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Ageing in cats: owner observations and clinical finding in 206 mature cats at enrolment to the Cat Prospective Ageing and Welfare Study

N. Dowgray, G. Pinchbeck, K. Eyre, V. Biourge, E. Comerford and A.J. German | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | April 2022
The aim of this study, funded by Royal Canin, was to gather standardised information through both owners and veterinary assessments to determine disease prevalence, behavioural changes, and changes in physical appearance in a group of mature cats….

2022 AAHA Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

M.E. Gruen, B.D.X. Lascelles, E. Colleran, A. Gottlieb, J. Johnson, P. Lotsikas, D. Marcellin-Little and B. Wright | Journal of the American Animal Hospital Associaton | February 2022
The aim of these guidelines, produced by a task force of experts invited by the American Animal Hospital Association, is to help members of the veterinary team to assess pain in cats and dogs and to create pain management plans…

Online survey of owners’ experiences of medicating their cats at home

S. Taylor, S. Caney, C. Bessant and D. Gunn-Moore | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | March 2022
The aim of this online survey study was to gather data from cat owners on their experience of giving medication to cats…

Type and impact of clinical incidents identified by a voluntary reporting system covering 130 small animal practices in mainland Europe

L. Schortz, L. Mossop, A. Bergström and C. Oxtoby | Vet Record | April 2022
The aim of this study, which was funded by the AniCura Group, was to analyse voluntary reports relating to potentially harmful patient safety incidents, gathered from a large European multi-practice small animal veterinary organisation, and to increase the understanding of how such data can assist organisations to reduce the risk of incidents occurring…

Risk factors for a first episode of primary uveitis in the UK and proportion of cases that experience recurrence following this first episode

F. Malalana, J.L. Ireland, G.L. Pinchbeck and C.M. McGowan | Equine Veterinary Journal | March 2022
This prospective, case-control longitudinal study aimed to determine the potential risk factors for the development of primary uveitis in horses in the UK and the prevalence of cases that experience recurrence following this first episode…

Cattle farmer psychosocial profiles and their association with control strategies for bovine viral diarrhoea

N.S. Prosser, M.J. Green, E. Ferguson, M.J. Tildesley, E.M. Hill, M.J. Keeling and J. Kaler | Journal of Dairy Science | April 2022
The aim of this survey study was to investigate the psychosocial profiles of UK cattle farmers and to evaluate how individual profiles and factors from the COM-B framework of behaviour change are associated with the farmer’s control strategies for bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD)…

Vets operating on a dog

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…

Horses in a barn

Antimicrobial resistance in clinical bacterial isolates from horses in the UK.

C.M. Isgren, N.J. Williams, O.D. Fletcher, D. Timofte, R.J. Newton, T.W. Maddox, P.D. Clegg and G.L. Pinchbeck | Equine Veterinary Journal | March 2022
The aim of this prospective observational study was to describe the prevalence of bacteria most commonly isolated from clinical specimens and patterns of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among bacterial isolates from equine samples sent to six UK diagnostic laboratories over a 12-month period…

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…