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Canine

  1. Answer Me: In dogs with cervical pain, are glucocorticoids superior to NSAIDs in providing analgesia?
  2. Answer Me: In dogs in status epilepticus, does application of benzodiazepines affect the prognosis as measured by mortality rate, when compared to post-seizure monitoring (may need example) alone?
  3. Answered: In Dogs With a European Adder Bite, Does the Use of Antivenom With Supportive Treatment Compared to Supportive Treatment Alone Improve Time to Recovery?
  4. Answer Me: In dogs with visceral pain, is Butorphanol more effective than Buprenorphine or Hydromorphone in providing analgesia?
  5. Answer Me: In dogs with infectious tracheobronchitis, does antibiotic therapy decrease time to resolution of clinical signs, when compared to antimicrobial chemotherapy?
  6. Answered: Does Adding Transdermal Nitroglycerine to Other Therapies Used for Management of Left-sided Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs Speed the Resolution of Clinical Signs?
  7. Answered: In dogs with Methaldehyde intoxications, are benzodiazepines (such as diazepam or midazolam) more effective than Methocarbamol in reducing the severity and frequency of seizures?
  8. Being Answered: In dogs that have swallowed a sharp foreign body, is endoscopy effective in removing the object, in comparison to surgery?
  9. Answer Me: In dogs with permethrin intoxication is Intralipid IVLE therapy or ClinOleic IVLE therapy more effective in reducing time to recovery?
  10. Being Answered: In dogs with an adder bite, does antibiotic intervention reduce the incidence of wound infection, when compared to no antibiotic intervention?
  11. Answer Me: In dogs with an adder bite, does the use of Penicillin (eg. Amoxicillin and Clavulanate) reduce the incidence of wound infection, when compared to cephalosporins?
  12. Being Answered: In male dogs does early castration (<1 year) when compared to unneutered dogs result in increased fearful and anxious behaviour?
  13. Answer Me: In dogs with distended anal glands does expressing glands versus not expressing glands reduce impaction and infection?
  14. Answer Me: In dogs, is neutering pre-puberty superior to neutering post-puberty, in improving behaviour
  15. Answered: In dogs weighing under 15 Kg with unilateral cranial cruciate ligament disease does the tibial tuberosity advancement (TTA) technique lead to a better long-term functional outcome than the lateral fabellar suture (LFS) technique?
  16. Being Answered: In dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease, is non-surgical treatment as effective as surgical treatment with lateral fabellar suture technique in reducing time to recovery?
  17. Answer Me: In dogs with a cutaneous mass does surgery or non surgical treatment give a better quality of life?
  18. Answered: In dogs with periodontal disease is feeding a complete raw meat diet more effective than a complete kibble 'dental' diet at reducing periodontal disease?
  19. Answer Me: In dogs with arthritis are prescription NSAIDs more effective than aspirin in reducing clinical signs?
  20. Answer Me: In dogs, does removing half the gland under local (Surgical removal of half of the mass of the tear glands of the nictitating membrane) increase the risk of subsequent dry eye?
  21. Answer Me: In dogs with diarrhoea is metronidazole or bismuth subsalicylate more effective in reducing diarrhoea frequency and improving fecal score?
  22. Being Answered: In dogs with splenic neoplasia, does fine needle aspiration or needle core biopsy provide a more accurate diagnosis when compared to histology post splenectomy?
  23. Answer Me: In dogs with blood in faeces does treatment with amoxicillin clavulanate versus no treatment reduce the number of clinical cases progressing to sepsis?
  24. Answer Me: In dogs with gingivitis does daily brushing with human (gingivitis specific) toothpaste, compared to regular canine toothpaste, reduce clinical signs?
  25. Answer Me: In dogs with arthritis which gives the greatest improvement in pain scores - controlled exercise OR weight loss?
  26. Answer Me: In dogs with inflammatory enteropathy (idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease) is Budesonide more effective than prednisolone or prednisone in resolving clinical signs or improving the canine IBD activity index (CIBDAI) or the canine CE clinical activity index (CCECAI)?
  27. Answer Me: Do obese dogs make up a larger percentage of the veterinary caseload than lean dogs?
  28. Answer Me: In dogs with acute tracheobronchitis does treatment with theophylline versus TMPS lead to a shorter time to cessation of coughing?
  29. Answer Me: In canine fractures, is low level laser more effective than low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in improving radiographic bone healing time?
  30. Answered: In adult dogs, does feeding a raw food diet alter urine composition compared to a kibble diet?
  31. Answered: In dogs with traumatic elbow luxation, does closed reduction and conservative management result in a better outcome than open reduction and surgical management?
  32. Answer Me: Does teeth brushing and it's varying frequency reduce risk of periodontal disease in dogs?
  33. Answer Me: In bitches, does spaying before 6 months of age compared to spaying at 6 months of age or older, increase the risk of cranial cruciate ligament rupture during their life?
  34. Answer Me: In dogs with intervertebral disc disease, are nsaids a risk factor for developing gastritis?
  35. Answer Me: In adult dogs, does feeding a homemade balanced diet improve the stool quality compared to feeding a commercial maintenance diet?
  36. Answer Me: Are dogs with hairy ear canals compared to non hairy ear canals more likely to suffer from otitis externa?
  37. Answer Me: In birthing bitches undergoing a caesarean does premedication with methadone compared to post procedural analgesic negatively affect suckling behaviour?
  38. Answered: In anxious dogs does the use of pressure vests compared to no pressure vests reduce the signs of anxiety/fear?
  39. Answer Me: In dogs with generalised demodicosis, are isoxazolines as effective as a combined formulation of imidacloprid and moxidectin at reducing the severity of associated clinical signs?
  40. Answer Me: Do dogs undergoing routine dental work under the same general anaesthetic as neutering incur more complications that dogs only being neutered?
  41. Answer Me: In dogs with hemorrhagic gastroenteritis are prebiotics alone superior to prebiotics in combination with antibiotics?
  42. Answered: In stressed dogs does the use of a Pet Remedy diffuser, compared to not using one, result in lowered levels of stress?
  43. Answered: In dogs suspected of having steroid responsive meningitis-arteritis (SRMA), how long should immunosuppressive monotherapy with steroids be undertaken in order to achieve clinical resolution without relapse of clinical signs?
  44. Answer Me: In dogs undergoing neuter surgery does wearing surgical gloves compared to using a hand brush scrub with chlorhexidine reduce the risk of surgical site infections?
  45. Answer Me: In dogs is intravenous paracetamol intra and post operatively in abdominal surgery, as effective or better than opioids with respect to Severity of pain (pain score, eating, appetite).
  46. Answer Me: In dogs does neutering compared to non-neutering reduce the risk of prostate problems?
  47. Answer Me: In Springer Spaniels with Cushings Syndrome does inclusion of NSAIDS in the treatment plan compared to no inclusion of NSAIDS in the treatment plan reduce the frequency of internal haemorrhage
  48. Answered: In greyhounds with recurring pedal corns, is wedge excision compared to repeatedly extirpating the corn more effective at resolving lameness?
  49. Answered: In neutered female dogs, what is the incidence of post-operative uterine pathology in ovariectomized bitches compared to ovariohysterectomized bitches?
  50. Being Answered: In dogs does neutering increase the risk of orthopaedic conditions when compared to unneutered dogs?
  51. Being Answered: In dogs with a mammary tumour undergoing surgery, what proportion will show evidence of metastasis with thoracic radiography compared to thoracic CT?
  52. Answer Me: Does clipping the coat (reducing hair length) of medium and long coated dogs reduce the impact of heat stress?
  53. Answered: Is an anchoring or pocket technique best for surgical repair of cherry eye in dogs?
  54. Answer Me: In dogs and cats undergoing hospitalization, does intermittent flushing with heparinized saline improve peripheral intravenous catheter patency compared with normal saline?
  55. Answered: Is garlic (Allium sativum) efficacious as an anthelmintic to prevent or reduce the intestinal worm burden (species found in the UK) of dogs?
  56. Answered: In dogs with atopic dermatitis are antihistamines as effective as glucocorticoids at reducing the severity of the clinical signs?
  57. Answer Me: Does the use of acupuncture or electroacupuncture in dogs with chronic pain improve pain?
  58. Being Answered: In dogs with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia, does the addition of mycophenolate mofetil to corticosteroids confer benefit compared with corticosteroids alone?
  59. Being Answered: In dogs with neurological dysfunction/post-ligation seizures post attenuation of PSS, is levetiracetam or a benzodiazepine preferred to phenobarbital?
  60. Answered: In dogs with chronic enteropathy that have hypocobalaminaemia, can oral tablets be used instead of injectable protocols?
  61. Answered: The use of ultrasonography for detection of meniscal damage in dogs.
  62. Being Answered: In dogs diagnosed with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, treatment with which drug therapy results in the shortest hospitalisation period?
  63. Answer Me: In dogs that undergo surgical ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), is there a difference in complication rates when comparing direct and indirect techniques?
  64. Answered: In dogs over 15kg with cranial cruciate ligament rupture, does treatment with TPLO result in a better outcome than placement of a lateral fabellotibial suture.
  65. Being Answered: Is an admission or pre-operative lactate level a reliable predictor of survival to discharge in dogs presenting with GDV?
  66. Answer Me: In dogs with immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia, is there evidence to support the use of human intravenous immunoglobulin with glucocorticoid therapy compared to glucocorticoids alone?
  67. Answered: In dogs undergoing enterotomy or enterectomy surgery, does the use of monopolar diathermy to make the intestinal incision increase the risk of dehiscence of the intestinal closure when compared to using a scalpel blade for the same purpose?
  68. Answer Me: In dogs undergoing dental extractions does the use of peri-operative systemic antibiotics compared to no antibiotic use result in fewer post-operative complications?
  69. Being Answered: In dogs with B-cell lymphoma, does the use of flow cytometry provide useful prognostic information?
  70. Answer Me: Dogs that have had anal sac apocrine gland adenocarcinoma surgically removed, does adjunctive chemotherapy improve median survival time?
  71. Being Answered: In canines diagnosed with osteoarthritis, is treatment with allogenic mesenchymal stem cell therapy, compared with a placebo, more efficacious at reducing lameness and pain?
  72. Being Answered: Does the occurrence of ventricular arrhythmia reduce the rate of survival compared to no cardiac arrhythmia in dogs with GDV?
  73. Answered: Scoping review - MSI shoulder instability
  74. Answer Me: In dogs with osteoarthritis, does the use of omega 3 fatty acids, compared to not using them, reduce the severity of the clinical signs associated with the arthritis?
  75. Being Answered: In dogs in acute anaphylaxis, does administration of antihistamine improve survival?
  76. Answer Me: In dogs in acute anaphylaxis, does administration of steroid improve survival?
  77. Answered: Is there supportive evidence to use torasemide over furosemide as a first line diuretic in dogs with newly diagnosed congestive heart failure?
  78. Answered: In healthy dogs undergoing open wound management, does the topical application of honey result in faster rates of wound healing when compared with wounds that were not treated with topical honey?
  79. Answer Me: Are puppies fed a raw meat based diet versus a commercially formulated diet at risk of nutrient deficiencies?
  80. Answer Me: In dogs with a surgical wound, does the use of grade IV laser accelerate wound healing when compared to not using the grade IV laser treatment?
  81. Answer Me: The appearance of angioedema as a consequence of the appearance of a superior vena cava syndrome in a dog with multicentric lymphoma is a prognostic factor
  82. Answer Me: In dogs recovering from elective neutering does feeding a bland diet versus feeding usual diet reduce the incidence of post-operative complications, specifically gastro-intestinal upset?
  83. Answered: In Bitches Diagnosed with Pyometra, is Medical Therapy Using Antibiosis Alone as Effective as Combining Ovariohysterectomy with Antibiosis in Reducing Morbidity and Mortality?
  84. Answered: The Evidence Behind the Treatment of Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy
  85. Answered: The Evidence Behind the Diagnostic Investigation of Canine Idiopathic Epilepsy
  86. Answered: There is No Evidence For or Against the Use of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs to Reduce the Clinical Duration of Kennel Cough (Infectious Tracheobronchitis).
  87. Answered: Is Robenacoxib Superior to Meloxicam in Improving Patient Comfort in Dogs Diagnosed With a Degenerative Joint Process?
  88. Answered: Which is More Effective in Altering the Intra-Gastric pH in Dogs, Omeprazole or Ranitidine?
  89. Answered: No evidence that dogs affected by bicipital tenosynovitis treated surgically with tenotomy or tenodesis of the biceps tendon have a better outcome compared to conservative treated dogs
  90. Answered: Are Old Dogs Who Undergo Total Hip Replacement More Predisposed to Perioperative Femoral Fractures than Young Dogs?
  91. Answered: Are dogs that eat quickly more likely to develop a gastric dilation (+/- volvulus) than dogs that eat slowly?
  92. Answered: Are dogs fed from a raised bowl at an increased risk of gastric dilation volvulus compared with floor-fed dogs?
  93. Answered: Use of Lidocaine in Reducing Post-Operative Tracheitis in Dogs and Cats: A Knowledge Summary
  94. Answered: Are hydrolysed diets an effective means of reducing the gastro-intestinal symptoms in dogs with chronic enteropathy?
  95. Answered: Are dogs fed a dry kibble - based diet more likely to experience an episode of gastric dilatation volvulus than dogs fed an alternative diet?
  96. Answered: In dogs with pyothorax does medical management result in comparable mortality to surgical management?
  97. Answered: Spaying of cats and dogs by laparoscopic ovariectomy may offer a more positive recovery than traditional open surgical methods
  98. Answered: Is alpha-casozepine efficacious at reducing anxiety in dogs?
  99. Answered: In Dοgs That Have Had Intussusception Is Enterοplication Efficient as an Additional Surgical Prοcedure in Preventing Subsequent Recurrence?
  100. Answered: Do palliative steroids prolong survival in dogs with multicentric lymphoma?
  101. Answered: Which sternotomy closure method (orthopaedic wire or suture) is recommended in large breed dogs undergoing a median sternotomy?
  102. Answered: Can cytosine arabinoside with prednisolone treatment for canine meningioencephalitis of unknown origin increase survival rate compared to prednisolone treatment alone?
  103. Answered: In dogs bitten by the European adder (Vipera berus), does treatment with corticosteroids and supportive treatment improve time to recovery compared to supportive treatment alone?
  104. Answered: Does the Use of Intratesticular Blocks in Dogs Undergoing Orchiectomies Serve as an Effective Adjunctive Analgesic?
  105. Answered: Is the use of hypertonic saline effective in reducing intracranial pressure after traumatic brain injury?
  106. Answer Me: In dogs that have swallowed a sharp foreign body, is endoscopy effective in removing the object, in comparison to emesis?
  107. Answered: Are dogs fed a dry kibble - based diet more likely to experience an episode of gastric dilatation volvulus than dogs fed an alternative diet?
  108. Answered: In Adult Dogs, Is Feeding Enzyme-enriched Rawhide Products More Effective at Preventing Periodontal Disease from Developing Than Non-enriched Rawhide Products?
  109. Answer Me: In overectomised multiparous bitches what is the incidence of post-operative uterine patholgy
  110. Answered: In shelter-based dogs, does the use of an oral probiotic supplement, compared to no probiotic supplement, reduce the risk of diarrhoea developing?
  111. Answer Me: In dogs with osteoarthritis does oral treatment with turmeric compared to no treatment reduce the severity of the clinical signs?
  112. Being Answered: In bitches does neutering versus non-neutering reduce the risk of mammary tumours?
  113. Answered: In bitches undergoing elective neutering via midline coeliotomy is ovariectomy superior to ovariohysterectomy in terms of anaesthetic duration, incision length and post-operative comfort?
  114. Answered: In dogs suffering from generalised demodicosis, is treatment with oral sarolaner more effective at resolving clinical signs compared to treatment with topical imidacloprid plus moxidectin?
  115. Being Answered: In dogs undergoing abdominal surgery, does the use of pre packaged swaged needles reduce the risk of post operative complications compared to manually threaded needles utilising suture material from a reel?
  116. Answer Me: In bitches with a pseudo-pregnancy when can spaying commence to avoid persistence of clinical signs?
  117. Being Answered: In dogs with Cushing’s disease that are being treated with triolstane, does pre-trilostane measurement of cortisol levels provide better monitoring than ACTH stimulation tests?
  118. Answer Me: Can placement of an artificial urethral sphincter be more effective in resolving urinary incontinence than colposuspension in dogs with refractory urethral sphincter mechanism incompetence?
  119. Answered: In dogs with a surgical or open wound does low level laser therapy increase the speed of wound contracture and reduce the healing time?
  120. Answer Me: In dogs which have undergone surgical castration do cat gut skin sutures cause greater irritation than nylon skin sutures?
  121. Answer Me: In dogs undergoing surgical attenuation of congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts, does pre-treatment with Levetiracetam reduce the incidence of post-operative seizures
  122. Answer Me: The evidence behind the treatment of canine degenerative lumbosacral stenosis.
  123. Answered: In dogs, is the oral administration of garlic, compared to no treatment, efficacious at preventing or reducing parasitism by fleas?
  124. Being Answered: In cats and dogs with traumatic diaphragmatic rupture, does surgical timing affect outcome?
  125. Being Answered: In dogs with aural haematoma does draining and injecting corticosteroids reduce the risk of recurrance compared to draining alone?
  126. Answer Me: In dogs with inflammatory respiratory conditions does the use of NSAIDS reduce the severity of the respiratory clinical signs when compared to no NSAID intervention?
  127. Answer Me: In bitches which have undergone a Cesarean section does oral medication with meloxicam increase the risk of of side effects in the bitch or puppies when compared to other analgesics?
  128. Answered: In dogs under going elective procedures using general anaesthesia does the use of mededtomidine during pre-medication result in an increase in anaesthetic complication rates when compared to the use of ACP as a premeditation
  129. Answered: Does Pheromone Base Therapy [PBT] reduce stress in dogs (Canis familiaris) in shelter environments?
  130. Being Answered: In healthy dogs, does the use of benzodiazepines in co-induction result in a reduction in the dose of propofol required to induce anaesthesia and a decrease in adverse cardiovascular and respiratory events?
  131. Being Answered: In growing dogs does restricting daily exercise to 5 minutes multiplied by the age in months reduce the risk of skeletal growth disorders when compared to higher levels of exercise?
  132. Answer Me: In bitches with placental retention following Caesarean section does prophylactic antibiotic therapy reduce the risk of post-operative uterine infection compared to no prophylactic antibiotic treatment?
  133. Answer Me: In dogs affected by IMHA can sequential measurements of C reactive protein levels be used to determine the time of reduction of immunosuppressive treatment compared to stability of PCV (Heamtocrit) alone?
  134. Answered: In bitches undergoing cesarean section, is an alfaxalone induction as effective as a propofol induction?
  135. Answered: In dogs with [anorexia][vomiting] does ranitidine have any beneficial effects to gastro-intestinal motility?
  136. Answer Me: In dogs with osteoarthritis is laser treatment superior to NSAID treatment in reducing the severity of the clinical signs associated with the condition?
  137. Answered: In dogs diagnosed with osteoarthritis, is Meloxicam superior than Carprofen for reducing patient discomfort?
  138. Answered: Comparison of epidural morphine and buprenorphine for hindlimb orthopaedic surgery in dogs
  139. Being Answered: In dogs diagnosed with a cutaneous mast cell tumour and undergoing primary surgery, does the size of the surgical margin affect the probability of recurrence?
  140. Answered: Does prescribing meloxicam or carprofen reduce gastrointestinal side effects?
  141. Answer Me: In bitches that have undergone a cesarean section and which are whelping does NSAID therapy for more than 24 hours reduce puppy survival rate compared to 24 hours or less?
  142. Being Answered: In dogs with a gastric torsion does gastroplexy versus no intervention reduce the risk of recurrence?
  143. Answered: In bitches is an ovarectomy/ovariohysterectomy by laparoscopy superior to an ovarectomy/ovariohysterectomy by a mid-line surgical laparotomy in reducing post-operative pain?
  144. Answered: In adult dogs with naturally occurring medial meniscal tears concurrent to cruciate ligament disease, is meniscal release equal to or superior to meniscal resection in improving lameness?
  145. Answer Me: In large breeds of dog presenting with gastric bloat does the administration of oral ranitidine reduce the risk of developing of GDV?
  146. Answered: In pregnant bitches, does an elective caesarean section compared to vaginal delivery reduce puppy mortality rates?
  147. Answered: The Pre-incisional block with bupivacaine: Is there any effect on analgesia following celiotomy in dogs?
  148. Answered: In dogs undergoing anaesthesia does pre-anaesthetic gastro-protectants vs no gastro-protectants reduce gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR)?
  149. Being Answered: In routine canine caesareans, is alfaxalone a superior anaesthetic induction agent than propofol in increasing the rate of survival and vigour of neonates
  150. Answer Me: In dogs and cats with dermatological disease, does the use of oral essential fatty acids compared to not using them reduce the clinical signs associated with the disease?
  151. Answer Me: In dogs with osteoarthritis does tramadol hydrochloride provide comparative or superior analgesia when compared with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?
  152. Answer Me: Does a combination treatment of chemotherapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) provide a survival advantage over a treatment of NSAIDs only in dogs with prostate cancer?
  153. Being Answered: In diabetic dogs with ketoacidosis, that requires fluid therapy, does 0.9% saline result in inferior/similar/superior outcomes when compared to  a buffered crystalloid such as Hartman's solution?
  154. Being Answered: In adult domestic dogs, does the exposure to dog-appeasing pheromones reduce the frequency of occurrence and/or severity of anxiety-related behaviours when compared to no exposure.
  155. Answer Me: In dogs requiring analgesia, does supplementation of NSAIDs with maropitant reduce the severity of pain compared to NSAIDS alone?
  156. Answered: What is the specificity and sensitivity of cytology as a test for canine osteosarcoma when compared to histopathology as a gold standard?
  157. Answer Me: In dogs with corneal ulcers accompanied by melting keratitis is there a difference in outcome dependent upon the frequency of application of serum
  158. Answer Me: In dogs with corneal ulcers accompanied by melting keratitis is there a difference in outcome dependent upon the frequency of application of antibiotic drops
  159. Being Answered: In dogs with uncomplicated corneal ulcers does prophylactic antibiotic eye drops reduce the risk of secondary infection when compared to no prophylactic antibiotic drops?
  160. Being Answered: Does surgical or medical management of extrahepatic portosystemic shunts in dogs carry a better prognosis for the resolution and reduction of neurologic dysfunction?
  161. Answered: Do dogs with cranial cruciate ligament disease managed non-surgically have better outcomes with rehabilitation?
  162. Answer Me: Which Drug Effectively Reduces Pruritis for Dogs with Allergies: Lokivetmab (Cytopoint®) or Oclacitinib (Apoquel®)?
  163. Answer Me: In dogs with congenital intrahepatic portosystemic shunts treated with suture ligation are the outcomes inferior/equivalent/superior when compared to treatment with transvenous coil embolism?
  164. Being Answered: In dogs, is toothbrushing more effective at reducing the onset and severity of dental disease than provision of dental chews?
  165. Being Answered: In dogs with osteoarthritis how effective is treatment with tramadol in reducing the severity of the clinical signs associated with pain when compared to no treatment?
  166. Being Answered: In canine lymphoma, does the supplement of turkey tail (Trametes versicolor) as an adjuvant therapy lead to a better quality of life than those that do not?
  167. Being Answered: In adult dogs under general anaesthesia what is the shortest period of pre-anaethesia fasting that will minimise the risk of gastroesophageal reflux, regurgitation and emesis during anaesthesia?
  168. Being Answered: In dogs diagnosed with gastric dilatation and volvulus, does gastric decompression and gastropexy reduce the risk of recurrence of gastric dilatation and volvulus compared to dogs undergoing gastric decompression alone?
  169. Answered: Does medical or surgical treatment for aortic stenosis improve outcome in dogs?
  170. Being Answered: In canine blood transfusion, does the use of peristaltic pump to administer blood cause more haemolysis compared to syringe driver?
  171. Being Answered: In bitches, does neutering versus non-neutering reduce the risk of mammary tumours?
  172. Being Answered: Evaluating the reliability of computed tomography for the diagnosis of intervertebral disc extrusion in dogs
  173. Being Answered: Are dogs with hip dysplasia less painful with total hip replacement than femoral head ostectomy?
  174. Being Answered: Mortality rate comparison of enterotomy and resection and anastomosis in dogs with foreign body obstructions
  175. Being Answered: Should we prescribe metronidazole or probiotics for acute gastroenteritis in dogs?
  176. Being Answered: Cavitation as a predictor of malignancy in canine splenic masses
  177. Answered: Uncomplicated gallbladder mucoceles – is it better for prognosis to perform cholecystectomy or medically manage?
  178. Answer Me: In dogs, is there an association between tooth brushing and periodontal disease?
  179. Answer Me: Comparison of marine-based omega-3 fatty acids as an adjunct to NSAID vs NSAID therapy alone in the peak vertical force exerted by affected limb(s) of osteoarthritic dogs
  180. Being Answered: In adult dogs with situational anxiety does clonidine or trazodone more effectively reduce signs of anxiety
  181. Answer Me: In Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever-endemic areas, do coyotes serve as a reservoir for brown dog ticks and rickettsiosis?
  182. Being Answered: Current evidence supporting simultaneous prophylactic gastropexy in canine patients undergoing complete splenectomy
  183. Being Answered: B.burgdorferi Exposure in Coyotes: an indicator of B.burgdorferi levels in urban versus rural environments
  184. Being Answered: The use of metronidazole in adult dogs with acute onset, uncomplicated, diarrhoea
  185. Being Answered: In dogs with acute pancreatitis, does enteral nutrition compared to parenteral nutrition result in fewer complications?
  186. Being Answered: In small dogs 15kg with cranial cruciate ligament disease, does tibial plateau leveling osteotomy (TPLO) yield better clinical outcomes than extracapsular stabilisation techniques?
  187. Answer Me: In dogs with a suspected small intestinal foreign body, is ultrasonography more accurate than radiography for the diagnosis of a small intestinal mechanical obstruction?
  188. Being Answered: In dogs is IDEXX Angio Detect™ a more accurate test than either Baermann coprology or Angiostrongylus vasorum antigen ELISA when diagnosing Angiostrongylus vasorum infection?
  189. Being Answered: When treating medial patellar luxation grade II-III in small breed dogs, is a block recession trochleoplasty superior to a wedge recession trochleoplasty?
  190. Answer Me: In dogs and cats, is taking an axillary temperature comparably accurate to a rectal temperature?
  191. Being Answered: In dogs undergoing anaesthesia, does the use of trazodone reduce injectable or inhalant anaesthetic agent administration?
  192. Being Answered: In hospitalised dogs, does administration of trazodone lower the stress level compared to no treatment?
  193. Being Answered: In canine soft tissue sarcomas, what is the diagnostic accuracy of cytology compared to histopathology?
  194. Being Answered: In dogs and cats undergoing intravenous catheter placement does the use of chlorhexidine and alcohol have greater antimicrobial action than alcohol alone when used to prepare the intended catheter site?
  195. Being Answered: In Dogs With Snake Bites, Does the Use of the Antihistamine Diphenhydramine Compared to Not Using Diphenhydramine Reduce Mortality?
  196. Being Answered: Is creatinine more sensitive and specific than urea for diagnosing chronic renal disease in cats and dogs?
  197. Being Answered: In male dogs undergoing surgical castration, does a pre-scrotal approach in comparison to a scrotal approach lead to a superior recovery, in terms of duration of post-operative pain and/or reduced post-operative complications?
  198. Being Answered: In Brachycephalic dogs undergoing surgery, does the administration of protein pump inhibitor drugs as part of the anaesthetic protocol reduce the incidence of regurgitation during or after anaesthesia when compared to no protein pump inhibitor drugs?
  199. Answer Me: In dogs who have undergone surgery for extrahepatic portosystemic shunt, is medical management an effective for treatment of seizures after shunt ligation?
  200. Being Answered: Do adult dogs that are brachycephalic have an increased risk for developing heatstroke compared to non-brachycephalic dogs?

Equine

  1. Answered: In horses with superficial digital tendonitis is bandaging and rest compared to rest alone more effective at promoting healing?
  2. Answered: In horses with heel bulb lacerations, does casting the distal limb compared to bandaging result in faster healing?
  3. Answer Me: In horses are breast-strap harnesses more effective than breast-collar straps in preventing wounds?
  4. Answered: In lame horses affected by osteoarthritis of the distal tarsal joints (bone spavin), are bisphosphonates more effective than NSAIDs in long-term alleviation of lameness?
  5. Answered: In horses that are lame due to osteoarthritis of the distal tarsal joints (bone spavin), is intra-articular medication with corticosteroids compared to systemic bisphosphonate treatment more effective in long-term lameness reduction?
  6. Answered: In three day event horses, does biannual routine influenza vaccination compared to annual routine influenza vaccination reduce performance levels?
  7. Answered: Is removal of proximo-plantar osteochondral fragments necessary in young Thoroughbreds?
  8. Being Answered: In adult horses with superficial digital flexor tendonitis, does icing the leg in addition to non-steoidal anti-inflammatory therapy compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory treatment alone speed the healing process?
  9. Being Answered: In adult horses is vaccination verses biosecurity more effective in the long term control of equine strangles?
  10. Answered: In horses with arthritis, does the treatment with intra-articular anti-microbials concurrently with intra-articular corticusteroids reduce the risk of sepsis compared to intra-articular cortico-steroids alone?
  11. Answered: In Adult Horses With Septic Peritonitis, Does Peritoneal Lavage Combined With Antibiotic Therapy Compared to Antibiotic Therapy Alone Improve Survival Rates?
  12. Answered: In horses with chronic laminitis, do venograms compared to plain radiographs give greater diagnostic or prognostic information?
  13. Answered: In horses with allergen-related Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), is immunotherapy compared to environmental reduction of allergen exposure more effective in disease modification?
  14. Answered: In Broodmares with post-service endometritis, is antibiotic intervention with other routine therapies superior to other routine therapies without antibiotic intervention in increasing pregnancy rate?
  15. Answer Me: In three day event horses, do bit seats compared to no bit seats improve performance?
  16. Answer Me: In Broodmares with Klebsiella-positive clitoral swabs, are antibiotics more effective than transfaunation as measured by resolution of colonisation?
  17. Answered: In horses with longitudinal tears of the deep digital flexor tendon, is surgical repair as effective as tenoscopic debridement alone for returning to previous level of performance?
  18. Answered: Do modern, oral/minimally invasive cheek tooth extraction techniques reduce the incidence of post-operative complications in the horse when compared to traditional repulsion methods?
  19. Answered: In horses with arthritis, does the treatment with intra-articular anti-microbials concurrently with intra-articular corticusteroids reduce the risk of sepsis compared to intra-articular cortico-steroids alone?
  20. Answered: No Evidence That Therapeutic Systemic Corticosteroid Administration is Associated With Laminitis in Adult horses Without Underlying Endocrine or Severe Systemic Disease
  21. Answered: Evidence supporting intralesional stem cell therapy to improve equine flexor tendon healing
  22. Answered: In an adult horse with severe asthma (RAO) does using inhaled corticosteroids result in an equal improvement in clinical signs when compared to systemic corticosteroids?
  23. Answered: Can Hoof Wall Temperature And Digital Pulse Pressure Be Used As Sensitive Non-Invasive Diagnostic Indicators Of Acute Laminitis Onset?
  24. Answered: In mares with placentitis does treatment with long term antibiotics result in improved outcome when compared to short course pulse antibiotic therapy of 7 to 14 days?
  25. Answered: In equids affected by acute laminitis, does continuous digital hypotermia of the lower limbs and supportive treatment improve clinical outcome compared to supportive treatment alone?
  26. TBC
  27. Answer Me: In acute colic admissions, can measuring serum amyloid A concentration compared to other acute phase proteins more accurately differentiate between medical and surgical cases?
  28. Answered: In horses with osteoarthritis, is mesenchymal stem cell therapy more effective at managing lameness than intra-articular corticosteroids?
  29. Answered: In horses undergoing volatile anaesthesia with isoflurane or sevoflurane, does administration of an alpha-2 agonist as a CRI compared to anaesthetic maintenance with volatile alone improve recovery quality?
  30. Being Answered: In horses with osteoarthritis is treatment with intra-articular polyacrylamide more likely to reduce the severity of clinical signs associated with lameness when compared to treatment with intra-articular corticosteroid?
  31. Answered: In horses with trigeminal-mediated headshaking, is neuromodulation with EquiPENS™ more effective than with electroacupuncture?
  32. Being Answered: In horses undergoing general anaesthesia, does assistance with ropes result in better recoveries when compared to no assistance ('free' recovery)?
  33. Being Answered: In horses with palmar foot pain, are eggbar shoes more effective than well-balanced traditional shoes in promoting longer-term soundness?
  34. Being Answered: In adult horses with secondary sinusitis, caused by dental disease, is computed tomography more accurate than radiography for the diagnosis of apical dental pathology?
  35. Being Answered: Can sedation be used for equine lameness investigation?
  36. Being Answered: In horses affected by Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalitis, does the administration of acyclovir or its prodrug valacyclovir reduce disease severity compared to alternative treatment?
  37. Answer Me: In horses that underwent colic surgery, is an abdominal bandage associated with fewer incisional complications compared to no abdominal bandage?
  38. Being Answered: In horses with acute laminitis, does cryotherapy of the distal limbs applied after onset of clinical signs lead to improved clinical outcomes compared to horses treated without cryotherapy?
  39. Being Answered: In breeding mares that have undergone vernal transition, is the use of a recognised ovulation inducing agent more likely to result in ovarian follicular development or ovulation of a steroidogenically competent follicle more than 35 mm in diameter following a sequence of a few cold and or wet days in spring compared to following a sequence of warm and sunny days; or days that are not considered to be cold and or wet?
  40. Being Answered: In horses with lameness caused by navicular disease / syndrome, are bisphosphonates more effective than NSAIDs in long-term alleviation of lameness?
  41. Being Answered: In horses receiving allogenic blood transfusions, does receiving a cross-match and blood type compatible transfusion as compared to receiving a cross-match and blood type incompatible transfusion increase the survival time of erythrocytes?
  42. Being Answered: In horses receiving allogenic blood transfusions, does receiving a cross-match and blood type compatible transfusion as compared to receiving a cross-match and blood type incompatible transfusion reduce the incidence of transfusion reactions?

Feline

  1. Answer Me: In cats with CKD, does controlling renal hypertension with amlodipine compared to ACE inhibitors decrease renal mortality?
  2. Answered: Are Adult Cats Fed on Wet Maintenance Diets Less at Risk of Developing Chronic Kidney Disease Compared to Adult Cats Fed on Dry Maintenance Diets?
  3. Being Answered: In cats with idiopathic Feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD), is prednisolone more effective than NSAIDs in reducing clinical signs?
  4. Answer Me: In adult cats, does a varied diet reduce the risk of developing a food intolerance/allergy, when compared to a consistent diet?
  5. Being Answered: In cats, does a canned-food diet reduce the risk of developing a UTI, when compared to dry diets?
  6. Answer me: In cats, does obesity increase the risk of periodontal disease, in comparison to cats with a body condition score lower than 3?
  7. Answered: In adult cats, does feeding grain free maintenance diet reduce the risk of obesity compared to feeding a maintenance diet containing grains?
  8. Answer Me: Are adult cats fed on homemade diets less at risk of developing CKD compared to adult cats fed on commercial diets?
  9. Answer Me: In cats with chin acne, are antibiotics superior to glucocorticoids in reducing clinical signs?
  10. Answer Me: In cats older than 6, does onset obesity affect mortality, when compared to cats with a body condition score lower than 5?
  11. Answer Me: In cats with renal hyperparathyroidism, does the use of calcitriol improve renal mortality, in comparison to dietary modification alone?
  12. Answer Me: Are hand-reared kittens more likely to develop gastrointestinal problems than normally weaned kittens?
  13. Answer Me: In obese cats, does feeding grain free diets help in reducing the body weight compared to feeding "weight reduction specific" diets containing grains?
  14. Being Answered: In clinically hyperthyroid cats, is I-131 treatment superior to unilateral or bilateral thyroidectomy in normalising serum T4 level?
  15. Answer Me: In cats under 10 years old, does the presence of arthritis affect body condition score, when compared to non-arthritic cats?
  16. Answer Me: In cats with self-barbering, does hypoallergenic feeding improve clinical signs (measured through skin examination), in comparison to normal feeding?
  17. Answer Me: In cats with chin acne, is topical benzoyl effective at reducing clinical signs, in comparison to no drug intervention?
  18. Answer Me: In cats with chin acne, are topical glucocorticoids superior to systemic glucocorticoids in reducing clinical signs?
  19. Answer Me: In cats, does chronic self-barbering increase the incidence of atopic dermatitis, in comparison to cats with a healthy coat?
  20. Being Answered: In cats with cystitis, is combined treatment with antibiotics and analgesia or treatment with analgesia alone more effective at resolving clinical signs?
  21. Answer Me: In adult cats, is honey effective in improving the healing of skin wounds, when compared to pharmaceutical topical treatments?
  22. Answer Me: In cats with traumatic brain injury, is Hypertonic Saline more effective than Mannitol , when measuring neurological recovery OR survival?
  23. Answer Me: In cats with permethrin intoxication is Intralipid IVLE therapy or ClinOleic IVLE therapy more effective in reducing time to recovery?
  24. Answered: In adult cats with lower urinary tract disease, is behavioural management more effective than drug management in reducing the risk of relapse?
  25. Answer Me: In adult male cats with a urethra blockage, is indwelling catheterisation more effective than percutaneous drainage in reducing the incidence of recurrence?
  26. Answer Me: In cats with traumatic brain injury, is Hypertonic Saline more effective than Lactated Ringer's solution (LRS), when measuring neurological recovery OR survival?
  27. Answer Me: In cats with Methaldehyde intoxications, are benzodiazepines (such as diazepam or midazolam) more effective than Methocarbamol in relaxing muscles/reducing occurrence of seizures?
  28. Answer Me: In cats, is urinalysis more effective than ultrasound in diagnosing chronic lethargy?
  29. Answer Me: In cats, is urinalysis more effective than radiography in diagnosing chronic lethargy?
  30. Answer Me: In cats undergoing surgical procedures that require aseptic skin preparation is povidone a safe preparation to use with regards to the iodine content of the product?
  31. Answer Me: Are adult cats fed on non-commercially available homemade maintenance diets less at risk of developing CKD compared to adult cats fed on commercially available maintenance diets?
  32. Answered: In cats which are stressed as a result of veterinary interventions does treatment with gabapentin lower the stress level compared to no treatment?
  33. Being Answered: Does clonality testing by PCR for antigen receptor rearrangement (PARR) aid differentiation of feline inflammatory bowel disease and alimentary lymphoma in equivocal cases?
  34. Answer Me: In cats undergoing hospitalization, does intermittent flushing with heparinized saline improve peripheral intravenous catheter patency compared with normal saline?
  35. Answered: Is garlic (Allium sativum) efficacious as an anthelmintic to prevent or reduce the intestinal worm burden (species found in the UK) of cats?
  36. Answer Me: Do environmental changes prevent recurrence of episodes of feline Idiopathic Cystitis more effectively than medications?
  37. Answered: Feline Hyperthyroidism - Is dietary management within our reach?
  38. Answered: Of cats that present with aortic thromboembolism, do patients that receive thrombolytic therapy vs those who do not, have improved survival in the acute period?
  39. Answered: In adult cats with epilepsy which is poorly controlled with phenobarbital therapy alone, is imepitoin or levetiracetam more effective as a second-line anti-convulsant in order to reduce seizure frequency?
  40. Being Answered: In cats with cardiac disease, is treatment with clopidogrel associated with a reduced risk of arterial thromboembolism when compare to treatment with aspirin?
  41. Answer Me: In cats with inflammatory respiratory conditions does the use of NSAIDS reduce the severity of the respiratory clinical signs when compared to no NSAID intervention?
  42. Answered: Use of Lidocaine in Reducing Post-Operative Tracheitis in Dogs and cats: A Knowledge Summary
  43. Answered: Which Antibacterial Agent Performs Best for the Treatment and Clearance of Chlamydophila Felis Infection in cats?
  44. Answered: Spaying of cats and dogs by laparoscopic ovariectomy may offer a more positive recovery than traditional open surgical methods
  45. Answered: In cats infected with feline herpesvirus type-1 (FHV-1) does treatment with famciclovir result in a reduction of respiratory and ocular clinical signs?
  46. Answered: Is topical or systemic antimicrobial therapy more effective for the treatment of feline acne with secondary bacterial infection?
  47. Answered: Does the Use of Intratesticular Blocks in cats Undergoing Orchiectomies Serve as an Effective Adjunctive Analgesic?
  48. Answered: Percutaneous management of urethral blockages in cats
  49. Answered: Reluxation rates following different techniques for open stabilisation of feline coxofemoral dislocations
  50. Being Answered: In cats with feline interstitial cystitis does the use of meloxicam increase the speed of resolution of clinical signs compared to prednisolone?
  51. Answer Me: In cats with chin acne, are topical antibiotics superior to systemic antibiotics in reducing clinical signs?
  52. Answer Me: In cats with hyperthyroidism, does performing a bilateral staged thyroidectomy, compared to a simultaneous bilateral thyroidectomy, decrease the risk and/or severity of postoperative hypocalcaemia?
  53. Being Answered: Are tigers which are anaesthetised using a combination of tiletamine and zolazepam at greater risk of complications when compared to other anaesthetic agents?
  54. Answered: Is the new recommended standard flow rate of 3mL/kg/hour for cats and 5mL/kg/hour for dogs for surgical fluid therapy superior to previous recommended flow rate of 10mL/kg/hour for both cats and dogs?
  55. Answered: In cats infected with Tritrichomonas foetus does treatment with ronidazole result in successful eradication of infection?
  56. Being Answered: In cats and dogs with traumatic diaphragmatic rupture, does surgical timing affect outcome?
  57. Answer Me: Is the IDEXX SDMA assay (SDMA > 14 ug/ml) more sensitive in diagnosing chronic kidney disease than serum creatinine measurements using IRIS guidelines (Creatinine > 140 umol/l)?
  58. Being Answered: In adult cats with inflammatory airway disease, does the use of cyproheptadine alone reduce the severity of associated clinical signs compared to no treatment?
  59. Being Answered: Is creatinine more sensitive and specific than urea for diagnosing chronic renal disease in cats and dogs?
  60. Answer Me: In cats with IRIS Stage 1 chronic kidney disease (CKD), does feeding a phosphate restricted versus standard adult cat food slow progression of CKD?
  61. Being Answered: In cats with proteinuric CKD (UPC > 0.4) does use of RAAS suppressing medication (benazepril or telmisartan) versus no intervention improve quality and/or length of life?
  62. Answer Me: In cats with borderline proteinuric CKD (UPC 0.2-0.4) does use of RAAS suppressing medication (benazepril or telmisartan) versus no intervention improve quality and/or length of life?
  63. Answered: In a transfusion naïve cat is crossmatching recommended prior to the administration of type specific blood?
  64. Being Answered: In cats infected with papillomavirus is the risk of developing feline cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma greater than cat which are not infected with papillomavirus?
  65. Answered: Should we offer total hip replacement to feline patients?
  66. Answer Me: In dogs and cats with dermatological disease, does the use of oral essential fatty acids compared to not using them reduce the clinical signs associated with the disease?
  67. Being Answered: In diabetic cats with ketoacidosis,  that requires fluid therapy, does 0.9% saline result in inferior/similar/superior outcomes when compared to a buffered crystalloid such as Hartman's solution?
  68. Being Answered: In adults cats undergoing a venepuncture procedure, does the application of a topical lidocaine-based anaesthetic to the skin at the venepuncture site reduce the severity of the clinical signs associated with pain when compared to no topical anaesthetic?
  69. Being Answered: In cats with diabetes mellitus, does treatment with Protamine Zinc Insulin (PZI) have an inferior/equivalent/superior effect on the the severity of the clinical signs and the fequency hypoglycaemic episodes when compared compared to treatment with glargine (iGlar)?
  70. Being Answered: In cats with feline infectious peritonitis, does treatment with nucleoside analogs or protease inhibitors, compared to supportive measures alone, lead to longer survival times?
  71. Answer Me: Prazosin versus phenoxybenzamine in preventing recurrence of idiopathic urinary obstruction in cats
  72. Being Answered: Use of feline interdigital semiochemical (FIS) to redirect unwanted scratching behaviour in cats
  73. Answer Me: In cats with chronic bronchospasm and airway hypersensitivity (asthma) do oral glucocorticoids or inhaled glucocorticoids more effectively control clinical signs?
  74. Answer Me: In cats with chronic bronchospasm and airway hypersensitivity (asthma) does the chronic use of oral glucocorticoids or inhaled glucocorticoids have more side effects?
  75. Being Answered: In cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD), requiring analgesia, does meloxicam increase the progression of the kidney disease more than not using meloxicam?
  76. Being Answered: In cats with refractory chronic gingivostomatitis, is administration of feline interferon omega more effective at reducing clinical signs than administration of prednisolone?
  77. Being Answered: In cats with permethrin intoxication is soybean oil-based IVLE therapy or olive oil-based (ClinOleic IVLE therapy) more effective in reducing time to recovery?
  78. Answer Me: Does a balanced electrolyte solution or 0.9% saline more efficacious when treating male cats with a urinary obstruction?
  79. Being Answered: In adult feline patients with chronic gingivostomatitis, does the combination of cyclosporine therapy and dental extractions compared to extractions alone lead to clinical improvement of oral lesions?
  80. Answer Me: In cats with mammary carcinomas undergoing surgical removal, does the addition of adjuvant chemotherapy increase the survival time, compared with surgery alone?
  81. Being Answered: In domestic cats in a shelter setting, does clicker training decrease behaviours associated with stress compared to no clicker training?
  82. Being Answered: In dogs and cats undergoing intravenous catheter placement does the use of chlorhexidine and alcohol have greater antimicrobial action than alcohol alone when used to prepare the intended catheter site?

General

  1. Answer Me: During surgery does wearing a disposable mask in theatre compared to not wearing any mask reduce the incidence of surgical site infections?
  2. TBC
  3. Answer Me: During venous catheter placement preparation, does the use of reusable devices compared to disposable devices for applying antiseptic agents reduce patient catheter site infection?
  4. Being Answered: Pet ownership in the homeless population: do pets improve mental health status?
  5. Answered: In patients undergoing surgical preparation is the friction (back and forth method) compared to using concentric circles more effective in reducing infection (reduce CFU)?
  6. Answered: In small animal veterinary professionals, does implementation of an educational intervention, when compared to no intervention, improve hand hygiene compliance?
  7. Answer Me: In first opinion small animal veterinary consultations, does using a consultation communication framework increase client satisfaction?
  8. Answered: Is the TTA RAPID technique associated with more tibial diaphyseal fractures compared to traditional TTA?
  9. Answer Me: In clinical areas does the removal of jewellery below the elbow compared to leaving in situ affect either bacterial load or hand hygiene compliance?
  10. Answer Me: How long should you keep your packaged, autoclaved instruments before the need to re-sterilise?
  11. TBC
  12. Answered: Non-Clinical Benefits of Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine
  13. Answered: Does Physical Therapy after a TPLO Lead to Improvement of the 1-Year Postoperative Peak Vertical Force?
  14. Answered: Can I hang? Ideal time to replace IV fluids and sets to prevent fluid contamination and blood stream infection
  15. Answered: Choice of Suture Pattern for Linea Alba Closure
  16. Answer Me: In veterinary patients with peripheral intravenous catheters does catheter replacement every 72 hours compared to continuous maintenance reduce the risk of catheter associated infections
  17. Answered: Does the use of disposable synthetic drapes as opposed to reusable woven drapes decrease the amount of surgical site infections in animals undergoing surgical procedures?
  18. Answer Me: In companion animal patients undergoing general anaesthesia, is insulating the extremities an effective means of maintaining core body temperature?
  19. Being Answered: During patient handovers, does the implementation of documentation or a standardised procedure improve the success of the handover process and patient welfare?

Production animal

  1. Answered: In dairy cow management do sand or composted bedding compared with rubber matting result in fewer disease incidence consequences?
  2. Answer Me: In dairy herds, do live IBR vaccine protocols provide the same or greater protection than killed IBR vaccine protocols?
  3. Answer Me: In neonatal dairy calves, does navel disinfection reduce the incidence of navel infections?
  4. Answer Me: In neonatal lambs, does navel disinfection reduce the incidence of navel infections?
  5. Answer Me: In cows with foul in the foot, does topical antimicrobial therapy in addition to systemic antimicrobial therapy resolve the condition faster than systemic antimicrobials a lone.
  6. Answer Me: In the early detection of pregnancy in cows, what is the relative specificity and sensitivity of per rectal examination and the pregnancy specific protein B blood test?
  7. Answered: In sheep exposed to caseous lyphadenitis what is the reduction in the risk of clinical disease in vaccinated sheep when compared to unvaccinated sheep?
  8. Answer Me: In pre-weaned calves undergoing disbudding, is the use of NSAIDs and local anaesthetic compared to local anaesthetic alone more effective in reducing behavioural, biochemical, or physiological markers of pain associated with the procedure?
  9. Answer Me: In ruminant, are oral NSAIDS as effective as injectable NSAIDS
  10. Being Answered: In adult dairy cows with ovarian follicular cysts, does treatment with gonadotropin releasing hormone compared to human chorionic gonadotropin result in more rapid return to normal cyclicity?
  11. Answer Me: In cows with a left sided displaced abomasum, is there a difference in clinical outcomes when a right sided approach is compared to a left sided approach
  12. Answer Me: In beef cattle affected with Actinobacillus lignieresii (woody tongue) does treatment with sodium iodide alone compared to sodium iodide plus oxytetracycline result in faster resolution of clinical signs?
  13. Answer Me: In post-parturient cows, with obturator nerve paralysis, does treatment with dexamethasone and flunixin meglumine result in faster return to function (weight bearing and ambulatory) than treatment with dexamethasone alone?
  14. Answer Me: In adult cattle with osteoarthritis, does treatment with an NSAID more effectively reduce lameness as measured by a clinical score of 1-5 better than glycosaminoglycan?
  15. Answered: In newborn piglets does drying versus no intervention reduce the risk of mortality pre-weaning?
  16. Answered: What is the evidence for intra-peritoneal fluid therapy of dehydration in neonatal calves?
  17. Answered: What are the performance and behavioural effects of separating dairy cows and their calves at birth?
  18. Answer Me: Is scrotal circumference in cattle of benefit in selecting fertile/more fertile heifer offspring?
  19. Answered: Does heat stress affect immune function in dairy cows?
  20. Answered: In dairy cows with clinical mastitis do parenteral antibiotics in addition to intramammary antibiotics improve clinical cure rates compared to intramammary antibiotics only?
  21. Answered: What are the production effects of varying age at first calving in dairy cows?
  22. Being Answered: In auction market calves at high risk of developing BRD, does delayed (14-30 days) vaccination with a modified live respiratory pathogen vaccine (MLV) versus administration of MLV on-arrival (within 24 hours of arrival) to the feedlot, result in a decreased percentage of calves with BRD morbidity diagnosed based on visual signs and rectal temperature >40 degrees celsius?
  23. Answer Me: In piglets does two or more iron injections of 200 mg versus one 200 mg iron injection improve growth rates?
  24. Being Answered: In females of the bovine species, does vitamin E supplementation compared to no supplementation improve reproductive parameters?
  25. Being Answered: In calves undergoing castration without local anaesthetic, do NSAIDs administered either before, during or after the procedure reduce signs of post-operative pain?
  26. Being Answered: The effectiveness of oxytetracycline in the treatment of calves with contracted flexor tendonsIn [neonatal calves with contracted flexor tendons] is the use of a [three-day course of oxytetracycline in conjunction with other treatments] more effective in [returning the hoof to normal full weight bearing on both the toe and heel] compared to [no oxytetracycline]?
  27. Being Answered: In healthy lambs, does the administration of local anaesthetic reduce the pain response after castration and tail docking compared to the administration of meloxicam

Small animal

  1. Being Answered: In ferrets with adrenocortical disease, does treatment with deslorelin acetate compared to surgery result in a better prognosis?
  2. Answered: In rabbits displaying signs of anxiety/fear does the use of mirrors compared to no mirrors reduce the signs of anxiety/fear?
  3. Answered: In small animal surgery are alcoholic hand rubs superior than scrubbing brushes and antimicrobial soap at reducing bacterial counts?
  4. Answered: Comparison of 1mg/kg vs 0.2mg/kg of oral meloxicam for safe and effective analgesia in domestic rabbits
  5. Being Answered: In reducing surgical recovery time in rabbits, is twice daily administration of meloxicam more effective than a single daily dose?
  6. Answer Me: In rabbits undergoing general anesthesia does the use of v-gel result in superior outcomes when compared to other airway management devices?
  7. Being Answered: In rabbits with cheyletiellosis does topical selamectin or injectable ivermectin have better treatment efficacy?
  8. Being Answered: Is ultrasound or radiography more sensitive at detecting small intestinal obstructions in small animals?
  9. Answer Me: In guinea pigs, does feeding leafy greens no more than once weekly compared to feeding leafy greens daily reduce the risk of urinary stones?

Exotics

  1. Being Answered: In a wild population of koalas infected with Chlamydia pecorum, will vaccination with a rMOMP vaccine decrease the severity of shedding and clinical disease in vaccinated animals compared to un-vaccinated animals?
  2. Being Answered: In avian surgery for repair of traumatic wounds is there a lower rate of post-operative complications when using polydioxanone as compared to poliglecapron 25 for closing the skin layer?