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Frequency of respiratory pathogens and SARS‐CoV‐2 in canine and feline samples submitted for respiratory testing in early 2020

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Renal patients: IRIS scores, nursing care plans and care bundles

N. Ackerman | The Veterinary Nurse | December 2020
This article describes the management of cats and dogs with chronic renal failure (CRF) using the International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) staging score, which enables veterinary professionals to integrate the IRIS guidelines into care bundles as part of an overall nursing care plan…

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…