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An overview of Lyme disease in the UK

October 2018
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease resulting from infection by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, transmitted by the tick Ixodes ricinus

Assessment of quality of life and chronic pain in dogs

Z. Belshaw and J. Yeates | The Veterinary Journal | September 2018
The aim of this paper, which is written by two experts in the field, is to summarise recent developments in the understanding and assessment of quality of life (QOL) and chronic pain in dogs and to provide recommendations in this area…

AAFP feline anesthesia guideline

S.A. Robertson, S.M. Gogolski, P. Pascoe, H.L. Shafford, J. Sager, G.M. Griffenhagen | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | July 2018
The aim of these guidelines from the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) is to make anaesthesia and sedation safer for feline patients; they are the first feline-specific anaesthesia guidelines…

Recurrent seizures in cats: Treatment – which antiepileptic drugs are recommended?

M. Hazenfratz and S.M. Taylor | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | August 2018
This is the second paper in a short series of articles on the diagnosis and treatment of recurrent seizures in cats, it sets out to the various treatment options for both recurrent seizures and the acute treatment of status epilepticus…

Evaluating the effect of metronidazole plus amoxicillin-clavulanate versus amoxicillin-clavulanate alone in canine haemorrhagic diarrhoea: a randomised controlled trial in primary care practice

V. Ortiz, L. Klein, S. Channell, B. simpson, B. Wright, C. Edwards, R. Gilbert, R. Day and S.L. Caddy | Journal of Small Animal Practice | July 2018
In primary care practice haemorrhagic diarrhoea in dogs is one of the most common conditions for which antibiotics are prescribed…

Minimising complications in soft tissue surgery — recent advances

T. Charlesworth | Companion Animal | May 2018
Discussion of complications in surgery has traditionally focused on surgical training and the refinement of technical skills in an attempt to minimise the severity and frequency of these complications…

ECG of a dog

How ECG monitoring contributes to patient care

C. Pace | The Veterinary Nurse | May 2018
Electrocardiography (ECG) is a valuable monitoring aid that records information concerning the rate, rhythm and electrical activity of the heart…

Performance evaluation and validation of the animal trauma triage score and modified Glasgow Coma Scale with suggested category adjustment in dogs: A VetCOT registry study

K. Ash, G.M. Hayes, R. Goggs and J.P. Sumner | Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care | May/June 2018
The animal trauma triage (ATT) score is used in veterinary medicine to measure illness severity in trauma patients in an attempt to calculate mortality risk probability…

Alabama rot or cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy

July 2018
Alabama rot, also known as cutaneous and renal glomerular vasculopathy (CRGV), was originally identified in greyhounds in Alabama, USA in the 1980s…

Drawing the line in clinical treatment of companion animals: recommendations from an ethics working party

H. Grimm, A. Bergadano, G.C. Musk, K. Otto, P.M. Taylor and J.C. Duncan | Veterinary Record | March 2018
Technological developments, the increasing range of treatment options available in companion animal medicine and the owner’s willingness to pay for treatment mean that veterinary surgeons are regularly confronted with ethical challenges when treating their patients…