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Otitis media/interna and encephalitozoonosis are the most common causes of head tilt in pet rabbits in the UK: 73 cases (2009-2020) (2024)
Journal Article
Liatis, T., Makri, N., Czopowicz, M., Richardson, J., Nuttall, T., & Suñol, A. (2024). Otitis media/interna and encephalitozoonosis are the most common causes of head tilt in pet rabbits in the UK: 73 cases (2009-2020). Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.4267

BackgroundThere are limited studies that identify diseases associated with head tilt in pet rabbits.MethodsThis was an observational, retrospective, single-centre study of rabbits with head tilt presented between 2009 and 2020. Descriptive statistics... Read More about Otitis media/interna and encephalitozoonosis are the most common causes of head tilt in pet rabbits in the UK: 73 cases (2009-2020).

Footfall patterns and stride parameters of Common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) on land (2024)
Journal Article
Hutchinson, J., & Pringle, E. V. (2024). Footfall patterns and stride parameters of Common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) on land. PeerJ, 12, https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.17675

Common hippopotamuses (hippos) are among the largest extant land mammals. They thus offer potential further insight into how giant body size on land influences locomotor patterns and abilities. Furthermore, as they have semi-aquatic habits and unusua... Read More about Footfall patterns and stride parameters of Common hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) on land.

Hollow-fibre infection model: adaptations for the culture and assessment of fastidious organisms (2024)
Journal Article
Mead, A., Azzariti, S., & Pelligand, L. (2024). Hollow-fibre infection model: adaptations for the culture and assessment of fastidious organisms. Access Microbiology, 6(6), https://doi.org/10.1099/acmi.0.000744.v3

The Hollow-fibre Infection Model (HFIM) is a valuable in vitro platform for emulating antimicrobial drug (AMD) pharmacokinetic (PK) profiles. Despite its potential, standardized protocols for HFIM operation, especially concerning fastidious organisms... Read More about Hollow-fibre infection model: adaptations for the culture and assessment of fastidious organisms.

Connected impacts: combining migration tracking data with species distribution models reveals the complex potential impacts of climate change on European Bee-eaters (2024)
Journal Article
Abdul-Wahab, C., Santos Costa, J., D'Mello, F., & Häkkinen, H. (in press). Connected impacts: combining migration tracking data with species distribution models reveals the complex potential impacts of climate change on European Bee-eaters. Journal of Ornithology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10336-024-02190-z

Climate change is a key driver of biodiversity loss in multiple ecosystems, which can act at multiple stages of a species life and annual cycle. Identifying where, when, and how these impacts may happen is key to understanding, and planning for, the... Read More about Connected impacts: combining migration tracking data with species distribution models reveals the complex potential impacts of climate change on European Bee-eaters.

Determinants of Thoroughbred yearling sales price in the UK (2024)
Journal Article
Mouncey, R. R., Alarcon, P., & Verheyen, K. L. (2024). Determinants of Thoroughbred yearling sales price in the UK. Veterinary Record Open, 11(1), https://doi.org/10.1002/vro2.81

Background Industry-level figures suggest that up to two-thirds of Thoroughbred breeding operations in the UK are unprofitable and that around half of sales transactions of Thoroughbred yearlings, commercial breeders’ predominant income source, retu... Read More about Determinants of Thoroughbred yearling sales price in the UK.

Regenerative Medicine and Biological Treatments (2024)
Book Chapter
Guest, D., Schramme, M., & Smith, R. (2024). Regenerative Medicine and Biological Treatments. In Essential Facts of Equine Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Many tissues undergo poor natural regeneration following injury or disease and the reparative healing process can lead to tissues that are functionally inferior and prone to re-injury. Regenerative medicine aims to induce natural tissue regeneration... Read More about Regenerative Medicine and Biological Treatments.

Is badger culling associated with risk compensation behaviour among cattle farmers? (2024)
Journal Article
Brunton, L., & Enticott, G. (in press). Is badger culling associated with risk compensation behaviour among cattle farmers?. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.4152

Background Risk compensation theory suggests that behaviours are modified in response to interventions that remove risks by substituting them with other risky behaviours to maintain a ‘risk equilibrium’. Alternatively, risk reduction interventions m... Read More about Is badger culling associated with risk compensation behaviour among cattle farmers?.

Exposure to urban particulate matter (UPM) impairs mitochondrial dynamics in BV2 cells, triggering a mitochondrial biogenesis response (2024)
Journal Article
Morris, R. H., Counsell, S. J., McGonnell, I. M., & Thornton, C. (in press). Exposure to urban particulate matter (UPM) impairs mitochondrial dynamics in BV2 cells, triggering a mitochondrial biogenesis response. Journal of Physiology, https://doi.org/10.1113/jp285978

World Health Organisation data suggest that up to 99% of the global population are exposed to air pollutants above recommended levels. Impacts to health range from increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease to chronic respiratory conditions,... Read More about Exposure to urban particulate matter (UPM) impairs mitochondrial dynamics in BV2 cells, triggering a mitochondrial biogenesis response.

Re-evaluating the placebo response in recent canine dietary epilepsy trials (2024)
Journal Article
Schmidt, T., Meyerhoff, N., Meller, S., Twele, F., Charalambous, M., Berk, B., …Volk, H. (2024). Re-evaluating the placebo response in recent canine dietary epilepsy trials. BMC Veterinary Research, 20(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-024-04066-z

The placebo response is a common phenomenon. Limited evidence is available about its magnitude in canine epilepsy trials, even though it can significantly influence the efficacy evaluation of new treatments. It was hypothesised that the placebo respo... Read More about Re-evaluating the placebo response in recent canine dietary epilepsy trials.

Epidemiology of heat-related illness in dogs under UK emergency veterinary care in 2022 (2024)
Journal Article
Beard, S., Hall, E. J., Bradbury, J., Carter, A. J., Gilbert, S., & O'Neill, D. G. (2024). Epidemiology of heat-related illness in dogs under UK emergency veterinary care in 2022. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.4153

Background: Dogs are exposed to increasing environmental risk for developing heat-related illness (HRI), with 2022 recorded as the hottest year to date in the UK and most of Europe. Methods: This study used VetCompass data to report the incidence ris... Read More about Epidemiology of heat-related illness in dogs under UK emergency veterinary care in 2022.

Researcher, research thyself? Mapping the landscape of canine health and welfare research funding provided by UK not-for-profit organisations from 2012–2022 (2024)
Journal Article
O'Neill, D., Skipper, A. M., & Packer, R. M. . A. (2024). Researcher, research thyself? Mapping the landscape of canine health and welfare research funding provided by UK not-for-profit organisations from 2012–2022. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 19(5), e0303498. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0303498

Background Research into canine health and welfare is supported by Government, charitable and private UK funding organisations. However, there is no current overall visibility or coordination of these funding activities, potentially compromising opti... Read More about Researcher, research thyself? Mapping the landscape of canine health and welfare research funding provided by UK not-for-profit organisations from 2012–2022.

Diabetes drugs activate neuroprotective pathways in models of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (2024)
Journal Article
Poupon-Bejuit, L., Geard, A., Millicheap, N., Rocha-Ferreira, E., Hagberg, H., Thornton, C., & Rahim, A. A. (2024). Diabetes drugs activate neuroprotective pathways in models of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. EMBO Molecular Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1038/s44321-024-00079-1

Hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) arises from diminished blood flow and oxygen to the neonatal brain during labor, leading to infant mortality or severe brain damage, with a global incidence of 1.5 per 1000 live births. Glucagon-like Peptide 1 R... Read More about Diabetes drugs activate neuroprotective pathways in models of neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs) (2024)
Report
Myers, J., Whatford, L., Qi, A., Cooke, R., Payne-Gifford, S., Tak, M., …Haesler, B. (2024). Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs). not applicable

An unprecedented set of challenges now confronts livestock food systems in Britain. With household budgets being squeezed, producers, processors, retailers and wholesalers are under increasing pressure to maintain the affordability of their products... Read More about Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMs).

Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP) (2024)
Report
Payne-Gifford, S., Myers, J., Whatford, L., Tak, M., van Winden, S., Qi, A., …Barling, D. (2024). Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP). RVC Research online: not applicable

An unprecedented set of challenges now confronts livestock food systems in Britain. With household budgets being squeezed, producers, processors, retailers and wholesalers are under increasing pressure to maintain the affordability of their products... Read More about Animal Health and Welfare Pathway (AHWP).

Transparency in the beef and sheep meat food systems enables agency and fairness. (2024)
Report
Whatford, L., Payne-Gifford, S., Myers, J., Tak, M., van Winden, S., Qi, A., …Haesler, B. (2024). Transparency in the beef and sheep meat food systems enables agency and fairness. RVC Research online: not applicable

An unprecedented set of challenges now confronts livestock food systems in Britain. With household budgets being squeezed, producers, processors, retailers and wholesalers are under increasing pressure to maintain the affordability of their products... Read More about Transparency in the beef and sheep meat food systems enables agency and fairness..

Autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells are safe for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy (2024)
Journal Article
Goldberg, A., Masci, L., O'Donnell, P., Green, R., Brooking, D., Bassett, P., …Smith, R. (2024). Autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells are safe for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy. Scientific Reports, 14(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-61399-3

Achilles tendinopathy is a disabling condition that affects more than 50% of runners. Pre-clinical studies in a large animal model of naturally-occurring tendinopathy similar to human Achilles tendinopathy has shown benefits of autologous bone marrow... Read More about Autologous bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells are safe for the treatment of Achilles tendinopathy.

A screen for <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> sporozoite surface protein binding to human hepatocyte surface receptors identifies novel host-pathogen interactions (2024)
Journal Article
Segireddy, R., Belda, H., Yang, A., Dundas, K., Knoeckel, J., Galaway, F., …Douglas, A. (2024). A screen for Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite surface protein binding to human hepatocyte surface receptors identifies novel host-pathogen interactions. Malaria Journal, 23(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12936-024-04913-2

Background Sporozoite invasion of hepatocytes is an essential step in the Plasmodium life-cycle and has similarities, at the cellular level, to merozoite invasion of erythrocytes. In the case of the Plasmodium blood-stage, efforts to identify host-pa... Read More about A screen for <i>Plasmodium falciparum</i> sporozoite surface protein binding to human hepatocyte surface receptors identifies novel host-pathogen interactions.

ACVIM consensus statement on the diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenia in dogs and cats (2024)
Journal Article
LeVine, D., Kidd, L., Garden, O., Brooks, M., Goggs, R., Kohn, B., …Spada, E. (2024). ACVIM consensus statement on the diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenia in dogs and cats. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16996

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is the most common acquired primary hemostatic disorder in dogs. Immune thrombocytopenia less commonly affects cats but is an important cause of mortality and treatment-associated morbidity in both species. Immune thromb... Read More about ACVIM consensus statement on the diagnosis of immune thrombocytopenia in dogs and cats.