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Equine squamous gastric disease: prevalence, impact and management (2021)
Journal Article
Hewetson, M., & Tallon, R. (2021). Equine squamous gastric disease: prevalence, impact and management. Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, https://doi.org/10.2147/VMRR.S235258

This narrative review explores the etiopathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis and treatment of ESGD (Equine Squamous Gastric Disease) and discusses the impact of this commonly encountered condition on the equine industry. ESGD refers specifically to... Read More about Equine squamous gastric disease: prevalence, impact and management.

Tracheal trauma and pneumonia secondary to endotracheal intubation in a horse undergoing general anaesthesia, computerised tomography and myelography (2021)
Journal Article
Díaz, M. D. M., Hewetson, M., & Kaartinen, J. (2021). Tracheal trauma and pneumonia secondary to endotracheal intubation in a horse undergoing general anaesthesia, computerised tomography and myelography. Equine Veterinary Education, n/a(n/a), https://doi.org/10.1111/eve.13591

Summary Endotracheal intubation is commonly performed in horses undergoing general anaesthesia to avoid fluid aspiration and provide mechanical ventilation and inhalational anaesthetic agents. Secondary laryngeal and tracheal trauma following intubat... Read More about Tracheal trauma and pneumonia secondary to endotracheal intubation in a horse undergoing general anaesthesia, computerised tomography and myelography.

Managing glandular gastric disease in horses (2021)
Journal Article
Hewetson, M. (2021). Managing glandular gastric disease in horses. Vet Record Case Reports, https://doi.org/10.1002/inpr.40

Background: Equine glandular gastric disease (EGGD) is an erosive disease of the glandular mucosa of the stomach, which is increasingly recognised as a potential cause of poor performance, girthing pain and behavioural changes in sport horses. Unfort... Read More about Managing glandular gastric disease in horses.

A case of verminous mastitis in a mare (2020)
Journal Article
Gratwick, Z., Frean, J., Plessis, D., Hewetson, M., & Schwan, V. (2020). A case of verminous mastitis in a mare. Equine Veterinary Education,

This report describes bilateral mammary gland infection with a previously unidentified Cephalobus species of nematode. Only one previous case of verminous mastitis due to a Cephalobus species has been reported, pre‐dating the widespread use of molecu... Read More about A case of verminous mastitis in a mare.

Pharmacokinetics of an intravenous and oral dose of enrofloxacin in white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) (2019)
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Leiberich, M., Krebber, R., Hewetson, M., Marais, J., & Naidoo, V. (2019). Pharmacokinetics of an intravenous and oral dose of enrofloxacin in white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 42(3), 346-354. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvp.12747

South Africa currently loses over 1000 white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) each year to poaching incidents, and numbers of severely injured victims found alive have increased dramatically. However, little is known about the antimicrobial treatment... Read More about Pharmacokinetics of an intravenous and oral dose of enrofloxacin in white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum).

A study of the pharmacokinetics and thromboxane inhibitory activity of a single intramuscular dose of carprofen as a means to establish its potential use as an analgesic drug in white rhinoceros (2018)
Journal Article
Leiberich, M., Krebber, R., Hewetson, M., Marais, J., & Naidoo, V. (2018). A study of the pharmacokinetics and thromboxane inhibitory activity of a single intramuscular dose of carprofen as a means to establish its potential use as an analgesic drug in white rhinoceros. Journal of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 41(4), 605-613. https://doi.org/10.1111/jvp.12508

The alleviation of pain and prevention of suffering are key aspects of animal welfare. Unfortunately, analgesic drugs are not available for all species. White rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum), representing one of such species, which survive poaching... Read More about A study of the pharmacokinetics and thromboxane inhibitory activity of a single intramuscular dose of carprofen as a means to establish its potential use as an analgesic drug in white rhinoceros.

Diagnostic accuracy of blood sucrose as a screening test for equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in weanling foals (2018)
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Hewetson, M., Venner, M., Volquardsen, J., Sykes, B., Hallowell, G., Vervuert, I., …Tulamo, R. M. (2018). Diagnostic accuracy of blood sucrose as a screening test for equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in weanling foals. Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica, 60, 24. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13028-018-0377-5

Equine gastric ulcer syndrome is an important cause of morbidity in weanling foals. Many foals are asymptomatic, and the development of an inexpensive screening test to ensure an early diagnosis is desirable. The objective of this study was to determ... Read More about Diagnostic accuracy of blood sucrose as a screening test for equine gastric ulcer syndrome (EGUS) in weanling foals.

Putative postanaesthetic pulmonary oedema in a horse
Journal Article
Merlin, T., Hewetson, M., & Veres-Nyeki, K. O. (in press). Putative postanaesthetic pulmonary oedema in a horse. https://doi.org/10.1136/vetreccr-2018-000780

A two-year-ten-month colt was referred for investigation and surgical treatment of cryptorchidism. Preanaesthetic clinical examination revealed no abnormalities and no relevant history was reported. The patient was anaesthetised with a total intraven... Read More about Putative postanaesthetic pulmonary oedema in a horse.