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Retrospective study of the diagnostic utility of Spec fPL in the assessment of 274 sick cats

C. Lee, A. Kathrani and J. Maddison | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | May 2020
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of the Spec fPL test and selected biochemical tests in the diagnosis of pancreatitis in cats…

Comparison of two topical treatments of gastro-oesophageal regurgitation in dogs during under general anaesthesia

A. Allison, M. Italiano and R. Robinson | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | May 2020
The aim of this prospective, randomised controlled trial was to investigate whether suction, lavage and instillation of sodium bicarbonate would increase oesophageal pH in dogs following gastro-oesophageal regurgitation (GOReg) during general anaesthesia…

Use of reduced-energy content maintenance diets for modest weight reduction in overweight cats and dogs

E. Keller, E. Sagols, J. Flanagan, V. Biourge and A.J. German | Research in Veterinary Science | August 2020
This prospective, observational cohort study aimed to test the efficacy of reduced-energy maintenance diets for short-term weight reduction in overweight dogs and cats; and to determine if weight reduction could be achieved whilst ensuring essential nutrients intake was met…

Dog owners’ perspectives on canine dental health-a questionnaire study in Sweden

K.B. Enlund, C. Brunius, J. Hanson, R. Hagman, O.V. Höglund, P. Gustås and A. Pettersson | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | June 2020
The aim of this study was to investigate dog owners’ opinions, and assessment, of their dog’s dental health…

Development of a checklist for the detection of degenerative joint disease-associated pain in cats

M. Enomoto, B.D.X. Lascelles and M.E. Gruen | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | March 2020
The aim of this study was to develop a checklist that could be completed by owners and used to identify cats likely to have pain associated with degenerative joint diseases (DJD)…

ACVIM consensus statement guidelines for the classification, diagnosis, and management of cardiomyopathies in cats

V. Luis Fuentes, J. Abbott, V. Chetboul, E. Cote, P.R. Fox, J. Häggström, M.D. Kittleson, K. Schober and J.A. Stern | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | May 2020
The aim of these consensus statement guidelines was to provide an updated classification of cardiomyopathies in cats based on echocardiographic phenotype and to provide recommendations for their diagnosis and management…

Importing rescue dogs into the UK: reasons, methods and welfare considerations

C. Norman, J. Stavisky and C. Westgarth | Veterinary Record | February 2020
The aim of this study, which was funded by the Animal Welfare Foundation, was to establish the reasons why people adopt rescued dogs from outside the UK and to investigate health and welfare problems with these dogs…

A prospective randomized, double‐blinded clinical study evaluating the efficacy and safety of bupivacaine versus morphine‐bupivacaine in caudal epidurals in cats with urethral obstruction

C.L.Pratt, A. Balakrishnan, E. McGowan, K.J. Drobatz and E.L Reineke | Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care | March/April 2020
The aim of this prospective, double-blinded, randomised, sham-controlled study was to investigate whether the use of the caudal epidural technique in cats with urethral obstruction (UO) facilitates the process of urinary catheter placement and provides longer-term analgesia during hospitalisation…

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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…