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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
09

Drawing the line in clinical treatment of companion animals: recommendations from an ethics working party

by Grimm, H., Bergadano, A., Musk, G. C., Otto, K., Taylor, P. M., Duncan, J. C.

Modern veterinary medicine offers numerous options for treatment and clinicians must decide on the best one to use. Interventions causing short-term harm but ultimately benefitting the animal are often justified as being in the animal's best interest...

VetRecord Companion Animal
Jun
02

Rabbits matter too

A rabbit owner describes the difficulties she has faced in finding a practice able to care for her rabbits.

VetRecord Companion Animal
Sep
01

Ultrasonography of ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma

by Scott, P., Cousens, C.

Ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) is a contagious and fatal lung tumour caused by Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus. This article presents images from ultrasound and postmortem examination of OPA lesions, and other common lung pathologies in adult sheep...

InPractice
Sep
01

Diagnosis and treatment of canine hypoadrenocorticism

by Spence, S., Gunn, E., Ramsey, I.

Canine hypoadrenocorticism (Addison’s disease), the ‘great pretender’ of internal medicine, is a disease that should be frequently considered as a differential diagnosis of several clinical presentations, albeit it is less commonly the actual cause o...

InPractice
Sep
01

Chronic kidney disease in cats and dogs: managing proteinuria

by Maniaki, E., Finch, N.

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as a chronic sustained reduction in renal function and/or structural change. CKD therefore, by this definition, includes patients with tubulointerstitial nephritis, considered the typical finding in CKD, and al...

InPractice
Aug
29

Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites in a yak herd in Nepal

by Angell, J. W., Graham-Brown, J., Singh, U. M., Joshi, B. R.

Current information on the domestic yak (Poephagus grunniens or Bos grunniens) in the Himalayan agroecological zone in Nepal is limited. Despite their isolation, yak may contact other domestic livestock particularly during the winter when they are at...

VetRecordCaseReports
Aug
10

Orchitis and balanoposthitis in a dog with Leptospira interrogans serovar Canicola in Southern California

by Bonaparte, A., Page, C., Beeler, E.

Leptospirosis is a disease caused by bacteria Leptospira. It can infect multiple species of mammals, including humans, dogs, rats, mice, raccoons, skunks, opossums, cows and pigs. Once infected, mammals may present with a variety of clinical manifest...

VetRecordCaseReports
Jul
18

Surgical correction of severe dorsal tracheal membrane redundancy in a Belgian shepherd dog

by Focsaneanu, V., Nelissen, P., Tappin, S.

A two-year-old working Belgian shepherd dog was referred for diagnosis and management of a chronic cough, exercise intolerance and inspiratory stridor. A diagnosis of severe dorsal tracheal membrane redundancy was made based on radiography and trache...

VetRecordCaseReports
Sep
11

Expert opinion on livestock antimicrobial usage indications and patterns in Denmark, Portugal and Switzerland

by Carmo, L. P., Bouzalas, I., Nielsen, L. R., Alban, L., Martins da Costa, P., Müntener, C., Schüpbach, G., Abreu, Y., Magouras, I.

We aimed at describing antimicrobial usage patterns throughout livestock production cycles, and comparing them across three countries from Northern, Central and Southern Europe. Given the difficulties to collect such detailed usage data, an expert op...

VetRecordOpen
Aug
13

Comparative onset of immunity of oral and intranasal vaccines against challenge with Bordetella bronchiseptica

by Scott-Garrard, M. M., Chiang, Y.-W., David, F.

Three groups of approximately eight-week-old beagles were vaccinated once with 1 ml of placebo vaccine (oral, n=9), 1 ml of Recombitek® Oral Bordetella (oral, n=10) or 1 ml Nobivac® Intra-Trac3 (intranasal, 0.5 ml/nostril, n=10). Seven days after vac...

VetRecordOpen
Aug
13

Establishing a protocol for thromboelastography in sea turtles

by Barratclough, A., Hanel, R., Stacy, N. I., Ruterbories, L. K., Christiansen, E., Harms, C. A.

Thromboelastography (TEG) provides a global evaluation of haemostasis. This diagnostic test is widely used in mammals but has not previously been performed in reptiles, mainly due to the limited availability of taxon-specific reagents. The objective ...

VetRecordOpen