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Oct
14

Meet El Rey Magnum

This is El Rey Magnum RCF, a nine month old colt, bred by Orrion Farms, a specialist Arabian breeding farm in Ellensburg, Washington USA.Valued at several million dollars, he was launched to the world this month with a video called ‘The Kin...

VetRecord
Oct
14

Understanding and managing arthritis

No-one is more surprised than Hannah Capon at her decision to leave clinical practice to help arthritic dogs. This is how it happened

VetRecord
Oct
07

Seasonality in oestrus and litter size in an assistance dog breeding colony in the United Kingdom

by Wigham, E. E., Moxon, R. S., England, G. C. W., Wood, J. L. N., Morters, M. K.

Evidence of seasonality in oestrus in bitches within specialist breeding programmes, such as those for assistance dogs, may support colony management through tailoring the distribution of resources required for breeding throughout the year. However, ...

VetRecord Companion Animal
Oct
01

Mug etiquette

MUGS - our profession is full of them.No, I don't mean the gullible EMS student who believes you when you say that white park cattle have three testicles. Nor do I mean the owner who demands that you revaccinate their dog with a vaccine that has an e...

InPractice Companion Animal
Oct
01

Comments on the dilemma in the September issue: Performance indicators and prescribing antimicrobials

by Aitken, M.

In the dilemma discussed in the September issue of In Practice, a practice has introduced average amount billed per consultation as a key performance indicator for vets and, since then, a vet has been prescribing antimicrobials in situations in which...

InPractice Companion Animal
Oct
01

Ethical issues in the slaughterhouse

by Cranley, J.

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
Oct
15

Fatal necrotising bronchopneumonia in a cat due to cowpox virus infection in the absence of skin lesions

by Smith, M. A. J., Sloan, K. J.

A two-year six-month-old cat was presented with pyrexia, dyspnoea and tachypnoea. Thoracic radiographs revealed right cranial lung lobe consolidation. Haematology, serum biochemistry and coagulation profile results were within normal limits. No skin ...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Oct
15

Paroxysmal non-kinesigenic dyskinesia characterised by dystonia in a crossbred dog

by Santifort, K. M., Lowrie, M.

A nine-year-old female neutered crossbred dog was presented with episodic seizures since the age of six months, which were unsatisfactorily controlled with phenobarbital administration. Upon further consultation and examination there was considerable...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Oct
12

Epidural anaesthesia for treatment of neuropathic pain associated with pelvic limb amputation in a domestic shorthair cat

by Primason, L. K., Gleed, R., Boesch, J. M.

An approximately 3-year-old, intact female, domestic shorthair cat presented to a shelter with a chronic fracture of the right femur. She underwent amputation of her right pelvic limb at the coxofemoral joint. On adoption two weeks following amputati...

VetRecordCaseReports Companion Animal
Oct
21

Cellular characteristics of keratin 19-positive canine hepatocellular tumours explain its aggressive behaviour

by van Sprundel, R. G., van den Ingh, T. S., Schotanus, B. A., van Wolferen, M. E., Penning, L. C., Rothuizen, J., Spee, B.

The expression of the hepatic progenitor cell marker keratin 19 (K19) in canine hepatocellular carcinomas is linked with a poor prognosis. To better understand this aggressive behaviour, K19-positive hepatocellular carcinomas (n=5) and K19-negative h...

VetRecordOpen Companion Animal
Sep
26

Factors related to work and life satisfaction of veterinary practitioners in Germany

by Kersebohm, J. C., Lorenz, T., Becher, A., Doherr, M. G.

ObjectivesVeterinary practitioners' working situation is both challenging and changing. They have higher levels of work-related stress and suicide risk than the general population. The proportion of women is increasing, and in Germany especially wome...

VetRecordOpen
Sep
26

Pharmacokinetics of marbofloxacin administered via intravenous regional limb perfusion in dairy cows: evaluation of two different tourniquets

by Celani, G., Tulini, S. M. R., Montesano, C., Zezza, D., Sergi, M., Varasano, V., Mortellaro, C. M., Compagnone, D., Amorena, M., Petrizzi, L.

ObjectivesThis study evaluated synovial and systemic plasma pharmacokinetic variables of marbofloxacin after a single intravenous regional limb perfusion (IVRLP) performed using two different tourniquets in clinically healthy, standing, non-sedated d...

VetRecordOpen Large Animal