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Small animal disease surveillance: Pruritus and Pseudomonas skin infections

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  • E. Arsevska
  • D.A. Singleton
  • C. Jewell
  • S. Paterson
  • P.H. Jones
  • S. Smyth
  • B. Brant
  • S. Dawson
  • P.J.M. Noble
  • F. Sánchez-Vizcaíno
  • A.D. Radford
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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>08/2018
<mark>Journal</mark>Veterinary Record
Issue number6
Volume183
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)182-187
Publication statusPublished
Early online date9/08/18
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

Report Summary:

• Presentation for investigation and/or treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disease comprised 3.0 per cent, 2.0 per cent and 1.9 per cent of total dog, cat and rabbit consultations respectively between 1 April 2017 and 31 October 2018
• Diarrhoea and vomiting without blood were the most frequently reported GI disease clinical signs (43.0 and 36.6 per cent in dogs, and 35.9 and 37.7 per cent in cats respectively)
• The proportion of GI disease consultations which prescribed antibiotics authorised for systemic administration (including oral and injectable formulations) decreased between April 2014 and October 2018
• The proportion of GI disease consultations which dispensed nutraceutical products advertised as being effective at managing primary GI disease (including prebiotics, probiotics etc.) increased between April 2014 and October 2018
• Between January 2011 and August 2018, 13.5 per cent of 20,194 feline faecal samples submitted to UK-based diagnostic laboratories tested positive for presence of Tritrichomonas foetus
• The proportion of feline sample submissions testing positive for T.foetus decreased between 2011 and 2018

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This article has been accepted for publication in Vet Record, 2018 following peer review, and the Version of Record can be accessed online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.k3462 © British Vetinary Association