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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?.

2022 Update of the Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics and Thrombolytics in Veterinary Critical Care - Domain 6 - Defining rational use of thrombolytics (2022)
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Chan, D. (2022). 2022 Update of the Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics and Thrombolytics in Veterinary Critical Care - Domain 6 - Defining rational use of thrombolytics. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.13227

Abstract Objectives: To systematically review available evidence and establish guidelines related to the use of thrombolytics for the management of small animals with suspected or confirmed thrombosis. Design: PICO (Population, Intervention, Co... Read More about 2022 Update of the Consensus on the Rational Use of Antithrombotics and Thrombolytics in Veterinary Critical Care - Domain 6 - Defining rational use of thrombolytics.

Pandemic Puppies: Characterising motivations and behaviours of UK owners who purchased puppies during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic (2021)
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Packer, R., Brand, C., Belshaw, Z., Pegram, C., Stevens, K., & O'Neill, D. (2021). Pandemic Puppies: Characterising motivations and behaviours of UK owners who purchased puppies during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. Animals, 11(9), 2500. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11092500

Attempts to control the spread of coronavirus during the COVID-19 Pandemic included periods of ‘lockdown’ in the UK, where many households spent several months at home with limited external social contact. Data from diverse sources suggest unusually... Read More about Pandemic Puppies: Characterising motivations and behaviours of UK owners who purchased puppies during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic.

Successful treatment of Anchor Worm (Lernaea cyprinacea) using Lufenuron in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) (2021)
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MacHale, J., & Hedley, J. (2021). Successful treatment of Anchor Worm (Lernaea cyprinacea) using Lufenuron in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum). Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 31(2), 107-110. https://doi.org/10.5818/JHMS-04-2020

A 3-year-old, female, captive Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) presented with a significant Lernaea infestation. The animal had a history of poor husbandry prior to being rescued by the current owner. The axolotl was anesthetised using a buffere... Read More about Successful treatment of Anchor Worm (Lernaea cyprinacea) using Lufenuron in the Mexican Axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum).

Prospective evaluation of pericardial catheter placement versus needle pericardiocentesis in the management of canine pericardial effusion (2020)
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Cook, S. (2020). Prospective evaluation of pericardial catheter placement versus needle pericardiocentesis in the management of canine pericardial effusion. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, https://doi.org/10.1111/vec.13030

Objective To compare the safety and efficacy of pericardial catheter placement with needle pericardiocentesis in dogs with pericardial effusion (PE) Design Prospective, pilot randomized trial. Setting University teaching hospital. Animals Thir... Read More about Prospective evaluation of pericardial catheter placement versus needle pericardiocentesis in the management of canine pericardial effusion.

Medium-chain triglycerides dietary supplement improves cognitive abilities in canine epilepsy (2020)
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Andreas Berk, B., Packer, R. M. A., Hong Law, T., Wessmann, A., Bathen-Nöthen, A., Jokinen, T. S., …Volk, H. A. (in press). Medium-chain triglycerides dietary supplement improves cognitive abilities in canine epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behavior, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yebeh.2020.107608

Objective: Cognitive impairments (CI) have recently been identified in canine epilepsy patients. A medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) enriched diet has been demonstrated to improve cognition in aged dogs and seizure control in canine epilepsy. This stud... Read More about Medium-chain triglycerides dietary supplement improves cognitive abilities in canine epilepsy.

How low can we go? Influence of sample rate on equine pelvic displacement calculated from inertial sensor data (2020)
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Pfau, T., & Reilly, P. (2020). How low can we go? Influence of sample rate on equine pelvic displacement calculated from inertial sensor data. Equine Veterinary Journal, https://doi.org/10.1111/evj.13371

Background Low‐cost sensor devices are often limited in terms of sample rate. Based on signal periodicity, the Nyquist theorem allows determining the minimum theoretical sample rate required to adequately capture cyclical events, such as pelvic mo... Read More about How low can we go? Influence of sample rate on equine pelvic displacement calculated from inertial sensor data.

Computed Tomographic Assessment of Individual Paranasal Sinus Compartment and Nasal Conchal Bulla Involvement in 300 Cases of Equine Sinonasal Disease (2020)
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Dixon, P. M., Barnett, T. P., Morgan, R. E., & Reardon, R. J. M. (2020). Computed Tomographic Assessment of Individual Paranasal Sinus Compartment and Nasal Conchal Bulla Involvement in 300 Cases of Equine Sinonasal Disease. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, 580356. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.580356

Background: Computed tomographic (CT) imaging has allowed new anatomical studies and detailed clinical imaging of the complex, overlapping equine sinonasal structures. Despite the widespread use of CT, no study has specifically identified which compa... Read More about Computed Tomographic Assessment of Individual Paranasal Sinus Compartment and Nasal Conchal Bulla Involvement in 300 Cases of Equine Sinonasal Disease.

Diagnostic Imaging in Intervertebral Disc Disease (2020)
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da Costa, R. C., De Decker, S., Lewis, M. J., Volk, H., & The Canine Spinal Cord Injury Consortium (CANSORT-SCI), . (2020). Diagnostic Imaging in Intervertebral Disc Disease. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 7, 588338. https://doi.org/10.3389/fvets.2020.588338

Imaging is integral in the diagnosis of canine intervertebral disc disease (IVDD) and in differentiating subtypes of intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH). These include intervertebral disc extrusion (IVDE), intervertebral disc protrusion (IVDP) and... Read More about Diagnostic Imaging in Intervertebral Disc Disease.

Effect of Tourist Activities on Fecal and Salivary Glucocorticoids and Immunoglobulin A in Female Captive Asian Elephants in Thailand (2020)
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Kosaruk, W., Brown, J. L., Plangsangmas, T., Towiboon, P., Punyapornwithaya, V., Silva-Fletcher, A., …Somgird, C. (2020). Effect of Tourist Activities on Fecal and Salivary Glucocorticoids and Immunoglobulin A in Female Captive Asian Elephants in Thailand. Animals, 10(10), e1928

Asian elephants have been an important part of wildlife ecotourism in Thailand for over two decades. Elephants in tourist camps are exposed to a variety of management styles and daily activities that can potentially affect health and welfare. This st... Read More about Effect of Tourist Activities on Fecal and Salivary Glucocorticoids and Immunoglobulin A in Female Captive Asian Elephants in Thailand.

Impact of canine epilepsy on judgement and attention biases (2020)
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Hobbs, S. L., Law, T. H., Volk, H. A., Younis, C., Casey, R. A., & Packer, R. M. A. (2020). Impact of canine epilepsy on judgement and attention biases. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 17719

Idiopathic epilepsy (IE) is the most common chronic neurological condition in dogs, characterised by recurrent seizure activity and associated with negative behavioural and cognitive changes. We hypothesised that IE would negatively impact putative a... Read More about Impact of canine epilepsy on judgement and attention biases.

Occurrence of pulsus alternans during anaesthesia of two dogs and one cat and its treatment (2020)
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Nicholls, D., Adami, C., & Monticelli, P. (2020). Occurrence of pulsus alternans during anaesthesia of two dogs and one cat and its treatment. Australian Veterinary Journal,

The authors report the occurrence of pulsus alternans, a condition characterised by the alternance of pulses of higher and lower amplitude, in two dogs and one cat under general anaesthesia. The presence of an underlying cardiac disease was confirmed... Read More about Occurrence of pulsus alternans during anaesthesia of two dogs and one cat and its treatment.

Quantification of clinically applicable stimulation parameters for precision near-organ neuromodulation of human splenic nerves (2020)
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Gupta, I., Cassará, A. M., Tarotin, I., Donega, M., Miranda, J. A., Sokal, D. M., …Chew, D. J. (2020). Quantification of clinically applicable stimulation parameters for precision near-organ neuromodulation of human splenic nerves. Communications Biology, 3(1), 577

Abstract: Neuromodulation is a new therapeutic pathway to treat inflammatory conditions by modulating the electrical signalling pattern of the autonomic connections to the spleen. However, targeting this sub-division of the nervous system presents sp... Read More about Quantification of clinically applicable stimulation parameters for precision near-organ neuromodulation of human splenic nerves.

Current trends in fluid and blood product availability in small animal practices in the UK (2020)
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Beeston, D., Charnock, J., & Cook, S. (2020). Current trends in fluid and blood product availability in small animal practices in the UK. Journal of Small Animal Practice, https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.13242

Objectives To investigate and discuss current fluid and blood products stocked in small animal practices in the UK. Methods An online survey was circulated to small animal veterinary practices across the UK. The survey included questions reg... Read More about Current trends in fluid and blood product availability in small animal practices in the UK.

Current fluid and blood product availability in small animal practices in the UK URN SR2019 ‐0008 (2020)
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Beeston, D., Charnock, J., & Cook, S. (2020). Current fluid and blood product availability in small animal practices in the UK URN SR2019 ‐0008. Journal of Small Animal Practice, https://doi.org/10.1111/jsap.13242

Objectives To investigate and discuss current fluid and blood products stocked in small animal practices in the UK. Methods An online survey was circulated to small animal veterinary practices across the UK. The survey included questions reg... Read More about Current fluid and blood product availability in small animal practices in the UK URN SR2019 ‐0008.

A description of blend electrolysis for treatment of canine distichiasis: 78 cases (2012-2017). (2020)
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Ioannides, J., Everson, R., Matas Riera, M., & Dawson, C. (2020). A description of blend electrolysis for treatment of canine distichiasis: 78 cases (2012-2017). Veterinary Record,

To describe a population of dogs treated with blend electrolysis for distichiasis at The Royal Veterinary College and report the complications seen. In part 1, records were reviewed from 2012 to 2017 and a population of 78 dogs with distichiasis trea... Read More about A description of blend electrolysis for treatment of canine distichiasis: 78 cases (2012-2017)..

Transverse sectioning in the evaluation of skin biopsy specimens from alopecic dogs. (2020)
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Bond, R., Hendricks, A., Patterson-Kane, J., Stevens, K., & Brooks Brownlie, H. W. (2020). Transverse sectioning in the evaluation of skin biopsy specimens from alopecic dogs. Journal of Small Animal Practice,

Transverse sectioning of skin biopsy specimens has revolutionised assessment of human alopecia by demonstration of every hair in each specimen, allowing quantitative evaluation of follicular activity. Since only vertical sectioning is performed routi... Read More about Transverse sectioning in the evaluation of skin biopsy specimens from alopecic dogs..

Corneo‐limbo‐conjunctival transposition to treat deep and perforating corneal ulcers in dogs: A review of 418 eyes and corneal clarity scoring in 111 eyes (2020)
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Cebrian, P., Escanilla, N., Lowe, R. C., Dawson, C., & Sanchez, R. F. (2020). Corneo‐limbo‐conjunctival transposition to treat deep and perforating corneal ulcers in dogs: A review of 418 eyes and corneal clarity scoring in 111 eyes. Veterinary Ophthalmology,

Purpose To report surgical and corneal clarity scores (CCSs) of corneo‐limbo‐conjunctival transpositions (CLCTs) in a large number of canine cases. Methods Retrospective review of records that underwent CLCT to repair deep ulcers or perforat... Read More about Corneo‐limbo‐conjunctival transposition to treat deep and perforating corneal ulcers in dogs: A review of 418 eyes and corneal clarity scoring in 111 eyes.