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Jan
13

Its so much harder to be your own vet

This month a vet describes dealing with the loss of their own pet and how this impacts on their work.

VetRecord Other
Jan
13

The value of good first-opinion practice

by Payne, V.

I was feeling quite upbeat after reading an article online about how important Nottingham's vet school felt general practice was, then I read Simon Wolfensohn's letter (VR, 9 December 2017, vol 181, p 629).He is right that we have a severe recruitmen...

VetRecord Companion Animal
Jan
13

Zoonotic bacteria and parasites found in raw meat-based diets for cats and dogs

by van Bree, F. P. J., Bokken, G. C. A. M., Mineur, R., Franssen, F., Opsteegh, M., van der Giessen, J. W. B., Lipman, L. J. A., Overgaauw, P. A. M.

Feeding raw meat-based diets (RMBDs) to companion animals has become increasingly popular. Since these diets may be contaminated with bacteria and parasites, they may pose a risk to both animal and human health. The purpose of this study was to test ...

VetRecord
Jan
01

Clients who cannot afford to pay

by Fawcett, A., Chadwick, 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....

InPractice Companion Animal
Jan
01

Diagnosing and managing footrot in sheep: an update

by Green, L., Clifton, R.

In 2011, the Farm Animal Welfare Council proposed that by 2021 the prevalence of lameness in a flock of sheep should average less than 2 per cent. This has been made possible using the considerable amount of UK research into lameness, and footrot in ...

InPractice Large Animal
Nov
01

Advice requested via social media

by Knight, A.

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....

InPractice Companion Animal
Jan
09

Polypoid cystitis in a male entire springer spaniel puppy

by Ruiz, G., Day, M., Doran, I. C. P., Major, A., Warman, S. M.

A 14-week-old entire male springer spaniel was presented for haematuria. Investigations identified polypoid cystitis. Medical management failed to improve the clinical signs, and the dog underwent surgical excision of the bladder polyps at eight mont...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Jan
09

Maxillary nerve block as part of a multimodal anaesthesia in a lactating red-necked wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) undergoing partial maxillectomy

by Rodrigo-Mocholi, D., Vlaminck, L., Gasthuys, F., Schauvliege, S.

A partial maxillectomy was performed in a four-year-old, 12-kg lactating female red-necked wallaby or Bennett's wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) with a diagnosis of oral necrobacillosis or 'lumpy jaw disease'. After intramuscular administration of dexm...

VetRecordCaseReports Exotics
Jan
04

Omental torsion in a dog

by Garcia-Pertierra, S., Catala Puyol, C., Vizcaino Reves, N., Closa, J. M.

A five-year-old female intact German shepherd presented with an acute onset of abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a 5-cm encapsulated, heterogeneous structure with hypoechoic patches near the right pancreatic lobe. An exploratory laparotom...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Jan
20

Occurrence of preterm calving in Great Britain and associations with milk production and reproductive performance in dairy cattle

by Damaso, A. F., Velasova, M., Winden, S. V., Chang, Y.-m., Guitian, J.

This study describes the occurrence of preterm calving in Great Britain and evaluates its associations with subsequent milk production and reproductive performances and survival on farm of dairy cows. A total of 53 British dairy farms and 5759 animal...

VetRecordOpen Large Animal
Jan
07

Novel dry cryotherapy system for cooling the equine digit

by Morgan, J., Stefanovski, D., Lenfest, M., Chatterjee, S., Orsini, J.

ObjectivesDigital cryotherapy is commonly used for laminitis prophylaxis and treatment. Currently validated methods for distal limb cryotherapy involve wet application or compression technology. There is a need for a practical, affordable, dry cryoth...

VetRecordOpen Equine
Dec
06

Student experiences and perceptions of compulsory research projects: a veterinary perspective

by Cardwell, J. M., Magnier, K., Kinnison, T., Silva-Fletcher, A.

BackgroundAlthough research underpins clinical work, many students training to be clinicians are not inherently interested in developing research skills.AimTo characterise and understand veterinary student experiences and perceptions of compulsory re...

VetRecordOpen Other