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Minimising complications in soft tissue surgery — recent advances

T. Charlesworth | Companion Animal | May 2018
Discussion of complications in surgery has traditionally focused on surgical training and the refinement of technical skills in an attempt to minimise the severity and frequency of these complications…

ECG of a dog

How ECG monitoring contributes to patient care

C. Pace | The Veterinary Nurse | May 2018
Electrocardiography (ECG) is a valuable monitoring aid that records information concerning the rate, rhythm and electrical activity of the heart…

Drawing the line in clinical treatment of companion animals: recommendations from an ethics working party

H. Grimm, A. Bergadano, G.C. Musk, K. Otto, P.M. Taylor and J.C. Duncan | Veterinary Record | March 2018
Technological developments, the increasing range of treatment options available in companion animal medicine and the owner’s willingness to pay for treatment mean that veterinary surgeons are regularly confronted with ethical challenges when treating their patients…

Lipid emulsion in the management of poisoning

N. Bates | UK Vet Companion Animal | March 2018
Lipid emulsion is the intravenous infusion of a parental lipid formulation, which can be used to manage some toxic substances, particularly fat-soluble (lipophilic) compounds…

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…

Old dog Noah

Caregiver burden in owners of a sick companion animal: a cross-sectional observational study

M.B. Spitznagel, D.M. Jacobson, M.D. Cox, M.D. Carlson | Veterinary Record | September 2017
Clients who provide care for a companion animal with a protracted illness may experience ‘caregiver burden’. In human literature, caregiver burden has been linked to stress, depression and anxiety which can lead to anger and greater levels of healthcare utilisation…

Dental check of teeth yellow labrador retriever

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…

dog and cat playing together outdoor cat lying on the back

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…

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…