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Publication - Dr Fernando Sanchez-Vizcaino Buendia


    Small animal disease surveillance: Pruritus and Pseudomonas skin infections


    Arsevska, E, Singleton, DA, Jewell, C, Paterson, S, Jones, PH, Smyth, S, Brant, B, Dawson, S, Noble, PJ, Sánchez-Vizcaíno, F & Radford, AD, 2018, ‘Surveillance: Small animal disease surveillance: Pruritus and Pseudomonas skin infections’. Veterinary Record, vol 183., pp. 182-187


    This report focuses on surveillance for pruritus and Pseudomonas skin infections in companion animals. It begins with an analysis of data on pruritus collected between January and April 2018 from veterinary practices contributing to the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET). The overall prevalence and the spatial distribution of pruritus across Great Britain from April 2017 to April 2018 are presented.

    The following section describes confirmed cases of Pseudomonas infections using data collected by SAVSNET from collaborating veterinary laboratories across the UK. This is followed by an update on the temporal trends of pruritus, as well as gastroenteritis and respiratory disease, using data from April 2016 to April 2018 as the baseline.

    A fourth section presents a clinical summary on Pseudomonas otitis infections in cats and dogs in the UK. The final section summarises some recent developments pertinent to companion animal health, namely salmonellosis in cats in Sweden and the USA and Campylobacter in dogs in the USA.

    Full details in the University publications repository