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Ultrasonographic scoring system for superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in horses: intra- and inter-rater variability (2017)
Journal Article
Alzola Domingo, R., Riggs, C. M., Gardner, D. S., & Freeman, S. (2017). Ultrasonographic scoring system for superficial digital flexor tendon injuries in horses: intra- and inter-rater variability. Veterinary Record, 181(24), doi:10.1136/vr.104233. ISSN 0042-4900

Superficial digital flexor tendon (SDFT) tendinopathy is an important musculoskeletal problem in horses. The study objective was to validate an ultrasonographic scoring system for SDFT injuries. Ultrasonographic images from 14 Thoroughbred racehorses... Read More

Evaluation of veterinarians’ views on the aetiology and treatment of retained fetal membranes in the mare (2017)
Journal Article
Parrott, L., Freeman, S., & Duz, M. (2017). Evaluation of veterinarians’ views on the aetiology and treatment of retained fetal membranes in the mare. Equine Veterinary Journal, 49(S51), 22. doi:10.1111/evj.38_12732

Reasons for performing study: Retained fetal membranes (RFM) is reported as the most common problem in the post-partum mare. As yet, there has been no research providing an insight into the veterinary clinician’s knowledge of RFM. Objectives: Evalua... Read More

Factors affecting owners’ choice of nutritional supplements for use in dressage and eventing horses (2016)
Journal Article
Gemmill, R., Agar, C., Freeman, S., & Hollands, T. (in press). Factors affecting owners’ choice of nutritional supplements for use in dressage and eventing horses. Veterinary Record Open, 3(1), doi:10.1136/vetreco-2015-000155. ISSN 2052-6113

The aim of this study was to investigate the factors affecting horse owners’ choice of nutritional supplements for dressage and eventing horses. An online questionnaire was distributed to owners/riders of dressage and/or event horses to collect data... Read More

The use of nutritional supplements in dressage and eventing horses (2016)
Journal Article
Agar, C., Gemmill, R., Hollands, T., & Freeman, S. (2016). The use of nutritional supplements in dressage and eventing horses. Veterinary Record Open, 3(1), doi:10.1136/vetreco-2015-000154. ISSN 2052-6113

The aim of the study was to determine which types of nutritional supplements were used in dressage and eventing horses, and the reasons that owners used supplements. An online questionnaire was distributed through British Eventing and Dressage websit... Read More

Veterinary practitioners’ selection of diagnostic tests for the primary evaluation of colic in the horse (2015)
Journal Article
Curtis, L., Trewin, I., England, G. C., Burford, J., & Freeman, S. (2015). Veterinary practitioners’ selection of diagnostic tests for the primary evaluation of colic in the horse. Veterinary Record Open, 2(2), doi:10.1136/vetreco-2015-000145. ISSN 2052-6113

The aim of this study was to survey veterinary practitioners’ selection of diagnostic tests for horses with clinical signs of abdominal pain. A questionnaire was distributed to veterinary surgeons involved in the primary evaluation of horses with abd... Read More

The role of assistance dogs in society (2015)
Journal Article
Audrestch, H. M., Whelan, C. T., Grice, D., Asher, L., England, G. C., & Freeman, S. (in press). The role of assistance dogs in society. Disability and Health Journal, 8(4), doi:10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.07.001. ISSN 1876-7583

Assistance dogs are specially trained to undertake a variety of tasks to help individuals with disabilities. This review gives an overview of the different types of assistance dogs in the UK, including guide dogs, hearing dogs, mobility assistance do... Read More

Evaluation of normal findings using a detailed and focused technique for transcutaneous abdominal ultrasonography in the horse (2014)
Journal Article
Williams, S., Cooper, J. D., & Freeman, S. (2014). Evaluation of normal findings using a detailed and focused technique for transcutaneous abdominal ultrasonography in the horse. BMC Veterinary Research, 10(Suppl), doi:10.1186/1746-6148-10-S1-S5. ISSN 1746-6148

Background Ultrasonography is an important diagnostic tool in the investigation of abdominal disease in the horse. Several factors may affect the ability to image different structures within the abdomen. The aim of the study was to describe the re... Read More

Incidence, causes and outcomes of lameness cases in a working military horse population: a field study (2013)
Journal Article
Putnam, J., Holmes, L., Green, M. J., & Freeman, S. (2014). Incidence, causes and outcomes of lameness cases in a working military horse population: a field study. Equine Veterinary Journal, 46(2), doi:10.1111/evj.12084. ISSN 0425-1644

Reasons for performing study: Lameness is a common problem in the horse. Despite this, information on the incidence of lameness in horses in the UK is restricted to studies of lameness in performance horses, racehorses or referral hospital population... Read More

Storage and release of spermatozoa from the pre-uterine tube reservoir (2013)
Journal Article
Freeman, S., & England, G. C. (2013). Storage and release of spermatozoa from the pre-uterine tube reservoir. PLoS ONE, 8(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057006. ISSN 1932-6203

In mammals, after coitus a small number of spermatozoa enter the uterine tube and following attachment to uterine tube epithelium are arrested in a non-capacitated state until peri-ovulatory signalling induces their detachment. Whilst awaiting releas... Read More