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Jan
07

Effects in dogs with behavioural disorders of a commercial nutraceutical diet on stress and neuroendocrine parameters

by Sechi, S., Di Cerbo, A., Canello, S., Guidetti, G., Chiavolelli, F., Fiore, F., Cocco, R.

The well-being of dogs can be affected by changes in human lifestyle, eating habits and increased stressors that lead to behavioural disorders including fear, hyperactivity and anxiety, followed by negative affective moods and poor welfare. This rand...

VetRecord Companion Animal
Jul
01

Better to arrive a minute late than dead on time

I USED to enjoy farm visits. Getting out of the practice and catching some rays of sunshine was one of the reasons I went to vet school. Who wants to be indoors all day? Who wants to work nine to five in the same room? Not me.I pictured scenic drives...

InPractice Large Animal
Jul
01

Witnessing farm animal abuse during work experience

by Brown, R.

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 Large Animal
Jul
01

Inhalation therapy for equine lower respiratory tract disease

by Pirie, R. S., McGorum, B. C.

The delivery of drugs to horses via the inhalation route is being increasingly adopted as a therapeutic approach in equine practice; predominantly used to treat equine lower airway disease, including, but not restricted to, severe and mild to moderat...

InPractice Equine
Aug
11

Tip of an iceberg: complications of an oesophageal foreign body removal in a dog

by Merlin, T., Hoy, C., Rodrigo-Mocholi, D.

A female golden retriever dog was presented for the removal of an oesophageal foreign body. Clinical examination on admission revealed a mild hypovolemia associated with tachypnoea. Radiographic examination of the chest did not reveal any other condi...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Aug
11

CT findings of gall bladder rupture in two dogs with gall bladder mucocele

by Gordon, C. R., Fernandez, N., Schwarz, T.

A miniature poodle and miniature schnauzer were referred for the investigation of shallow breathing and restless behaviour, and the investigation of bilious vomiting, diarrhoea and the presence of a hepatic mass, respectively. In both cases, CT revea...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Aug
08

Persistent bacteriuria in a dog caused by Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serovar Indiana

by Meidinger, K., Schellenberg, S., Gobeli Brawand, S.

An 11-year-old male intact Kromfohrlander dog was presented with vomiting, inappetence and progressive lethargy. Polypoid cystitis and acute prostatitis were suspected. Bacterial culture of the urine revealed a bacteriuria with Salmonella enterica su...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Jul
19

Veterinary pharmacovigilance in Europe: a survey of veterinary practitioners

by De Briyne, N., Gopal, R., Diesel, G., Iatridou, D., O'Rourke, D.

A web-based survey was conducted by the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe with the support of the European Medicines Agency to gain a better insight into the adverse event reporting habits of veterinary practitioners and the level of information ...

VetRecordOpen Companion Animal
Jun
26

Evaluating pair versus solitary housing in kennelled domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) using behaviour and hair cortisol: a pilot study

by Grigg, E. K., Nibblett, B. M., Robinson, J. Q., Smits, J. E.

Numerous studies conducted to assess welfare of domestic dogs housed in kennel facilities have reported that these dogs experience suboptimal living conditions. One important goal of improving welfare of kennelled dogs is to reduce their stress level...

VetRecordOpen Companion Animal
Sep
08

Actinomyces denticolens colonisation identified in equine tonsillar crypts

by Murakami, S., Otaki, M., Hayashi, Y., Higuchi, K., Kobayashi, T., Torii, Y., Yokoyama, E., Azuma, R.

Recently, submandibular abscesses associated with Actinomyces denticolens have been reported in horses. The actinomycotic clumps have been observed in the tonsillar crypts. The aim of this study was to demonstrate colonisation of A denticolens in equ...

VetRecordOpen Equine