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Review of the role of biofilms in equine wounds: Clinical indications and treatment strategies

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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Use of human behaviour change models to investigate horse owner intention to adopt emergency colic recommendations

Lightfoot, K.L., Frost, E., Burford, J.H., England, G.C.W. and Freeman, S.L. | Equine Veterinary Journal | May 2023
The aim of this study was to investigate UK horse owners’ attitudes and practices associated with colic emergency planning through the application of two behavioural models: the Trans-theoretical model and the Theory of Planned Behaviour…

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Treatment of equine sarcoids: A systematic review

Offer, K.S, Dixon, C.E and Sutton, D.G.M. | Equine Veterinary Journal | March 2023
The aim of this systematic review was to examine the quality of available evidence for the treatment of sarcoids in equids with the intention of developing guidelines for the treatment of sarcoids and to highlight any gaps in the current evidence…

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Exploring human behavior change in equine welfare: Insights from a COM-B analysis of the UK’s equine obesity epidemic

Furtado, T., Perkins, E., Pinchbeck, G., McGowan, C., Watkins, F. and Christley, R. | Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine | November 2022
The aim of this study was to explore the experiences, perceptions and motivations of horse owners using the COM-B model of behaviour change to show areas where behaviour change could facilitate better equine weight management…

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Use of antimicrobials licensed for systemic administration in UK equine practice

S.E. Allen,K.L.P. Verheyen, D.G. O’Neill and D.C. Brodbelt | Equine Veterinary Journal | October 2022
The aims of this retrospective study were to assess the current antimicrobial usage (AMU) and explore risk factors associated with systemic and Category B (third and fourth generation cephalosporins, quinolones and polymixins) AMU in UK equine practice…

Antimicrobial prescribing and antimicrobial resistance surveillance in equine practice

|Equine Veterinary Journal | 2022 | This paper reports on the findings of a survey asking questions about the current antimicrobial prescribing practices and behaviours of veterinary surgeons in equine practice..

Antimicrobial prescribing and antimicrobial resistance surveillance in equine practice

A. Wilson, T. Mair, N. Williams, C. McGowan and G. Pinchbeck | Equine Veterinary Journal | May 2022
The aim of this online questionnaire-based survey study was to characterise the current antimicrobial prescribing practices and behaviours of veterinary surgeons in equine practice, to evaluate the frequency of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) infections encountered and describe surveillance, audit processes and infection control activities in equine hospitals…

Expert visual assessment strategies for equine lameness examinations in a straight line and circle: A mixed methods study using eye tracking

S.D. Starke and S.A. May | Vet Record | June 2022
The aim of this study was to create a knowledge base of expert approaches to equine lameness assessment in order to provide a quantitative starting point that can inform future evidence-based approaches to clinical lameness assessment and education…

Vets putting a bandadge round the leg of a horse

Factors that cause bandage complications in equines and how they can be resolved

C.M. Bennett | UK-Vet Equine | July 2021
This review article discusses the various factors that need to be considered to prevent and resolve bandage complications in equines…

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Translating research into practice: Adoption of endocrine diagnostic testing in cases of equine laminitis

J.L. Ireland and C.M. McGowan | The Veterinary Journal | March 2021
The aims of this two-part study were, firstly, to investigate current veterinary surgeons’ diagnostic approaches to laminitis and to explore whether these had changed since graduation and, secondly, to determine how the diagnosis of an underlying endocrine disease influenced laminitis case management and outcome…