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Development of a clinical tool to aid endotracheal tube size selection in dogs

G. Haider, K. Lorinson, D. Lorinson and U. Auer | Veterinary Record | February 2020
The aim of this two-part study was: 1) to identify a phenotypic parameter which correlates with the inner tracheal diameter (ITD) in order to predict the best-fitting endotracheal tube size (ETS), and 2) to develop a chart to assist in ETS selection…

Effect of subcutaneous closure technique on incisional complications and postoperative pain in cats undergoing midline celiotomy: A randomized, blinded, controlled trial

D.J. Lopez, G.M. Hayes, G.F., S.A. McCalla, D.F. LaLonde‐Paul, J.A. Flanders and J. P. Sumner | Veterinary Surgery | October 2019
The aim of this blinded randomised controlled trial was to compare the effects of three methods of subcutaneous tissue closure on postoperative complications and pain in cats undergoing midline celiotomy…

Associations between neutering and early‐onset urinary incontinence in UK bitches under primary veterinary care

C. Pegram, D.C. Brodbelt, D.B. Church, J. Hall, L. Owen, Y.M. Chang and D.G. O’Neill | Journal of Small Animal Practice | December 2019
The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to explore the association between neuter status, age at neuter and early-onset urinary incontinence (UI)…

Spaying and urinary incontinence in bitches under UK primary veterinary care: a case–control study

C. Pegram, D.G. O’Neill, D.B. Church, J. Hall, L. Owen and D.C. Brodbelt | Journal of Small Animal Practice | July 2019
The aim of this nested case-control study was to explore the associations between spaying and urinary incontinence (UI) in a primary veterinary care setting…

Behavioural differences in dogs with atopic dermatitis suggest stress could be a significant problem associated with chronic pruritus

N.D. Harvey, P.J. Craigon, S.C. Shaw, S.C. Blott and G.C.W. England | Animals | October 2019
The aim of this study was to establish whether, and how, dogs with Canine atopic dermatitis (cAD) would differ behaviourally, from dogs of the same breeds with no skin health conditions…

Brachycephalic anaesthesia, parts 1, 2 and 3

C. Scales and N.J. Clancy | Veterinary Nursing Journal | May and September 2019, January 2020
These review articles discuss Brachycephalic Airway Syndrome (BAS) and the specific considerations for preparation and monitoring of anaesthesia in brachycephalic dogs…

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…