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Student perceptions of veterinary anatomy practical classes: a longitudinal study (2018)
Journal Article
Gummery, E., Cobb, K. A., Mossop, L. H., & Cobb, M. A. (2018). Student perceptions of veterinary anatomy practical classes: a longitudinal study. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 45(2), doi:10.3138/jvme.0816-132r1. ISSN 0748-321X

Using cadaveric material to teach veterinary students poses many challenges. However, little research exists on the contribution of this traditional approach to student learning. This longitudinal study aimed to investigate student perceptions of cad... Read More

Multiple genetic associations with Irish wolfhound dilated cardiomyopathy (2016)
Journal Article
Simpson, S., Dunning, M. D., Brownlie, S., Patel, J., Godden, M., Cobb, M., …Rutland, C. S. (2016). Multiple genetic associations with Irish wolfhound dilated cardiomyopathy. BioMed Research International, 2016(637408), doi:10.1155/2016/6374082. ISSN 2314-6133

Cardiac disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in dogs and humans, with dilated cardiomyopathy being a large contributor to this. The Irish Wolfhound (IWH) is one of the most commonly affected breeds and one of the few breeds with gene... Read More

Accuracy of the electronic patient record in a first opinion veterinary practice (2016)
Journal Article
Jones-Diette, J., Robinson, N., Cobb, M., Brennan, M. L., & Dean, R. S. (2017). Accuracy of the electronic patient record in a first opinion veterinary practice. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 148, doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2016.11.014. ISSN 0167-5877

The use of electronic patient records (EPRs) in veterinary research is becoming more common place. To date no-one has investigated how accurately and completely they represent the clinical interactions that happen between veterinary professionals, an... Read More

A systematic review of the literature relating to captive great ape morbidity and mortality (2016)
Journal Article
Strong, V. J., Grindlay, D. J., Redrobe, S., Cobb, M., & White, K. (2016). A systematic review of the literature relating to captive great ape morbidity and mortality. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 47(3), doi:10.1638/2015-0240.1. ISSN 1042-7260

Wild bonobos (Pan paniscus), chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes), Western gorillas (Gorilla gorilla), and orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus, Pongo abelii) are threatened with extinction. In order to help maintain a self-sustaining zoo population, clinicians requi... Read More

Genetics of human and canine dilated cardiomyopathy (2015)
Journal Article
Simpson, S., Edwards, J., Ferguson-Mignan, T. F., Cobb, M., Mongan, N. P., & Rutland, C. S. (2015). Genetics of human and canine dilated cardiomyopathy. International Journal of Genomics, 2015, doi:10.1155/2015/204823

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in both humans and dogs. Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) accounts for a large number of these cases, reported to be the third most common form of cardiac disease in humans and the second most common in... Read More

Agreement between veterinary patient data collected from different sources (2015)
Journal Article
Robinson, N. J., Brennan, M. L., Cobb, M., & Dean, R. S. (in press). Agreement between veterinary patient data collected from different sources. Veterinary Journal, 205(1), doi:10.1016/j.tvjl.2015.04.023. ISSN 1532-2971

Determining the accuracy of the electronic medical record (EMR) is vital to the progress of practice based research. The aim of this study was to determine the agreement between the EMR and other sources of signalment data. Data were gathered during... Read More

A predictive model for canine dilated cardiomyopathy: a meta-analysis of Doberman Pinscher data (2015)
Journal Article
Simpson, S., Edwards, J., Emes, R. D., Cobb, M. A., Mongan, N. P., & Rutland, C. S. (2015). A predictive model for canine dilated cardiomyopathy: a meta-analysis of Doberman Pinscher data. PeerJ, 3, doi:10.7717/peerj.842

Dilated cardiomyopathy is a prevalent and often fatal disease in humans and dogs. Indeed dilated cardiomyopathy is the third most common form of cardiac disease in humans, reported to affect approximately 36 individuals per 100,000 individuals. In do... Read More