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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…

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…

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…

Frunevetmab, a felinized anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibody, for the treatment of pain from osteoarthritis in cats

M.E. Gruen, J.A.E. Myers, J-K.S. Tena, C. Becskei, D.M. Cleaver and B.D.X. Lascelles | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | November/December 2021
The aim of this randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind study was to evaluate the efficacy of frunevetmab, a felinized anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibody in cats with naturally occurring osteoarthritic (OA) pain…

Feline blood pressure measurement: when is it needed?

S.Caney | Companion Animal | December 2021
This clinical review article provides a clear overview of systemic hypertension and blood pressure measurement in the cat…

Efficacy and safety of enflicoxib for treatment of canine osteoarthritis: A 6-week randomised, controlled, blind, multicentre clinical trial

M. Salichs, L. Badiella, P. Sarasola and J. Homedes | Veterinary Record | September 2021
The aim of this prospective randomised controlled trial was to confirm the safety and efficacy of enflicoxib for the treatment of naturally occurring osteoarthritis (OA) in dogs…

Results of urinary bacterial cultures and antibiotic susceptibility testing of dogs and cats in the UK

J.D. Fonseca, D.E. Mavrides, P.A. Graham and T.D. McHugh | Journal of Small Animal Practice | August 2021
The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the antibiotic resistance of bacterial uropathogens in dogs and cats in the UK…

Using psychopharmacology in the treatment of problem behaviours in dogs and cats

C. Warnes | UK-Vet Companion Animal | October 2021
This review article, written by a veterinary behaviourist, provides an overview of some of the behaviourally-active drugs that are used to treat dogs and cats in the UK and discusses some of the factors that need to be considered when using medication as part of behaviour modification in cats and dogs…