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Jul
21

Extension of badger culling unfounded and unjustified

by Jones, M., MacMillan, A., Simmons, A.

After months of unexplained delays, Defra finally released figures for the numbers of badgers killed under supplementary licences in the two original ‘pilot zones’ in Gloucestershire and Somerset during 2017.1 Culling under the original four-year lic...

VetRecord
Jul
14

Musings on the future direction of One Health, William Hunting and tuberculosis, while listening to blackbirds sing

by Gibbs, E. P. J.

Had the term ‘One Health’ been in use 130 years ago, it is highly likely that this journal’s first editor, William Hunting, would have used it in the first edition of The Veterinary Record.The issue, published in July 1888, includes a report of a mee...

VetRecord
Jul
14

We must collaborate for a better future

by Godlee, F., Waters, A.

Vet Record and The BMJ have proud histories of highlighting the links between animal, human, and environmental health; and events over the past decade — bird and swine flu pandemics, the Ebola outbreaks, the growth of antimicrobial resistance, and co...

VetRecord
Jul
01

Assessing quality of life and welfare of donkeys in the UK

by Thiemann, A., Fernadez, E. B., Rickards, K., Harrison, A.

The role of donkeys in the UK and Europe has changed over the past 40 years, and is still changing – these equids are primarily used as companions, but also for tourism, therapy and increasingly for milk production. When it comes to the end of their ...

InPractice
Jul
01

Biosecurity on pig and poultry farms: principles for the veterinary profession

by Carr, J., Howells, M.

The mantra of all veterinary surgeons is ‘first do no harm’, which embraces the introduction of a novel pathogen to any animal. Veterinary surgeons must aspire to become beyond reproach. Biosecurity mitigates risk and is generally considered the remi...

InPractice
Jul
01

Antibiotic usage in rabbits and rodents

by Hedley, J.

Antibiotic usage has been a growing concern in both human and veterinary medicine in recent years as resistant bacteria appear to be an increasingly widespread problem in all species. Conversely, the development of new antibiotics has slowed, leaving...

InPractice
Jul
17

Paraneoplastic immune-mediated neutropenia in a dog following thymoma excision with later development of metastatic thymic carcinoma treated with toceranib phosphate

by OConnell, E., Harper, A., Batchelor, D.

A thymoma was an incidental finding in a seven-year-old, female neutered, crossbred dog referred for an acute hepatopathy. Excision of the thymoma was performed via median sternotomy, and 11 weeks later the dog presented with severe neutropenia. The ...

VetRecordCaseReports
Jul
16

Lung lobe torsion in adult and juvenile pugs

by Holmes, A. C., Tivers, M., Humm, K., Adamantos, S.

SummaryThis cases series of 13 pugs with lung lobe torsion (LLT) is the largest case series of pugs in the literature and the first to compare dogs presenting before and after 12 months of age. Similar to previous case series, the median age of pugs ...

VetRecordCaseReports
May
26

Marked paraneoplastic hypereosinophilia associated with a low-grade, metastatic canine mast cell tumour

by Musser, M., Berger, E., Flaherty, H. A., Fox, L., Johannes, C. M.

An 11-year-old, female, spayed labrador retriever was presented to the Iowa State University Oncology Service for evaluation of a rapidly expanding mass located near the right prescapular lymph node. A Patnaik grade I mast cell tumour (mitotic index ...

VetRecordCaseReports
Jul
06

Analgesic effects of intravenous flunixin and intrafunicular lidocaine or their combination for castration of lambs

by Stratico, P., Varasano, V., Suriano, R., Mariscoli, M., Robbe, D., Giammarco, M., Vignola, G., Petrizzi, L.

ObjectiveTo analyse the effectiveness of intrafunicular lidocaine and intravenous flunixin for reducing pain and signs of stress in lambs undergoing surgical castration.DesignRandomised controlled trial.SettingOne university teaching hospital in Ital...

VetRecordOpen
Jun
26

Assessment of transport stress on cattle travelling a long distance ({approx}648 km), from Jessore (Indian border) to Chittagong, Bangladesh

by Alam, M., Hasanuzzaman, M., Hassan, M. M., Rakib, T. M., Hossain, M. E., Rashid, M. H., Sayeed, M. A., Philips, L. B., Hoque, M. A.

The effect of long-distance transport on cattle health has not frequently been studied in Bangladesh. The current study investigated the health conditions, and the extent and pattern of cattle injuries, along with haemato-biochemical and hormonal cha...

VetRecordOpen
Jun
18

Effect of three types of horseshoes and unshod feet on selected non-podal forelimb kinematic variables measured by an extremity mounted inertial measurement unit sensor system

by Stutz, J. C., Vidondo, B., Ramseyer, A., Maninchedda, U. E., Cruz, A. M.

Therapeutic farriery is part of the management of certain orthopaedic conditions. Non-podal parameters are important as most horses shod with therapeutic shoes are expected to perform again and the choice of shoe type may be influenced by the effects...

VetRecordOpen Equine