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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
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…

Dog and the cat are lying on the carpet together

Cats vs. Dogs: The Efficacy of Feliway FriendsTM and AdaptilTM Products in Multispecies Homes

M.R. Prior and D.S. Mills | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | July 2020
The aim of this parallel randomised trial was to compare the effects of AdaptilTM and Feliway FriendsTM on the cat-dog relationship in multi species households where there was tension in the relationship between the species…

Vet in the clinic examine with stethoscope a dog breed Yorkshire terrier

Efficacy of oral torasemide in dogs with degenerative mitral valve disease and new onset congestive heart failure: The CARPODIEM study

B. Besche, T. Blondel, E. Guillot, C. Garelli‐Paar and M.A. Oyama | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | September 2020
The aim of this blinded, randomised, non-inferiority study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of torasemide, compared to furosemide, in dogs with congestive heart failure (CHF) caused by degenerative mitral valve disease (DMVD)…

Dog Jack Russell Terrier looks curiously at the car window

Dogs don’t die just in hot cars–exertional heat-related illness (heatstroke) is a greater threat to UK dogs

E.J. Hall, A.J. Carter and D.G. O’Neill | Animals | July 2020
This aim of this retrospective study was to identify the leading triggers for heat-related illness (HRI) in the UK dog population; identify the risk factors for the top three key triggers of HRI and compare the fatality rate and seasonal temperatures between different HRI triggers…

Cat having a check up by a vet in clinic

2020 AAHA/AAFP Feline Vaccination Guidelines

A.E.S. Stone, G.O. Brummet, E.M. Carozza, P.H. Kass, E.P. Petersen, J. Sykes and M.E. Westman | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | August 2020
The aim of these guidelines, produced jointly by a Task Force of experts from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP), was to provide recommendations based on the latest available evidence combined with expert opinion on feline vaccination…

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…