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General

  1. Answered: In rabbits displaying signs of anxiety/fear does the use of mirrors compared to no mirrors reduce the signs of anxiety/fear?
  2. Answer me: In patients undergoing catheter placement does the use of chlorhexidine and alcohol have greater antimicrobial action than alcohol alone?
  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: In post-operative patients does the use of cold laser therapy compared to not using any therapy reduce the healing time of the wound?
  5. Being 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 surgery are alcoholic hand rubs superior than scrubbing brushes and antimicrobial soap at reducing bacterial counts?
  7. Answered: Comparison of 1mg/kg vs 0.2mg/kg of oral meloxicam for safe and effective analgesia in domestic rabbits
  8. Answered: Is the TTA RAPID technique associated with more tibial diaphyseal fractures compared to traditional TTA?
  9. Being answered: 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. Being answered: How long should you keep your packaged, autoclaved instruments before the need to re-sterilise?
  11. Answer me: In animals undergoing abdominal surgery, does the use of pre packaged swaged on suture reduce the risk of postoperative wound complications compared to manually threaded needles utilizing suture material from a reel?
  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. Being answered: 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. Answer me: In reducing surgical recovery time in rabbits, is twice daily administration of meloxicam more effective than a single daily dose?
  18. Being answered: In companion animal patients undergoing general anaesthesia, is insulating the extremities an effective means of maintaining core body temperature?
  19. 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?
  20. Being answered: In first opinion small animal veterinary consultations, does using a consultation communication framework increase client satisfaction?
  21. Being answered: In rabbits undergoing general anesthesia does the use of v-gel result in superior outcomes when compared to other airway management devices?