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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…

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…

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…

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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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Long-lived immunity to canine core vaccine antigens in UK dogs as assessed by an in-practice test kit

R. Killey, C. Mynors, R. Pearce, A. Nell, A. Prentis and M.J. Day | Journal of Small Animal Practice | January 2018
The WSAVA and AAHA have defined canine core vaccines, i.e. those that all dogs regardless of circumstances or geographical location should receive, as those that protect from canine distemper virus (CDV), canine adenovirus (CAV) and canine parvovirus type 2 (CPV2)…

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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Three cases of imported eyeworm infection in dogs: a new threat for the United Kingdom

J.Graham-Brown, P. Gilmore, V. Colella, L. Moss, C. Dixon, M. Andrews, P. Arbeid, J. Barber, D. Timofte, J. McGarry, D. Otranto and D. Williams, | Veterinary Record | September 2017
Thelazia callipaeda is a vector-borne zoonotic parasite which is capable of infecting a wide range of mammalian host species including dogs, cats and humans. T callipaeda reside in the eyes and associated tissues causing a variety of ocular symptoms from mild (epiphora, conjunctivitis and chemosis) to severe pathology (corneal ulceration) which, if untreated, can lead to secondary infections and blindness…