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Sep
15

Spreading of bovine TB by hunting hounds

by Eastwood, B., Menache, A., Dalzell, F., Puddifoot, J., Elliott, P., Pell, S., Hill, S., Saunders, R., Langdale, T., St.Pierre, N., OConnor, M., Newby, P., Miles, S. F., Hinde, J., Shepherd, C., Tipping, K., Blakeway, S., Irving, B., Knight, A., Jones, M., McGill, I.

Just before the last General Election, a group of us signed a letter (VR, June 3, 2017, vol 180, p 546-547) summarising our opposition to fox hunting, an activity that the prime minister openly supported.One of the points we raised concerned the pote...

VetRecord
Jun
09

Drawing the line in clinical treatment of companion animals: recommendations from an ethics working party

by Grimm, H., Bergadano, A., Musk, G. C., Otto, K., Taylor, P. M., Duncan, J. C.

Modern veterinary medicine offers numerous options for treatment and clinicians must decide on the best one to use. Interventions causing short-term harm but ultimately benefitting the animal are often justified as being in the animal's best interest...

VetRecord Companion Animal
Jun
02

Rabbits matter too

A rabbit owner describes the difficulties she has faced in finding a practice able to care for her rabbits.

VetRecord Companion Animal
Oct
01

Laminitis in horses

by Menzies-Gow, N.

Laminitis is a common and painful condition of adult equids that often results in permanent lameness or euthanasia. In recent years, our knowledge of the condition has developed and this article discusses the current understanding of laminitis and ap...

InPractice
Oct
01

Using big data in cattle practice

by Hudson, C., Kaler, J., Down, P.

The concept of big data, associated data sources and analytics is becoming increasingly talked about both in society as a whole and within the livestock industry. This article provides a clinician-focused review of what big data means, how it is alre...

InPractice
Oct
01

Soft tissue sarcoma in the dog: an update

by Bray, J.

Soft tissue sarcomas (STS) are a large group of tumours derived from mesenchymal tissues. STS may arise anywhere in the body, but most commonly appear on the appendicular skeleton. They typically present as a firm, discrete and expansile mass. They c...

InPractice
Nov
19

Meningeal carcinomatosis secondary to a suspected pulmonary carcinoma in a cat and comparison with human literature

by Crespo, V., Ortega, M., Stabile, F., Di Palma, S., Fernandez, Y.

A six-year-old male neutered domestic shorthair was referred because of decreased appetite, progressive weight loss and anisocoria. Neurological examination identified a right mydriatic pupil, non-responsive to light, but no other neurological abnorm...

VetRecordCaseReports
Oct
24

Acute abdomen secondary to nodular fat necrosis in a cat

by Ortiz, V., Cloup, E., Ortiz, A.

Nodular fat necrosis is a rare condition in the cat, and no cases of free-floating abdominal masses in cats have been previously reported in the literature. Furthermore, nodular fat necrosis when present has not been associated with an acute abdomen ...

VetRecordCaseReports
Sep
30

Lethal cysticercosis in a pet rabbit

by Graham-Brown, J., Gilmore, P., Harcourt-Brown, F., Eastham, H., Williams, D.

A one-year-old neutered female crossbreed rabbit died unexpectedly after initially responding to symptomatic treatment over a three-month period for recurrent gut stasis, inappetence and lethargy. Postmortem examination revealed numerous fibrous trac...

VetRecordCaseReports
Oct
23

Influence of previous medical treatments on social rank in dairy cows

by Littooij, A., Butterworth, A.

Animal health can present economic and animal welfare concerns for dairy farmers. However, it is unknown whether changes in behaviour as a result of sickness have long-term effects, and whether there is a relationship between the social rank of cows ...

VetRecordOpen
Sep
11

Expert opinion on livestock antimicrobial usage indications and patterns in Denmark, Portugal and Switzerland

by Carmo, L. P., Bouzalas, I., Nielsen, L. R., Alban, L., Martins da Costa, P., Müntener, C., Schüpbach, G., Abreu, Y., Magouras, I.

We aimed at describing antimicrobial usage patterns throughout livestock production cycles, and comparing them across three countries from Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Given the difficulties to collect such detailed usage data, an expert op...

VetRecordOpen
Aug
13

Comparative onset of immunity of oral and intranasal vaccines against challenge with Bordetella bronchiseptica

by Scott-Garrard, M. M., Chiang, Y.-W., David, F.

Three groups of approximately eight-week-old beagles were vaccinated once with 1 ml of placebo vaccine (oral, n=9), 1 ml of Recombitek® Oral Bordetella (oral, n=10) or 1 ml Nobivac® Intra-Trac3 (intranasal, 0.5 ml/nostril, n=10). Seven days after vac...

VetRecordOpen