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Chicken caecal enterotypes in indigenous Kadaknath and commercial Cobb chicken lines are associated with Campylobacter abundance and influenced by farming practices (2023)
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Hay, M. C., Hinsu, A. T., Koringa, P. G., Pandit, R. J., Liu, P., Parekh, M. J., …Blake, D. P. (2023). Chicken caecal enterotypes in indigenous Kadaknath and commercial Cobb chicken lines are associated with Campylobacter abundance and influenced by farming practices. Frontiers in Microbiomes, https://doi.org/10.3389/frmbi.2023.1301609

Survey of current UK alpaca husbandry practices: Vaccination, treatment and supplementation (2023)
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Middleton, A., Blackie, N., Crilly, J., & Reilly, B. (2023). Survey of current UK alpaca husbandry practices: Vaccination, treatment and supplementation. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3602

Background The popularity of alpacas in the UK is increasing, with the British Alpaca Society (BAS) estimating that there are currently 45,000 registered alpacas and a further 15,000 unregistered alpacas. This research set about to investigate what... Read More about Survey of current UK alpaca husbandry practices: Vaccination, treatment and supplementation.

Isolated discrete upper septal thickening in a non-referral cat population of senior and young cats (2023)
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Matos, J., Payne, J., Mullins, J., & Fuentes, V. (2023). Isolated discrete upper septal thickening in a non-referral cat population of senior and young cats. Journal of Veterinary Cardiology, 50, 39-50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvc.2023.09.006

Introduction/objectives: Discrete upper septal thickening (DUST) is a phenotype of elderly people. The cardiac phenotype in senior cats has been incompletely described. We aimed to characterize the echocardiographic phenotype of senior cats, specific... Read More about Isolated discrete upper septal thickening in a non-referral cat population of senior and young cats.

Outcome prediction in dogs admitted through the emergency room: Accuracy of staff prediction and comparison with an illness severity stratification system for hospitalized dogs (2023)
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Le Gal, A., Barfield, D., Wignall, R., & Cook, S. (2023). Outcome prediction in dogs admitted through the emergency room: Accuracy of staff prediction and comparison with an illness severity stratification system for hospitalized dogs. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.13350

Objective: To determine whether emergency staff and students can predict patient outcome within 24 hours of admission, comparing the accuracy of clinician prognostication with outcome prediction by Acute Patient Physiologic and Laboratory Evaluation... Read More about Outcome prediction in dogs admitted through the emergency room: Accuracy of staff prediction and comparison with an illness severity stratification system for hospitalized dogs.

Comparison of insulin infusion protocols for management of canine and feline diabetic ketoacidosis (2023)
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Gant, P., Barfield, D., & Florey, J. (2023). Comparison of insulin infusion protocols for management of canine and feline diabetic ketoacidosis. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.13354

Objective Describe the use of fixed-rate intravenous insulin infusions (FRIs) in cats and dogs with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and determine if this is associated with faster resolution of ketosis compared to variable-rate intravenous insulin infusi... Read More about Comparison of insulin infusion protocols for management of canine and feline diabetic ketoacidosis.

Diagnostic approaches, aetiological agents and their associations with short-term survival and laminitis in horses with acute diarrhoea admitted to referral institutions (2023)
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Gomez, D., Arroyo, L., Schoster, A., Renaud, D., Kopper, J., Dunkel, B., …Toribio, R. (2023). Diagnostic approaches, aetiological agents and their associations with short-term survival and laminitis in horses with acute diarrhoea admitted to referral institutions. Equine Veterinary Journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.14024

Background: An international description of the diagnostic approaches used in different institutions to diagnose acute equine diarrhoea and the pathogens detected is lacking.Objectives: To describe the diagnostic approach, aetiological agents, outcom... Read More about Diagnostic approaches, aetiological agents and their associations with short-term survival and laminitis in horses with acute diarrhoea admitted to referral institutions.

Intervention with impact: reduced MRSP isolations from dogs following antimicrobial prescribing legislation in Germany (2023)
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Loeffler, A., Beever, L., Ruby Chang, Y., Klein, B., Kostka, V., Meyer, C., …Lloyd, D. H. (in press). Intervention with impact: reduced MRSP isolations from dogs following antimicrobial prescribing legislation in Germany. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3714

Background: Legislation was introduced in Germany in 2018, requiring bacterial culture and antimicrobial susceptibility testing before prescribing of fluoroquinolones and third generation cephalosporins to dogs. We hypothesised that following this in... Read More about Intervention with impact: reduced MRSP isolations from dogs following antimicrobial prescribing legislation in Germany.

Suspected tick-borne flavivirus meningoencephalomyelitis in dogs from the UK: six cases (2021) (2023)
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Gonzalo-Nadal, V., Kohl, A., Rocchi, M., Brennan, B., Hughes, J., Nichols, J., …Gutierrez-Quintana, R. (2023). Suspected tick-borne flavivirus meningoencephalomyelitis in dogs from the UK: six cases (2021). Journal of Small Animal Practice, https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.13682

Objectives: Tick-borne encephalitis virus and louping ill virus are neurotropic flaviviruses transmitted by ticks. Epidemiologically, tick-borne encephalitis is endemic in Europe whereas louping ill's predominant geographical distribution is the UK.... Read More about Suspected tick-borne flavivirus meningoencephalomyelitis in dogs from the UK: six cases (2021).

Evaluation of subchondral bone cysts in canine elbows with radiographic osteoarthritis secondary to elbow dysplasia (2023)
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Jones, G., Gosby, M., May, E., & Meeson, R. (2023). Evaluation of subchondral bone cysts in canine elbows with radiographic osteoarthritis secondary to elbow dysplasia. Veterinary Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1111/vsu.14047

Objective: To investigate whether subchondral bone cysts (SBCs) were present in dogs with radiographic elbow osteoarthritis (OA) and to investigate their relationship with radiographic OA severity.Study design: Retrospective cross-sectional study.Sam... Read More about Evaluation of subchondral bone cysts in canine elbows with radiographic osteoarthritis secondary to elbow dysplasia.

Increasing ambient temperatures trigger shifts in activity patterns and temporal partitioning in a large carnivore guild (2023)
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Rafiq, K., Jordan, N., Golabek, K., Mcnutt, J., Wilson, A., & Abrahms, B. (2023). Increasing ambient temperatures trigger shifts in activity patterns and temporal partitioning in a large carnivore guild. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 290(2010), https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.1938

Shifts in species' interactions are implicated as an important proximate cause underpinning climate-change-related extinction. However, there is little empirical evidence on the pathways through which climate conditions, such as ambient temperature,... Read More about Increasing ambient temperatures trigger shifts in activity patterns and temporal partitioning in a large carnivore guild.

Topography of visual and somatosensory inputs to the pontine nuclei in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) (2023)
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Gaede, A., Gutiérrez-Ibáñez, C., Wu, P., Pilon, M., Altshuler, D., & Wylie, D. (2023). Topography of visual and somatosensory inputs to the pontine nuclei in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata). Journal of Comparative Neurology, https://doi.org/10.1002/cne.25556

Birds have a comprehensive network of sensorimotor projections extending from the forebrain and midbrain to the cerebellum via the pontine nuclei, but the organization of these circuits in the pons is not thoroughly described. Inputs to the pontine n... Read More about Topography of visual and somatosensory inputs to the pontine nuclei in zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata).

Respiratory compromise in French bulldogs presented with intervertebral disc extrusion (2023)
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Foster, E., West, N., Butterfield, S., Rusbridge, C., & Crawford, A. (2023). Respiratory compromise in French bulldogs presented with intervertebral disc extrusion. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3603

BackgroundFrench bulldogs hospitalised for the management of intervertebral disc extrusion (IVDE) are frequently affected by respiratory compromise, typically brachycephalic-associated upper respiratory obstruction and/or aspiration events. We evalua... Read More about Respiratory compromise in French bulldogs presented with intervertebral disc extrusion.

Respiratory compromise in French bulldogs presented with intervertebral disc extrusion (2023)
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Foster, E., West, N., Butterfield, S., Rusbridge, C., & Crawford, A. (in press). Respiratory compromise in French bulldogs presented with intervertebral disc extrusion. Veterinary Record, https://doi.org/10.1002/vetr.3603

Background French bulldogs hospitalised for the management of intervertebral disc extrusion (IVDE) are frequently affected by respiratory compromise, typically brachycephalic-associated upper respiratory obstruction and/or aspiration events. We eval... Read More about Respiratory compromise in French bulldogs presented with intervertebral disc extrusion.

Dissemination of blaNDM-5-carrying IncX3-type plasmid among non-clonal Escherichia coli strains colonising a dog with a skin infection caused by a carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, United Kingdom (2023)
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Menezes, J., Frosini, S., Amaral, A. J., Loeffler, A., & Pomba, C. (2023). Dissemination of blaNDM-5-carrying IncX3-type plasmid among non-clonal Escherichia coli strains colonising a dog with a skin infection caused by a carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, United Kingdom. Journal of Infection and Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2023.10.048

A study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equine veterinary care in the UK (2023)
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Allen, S., O'Neill, D., Cardwell, J., Verheyen, K., & Brodbelt, D. (2023). A study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equine veterinary care in the UK. Vet Record Open, 10(2), https://doi.org/10.1002/vro2.74

BackgroundDuring the COVID-19 pandemic, equine health care in the UK may have been adversely affected due to mandated changes in the delivery of veterinary healthcare and the potential for reduced health-seeking behaviour.MethodsElectronic patient re... Read More about A study of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on equine veterinary care in the UK.

Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy for the treatment of hypersomatotropism secondary to a pituitary somatotroph adenoma in a dog (2023)
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Steele, M. M. E., Lawson, S., Scudder, |. C., Watson, A. H., Ho, N. T. Z., Yaffy, D., …Fenn, J. (2023). Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy for the treatment of hypersomatotropism secondary to a pituitary somatotroph adenoma in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1111/jvim.16929

Pituitary-dependent hypersomatotropism is rarely diagnosed in dogs and surgical treatment is not reported. A 6-year-10-month male neutered Patterdale Terrier presented with polyuria, polydipsia, progressive pharyngeal stertor, excessive hair growth a... Read More about Transsphenoidal hypophysectomy for the treatment of hypersomatotropism secondary to a pituitary somatotroph adenoma in a dog.

Risk factors for COVID-19 mortality in hospitalized patients in Bolivia (2023)
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Limachi-Choque, J., Guitian, J., Leyns, C., Guzman-Rivero, M., & Eid, D. (2023). Risk factors for COVID-19 mortality in hospitalized patients in Bolivia. IJID International Journal for Infectious Diseases Regions, 9, 95-101. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijregi.2023.10.002

Objectives This study aimed to ascertain which factors are associated with higher risk of mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 Bolivian patients. Methods This retrospective observational study assessed risk factors associated with mortality in patie... Read More about Risk factors for COVID-19 mortality in hospitalized patients in Bolivia.

The Veterinary Early Warning System (2023)
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Batt-Williams, S., & Andrews-Jones, B. (2023). The Veterinary Early Warning System. Veterinary Evidence,

Early identification care sheets have been utilised in human centred medicine to alert the medical team to patients’ who are most at risk from deterioration. These systems trigger the implementation of care to prevent worsening of the patient's condi... Read More about The Veterinary Early Warning System.