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Haemoplasmosis in cats: European guidelines from the ABCD on prevention and management

S. Tasker, R. Hofmann-Lehmann, S. Belak, T. Frymus, D.D. Addie, M.G. Pennisi, C. Boucraut-Baralon, H. Egberink, K. Hartmann, M.J. Hosie, A. Lloret, F. Marsilio, A.D. Radford, E. Thiry, U. Truyen and K. Mostl | Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery | March 2018
Haemoplasmas are haemotropic bacteria that can induce anaemia in mammals. There are three main haemoplasma species that cause infection in cats, with Mycoplasma haemofelis the most pathogenic and Candidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum more prevalent in older cats…

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Management of urinary disease in cats and dogs

April 2018
The last In The Spotlight topic focused on the managment of chronic kidney disease in cats and dogs – this time, the Spotlight is on the management of other urinary diseases…

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Rapid assessment with physical examination in dyspnoeic cats: the RAPID CAT study

D. Dickson, C.J.L. Little, J. Harris and M. Rishniw | Journal of Small Animal Practice | February 2018
Dyspnoea, which is defined as difficult or laboured breathing, is a common presentation in veterinary practice and is often associated with life-threatening diseases…

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Pain scoring systems for cats

M.E. Goldberg | Feline Focus | January 2018
Accurate pain assessment is necessary to ensure that a patient receives safe and effective analgesia which is tailored to their individual needs…

World Small Animal Veterinary Association Global Dental Guidelines

WSAVA | November 2017
Dental and oral diseases are one of the most common problems encountered in small animal practice. These diseases lead to conditions which can cause significant pain, thus undiagnosed or untreated dental disease is a significant animal welfare concern…

Introduction of a sepsis bundle in the ICU and ER: a case-based discussion

K. Gray | Veterinary Nursing Journal | November 2017
Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis are often encountered in veterinary practice; however, there are few sepsis care tools available to support veterinary professionals in recognising and managing this condition…

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Dental anaesthesia and analgesia of the dog and cat

H. Benney | The Veterinary Nurse | July 2017
Dental surgery is a common procedure in veterinary practice requiring careful consideration of patient monitoring and airway protection. This review article looks at the dental patient through all stages of anaesthesia…

Surgical sterilisation of cat

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…