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Prevalence and clinical significance of heart murmurs detected on cardiac auscultation in 856 cats

L. Ferasin, H. Ferasin, A. Cala and N. Creelman | Veterinary Sciences | October 2022
The aim of this retrospective study was to identify the prevalence and clinical significance of heart murmurs detected during routine physical examinations in cats…

ACVIM consensus statement on diagnosis and management of acute canine thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion

N.J. Olby, S.A. Moore, B. Brisson, J. Fenn, T. Flegel, G. Kortz, M. Lewis and A. Tipold | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | September/October 2022
The aim of this consensus statement was to review the available literature on the diagnosis and management of acute thoracolumbar intervertebral disc extrusion (TL-IVDE) in dogs and to make recommendations based on the consensus of the expert panel…

Comparison of the sedative effects of intranasal or intramuscular dexmedetomidine at low doses in healthy dogs: a randomized clinical trial

V. López-Ramis, S. Canfrán and I.A. Gómez de Segura | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | August 2022
The aim of this prospective, randomised, blinded clinical trial was to compare the sedative effects of dexmedetomidine administered either intranasally or intramuscularly in healthy dogs…

2022 ISFM Consensus Guidelines on Management of the Inappetent Hospitalised Cat

S. Taylor, D.L. Chan, C. Villaverde, L. Ryan, F. Peron, J. Quimby, C. O’Brien and S. Chalhoub | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | July 2022
The aim of these consensus guidelines is to provide information for practitioners on the general management of inappetence in hospitalised cats…

Mortality related to general anaesthesia and sedation in dogs under UK primary veterinary care

S.J. Shoop-Worrall, D.G. O’Neill, J. Viscasillas and D.C. Brodbelt | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | September 2022
The aim of this nested case control study was to investigate the risk factors for general anaesthesia (GA)/sedative-related deaths overall and for neuter-specific procedures in dogs at UK primary care veterinary practices…

Comparison of diet, lactulose, and metronidazole combinations in the control of pre‐surgical clinical signs in dogs with congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts

G. Serrano, N. Devriendt, H. de Rooster and D. Paepe | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | July 2022
The aim of this randomised clinical trial was to compare the effect of a hepatic supportive diet (HSD), HSD and lactulose, or HSD and metronidazole, on clinical signs and fasting ammonia (FA) and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in dogs recently diagnosed with a congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt (cEHPSS)…

Clinical and clinicopathological characteristics, treatment, and outcome for dogs and cats with confirmed foxtail foreign body lesions: 791 cases (2009–2018)

H.S. Philp, S.E. Epstein and K. Hopper | Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care | May 2022
The aim of this retrospective study was to report on the clinical and clinicopathological characteristics, treatment, and outcome for dogs and cats with a confirmed foxtail…

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…