veterinary Medical Teaching hospital at the University of California, to analyse the risk of specific joint disorders and cancers associated with neutering at various ages…

Randomized controlled clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of intratumoral treatment of canine mast cell tumors with tigilanol tiglate (EBC‐46)

|Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | 2020 | This paper reports on a randomised controlled trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of a new treatment for mast cell tumours…

Recognition, Treatment, and Monitoring of Canine Hypovolaemic Shock

| Topics in Companion Animal Medicine | 2020 | This paper could be used as the basis of a discussion on the management of hypovolaemic shock in dogs …

Staff attitudes to and compliance with the use of a surgical safety checklist

| Journal of Small Animal Practice | 2020 | This recently published paper could be a useful way of discussing the benefits and potential barriers to the introduction of surgical safety checklists in a practice …