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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
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
30

Autogenous vaccination reduces antimicrobial usage and mortality rates in a herd facing severe exudative epidermitis outbreaks in weaned pigs

by Arsenakis, I., Boyen, F., Haesebrouck, F., Maes, D. G. D.

This study was conducted in a commercial 1000-sow herd facing recurrent exudative epidermitis (EE) outbreaks during the nursery period and assessed the efficacy of autogenous vaccination in controlling such outbreaks. The vaccine was produced using t...

VetRecord Large Animal
Jan
01

Responsible use of antibiotics on sheep farms: application at farm level

by Lovatt, F., Duncan, J., Hinde, D.

There is currently global concern over rising levels of antibiotic resistance among commensal and pathogenic bacteria in human and animal populations. Unless urgent action is taken by the medical and veterinary professions, it is thought that we will...

InPractice
Jan
01

Leishmaniosis in dogs and cats

by Silvestrini, P.

Canine leishmaniosis is pushing northwards out of its traditional endemic regions as the distribution of its vector expands and increasing numbers of dogs travel between countries. In non-endemic areas, imported disease represents a threat to animal ...

InPractice
Jan
01

Celebrating 40 years of In Practice

by Baines, S.

With the publication of this issue, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of In Practice. This represents over 300 issues of the journal and nearly 3000 articles.In Practice was started as a result of a desire by the BVA to include educational content as...

InPractice
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
Jan
13

Uncommon thalamic metastasis of an osteosarcoma causing central diabetes insipidus in a young barsoi dog

by Dettwiler, M., Borel, N., Schäfer, S., Ivan, D., Hilbe, M.

A five-year-old male barsoi dog presented with lameness of the left hindlimb. Radiographs, CT and MRI studies revealed a mono-ostotic aggressive bone lesion in the proximal tibial metaphysis expanding into the epiphysis, complicated by a pathological...

VetRecordCaseReports
Jan
13

Lead intoxication mimicking idiopathic epilepsy in a young dog

by Liatis, T., Monti, P., Latre, A. R., Mantis, P., Cherubini, G. B.

An 11-month-old neutered female cocker spaniel was referred for two generalised tonic-clonic epileptic seizures with a one-week interval of mild depression. On admission, physical and neurological examinations were unremarkable. Neurolocalisation was...

VetRecordCaseReports
Jan
07

Prevalence of faecal carriage of extended-spectrum {beta}-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli in veterinary hospital staff and students

by Royden, A., Ormandy, E., Pinchbeck, G., Pascoe, B., Hitchings, M. D., Sheppard, S. K., Williams, N. J.

Extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL)-producing bacteria causing clinical infections are often also multidrug-resistant (MDR; resistance to ≥3 antimicrobial drug classes), therefore treatment options may be limited. High carriage rates of these potent...

VetRecordOpen
Dec
17

Communication identity in veterinary medicine: a grounded theory approach

by Gaida, S., Härtl, A., Tipold, A., Dilly, M.

It is well established that communication skills are a core competence in veterinary medicine. Most studies in the field of veterinary medicine have focused on communication as an interpersonal skill. Much less is known about communication in the con...

VetRecordOpen
Dec
06

Mapping the teaching of aquatic animal veterinary medicine in the European Union and European Free Trade Area

by Iatridou, D., Pohl, L., De Briyne, N., Palic, D., Saunders, J. H., Bravo, A.

Aquatic animal production is the fastest growing food sector globally. Aquaculture and fisheries are very dynamic sectors in the EU and the number of ornamental aquarium pets is increasing. Veterinarians have a fundamental role to play by ensuring he...

VetRecordOpen