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Feb
09

Cats with IRIS stage 1 and 2 chronic kidney disease maintain body weight and lean muscle mass when fed food having increased caloric density, and enhanced concentrations of carnitine and essential amino acids

by Hall, J. A., Fritsch, D. A., Jewell, D. E., Burris, P. A., Gross, K. L.

A prospective, randomised, 6-month feeding trial was performed in 28 adult cats with International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) stage 1 and 2 chronic kidney disease (CKD). All cats were assigned to either a control food: Royal Canin Renal Support A ...

VetRecord
Jan
26

Pilot study of head conformation changes over time in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel breed

by Knowler, S. P., Gillstedt, L., Mitchell, T. J., Jovanovik, J., Volk, H. A., Rusbridge, C.

Modern interpretation of head conformation in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel (CKCS) has favoured a smaller, more exaggerated, brachycephalic type than originally described in the 1929 breed standard. Recent research studies identified brachycephal...

VetRecord
Jan
05

Anti-nerve growth factor monoclonal antibodies for the control of pain in dogs and cats

by Enomoto, M., Mantyh, P. W., Murrell, J., Innes, J. F., Lascelles, B. D. X.

Nerve growth factor (NGF) is essential for the survival of sensory and sympathetic neurons during development. However, in the adult, NGF and its interaction with tropomyosin receptor kinase A receptor (TrkA) has been found to play a critical role in...

VetRecord
Mar
01

Applying veterinary ethics to a case of tail docking

by Yeates, J.

This article, the second in a series of three, uses the general principles of veterinary ethics that were discussed in the last issue of In Practice (January/February 2019, volume 41, pp 42-44) to decide whether tail docking should be authorised on a...

InPractice
Mar
01

Choosing an equine influenza vaccine

by Durham, A.

Equine influenza (EI) vaccination has been mandatory in the UK for most competitive pursuits for several decades, but failure to update vaccine products at the same rate as EI virus mutations has led to several outbreaks affecting both vaccinated and...

InPractice
Mar
01

First-opinion approach to the dachshund with intervertebral disc herniation

by Dorn, M.

Intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH) is by far the most likely diagnosis for dachshunds presenting with no history of trauma and with both pain and pelvic limb paresis. A presumptive diagnosis of IVDH can usually be reached based on history and clin...

InPractice
Mar
01

Intradural-extramedullary osteosarcoma in a dog

by Bonanno, G., Gomes, S. A., Dawson, S., Bass, J., Lowrie, M.

An 11-year-old male crossbreed dog was referred for progressive left forelimb lameness and proprioceptive deficits over four weeks. Neurolocalisation was consistent with a cervical lesion affecting the C1–C5 spinal segments. CT revealed a hyperattenu...

VetRecordCaseReports
Feb
06

Congenital cleft sternum with diaphragmatic hernia and radial hemimelia in a kitten

by Weber, L. A., Phillips, H.

A four-month-old male intact domestic shorthair kitten was presented for deformity of the right thoracic limb. Severe carpal varus was noted, and palpation of the ventral thorax revealed the sternum to be divided caudally. The heartbeat was palpable ...

VetRecordCaseReports
Jan
23

Neurological signs following suspected exposure to stinging nettles in two dogs

by Puig, J., Griffin, A. S., Montoliu, P.

Two gun dogs presented with a combination of neuromuscular and autonomic signs following suspected exposure to stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) in the UK. Both dogs developed first clinical signs on the same day and had been working in the same area ...

VetRecordCaseReports
Mar
17

Assessment of the specificity of a gamma-interferon test performed with specific antigens to detect bovine tuberculosis, after non-negative results to intradermal tuberculin testing

by Praud, A., Bourely, C., Boschiroli, M.-L., Dufour, B.

In cattle herds in France, cervical skin tests (STs) using simple intradermal tuberculin (SIT) are performed to detect bovine tuberculosis (bTB). When positive results are found on ST screening, the herd is considered to be ‘under suspicion’ and conf...

VetRecordOpen
Mar
17

Autochthonous Angiostrongylus vasorum in Finland

by Tiskina, V., Lindqvist, E.-L., Blomqvist, A.-C., Orav, M., Stensvold, C. R., Jokelainen, P.

Angiostrongylus vasorum has spread farther north in Europe. In this study, two autochthonous findings from dogs from Finland are described: in February 2014, the infection was diagnosed in a 10-month-old labrador retriever, and in February 2017, in a...

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Feb
27

Low frequency of pre-treatment and post-treatment haematological abnormalities in dogs with non-infectious meningoencephalitis treated with cytosine arabinoside and prednisolone

by Keegan, S., Rose, J. H., Khan, Z., Liebel, F.-X.

BackgroundCytosine arabinoside (CA) and prednisolone are drugs commonly used together in the management of canine non-infectious meningoencephalitis (NIME). The aim of this study was to report the haematological findings before and after CA and predn...

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