Journal of Small Animal Practice

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Edited By: Nicholas Jeffery

Impact Factor: 0.976

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 59/138 (Veterinary Sciences)

Online ISSN: 1748-5827

WSAVA Virtual Issues

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The following selections of papers are intended to provide members of the WSAVA Member Associations who do not already have access to the journal with a snapshot of papers of international interest. Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) is the official scientific journal of WSAVA and we welcome submission of papers from members of WSAVA associations around the world. See the ‘For contributors’ section on the left hand menu for further information about how to prepare and submit a paper. Please also visit to find out how to become a member of BSAVA, including overseas membership options, and to find out how you can receive JSAP (either paper copies or electronic access, including the entire 50-year electronic archive). - Nick Jeffrey, JSAP Editor

2016 Virtual Issue:


Never mind the length, feel the quality
M. S. Kent


A review of anaemia of inflammatory disease in dogs and cats
S. Chikazawa and M. D. Dunning

A clinical audit cycle of post-operative hypothermia in dogs
N. Rose, G. P. S. Kwong and D. S. J. Pang

Hepatic concentrations of copper and other metals in dogs with and without chronic hepatitis
Y. Cedeño, M. López-Alonso and M. Miranda

Evidence of cardiac injury and arrhythmias in dogs with acute kidney injury
S. P. Keller, A. Kovacevic, J. Howard, A. Schweighauser and T. Francey

Biochemical evaluation of the effects of storage on feline erythrocytes
J. A. Heinz, M. B. Pashmakova, C. R. Wilson, M. C. Johnson, H. M. Minnard, M. A. Bishop and J. W. Barr

Surgical extraction of canine oesophageal foreign bodies through a gastrotomy approach: 12 cases
A. Aertsens, J. Hernandez, G. R. Ragetly and C. M. Poncet

Assessment of wound bio-burden and prevalence of multi-drug resistant bacteria during open wound management
M. C. Nolff, S. Reese, M. Fehr, R. Dening and A. Meyer-Lindenberg

Oral and dental diseases in a population of domestic ferrets (Mustela putorius furo)
A. Nemec, M. Zadravec and J. Račnik

Case report

The oldest case yet reported of osteoarthritis in a dog: an archaeological and radiological evaluation
L. A. A. Janssens, M. Street, R. Miller, H. A.W. Hazewinkel, L. Giemsch and R. Schmitz

Image in small animal practice:

Calcinosis circumscripta associated with osseous cranial thoracic stenotic myelopathy in a dog
W. Hinson, C. E. Boudreau, J. F. Griffin IV, J. Mansell and R. R. Pool

Letter to the Editor:

An alternative way to perform gastroscopy in large frogs and toads
Marco Di Giuseppe, Laura Faraci and Marco Luparello

2015 Virtual Issue:


Understanding cats


Best practice for the pharmacological management of hyperthyroid cats with antithyroid drugs
Daminet et al

Original papers:

Importance of fasting in preparing dogs for abdominal ultrasound examination of specific organs
Garcia et al

Evaluation of a joint distractor to facilitate arthroscopy of the hip joint in dogs
Devesa et al

Linear vs non-linear gastrointestinal foreign bodies in 499 dogs
Hobday et al

Aspiration pneumonia in the Irish wolfhound: a possible breed disposition
Greenwell et al

Blood concentrations of D- and L-lactate in healthy rabbits
Langlois et al

Case report:

Description of the use of contrast enhanced ultrasonography in four dogs with pancreatic tumours
Vanderperren et al

Letter to the Editor:

Polycystic kidney disease in a Neva Masquerade cat
Jasik et al

2013 Virtual Issue:


The subtleties of scientific writing
Gerry Polton, Iain Grant


Treatment of extrahepatic congenital portosystemic shunts in dogs – what is the evidence base?
M. S. Tivers, M. M. Upjohn, A. K. House, D. J. Brockman, V. J. Lipscomb


Use of porcine small intestinal submucosa for corneal reconstruction in dogs and cats: 106 cases
F. Goulle

Surgical treatment of severe pulmonic stenosis under cardiopulmonary bypass in small dogs
M. Fujiwara, K. Harada, T. Mizuno, M. Nishida, T. Mizukoshi, M. Mizuno, M. Uechi

Lack of associations between ultrasonographic appearance of parenchymal lesions of the canine liver and histological diagnosis
C. M. R. Warren-Smith, S. Andrew, P. Mantis, C. R. Lamb

Familial subvalvular aortic stenosis in golden retrievers: inheritance and echocardiographic findings
J. A. Stern, K. M. Meurs, O. L. Nelson, S. M. Lahmers, L. B. Lehmkuhl

Occurrence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococci in surgically treated dogs and the environment in a Swedish animal hospital
A. Bergström, C. Gustafsson, M. Leander, M. Fredriksson, U. Grönlund, G. Trowald-Wigh

Case reports:

Diagnosis and management of oviductal disease in three red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans)
C. Mans, K. K. Sladky

Fatal outbreaks in dogs associated with pantropic canine coronavirus in France and Belgium
A. Zicola, S. Jolly, E. Mathijs, D. Ziant, N. Decaro, V. Mari, E. Thiry

Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis in six dogs: MRI, CSF and histological findings, treatment and outcome
P. Roynard, S. Behr, G. Barone, F. Llabrés-Diaz, Giunio Bruto Cherubini

Letter to the Editor:

Primary pyonephrosis in a young dog
Jihye Choi, Junghee Yoon

Book reviews:

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Haematology and Transfusion Medicine
Dominic Barfield

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Surgical Principles: A Foundation Manual
Guillaume Chanoit

2012 Virtual Issue:


Hip dysplasia
Gary Clayton-Jones

Review paper:

Treatment of hip dysplasia
A. Anderson

Original papers:

Performances of different diagnostic tests for feline infectious peritonitis in challenging clinical cases
L. Giori, A. Giordano, C. Giudice, V. Grieco and S. Paltrinieri

The association between the signalment, common causes of canine otitis externa and pathogens
G. Zur, B. Lifshitz and T. Bdolah-Abram

Echocardiographic and electrocardiographic examination of clinically healthy, conscious ferrets
Z. Dudás-Györki, Z. Szabó, F. Manczur and K. Vörös

Evaluation of immunosuppressive regimens for immune-mediated haemolytic anaemia: a retrospective study of 42 dogs
J. W. Swann, B. J. Skelly

Choledochotomy and primary repair of extrahepatic biliary duct rupture in seven dogs and two cats
S. G. Baker, P. D. Mayhew and S. J. Mehler

Case reports:

Cannabis intoxication in three Green iguanas (Iguana iguana)
S. J. Girling and M. A. Fraser

Dermoid sinus and spina bifida in three dogs and a cat
A-M. Kiviranta, A. K. Lappalainen, K. Hagner and T. Jokinen

Nasal polyps in dogs: five cases (2005 to 2011)
D. E. Holt and M. H. Goldschmidt

Book reviews:

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Oncology
Joanna S. Morris

BSAVA Guide to Procedures in Small Animal Practice
Anne Fawcett

Letter to the Editor:

Bell's palsy with concomitant idiopathic cranial nerve polyneuropathy in seven dogs
L. Motta, U. Michal Altay and G. C. Skerritt

2011 Virtual Issue:


In search of evidence in small animal emergency medicine - a specialty of its own
Sophie Adamantos


Angiostrongylus vasorum infection in dogs: continuing spread and developments in diagnosis and treatment
E. Morgan, S. Shaw

Original articles:

Risk factors for medial miniscal injury in association with cranial cruciate ligament rupture
G. M. Hayes, S. J. Langley-Hobbs, N. D. Jeffery

Population characteristics and survival in 127 referred cats with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
J. Payne1, V. Luis Fuentes, A. Boswood, D. Connolly, H. Koffas, D. Brodbelt

Coombs', hemoplasma and retrovirus testing in feline anaemia
S. Tasker, J. K. Murray, T. G. Knowles, M. J. Day

Effects of a probiotic intervention in acute canine gastroenteritis - a controlled clinical trial
H. K. Herstad, B. B. Nesheim, T. L’Abée-Lund, S. Larsen4, E. Skancke

Case reports:

Hypomyelination in three Weimaraner dogs
Y. Millán, J. Mascort, A. Blanco, C. Costa, D. Masian, S. Guil-Luna, M. Pumarola, J. Martin de las Mulas

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis possibly associated with over-vaccination in a cocker spaniel
A. Ortloff, G. Morán, A. Olavarría, H. Folch

Preliminary results of five feline total hip replacements
P. G. Witte, H. W. Scott, M. A. Tonzing

Book reviews:

BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Behavioural Medicine
Francesca Riccomini

BSAVA Manual of Exotic Pets
Richard Saunders


Cardiac arrhythmia associated with isolated head trauma in a dog
Allison Haley, Simon Platt, Marc Kent, Scott Schatzberg, Gregg J. Rapoport