Peer reviewed and scientific publications
A real-time spatio-temporal syndromic surveillance system with application to small companion animals. 2019. Scientific Reports (natureresearch)
Small animal disease surveillance 2019: pruritus, pharmacosurveillance, skin tumours and flea infestations. 2019. Veterinary Record.
Pharmaceutical prescription in canine acute diarrhoea: A longitudinal electronic health record analysis of first opinion practices. 2019. Frontiers in Veterinary Science.
Reservoirs of resistance: polymyxin resistance in veterinary-associated companion animal isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 2019. Veterinary Record.
Small animal disease surveillance 2019: respiratory disease, antibiotic prescription and canine infectious disease complex. 2019. Veterinary Record.
Small animal disease surveillance: gastrointestinal disease, antibacterial prescription and Tritrichomonas foetus. 2019. Veterinary Record.
Risks of xylitol poisoning in dogs. 2019. Veterinary Record
New approaches to pharmacosurveillance for monitoring prescription frequency, diversity and co-prescription in a large sentinal network of companion animal veterinary practices in the United Kingdom, 2014-2016. 2018. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.
Small animal disease surveillance: pruritus and Pseudomonas skin infections. 2018. Veterinary Record.
Small animal disease surveillance: respiratory disease. 2017. Veterinary Record.
Use of vaccines and factors associated with their uptake variability in dogs, cats and rabbits attending a large sentinel network of veterinary practices across Great Britain. 2018. Epidemiology and Infection.
Risk factors for cutaneous myiasis (blowfly strike) in pet rabbits in Great Britain based on text-mining veterinary electronic health records. 2018. Preventive Veterinary Medicine.
Small animal disease surveillance: GI disease and salmonellosis. 2017. The Veterinary Record.
Demographics of dogs, cats, and rabbits attending veterinary practices in Great Britain as recorded in their electronic health records. 2017. BMC Veterinary Research
Patterns of antimicrobial agent prescription in a sentinel population of canine and feline veterinary practices in the United Kingdom. The Veterinary Journal
The passive surveillance of ticks using companion animal electronic health records. 2017. Epidemiology and Infection.
Small animal disease surveillance: respiratory disease. 2016. Veterinary Record.
Small animal disease surveillance: pruritus and coagulase-positive staphylococci. 2016. Veterinary Record.
Use of cefovecin in a UK population of cats attending first-opinion practices as recorded in electronic health records. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
Canine babesiosis and tick activity monitored using companion animal electronic health records in the UK. 2016. Veterinary Record.
Small animal disease surveillance. 2015. Veterinary Record.
How often do primary care veterinarians record the overweight status of dogs? 2014. Journal of Nutritional Science
Surveillance of diarrhoea in small animal practice through the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network (SAVSNET). 2014. The Veterinary Journal
Antibacterial prescribing patterns in small animal veterinary practice identified through SAVSNET: the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network
In this study, data from veterinary clinical records were collected via the small animal veterinary surveillance network (SAVSNET). Over a three-month period, data were obtained from 22,859 consultations at 16 small animal practices in England and Wales: 69 per cent from dogs, 24 per cent from cats, 3 per cent from rabbits and 4 per cent from miscellaneous species. The proportion of consults where prescribing of antibacterials was identified was 35.1 per cent for dogs, 48.5 per cent for cats and 36.6 per cent for rabbits. Within this population, 76 per cent of antibacterials prescribed were β-lactams, including the most common group of clavulanic acid-potentiated amoxicillin making up 36 per cent of the antibacterials prescribed. Other classes included lincosamides (9 per cent), fluoroquinolones and quinolones (6 per cent) and nitroimidazoles (4 per cent). Vancomycin and teicoplanin (glycopeptide class), and imipenem and meropenem (β-lactam class) prescribing was not identified. Prescribing behaviour varied between practices. For dogs and cats, the proportion of consults associated with the prescription of antibacterials ranged from 0.26 to 0.55 and 0.41 to 0.73, respectively.
AD Radford, PJ Noble, KP Coyne, RM Gaskell, PH Jones, JGE Bryan, C Setzkorn, Á Tierney and S Dawson (2011). Antibacterial prescribing patterns in small animal veterinary practice identified through SAVSNET: the Small Animal Veterinary Surveillance Network. The Veterinary Record. 169 (12): 310.
Developing a network for small animal disease surveillance - feature
A Radford, A Tierney, KP Coyne, RM Gaskell, PJ Noble, S Dawson, C Setzkorn, PH Jones, Buchan, JR Newton and JG Bryan (2010). Developing a network for small animal disease surveillance. The Veterinary Record. 167(13):472-474.