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The Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP)

The Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) is the BSAVA's monthly scientific journal, featuring original, peer-reviewed articles, case reports and other scientific and educational information from around the world. The aim of JSAP is to facilitate the dissemination and implementation of new ideas and techniques relating to clinical veterinary practice, and ultimately to promote best practice.

JSAP is provided to BSAVA members as part of their membership benefits. Members - to access JSAP, log in then click on the 'read latest issues' button that appears below. 

You can search for JSAP articles from within the BSAVA Library by clicking on the JSAP tab from the search results page. If you are a BSAVA member and already logged in, you can click through from the search results to access the full article. 

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May issue - in JSAP this month

Systematic review does not support use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in dogs with preclinical myxomatous mitral disease and cardiomegaly

TThe first comprehensive systematic review and meta-analysis on the efficacy and adverse events of the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) for the management of preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) in dogs, using the GRADE approach, is published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP) in May. The study demonstrated that administration of ACEIs to dogs with preclinical MMVD and cardiomegaly results in little or no difference in the risk of developing congestive heart failure and may result in little or no difference in cardiovascular-related and all-cause mortality. Dr Pablo Donati, corresponding author for the paper, said “In recent times, multiple clinical trials have provided fundamental information to veterinary cardiology. In the era of evidence-based medicine, systematic reviews and meta-analyses have emerged as a fundamental tool for clinical decision-making by gathering, appraising and summarizing the best available evidence. It is the hope of the authors that this systematic review and meta-analysis helps in the decision-making process for the treatment of preclinical myxomatous mitral disease with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in dogs.”

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April issue - in JSAP this month

Epidemiological study identifies novel breed associations for Cushing’s syndrome in dogs

The largest study to date to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for Cushing’s syndrome in dogs attending primary-care practice in the UK has found several novel breed associations for the disease. The study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), identified that the Border terrier, the Lhasa apso and Staffordshire bull terrier have increased odds of Cushing’s syndrome compared with crossbreed dogs in the UK primary-practice population. Dr Imogen Schofield, corresponding author for the paper, said: “The findings of this study provide evidence from primary-care clinical records on the epidemiology of Cushing’s syndrome which can help primary-care veterinarians during diagnosis.”

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