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Jun
29

Dream jobs dont exist

by Dobree, L.

‘And tell the lady what you want to be when you grow up.’I’m halfway through my morning consultations when I meet six-year-old Elsie. She walked into my consulting room with her mum and her dog Barney, wearing a surgery cap, a tiny set of scrubs and ...

VetRecord
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
Oct
01

Clinical approach to equine neuro-ophthalmology

by Pont, R. T., Beltran, E.

Background: Neuro-ophthalmic disorders, although still uncommon, are being reported more often in horses. Cases can present with a wide range of clinical signs, from chronic, non-healing corneal ulcers to behavioural changes due to visual impairment....

InPractice
Oct
01

Reducing antimicrobial use on dairy farms using a herd health approach

by Hyde, R., Tisdall, D., Gordon, P., Remnant, J.

Background: There has been much scrutiny of antimicrobial use in the livestock sector, since the O’Neill report, a 2015 government -commissioned review of antimicrobial resistance, called for the agriculture industry to reduce its use of antimicrobia...

InPractice
Oct
01

Managing cancer pain in dogs and cats

by Elliott, J., Alderson, B.

Background: Cancer is a frequent diagnosis in modern veterinary medicine, and one of the most common causes of mortality.Aim of the article: This article reviews the types of pain commonly associated with cancer and the analgesics and other treatment...

InPractice
Oct
13

Clinical, diagnostic imaging, surgical findings and long-term outcome in a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel with thoracolumbar vertebral articular process hyperplasia

by Stabile, F., Brash, R., De Risio, L.

A 2-year-old female spayed Cavalier King Charles Spaniel presented with 10-day history of progressive painful T3–L3 myelopathy. MRI of the spine revealed an extradural dorsal spinal cord compression at the level of T12–T13 vertebrae caused by hyperpl...

VetRecordCaseReports
Oct
03

Pregnancy-associated immune-mediated polyarthritis in a dog

by Willemse, T. W. J., Lamb, V., Kelly, D.

A two-year and seven-month-old female entire golden retriever was referred for investigation of sudden-onset, suspected immune-mediated polyarthritis (IMPA). The dog was five weeks into gestation. On presentation, the dog was unable to stand or walk ...

VetRecordCaseReports
Oct
01

Conformal hypofractionated radiotherapy for dogs with large adrenal tumours

by Maruo, T., Ito, T., Kanai, E., Nemoto, Y., Nishiyama, Y.

Adrenalectomy has been recognised as the treatment of choice for adrenal tumours. However, excision of large tumours with or without vena caval tumour thrombi is difficult. The purpose of this case series was to describe the use of 3D conformal hypof...

VetRecordCaseReports
Oct
19

A randomised controlled trial investigating the effects of administering a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug to beef calves assisted at birth and risk factors associated with passive immunity, health, and growth

by Pearson, J. M., Pajor, E., Campbell, J., Levy, M., Caulkett, N., Windeyer, M. C.

BackgroundThe objectives of this study were to investigate the impact of pain mitigation at birth to assisted beef calves and determine the risk factors associated with transfer of passive immunity (TPI), health, and growth.MethodsTwo hundred and thi...

VetRecordOpen
Oct
08

Ovine infectious keratoconjunctivitis in sheep: the farmers perspective

by Williams, H. J., Duncan, J. S., Fisher, S. N., Coates, A., Stokes, J. E., Gillespie, A.

The objective of this study was to gather current, farmer-reported data on the frequency of occurrence, risk factors and treatment practices for the sheep eye disease, ovine infectious keratoconjunctivitis (OIKC).A questionnaire regarding eye disease...

VetRecordOpen
Oct
05

Incidence of surgical site infection in dogs undergoing soft tissue surgery: risk factors and economic impact

by Espinel-Ruperez, J., Martin-Rios, M. D., Salazar, V., Baquero-Artigao, M. R., Ortiz-Diez, G.

ObjectivesTo determine (1) the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) in patients undergoing soft tissue surgery at a veterinary teaching hospital and to study (2) and describe the main risk factors associated with SSI and (3) assess the economic...

VetRecordOpen