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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)…

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Canine dystocia in 50 UK first-opinion emergency care veterinary practices: clinical management and outcomes

D.G. O’Neill, A.M. O’Sullivan, E.A Manson, D.B. Church, P.D. McGreevy, A.K. Boag and D.C. Brodbelt | Veterinary Record | February 2019
The aim of this study was to explore the clinical management and outcomes of canine dystocia, with particular focus on caesarean section (CS), in an emergency care population…

Home monitoring of heart rate and heart rhythm with a smartphone-based ECG in dogs

T. Vezzosi, R. Tognetti, C. Buralli, F. Marchesotti, V. Patata, E. Zini and O. Domenech | Veterinary Record | December 2018
The aims of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of owners recording ECG tracings of their dogs at home with a smartphone ECG device, to assess owner satisfaction with carrying out the task and to assess the quality of the ECG tracings for interpretation…

Prospective randomised blinded clinical trial assessing effectiveness of three dental plaque control methods in dogs

R.M. Allan, V.J. Adams and N.W. Johnston | Journal of Small Animal Practice | December 2018
The aim of this randomised, blinded clinical trial was to investigate the effectiveness of three commonly used stand-alone methods of controlling dental plaque accumulation using a ‘clean mouth’ model…