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Comparison of diet, lactulose, and metronidazole combinations in the control of pre‐surgical clinical signs in dogs with congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts

G. Serrano, N. Devriendt, H. de Rooster and D. Paepe | Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine | July 2022
The aim of this randomised clinical trial was to compare the effect of a hepatic supportive diet (HSD), HSD and lactulose, or HSD and metronidazole, on clinical signs and fasting ammonia (FA) and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations in dogs recently diagnosed with a congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunt (cEHPSS)…

Clinical and clinicopathological characteristics, treatment, and outcome for dogs and cats with confirmed foxtail foreign body lesions: 791 cases (2009–2018)

H.S. Philp, S.E. Epstein and K. Hopper | Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care | May 2022
The aim of this retrospective study was to report on the clinical and clinicopathological characteristics, treatment, and outcome for dogs and cats with a confirmed foxtail…

Ageing in cats: owner observations and clinical finding in 206 mature cats at enrolment to the Cat Prospective Ageing and Welfare Study

N. Dowgray, G. Pinchbeck, K. Eyre, V. Biourge, E. Comerford and A.J. German | Frontiers in Veterinary Science | April 2022
The aim of this study, funded by Royal Canin, was to gather standardised information through both owners and veterinary assessments to determine disease prevalence, behavioural changes, and changes in physical appearance in a group of mature cats….

2022 AAHA Pain Management Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

M.E. Gruen, B.D.X. Lascelles, E. Colleran, A. Gottlieb, J. Johnson, P. Lotsikas, D. Marcellin-Little and B. Wright | Journal of the American Animal Hospital Associaton | February 2022
The aim of these guidelines, produced by a task force of experts invited by the American Animal Hospital Association, is to help members of the veterinary team to assess pain in cats and dogs and to create pain management plans…

Online survey of owners’ experiences of medicating their cats at home

S. Taylor, S. Caney, C. Bessant and D. Gunn-Moore | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | March 2022
The aim of this online survey study was to gather data from cat owners on their experience of giving medication to cats…

Type and impact of clinical incidents identified by a voluntary reporting system covering 130 small animal practices in mainland Europe

L. Schortz, L. Mossop, A. Bergström and C. Oxtoby | Vet Record | April 2022
The aim of this study, which was funded by the AniCura Group, was to analyse voluntary reports relating to potentially harmful patient safety incidents, gathered from a large European multi-practice small animal veterinary organisation, and to increase the understanding of how such data can assist organisations to reduce the risk of incidents occurring…

Vets operating on a dog

Determining an optimum propofol infusion rate for induction of anaesthesia in healthy dogs: a randomized clinical trial

K. Walters, K. Lehnus, N.-C. Liu and S.E. Bigby | Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia | January 2022
The aim of this randomised, blinded, clinical trial, carried out in a veterinary school hospital in the United Kingdom, was to determine an optimum infusion rate of propofol that permitted rapid tracheal intubation while minimising the duration of postinduction apnoea in healthy dogs…

Outcomes of dogs undergoing surgery for gastric dilatation volvulus after rapid versus prolonged medical stabilization

E. Lhuillery, L. Velay, S. Libermann, K. Le Boedec, A. Gautherot, L. Bonneau, E. Mongellas, K. Harris and S. Etchepareborde | Veterinary Surgery | January 2022
The aim of this prospective study was to compare the outcomes of dogs with gastric dilatation volvulus (GDV) treated surgically after rapid versus prolonged stabilisation…

Kitten on weighing scale in veterinary clinic

Effect of an antimicrobial stewardship intervention on the prescribing behaviours of companion animal veterinarians: A pre–post study

B. Walker, F. Sánchez-Vizcaíno and E.N. Barker | Vet Record | February 2022
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) intervention on the antimicrobial prescribing behaviours of first opinion vets at one multi-branch small animal practice in the UK…

Surgery on the dog in veterinary clinic

Incidence of and risk factors for surgical site infection following canine limb amputation

A.R. Billas, J.A. Grimes, D.L. Hollenbeck, V.M. Dickerson, M.L. Wallace and C.W. Schmiedt | Veterinary Surgery | April 2022
The objective of this retrospective study was to identify the prevalence of postoperative surgical site infection (SSI) and risk factors for SSI in dogs following limb amputation…