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MRI and clinical findings in 133 dogs with recurrent deficits following intervertebral disc extrusion surgery (2023)
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Suiter, E., Grapes, N., Martin-Garcia, L., De Decker, S., Gutierrez-Quintana, R., & Wessmann, A. (2023). MRI and clinical findings in 133 dogs with recurrent deficits following intervertebral disc extrusion surgery. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.2992

BackgroundRecurrence of neurological signs following surgery for intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH) is reported, yet many cases lack MRI-confirmed diagnosis. This study describes the MRI and clinical findings in dogs presenting with recurrence of... Read More about MRI and clinical findings in 133 dogs with recurrent deficits following intervertebral disc extrusion surgery.

One Health Approach: Invasive California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) as an Important Source of Antimicrobial Drug-Resistant Salmonella Clones on Gran Canaria Island (2023)
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Santana-Hernandez, K., Rodriguez-Ponce, E., Medina, I., Acosta-Hernandez, B., Priestnall, S., Vega, S., …Lupiola-Gomez, P. (2023). One Health Approach: Invasive California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) as an Important Source of Antimicrobial Drug-Resistant Salmonella Clones on Gran Canaria Island. Animals, 13(11), https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13111790

The aim of this study was to investigate the invasive species Lampropeltis californiae (California kingsnake) as a reservoir of Salmonella and its ability to spread different clones of the bacterium with zoonotic potential into the environment, as we... Read More about One Health Approach: Invasive California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) as an Important Source of Antimicrobial Drug-Resistant Salmonella Clones on Gran Canaria Island.

Randomised Control Trial Investigating the Efficacy of Meloxicam and Sodium Salicylate Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Calf Cautery Disbudding (2023)
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Prior, S., Blackie, N., Fishwick, J., & Mahendran, S. A. (2023). Randomised Control Trial Investigating the Efficacy of Meloxicam and Sodium Salicylate Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Calf Cautery Disbudding. Animals, 13(11), 1768. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani13111768

Simple Summary: The disbudding of calves is undertaken as a routine management practice. It is known to be a painful procedure for calves, and it is a legal requirement that calves are disbudded under local anaesthesia. It is also recommended that ca... Read More about Randomised Control Trial Investigating the Efficacy of Meloxicam and Sodium Salicylate Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs for Calf Cautery Disbudding.

Epidemiology of mammary tumours in bitches under veterinary care in the UK in 2016 (2023)
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Varney, D., Varney, D., O'Neill, D., O'Neill, D., O'Neill, M., O'Neill, M., …Brodbelt, D. (2023). Epidemiology of mammary tumours in bitches under veterinary care in the UK in 2016. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3054

BackgroundThere is limited information on the epidemiology of canine mammary tumours. This study aimed to estimate the incidence and risk factors for mammary tumours in UK bitches. MethodsA nested case-control study was conducted within VetCompass to... Read More about Epidemiology of mammary tumours in bitches under veterinary care in the UK in 2016.

Surveillance and risk assessment for early detection of emerging infectious diseases in livestock (2023)
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Drewe, J. A., Snary, E. L., Crotta, M., Alarcon, P., & Guitian, J. (2023). Surveillance and risk assessment for early detection of emerging infectious diseases in livestock. Scientific and Technical Review, 42, 120-127. https://doi.org/10.20506/rst.42.3355

Those who work in the area of surveillance and prevention of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) face a challenge in accurately predicting where infection will occur and who (or what) it will affect. Establishing surveillance and control programmes f... Read More about Surveillance and risk assessment for early detection of emerging infectious diseases in livestock.

Reshaping surveillance for infectious diseases: less chasing of pathogens and more monitoring of drivers (2023)
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Drewe, J. A., George, J., & Häsler, B. (2023). Reshaping surveillance for infectious diseases: less chasing of pathogens and more monitoring of drivers. Scientific and Technical Review, 42, 137-148. https://doi.org/10.20506/rst.42.3357

Animal health surveillance, despite its name, tends to focus on looking for disease. Often this involves searching for cases of infection with known pathogens ('pathogen chasing'). Such an approach is both resource intensive and limited by the requir... Read More about Reshaping surveillance for infectious diseases: less chasing of pathogens and more monitoring of drivers.

Bone marrow lesions: plugging the holes in our knowledge using animal models (2023)
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Hansen, R., Chenu, C., Sofat, N., & Pitsillides, A. (2023). Bone marrow lesions: plugging the holes in our knowledge using animal models. Nature Reviews Rheumatology, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41584-023-00971-z

Bone marrow lesions (BMLs), which are early signs of osteoarthritis (OA) that are associated with the presence, onset and severity of pain, represent an emerging imaging biomarker and clinical target. Little is known, however, regarding their early s... Read More about Bone marrow lesions: plugging the holes in our knowledge using animal models.

Identification of Evolutionary Trajectories Shared across Human Betacoronaviruses (2023)
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Escalera-Zamudio, M., Kosakovsky Pond, S. L., Martínez de la Viña, N., Gutiérrez, B., Inward, R. P. D., Thézé, J., …Hulswit, R. J. G. (2023). Identification of Evolutionary Trajectories Shared across Human Betacoronaviruses. Genome Biology and Evolution, 15(6), https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evad076

Comparing the evolution of distantly related viruses can provide insights into common adaptive processes related to shared ecological niches. Phylogenetic approaches, coupled with other molecular evolution tools, can help identify mutations informati... Read More about Identification of Evolutionary Trajectories Shared across Human Betacoronaviruses.

Sensitivity and specificity of human point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen (POC-CCA) test in African livestock for rapid diagnosis of schistosomiasis: A Bayesian latent class analysis (2023)
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Calvo-Urbano, B., Leger, E., Gabain, I., De Dood, C., Diouf, N., Borlase, A., …Webster, J. (2023). Sensitivity and specificity of human point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen (POC-CCA) test in African livestock for rapid diagnosis of schistosomiasis: A Bayesian latent class analysis. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 17(5), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0010739

Schistosomiasis is a major neglected tropical disease (NTD) affecting both humans and animals. The morbidity and mortality inflicted upon livestock in the Afrotropical region has been largely overlooked, in part due to a lack of validated sensitive a... Read More about Sensitivity and specificity of human point-of-care circulating cathodic antigen (POC-CCA) test in African livestock for rapid diagnosis of schistosomiasis: A Bayesian latent class analysis.

Developing as a teacher: changing conceptions of teaching and the challenges of applying theory to practice (2023)
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Hughes, G., Baume, D., Silva-Fletcher, A., & Amrane-Cooper, L. (2023). Developing as a teacher: changing conceptions of teaching and the challenges of applying theory to practice. Teaching in Higher Education, https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517.2023.2212589

This paper reports on the development of a lecturer's conceptions of teaching through formal training and explores how evolving conceptions of teaching impact on their plans and practices in teaching. In this study, lecturers who are participants in... Read More about Developing as a teacher: changing conceptions of teaching and the challenges of applying theory to practice.

The Interfascicular Matrix of Energy Storing Tendons Houses Heterogenous Cell Populations Disproportionately Affected by Aging (2023)
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Zamboulis, D., Marr, N., Lenzi, L., Birch, H., Screen, H., Clegg, P., & Thorpe, C. (2023). The Interfascicular Matrix of Energy Storing Tendons Houses Heterogenous Cell Populations Disproportionately Affected by Aging. Aging and Disease, https://doi.org/10.14336/AD.2023.0425-1

Energy storing tendons such as the human Achilles and equine superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) are prone to injury, with incidence increasing with aging, peaking in the 5th decade of life in the human Achilles tendon. The interfascicular matri... Read More about The Interfascicular Matrix of Energy Storing Tendons Houses Heterogenous Cell Populations Disproportionately Affected by Aging.

Effect of pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism on the survival of dogs treated with radiotherapy for pituitary macroadenomas (2023)
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Rapastella, S., Morabito, S., Sharman, M., Benoit, J., Schiavo, L., Morris, J., …Scudder, C. (2023). Effect of pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism on the survival of dogs treated with radiotherapy for pituitary macroadenomas. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16724

BackgroundRadiotherapy (RT) is an effective treatment for dogs presented with neurologic signs caused by pituitary tumors. However, its impact on the outcome of concurrent pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism (PDH) is controversial. ObjectivesDetermi... Read More about Effect of pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism on the survival of dogs treated with radiotherapy for pituitary macroadenomas.

Causes of thrombocytopenia in dogs in the United Kingdom: A retrospective study of 762 cases (2023)
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Frances, M., Seth, M., Sharman, M., Pollard, D., Ortiz, A., Miller, R., …Selgas, A. (2023). Causes of thrombocytopenia in dogs in the United Kingdom: A retrospective study of 762 cases. Veterinary Medicine and Science, https://doi.org/10.1002/vms3.1091

BackgroundThrombocytopenia is a common laboratory abnormality in dogs, and numerous diseases have been associated with its development. Estimates for the sensitivity and specificity of the degree of reduction of platelet concentration for the diagnos... Read More about Causes of thrombocytopenia in dogs in the United Kingdom: A retrospective study of 762 cases.

Characterisation of the bovine C-type lectin receptor Mincle and potential evidence for an endogenous ligand (2023)
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Holder, A., Kolakowski, J., Rosentreter, C., Knuepfer, E., Jegouzo, S., Rosenwasser, O., …Werling, D. (2023). Characterisation of the bovine C-type lectin receptor Mincle and potential evidence for an endogenous ligand. Frontiers in Immunology, 14, https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2023.1189587

Innate immune receptors that form complexes with secondary receptors, activating multiple signalling pathways, modulate cellular activation and play essential roles in regulating homeostasis and immunity. We have previously identified a variety of bo... Read More about Characterisation of the bovine C-type lectin receptor Mincle and potential evidence for an endogenous ligand.

Do “CARE” labelled canine patients get a lower standard of nursing care compared to other canine patients? (2023)
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Orpet, H., & Dzhugdanov, L. (2023). Do “CARE” labelled canine patients get a lower standard of nursing care compared to other canine patients?. Veterinary Nurse, 14(4), 2-10. https://doi.org/10.12968/vetn.2023.14.4.186

Aggressive canine patients are not rare to encounter in practice as current surveys show that 7% of UK owners’ dogs demonstrate aggressive behaviour towards strangers (Casey et al. 2014), with human-directed aggression as the main presentation of can... Read More about Do “CARE” labelled canine patients get a lower standard of nursing care compared to other canine patients?.

Multidetector-row CT features and histopathological analysis of pericardial recesses in dogs (2023)
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Negro, L., Cordella, A., Costa, A., Nordio, L., & Bertolini, G. (2023). Multidetector-row CT features and histopathological analysis of pericardial recesses in dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, https://doi.org/10.1111/vru.13238

At the level of pericardial reflections and near the great thoracic vessels, pericardial recesses (PRs) are present, where fluid can collect to increase the pericardial reserve volume. To date, these structures have not been described in vivo in vete... Read More about Multidetector-row CT features and histopathological analysis of pericardial recesses in dogs.

The 2022 dengue outbreak in Bangladesh: hypotheses for the late resurgence of cases and fatalities (2023)
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Haider, N., Hasan, M., Khalil, I., Tonge, D., Hegde, S., Chowdhury, M., …Uddin, M. (2023). The 2022 dengue outbreak in Bangladesh: hypotheses for the late resurgence of cases and fatalities. Journal of Medical Entomology, https://doi.org/10.1093/jme/tjad057

Bangladesh reported the highest number of annual deaths (n = 281) related to dengue virus infection in 2022 since the virus reappeared in the country in 2000. Earlier studies showed that >92% of the annual cases occurred between the months of August... Read More about The 2022 dengue outbreak in Bangladesh: hypotheses for the late resurgence of cases and fatalities.

Simulating contact networks for livestock disease epidemiology: a systematic review (2023)
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Leung, W., Rudge, J., & Fournie, G. (2023). Simulating contact networks for livestock disease epidemiology: a systematic review. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, 20(202), https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2022.0890

Contact structure among livestock populations influences the transmission of infectious agents among them. Models simulating realistic contact networks therefore have important applications for generating insights relevant to livestock diseases. This... Read More about Simulating contact networks for livestock disease epidemiology: a systematic review.