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Anaesthetic mortality in dogs: A worldwide analysis and risk assessment

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Redondo, J.I., Otero, P.E., Martínez-Taboada, F., Doménech, L., Hernández-Magaña, E.Z. and Viscasillas, J. | Veterinary Record | November 2023
The aim of this prospective cohort multi-centre study was, to establish the present level of anaesthetic-related mortality in dogs globally and to identify factors associated with an increase or decrease in risk of death during anaesthesia...

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Survey of current UK alpaca husbandry practices: Vaccination, treatment and supplementation

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Middleton, A., Blackie, N., Crilly, J.P. and Reilly, B. | Veterinary Record | December 2023
The aim of this survey study was to investigate what routine husbandry procedures are currently carried out on alpacas in the UK...
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Review of the role of biofilms in equine wounds: Clinical indications and treatment strategies

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Marchant, K., Hendrickson, D.A. and Pezzanite, L.M. | Equine Veterinary Education | November 2023
The aim of this review was to summarise the current evidence on the role of bacterial biofilms in the persistence of equine wounds, clinical indications of the involvement of biofilms, laboratory testing to improve biofilm detection and biofilm–based wound care treatment strategies...
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Sensitivity and specificity of mobility scoring for the detection of foot lesions in pasture based Irish dairy cows

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Logan, F., McAloon, C.G., Ryan, E.G., Duane, M., Deane, B. and McAloon, C.I. | Journal of Dairy Science | December 2023
The aim of this observational study was to determine the sensitivity and specificity of mobility scoring for the detection of foot lesions on commercial pasture-based dairy cows...
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Effect of therapeutic exercise on body weight distribution, balance, and stifle function in dogs following stifle injury

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Brantberg, I., Grooten, W.J.A. and Essner, A. | Animals | December 2023
The aim of this randomised controlled study was to evaluate the effect of an add-on progressive therapeutic exercise protocol on balance control and function in dogs following stifle injury compared to a standard rehabilitation programme alone...
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2023 AAHA Management of Allergic Skin Diseases in Dogs and Cats Guidelines

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Miller, J., Simpson, A., Bloom, P., Diesel, A., Friedeck, A., Paterson, T., Wisecup, M. and Yu, C-M. | Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association | November 2023
The aim of these consensus guidelines, prepared by a task force of experts convened by the American Animal Hospital Association, was to provide a step-by-step approach to the diagnosis and management of flea allergy, food allergy and atopy in dogs and cats...

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