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An investigation into the prevention of perioperative hypothermia by insulating the feet of feline patients undergoing elective surgical procedures

Journal Article
Smith, D., & Percival, J. An investigation into the prevention of perioperative hypothermia by insulating the feet of feline patients undergoing elective surgical procedures. Manuscript submitted for publication

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Smith, D., & Percival, J. An investigation into the prevention of perioperative hypothermia by insulating the feet of feline patients undergoing elective surgical procedures. Manuscript submitted for publication
This study aimed to determine if covering the feet of feline patients' during surgery could help mitigate hypothermia. Thirty cats were allocated into three treatment groups;...

Pollinator importance networks illustrate the crucial value of bees in a highly speciose plant community

Journal Article
Ballantyne, G., Baldock, K. C. R., Rendell, L., & Willmer, P. (2017)
Pollinator importance networks illustrate the crucial value of bees in a highly speciose plant community. Scientific Reports, 7(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-08798-x
Accurate predictions of pollination service delivery require a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between plants and flower visitors. To improve measurements of p...

Biased escorts: offspring sex, not relatedness explains alloparental care patterns in a cooperative breeder

Journal Article
Vitikainen, E. I. K., Marshall, H. H., Thompson, F. J., Sanderson, J. L., Bell, M. B. V., Gilchrist, J. S., …Cant, M. A. (2017)
Biased escorts: offspring sex, not relatedness explains alloparental care patterns in a cooperative breeder. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284(1854), 20162384. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2384
Kin selection theory predicts that animals should direct costly care where inclusive fitness gains are highest. Individuals may achieve this by directing care at closer relati...

Definitive Glasgow acute pain scale for cats: validation and intervention level

Journal Article
Reid, J., Scott, E. M., Calvo, G., & Nolan, A. M. (2017)
Definitive Glasgow acute pain scale for cats: validation and intervention level. Veterinary Record, 180(18), 449. https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.104208

An examination of perioperative temperature fluctuations in canine patients undergoing routine neutering.

Journal Article
Fraser, M., Beverly, F., & Wood, B. (2015)
An examination of perioperative temperature fluctuations in canine patients undergoing routine neutering. Veterinary Nurse, 6, 124-128. https://doi.org/10.12968/vetn.2015.6.2.124
Objective: To examine the fluctuations in body temperature in dogs undergoing routine neutering both during surgery and in the recovery phase. Methods: Utilising a convenienc...

Practical Donkey and Mule Nutrition

Book
Smith, D., & Burden, F. (2012)
Practical Donkey and Mule Nutrition. In R. J. Geor, M. Coenen, & P. Harris (Eds.), Equine Applied and Clinical Nutrition: Health, Welfare and Performance, 106-140. Saunders

Endemic and emerging chlamydial infections of animals and their zoonotic implications

Journal Article
Wheelhouse, N., & Longbottom, D. (2011)
Endemic and emerging chlamydial infections of animals and their zoonotic implications. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 59(4), 283-291. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1865-1682.2011.01274.x
The Chlamydiae are a diverse group of obligate intracellular Gram-negative bacteria that are known to infect a wide variety of host species and are responsible for a wide rang...

Donkey nutrition, Chapter 1

Book
Smith, D., & Wood, S. (2007)
Donkey nutrition, Chapter 1. In D. Svendsen (Ed.), The professional handbook of the donkey, 10-27. Whttet Books
This chapter focus on the significant aspects regarding the nutrition of donkeys. Topics include: the donkey's natural feeding patterns, the structure of the donkey's gut, phy...

Seasonal variation of digestible energy requirements of mature donkeys in the UK.

Conference Proceeding
Wood, S. J., Smith, D., Muir, C. J., & Cuddeford, D. (2007)
Seasonal variation of digestible energy requirements of mature donkeys in the UK. In R. A. Pearson, C. J. Muir, & M. Farrow (Eds.),
At present there are no published feeding guidelines specific to donkeys. Current recommendations are to feed 0.75 of horse energy needs on a body weight basis. However, it ha...

Use of n-alkanes for estimation of voluntary intake and digestibility in donkeys (Equus asinus)

Journal Article
Castelǭn-Ortega, O. A., Estrada-Flores, J. G., Smith, D., Colunga, G. B., Solis_Mendezl, A., Aviles_Nova, F., …Garcial, I. (2007)
Use of n-alkanes for estimation of voluntary intake and digestibility in donkeys (Equus asinus). Journal of animal and feed sciences, 16, 307-312
The aim of this work was to evaluate if the n-alkanes (C32) technique can be used to determine voluntary dry matter intake (DMI) and dry matter digestibility (DMD) in grazing ...

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