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Mar
31

Evaluation of metrics for benchmarking antimicrobial use in the UK dairy industry

by Mills, H. L., Turner, A., Morgans, L., Massey, J., Schubert, H., Rees, G., Barrett, D., Dowsey, A., Reyher, K. K.

The issue of antimicrobial resistance is of global concern across human and animal health. In 2016, the UK government committed to new targets for reducing antimicrobial use (AMU) in livestock. Although a number of metrics for quantifying AMU are def...

VetRecord Large Animal
Mar
10

Imagining life without Dreamer

Dr Naomi Harvey, a zoologist, describes how she has learnt to deal with her anticipatory grief

VetRecord Exotics
Mar
10

Sheep and farm level factors associated with footrot: a longitudinal repeated cross-sectional study of sheep on six farms in the UK

by Angell, J. W., Grove-White, D. H., Duncan, J. S.

Footrot is an ovine foot disease of infectious origin and a cause of serious welfare and economic compromise in affected animals and flocks. The development of footrot in sheep is associated with the infectious agent Dichelobacter nodosus, which may ...

VetRecord Large Animal
Mar
01

Banishing the idea of the omnicompetent vet

DID you hear the one about the woman who died and went to heaven? She was attending an admission interview when a confident, bearded gentleman in a crisp white laboratory coat interrupted to collect some paperwork and hurried out the door.'Who was th...

InPractice
Mar
01

Comments on the dilemma in the January/February issue: Clients who cannot afford to pay

by McCulloch, S.

In the dilemma discussed in the January/February issue of In Practice, Anne Fawcett and Myles Chadwick describe a scenario where a four-month-old puppy is presented with parvovirus. The veterinary surgeon works in a veterinary shelter that also provi...

InPractice Companion Animal
Mar
01

Legal status and malpractice

by Read, C.

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
Mar
23

Chronic pneumonia and focal bronchiectasis in a Siberian husky dog

by Nerhagen, S., Shiel, R. E.

An eight-year-old male Siberian husky dog was evaluated for chronic coughing. Thoracic radiography revealed a diffuse bronchointerstitial pattern and dilatation of the left cranial and left caudal lobar bronchi. Bronchoscopy confirmed marked dilatati...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Mar
05

Cerebellar Purkinje cell degeneration in a mule foal (Equus mulus mulus)

by Sunol, A., Sanmarti Fierro, J., Foiani, G., Morales, C., Montoliu, P.

A case of a mule foal with cerebellar Purkinje cell degeneration is described. A one-day-old mule foal was presented with lateral recumbency, obtunded mentation, poor metabolic status (general weakness, congestive mucous membranes, tachycardia, weak ...

VetRecordCaseReports Equine
Mar
03

Surgical management of a proximal duodenal hawthorn impaction in a horse

by Thomas, I. L. H., Dixon, J. J., Fraser, B.

Information available on duodenal impactions is limited. The authors present a case of a horse showing clinical signs likely indicating a small intestinal lesion, with anterior enteritis and a strangulating lesion as the most likely differentials. Du...

VetRecordCaseReports Equine
Mar
09

Tracheal growth assessment in mongrel puppies (dogs) through multidetector CT

by Soriano-Rosales, R. E., Perez-Guille, B. E., Jimenez-Bravo-Luna, M. A., Monroy-Santoyo, S., Villegas-Alvarez, F., Carmona-Mancilla, A., Jimenez-Gutierrez, C., Elizalde-Velazquez, S. L., Gonzalez-Zamora, J. F.

The aim of this study was to describe the tracheal growth pattern and its zoometric relationship in related medium-sized mongrel puppies through adulthood. Fourteen puppies were studied. CT monitoring was performed monthly, starting in the 1st month ...

VetRecordOpen Companion Animal
Feb
28

Determining resolution of Angiostrongylus vasorum in dogs following anthelmintic treatment with an imidacloprid 10 per cent/moxidectin 2.5 per cent spot-on

by Bird, L. E., Bilbrough, G., Fitzgerald, R., Walker, D. J.

ObjectivesTo determine the time from treatment with a product containing imidacloprid 10 per cent/moxidectin 2.5 per cent spot-on (Advocate), to dogs becoming negative for Angiostrongylus vasorum (A. vasorum). The authors hypothesised that most dogs ...

VetRecordOpen Companion Animal
Feb
17

Comparison of pain response after subcutaneous injection of two maropitant formulations to beagle dogs

by Deckers, N., Ruigrok, C. A., Verhoeve, H. P., Lourens, N.

The antiemetic maropitant, with metacresol as preservative (Cerenia, Zoetis), has been associated with pain after subcutaneous injection in dogs and cats. Recently, a generic formulation containing benzyl alcohol was authorised (Prevomax, Le Vet). Be...

VetRecordOpen Companion Animal