Animals in the history of human and veterinary medicine
| Contributor(s):: Abigail Woods
Motivation of Portuguese-Speaking Pet Owners Seeking Online Pet Health and Husbandry Information
| Contributor(s):: Prata, Joana C.
Animal emotions in practice
| Contributor(s):: Lambert, H.
A Randomized Cross-Over Field Study of Pre-Hydration Strategies in Dogs Tracking in Hot Environments
| Contributor(s):: Greta M. Niedermeyer, Elizabeth Hare, Leslie K. Brunker, Richard A. Berk, Kathleen M. Kelsey, Tracy A. Darling, Jess L. Nord, Kasey K. Schmidt, Cynthia M. Otto
The objective of this study was to evaluate 4 pre-exercise hydration strategies (oral water, chicken-flavored water, chicken-flavored oral electrolyte solution, and subcutaneous electrolyte solution) in working dogs conducting rigorous tracking operations in hot and arid conditions. In a...
Challenges with Assessing and Treating Pain in Research Primates: A Focused Survey and Literature Review
| Contributor(s):: Paterson, Emilie A., Turner, Patricia V.
Research primates may undergo surgical procedures making effective pain management essential to ensure good animal welfare and unbiased scientific data. Adequate pain mitigation is dependent on whether veterinarians, technicians, researchers, and caregivers can recognize and assess pain, as...
Pet owners' feedback on psychological support service in an Italian veterinary hospital
| Contributor(s):: Campigli, M., Strizzolo, G., Furlanello, T., Uccheddu, S.
Dog and cat as a mirror of the human soul? Qualitative evaluation of a pre-post interventionHund und Katze als Spiegel der menschlichen Seele? - Eine Prei-Post-Lnterventionsstudie mit qualitativer Evaluation
| Contributor(s):: Hopf, J., Edelhauser, F., Neumann, M.
Making the Case: Adding a Social Work Perspective to a Case Study in a Veterinary Practice
| Contributor(s):: Paula Gerstenblatt, Diane Rhodes, Dorothea Ivey
This article describes a case study exploration of a veterinary practice from the perspective of social work. Recognizing the stressful work of veterinary providers, including compassion fatigue and high suicide rates, the current study identified both a need for and the potential role of...
Welfare-Adjusted Life Years (WALY): A novel metric of animal welfare that combines the impacts of impaired welfare and abbreviated lifespan
| Contributor(s):: Kendy Tzu-Yun Teng, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Charline Maertens De Noordhout, Peter Bennett, Paul D. McGreevy, Po-Yu Chiu, Jenny-Ann L. M. L. Toribio, Navneet K. Dhand
Currently, separate measures are used to estimate the impact of animal diseases on mortality and animal welfare. This article introduces a novel metric, the Welfare-Adjusted Life Year (WALY), to estimate disease impact by combining welfare compromise and premature death components. Adapting the...
Posters Have Limited Utility in Conveying a Message of Antimicrobial Stewardship to Pet Owners
| Contributor(s):: Laurel E. Redding, Stephen D. Cole
Pet owners frequently administer antimicrobials to their pets and therefore have an important role to play in promoting antimicrobial stewardship in veterinary medicine. However, best methods of educating pet owners about antimicrobial stewardship have yet to be defined. While visual materials...
Conflict Between Direct Experience and Research-Based Evidence Is a Key Challenge to Evidence-Based Respiratory Medicine on British Racing Yards
| Contributor(s):: Tierney Kinnison, Jacqueline M. Cardwell
Inflammatory airway disease (IAD) is a commonly diagnosed but variably defined syndrome of equine lower airway inflammation. The most recent American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) consensus statement, informed by research evidence, recommends a case definition based on...
One Health: How Interdependence Enriches Veterinary Ethics Education
| Contributor(s):: Joachim Nieuwland, Franck L. B. Meijboom
What does One Health imply for veterinary ethics education? In order to answer this question, we will first have to establish what One Health itself involves. The meaning and scope of One Health, however, cannot be established without reference to its values—whose health matters?...
Exploring how veterinary professionals perceive and use grief support resources to support companion animal caregivers in Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P.
Objective: The aim of this study was to qualitatively explore veterinary professionals' use and perceptions of grief resources and services to support companion animal caregivers following companion animal euthanasia. Background: The loss of a companion animal can be a source of great sorrow...
Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in Pet Rabbit Mammary Carcinomas: A Study with Relevance to Comparative Pathology
| Contributor(s):: Sandra Schöniger, Sophie Degner, Qian Zhang, Claudia Schandelmaier, Heike Aupperle-Lellbach, Bharat Jasani, Heinz-Adolf Schoon
Tumor infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) serve as prognostic biomarker in human breast cancer. Rabbits have the potential to act as animal model for human breast cancer, and close similarities exist between the rabbit and human immune system. The aim of this study is to characterize TILs in pet...
Assessing the Impact of a Virtual Shelter Medicine Rotation on Veterinary Students' Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Regarding Access to Veterinary Care
| Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Spencer, T. G., Makolinski, K. V.
Strong bonds commonly form between companion animals and people of all socio-demographic backgrounds, yet many pet owners face numerous barriers to accessing veterinary care for their companion animals. For example, they may have difficulties paying for care; they may lack veterinary practices...
Attitudes towards animals and belief in animal mind among first-year veterinary students before and after an introductory animal welfare course
| Contributor(s):: Robbins, J. A., Danielson, J. A., Johnson, A. K., Parsons, R. L., Jorgensen, M. W., Millman, S. T.
Empathy Levels Among Veterinary Medicine Students in Colombia (South America)
| Contributor(s):: Romero, M. H., Escobar, L., Sánchez, J. A.
Editorial: Veterinary Sports Medicine and Physical Rehabilitation
| Contributor(s):: David Levine, Henry Steven Adair, Denis J. Marcellin-Little, Michael Jaffe, Andris J. Kaneps
Empathy towards animals and belief in animal-human-continuity in Italian veterinary students
| Contributor(s):: Colombo, E. S., Pelosi, A., Prato-Previde, E.
Burden and predictors of Staphylococcus aureus and S. pseudintermedius infections among dogs presented at an academic veterinary hospital in South Africa (2007–2012)
| Contributor(s):: Daniel N. Qekwana, James Wabwire Oguttu, Fortune Sithole, Agricola Odoi
Background Staphylococci are commensals of the mucosal surface and skin of humans and animals, but have been implicated in infections such as otitis externa, pyoderma, urinary tract infections and post-surgical complications. Laboratory records provide useful information to help investigate...