Clinical

The importance of peri-anaesthetic temperature management: part 1

Inadvertent perioperative hypothermia is a common complication of anaesthesia and sedation, although the seriousness of its effects should not be overlooked despite its frequent occurrence (Reynolds...

The role of the veterinary nurse in homecare for the cardiac patient

Home care for patients with cardiac disease which is life-limiting is palliative by nature. Palliative care can be defined as relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder at any stage...

Anaesthetic considerations for a bleeding hemangiosarcoma undergoing splenectomy

On presentation to the practice the patient should have their basic parameters assessed, including heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature, mucous membrane colour, capillary refill time and blood...

Efficacy of silver-coated urinary catheters for reducing urinary tract infection in dogs

You are a small animal registered veterinary nurse working in a referral practice. Your practice has seen a high incidence of UTIs in canine patients with indwelling urinary catheters. Recognising...

The effect of Pet Remedy on feline stress-related behaviours in a rescue centre

To test the hypothesis of whether Pet Remedy has an effect on stress-related behaviours in cats in a rehoming shelter, the relevant collected data were collated before pre- and post-treatment...

Parasite roundup for 2023

Increasing numbers of imported rescue cats and dogs have been seen over the past few years, with an associated risk of exotic pathogens entering the UK. The European Scientific Counsel for Companion...

Cooperative care for companion dogs: emotional health and wellness

Dogs are important members of a unique interspecies relationship that involves a care and concern that permeates species boundaries. However, the various interactions that humans have with companion...

Bypassing their way into your heart: considerations for the cardiothoracic patient

Therapeutic hypothermia is applied via cooling of the blood in the cardiopulmonary bypass machine (Kanemoto, 2014). This reduces the metabolic rate and oxygen demand from the tissues reducing risk of...

Chronic inflammatory enteropathy: faecal microbiota transplantation in clinical practice

The development of canine chronic enteropathy clinical activity indices extrapolated from human medicine offer a quantifiable and repeatable measure of monitoring response to treatment. The most...