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Pre-pubertal feline neutering: the role of the veterinary nurse in owner education

L. Gower | Veterinary Nursing Journal | July 2017
Veterinary nurses are often the first point of contact for clients enquiring about neutering procedures in cats. Questions may refer to early neutering and the veterinary nurse has a key educative role in delivering practical information in line with their practice policy on neutering…

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Patterns of antimicrobial agent prescription in a sentinel population of canine and feline veterinary practices in the United Kingdom

D.A. Singleton, F. Sanchez-Vizcaino, S. Dawson, P.H. Jones, P.J.M. Noble, G.L. Pinchbeck, N.J. Williams and A.D. Radford | The Veterinary Journal | June 2017
Antimicrobial resistance is recognised as a global health threat and tackling the use of antibiotics is a high priority…

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Definitive Glasgow acute pain scale for cats: validation and intervention level

J. Reid, E.M. Scott, G. Calvo and A.M. Nolan | Veterinary Record | May 2017
The ability to consistently assess pain in animals is vital for the management of analgesia. A number of assessment tools, where the scores are linked to an intervention level…

Canine dystocia in 50 UK first-opinion emergency-care veterinary practices: prevalence and risk factors

D.G. O’Neill, A.M. O’Sullivan, E.A. Manson, D.B. Church, A.K. Boag, P.D. McGreevy and D.C. Brodbelt | Veterinary Record | July 2017
The prevalence of dystocia is a major welfare concern in dogs of certain breeds. Previous studies have reported breed, body size and age as risk factors for dystocia but the results have been inconsistent…

Recommendations for approaches to meticillin-resistant staphylococcal infections of small animals: diagnosis, therapeutic considerations and preventative measures. Clinical Consensus Guidelines of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology

D. Morris, A. Loeffler, M. F. Davis, L. Guardabassi and J. S. Weese | Veterinary Dermatology | June 2017
In veterinary medicine meticillin resistance is recognised as a potentially serious and widespread problem being prevalent within populations of the Straphylococcus species of clinical importance to dogs and cats…

ISFM consensus guidelines on the diagnosis and management of hypertension in cats

S.S. Taylor, A.H. Sparkes, K. Briscoe, J. Carter, S.C. Sala, R.E. Jepson, B.S. Reynolds and B.A. Scansen | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | March 2017
Systemic arterial hypertension is a well recognised condition in older cats which can have severe clinical consequences due to target organ damage principally affecting the eyes, heart, brain and kidneys…

How to place commonly used feeding tubes in dogs and cats

R.H. Lumbis | The Veterinary Nurse | March 2017
In hospitalised patients there is often a need to provide nutritional support and the benefits of rapid initiation of feeding are widely recognised in both the veterinary and human literature…

How to manage wounds with excessive exudate

S. Bell | The Veterinary Nurse | April 2017
Wounds that produce excessive exudates can be difficult and challenging to manage…

Dexmedetomidine oromucosal gel for noise-associated acute anxiety and fear in dogs—a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study

M. Korpivaara, K. Laapas, M. Huhtinen, B. Schoning and K. Overall | The Veterinary Record | April 2017
Sensitivity to noise is one of the most common behavioural concerns reported by dog owners, with fearful response to fireworks being particularly prevalent…