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Chronic pain in cats: Recent advances in clinical assessment

B.P. Monteiro and P.V. Steagall | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | July 2019
This review article considers the recent advances in the assessment of chronic pain in cats, discusses the continuing challenges and offers some thoughts on future perspectives…

Pregabalin for the treatment of syringomyelia-associated neuropathic pain in dogs: A randomised, placebo-controlled, double-masked clinical trial

S. Sanchis-Mora, Y.M. Chang, S.M. Abeyesinghe, A. Fisher, N. Upton, H.A. Volk and L. Pelligand | The Veterinary Journal | August 2019
The aim of this double-blinded, randomised, crossover placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate the efficacy of pregabalin for the treatment of central neuropathic pain (NeP) in dogs with Chiari-like malformation and syringomyelia (CM/SM)…

Age at gonadectomy and risk of overweight/obesity and orthopedic injury in a cohort of Golden Retrievers

M. Simpson, S. Albright, B. Wolfe, E. Searfoss, K. Street, K. Diehl and R. Page | PLOS ONE | July 2019
The aim of this prospective cohort study was to establish the association between gonadectomy in Golden Retrievers and two outcomes: overweight or obesity and orthopaedic injuries…

Exploring early life events including diet in cats presenting for gastrointestinal signs in later life

A. Kathrani, E.J. Blackwell, J.L. Williams, T. Gruffydd-Jones, J.K. Murray, M.Hezzell and E.J. Hall | Veterinary Record | June 2019
The aim of this study, which received financial support from Waltham Pet Nutrition and Cats Protection, was to identify if certain early life events were more prevalent in cats presenting to veterinary practices on at least two occasions for gastrointestinal signs between six and 30 months of age, compared to those that had never visited for gastrointestinal signs…

Managing pain in common end-of-life conditions

A. Malik and S. Gregersen | The Veterinary Nurse | May 2019
The aim of this article was to consider some of the common end-of-life conditions that cause, or have the potential to cause, pain, and to provide guidance on how best to manage these in practice…

ACVIM consensus statement on the treatment of immune‐mediated hemolytic anemia in dogs

J.W. Swann, O.A. Garden, C.L. Fellman, B. Glanemann, R. Goggs, D.N. LeVine, A.J. Mackin and N.T. Whitley | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | May/June 2019
The aim of this consensus statement was to give recommendations for the treatment of immune‐mediated haemolytic anemia (IMHA) in dogs…

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International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID) guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bacterial urinary tract infections in dogs and cats

J.S. Weese, J. Blondeau, D. Boothe, L.G. Guardabassi, N. Gumley, M. Papich, L.R. Jessen, M. Lappin, S. Rankin, J.L. Westropp and J. Sykes | The Veterinary Journal | May 2019
Bacterial urinary tract infection is a common clinical presentation in general practice and one of the more common reasons for antimicrobial prescription…

A comparison of the rates of postoperative complications between dogs undergoing laparoscopic and open ovariectomy

T.M. Charlesworth and F.T. Sanchez | Journal of Small Animal Practice | March 2019
This retrospective non-randomised study examined and compared postoperative wound healing complication rates from ovariectomy (OE) between laparoscopic surgery and open surgical approach from one practice…

ACVIM consensus statement on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis in dogs

C.R.L. Webster, S.A. Center, J.M. Cullen, D.G. Penninck, K.P. Richter, D.C. Twedt and P.J. Watson | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | May/June 2019
This consensus statement on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic hepatitis (CH) in dogs is based on the expert opinion of seven specialists, a review of the veterinary literature and selective use of literature on CH in humans…

A double‐blinded, randomized, methylprednisolone‐controlled study on the efficacy of oclacitinib in the management of pruritus in cats with nonflea nonfood‐induced hypersensitivity dermatitis

c. Noli, I. Matricoti and C. Schievano | Veterinary Dermatology | January 2019
The aim of this randomised, double blind methylprednisolone-controlled study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of oclacitinib given at 1 mg/kg per os twice daily in cats with non-flea, non-food-induced hypersensitivity dermatitis (NFNFIHD)…