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Comparison between a flash glucose monitoring system and a portable blood glucose meter for monitoring dogs with diabetes mellitus

F. Del Baldo, C. Canton, S. Testa, H. Swales, I. Drudi, S. Golinelli and F. Fracassi | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | November/December 2020
The aim of this prospective observational study was to compare glucose curve (GC) readings taken from insulin-treated dogs with diabetes using two different monitoring systems: The Freestyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System (FLMS) and the Portable Blood Glucose Meter (PBGM)…

Efficacy of telmisartan for the treatment of persistent renal proteinuria in dogs: A double‐masked, randomized clinical trial

B.N. Lourenço, A.E. Coleman, S.A. Brown, C.W. Schmiedt, M.C. Parkanzky and K.E. Creevy | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | November/December 2020
The aim of this prospective, double-blinded, randomised study was to evaluate the efficacy of telmisartan compared to enalapril for the reduction of proteinuria in dogs with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and persistent renal proteinuria…

at drinking from metal bowl

Renal patients: IRIS scores, nursing care plans and care bundles

N. Ackerman | The Veterinary Nurse | December 2020
This article describes the management of cats and dogs with chronic renal failure (CRF) using the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) staging score, which enables veterinary professionals to integrate the IRIS guidelines into care bundles as part of an overall nursing care plan…

Veterinary medicines and the environment

Published 2 February 2021
This Spotlight covers evidence on the impact of veterinary medicines on the environment…

Potential role of veterinary flea products in widespread pesticide contamination of English rivers

Feline tuberculosis caused by Mycobacterium bovis infection of domestic UK cats associated with feeding a commercial raw food diet

C. O’Halloran, C. Tørnqvist‐Johnsen, G. Woods, J. Mitchell, N. Reed, P. Burr, D. Gascoyne‐Binzi, M. Wegg, S.Beardall, J. Hope and D. Gunn‐Moore | Transboundary and Emerging Diseases | October 2020
The aim of this study is to report the clinical and epidemiological findings from a cluster of confirmed or highly likely Mycobacterium bovis tuberculosis cases in pet cats where there was circumstantial evidence of an association between the commercial raw diet fed to these cats and their M. bovis infection….

The utility of combined urine dipstick analysis and specific gravity measurement to determine feline proteinuria

J. Pérez‐Accino, L. Feo Bernabe, E.G. Manzanilla and J. Puig | Journal of Small Animal Practice | September 2020
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the utility of the urine dipstick combined with urine‐specific gravity (USG) for detecting proteinuria in cats when compared with urine protein‐to‐creatinine (UPC) ratio…

Benefits and risks of neutering pets – what is the evidence

Published 27 November 2020 | Updated 14 April 2021
This Spotlight covers evidence on frequent concerns about the benefits and risks of neutering pets…

Border collie dogs playing in the park

Assisting Decision-Making on Age of Neutering for 35 Breeds of Dogs: Associated Joint Disorders, Cancers, and Urinary Incontinence

B.L. Hart, L.A. Hart, A.P. Thigpen and N.H. Willits | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | July 2020
The aim of this retrospective study was to analyse in a variety of dog breeds, the increased risk of specific joint disorders and cancers associated with neutering at various ages…

Female Vet Examining Dog In Surgery

Prevalence and characterization of hypoadrenocorticism in dogs with signs of chronic gastrointestinal disease: a multicenter study

C. Hauck, S.S. Schmitz, I.A. Burgener, A. Wehner, R. Neiger, B. Kohn, T. Rieker, S. Reese and S. Unterer | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | July 2020
This prospective study aimed to assess the prevalence of hypoadrenocorticism (HA) in dogs with chronic signs of gastrointestinal disease (SGD) and to identify clinical and laboratory variables that might help to identify or exclude HA in this population…