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A novel approach to welfare interventions in problem multi-cat households (2019)
Journal Article
Hill, K., Yates, D., Dean, R., & Stavisky, J. (2019). A novel approach to welfare interventions in problem multi-cat households. BMC Veterinary Research, 15, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12917-019-2183-3

Background Thousands of injured, stray and relinquished cats are received at the RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital each year. A significant and challenging proportion of these cats are confiscated from multicat households by RSPCA Inspectors,... Read More about A novel approach to welfare interventions in problem multi-cat households.

Prevalence of and risk factors for FIV and FeLV infection in two shelters in the United Kingdom (2011-2012) (2017)
Journal Article
Stavisky, J., Dean, R. S., & Molloy, M. H. (in press). Prevalence of and risk factors for FIV and FeLV infection in two shelters in the United Kingdom (2011-2012). Veterinary Record, 181(17), doi:10.1136/vr.103857

The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of feline leukaemia virus (FeLV) and feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) infections in cats presented to two RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) animal rehoming centre... Read More about Prevalence of and risk factors for FIV and FeLV infection in two shelters in the United Kingdom (2011-2012).

Opinions of UK rescue shelter and rehoming center workers on the problems facing their industry (2017)
Journal Article
Stavisky, J., Brennan, M. L., Downes, M. J., & Dean, R. S. (in press). Opinions of UK rescue shelter and rehoming center workers on the problems facing their industry. Anthrozoös, 30(3), https://doi.org/10.1080/08927936.2017.1326677

Animal shelters exist worldwide to care for and rehome unwanted or straying pets. Previous studies have examined why owners breed unwanted animals, or relinquish their pets to shelters. However, the views of shelter workers, who receive and care for... Read More about Opinions of UK rescue shelter and rehoming center workers on the problems facing their industry.

Benazepril in dogs with asymptomatic mitral valve disease (2015)
Journal Article
Brennan, M. L., & Stavisky, J. (2015). Benazepril in dogs with asymptomatic mitral valve disease. Veterinary Record, 177(15), doi:10.1136/vr.h4110

BestBETs for Vets are generated by the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham to help answer specific questions and assist in clinical decision making. Although evidence is often limited, they aim to find, prese... Read More about Benazepril in dogs with asymptomatic mitral valve disease.

A retrospective study of pyometra at five RSPCA hospitals in the United Kingdom: 1,728 cases from 2006-2011 (2013)
Journal Article
Gibson, A., Dean, R. S., Yates, D., & Stavisky, J. (2013). A retrospective study of pyometra at five RSPCA hospitals in the United Kingdom: 1,728 cases from 2006-2011. Veterinary Record, 173(16), doi:10.1136/vr.101514

A retrospective cross-sectional study was used to analyse pyometra cases at five RSPCA Animal Hospitals across the UK from 2006 to 2011. A total of 1728 cases of pyometra were recovered from a female dog outpatient caseload of 78,469 animals, giv... Read More about A retrospective study of pyometra at five RSPCA hospitals in the United Kingdom: 1,728 cases from 2006-2011.

Demographics and economic burden of un-owned cats and dogs in the UK: results of a 2010 census (2012)
Journal Article
Stavisky, J., Brennan, M. L., Downes, M. J., & Dean, R. S. (2012). Demographics and economic burden of un-owned cats and dogs in the UK: results of a 2010 census. BMC Veterinary Research, 8, https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-6148-8-163

Background The population of dogs and cats passing through rescue shelters may be subject to compromised welfare and increased susceptibility to disease. Little information exists to describe this population, its dynamics and associated management... Read More about Demographics and economic burden of un-owned cats and dogs in the UK: results of a 2010 census.