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May
04

Social media case has lessons for all vets

by Loeb, J.

This week’s Vet Record contains a noteworthy cautionary tale in the form of a news report of an RCVS disciplinary hearing.The subject of the hearing was Natalia Strokowska, a vet from Poland who has practised extensively as a locum in the UK.Between ...

VetRecord
Apr
06

Occurrence of Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostridium and Enterobacteriaceae in raw meat-based diets for dogs

by Hellgren, J., Hästö, L. S., Wikström, C., Fernström, L.-L., Hansson, I.

The practice of feeding raw meat-based diets (RMBD) to dogs has increased in popularity in recent years. However, RMBD are based on offal that has not undergone any type of treatment to reduce the microbial content, so there is a risk of potential pa...

VetRecord
Mar
30

Canine dystocia in 50 UK first-opinion emergency care veterinary practices: clinical management and outcomes

by ONeill, D. G., OSullivan, A. M., Manson, E. A., Church, D. B., McGreevy, P. D., Boag, A. K., Brodbelt, D. C.

Canine dystocia is a relatively common veterinary presentation. First opinion emergency care clinical data from 50 Vets Now clinics across the UK were used to explore dystocia management and outcomes in bitches. Caesarean section (CS) was performed o...

VetRecord
May
01

Local analgesia techniques for dental and head procedures in horses

by Cresswell, L.

In equine first-opinion and referral practice, diagnostic and treatment procedures involving the head and dentition are often performed with the animal conscious and sedated in a standing position. To enable such tasks to be performed safely, humanel...

InPractice
May
01

Handling and storing medicines on beef and dairy farms

by Cresswell, L., Richens, I., Wapenaar, W.

Veterinary medicines that are stored on the majority of UK farms include antimicrobials, anthelmintics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and vaccines. All prescription veterinary medicines have storage requirements as directed on the datasheet o...

InPractice
May
01

Monitoring side effects of long-term NSAID use in dogs with chronic osteoarthritis

by Lawson, A.

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most commonly used analgesic medications in human and veterinary medicine. In osteoarthritis they are used for their anti-inflammatory and analgesic actions. A number of NSAIDs are licensed for u...

InPractice
May
12

Use of computed tomography in the diagnosis of caecal inversion in a dog and a cat

by Phipps, W. B., Mortier, J. R., Booth, M., Rossanese, M.

Case 1: A nine-month-old entire male beagle presented with a history of chronic diarrhoea, intermittent haematochezia and rectal prolapse. An exploratory laparotomy performed prior to presentation reported visualisation of a suspected caecocolic intu...

VetRecordCaseReports
May
04

Parasitism by Ophidascaris robertsi with associated pathology findings in a wild koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)

by Gonzalez-Astudillo, V., Knott, L., Valenza, L., Henning, J., Allavena, R.

Five third-stage Ophidascaris robertsi larvae, a python parasite, were recovered from a free-ranging mature male koala, Phascolarctos cinereus, from South-East Queensland. Most larval nematodes were found obstructing several hepatic blood vessels inc...

VetRecordCaseReports
May
02

Diaphragmatic lesions and fatal haemorrhage in Texel sheep

by Waine, K., Strugnell, B. W., Howie, F., Swinson, V., Millar, M.

Twelve Texel sheep were found to have diaphragmatic lesions, with or without thoracic haemorrhage, at postmortem examination over a period of two-and-a-half years. Presenting clinical signs ranged from general malaise or mild respiratory stertor, to ...

VetRecordCaseReports
May
22

Randomised clinical trial showing the curative effect of bandaging on M2-stage lesions of digital dermatitis in dairy cows

by Klawitter, M., Döpfer, D., Braden, T. B., Amene, E., Mueller, K. E.

Objectives and designThis trial evaluated the effect of bandaging of acute painful ulcerative bovine digital dermatitis (DD) lesion (stage M2) in dairy cows, tested using two different topical treatments.DesignRandomised clinical trial.SettingThis st...

VetRecordOpen
May
03

Prevalence of antibody seroconversion to Toxoplasma gondii in uveitis and non-uveitis dogs

by Kosec, G., Hacin, B., Sansom, P. G., Weaver, G., Dewhurst, E., Carter, J. W.

ObjectivesTo evaluate the prevalence of seroconversion to Toxoplasma gondii in dogs with uveitis and dogs without uveitis.MethodsIn total, 135 dogs were evaluated: 51 dogs were diagnosed with uveitis, and 84 dogs were without uveitis. Latex agglutina...

VetRecordOpen
May
03

Diseases and causes of death among alpacas in Sweden: a retrospective study

by Björklund, C., Bage, R., Morrell, J., de Verdier, K., Nisu Hartzell, L., Kjellinbro, N., Belak, K., Bernodt, K., Gavier-Widen, D.

BackgroundDue to increasing popularity in Sweden during the last decade, alpacas are frequently encountered by practising veterinarians and pathologists. Knowledge regarding their health and diseases under Swedish conditions is, however, limited.Obje...

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