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Efficacy of homeopathy in livestock according to peer-reviewed publications from 1981 to 2014

by Doehring, C., Sundrum, A.

Homeopathy is widely used in livestock, especially in order to reduce the use of antibiotics, although it is often seen as controversial. A comprehensive literature review has been conducted to assess the efficacy of homeopathy in cattle, pigs and po...

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Resisting the urge to prescribe vancomycin

by Magalhaes-Sant'Ana, M.

THIS series gives readers the opportunity to consider and contribute to discussion of some of the ethical dilemmas that can arise in veterinary practice. Each month, a case scenario is presented, followed by discussion of some of the issues involved....

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Dealing with possible criminal cases: giving evidence

by Yeates, J.

Vets play an important role in providing evidence to courts on cases of animal cruelty and abuse. In this article, the third in a series on being involved in potential criminal animal welfare cases, James Yeates discusses the important aspects that v...

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Update on infectious bovine rhinotracheitis

by Nettleton, P., Russell, G.

Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is the major disease caused by bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1), an important pathogen of cattle. Being an alphaherpesvirus, the virus establishes a lifelong latent infection in sensory nerve ganglia following pri...

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Postanaesthetic pulmonary oedema in a dog following intravenous naloxone administration after upper airway surgery

by Bruniges, N., Rigotti, C.

A cavalier King Charles spaniel was anaesthetised for upper airway surgery. A constant rate infusion of fentanyl at 6 g/kg/hour and top-up boluses (5g/kg in total) were used for intraoperative analgesia. Intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IP...

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An outbreak of infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) in a herd vaccinated with a live glycoprotein E deleted (marker) bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) vaccine: lessons to be learned

by Tomlinson, M. S., Hopker, A., Corbishley, A.

Vaccines are commonly used in the control of bovine respiratory disease; however, the field performance of these vaccines is poorly understood. We describe an outbreak of infectious bovine rhinotracheitis in a 383-animal beef finishing unit in Scotla...

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Sialolipoma of the parotid salivary gland in two dogs

by Rodino Tilve, V., Finck, M., Leach, J. D., Macfarlane, M. J.

An eight-year-old male neutered boxer and a 10-year-old female neutered lurcher were presented with palpable masses in the region of the right parotid salivary gland. In both cases, fine needle aspirates yielded adipose cells, normal salivary epithel...

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Evaluating pair versus solitary housing in kennelled domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) using behaviour and hair cortisol: a pilot study

by Grigg, E. K., Nibblett, B. M., Robinson, J. Q., Smits, J. E.

Numerous studies conducted to assess welfare of domestic dogs housed in kennel facilities have reported that these dogs experience suboptimal living conditions. One important goal of improving welfare of kennelled dogs is to reduce their stress level...

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Actinomyces denticolens colonisation identified in equine tonsillar crypts

by Murakami, S., Otaki, M., Hayashi, Y., Higuchi, K., Kobayashi, T., Torii, Y., Yokoyama, E., Azuma, R.

Recently, submandibular abscesses associated with Actinomyces denticolens have been reported in horses. The actinomycotic clumps have been observed in the tonsillar crypts. The aim of this study was to demonstrate colonisation of A denticolens in equ...


Immunoglobulins in dogs: correspondence and maturation in 15 litters of German shepherd dogs and their dams

by Vilson, A., Hedhammar, A., Reynolds, A., Spears, J., Satyaraj, E., Pelker, R., Rottman, C., Björksten, B., Hansson-Hamlin, H.

Some dog breeds, including the German shepherd dog (GSD), are predisposed to immune-related disorders. The authors prospectively described development of serum and faecal IgA and serum IgE in GSD from puppies until adulthood and the relationship betw...