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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. 

September issue - Editor's choice

Is there a reason to up the anti?

Despite the paucity of supporting data, antioxidant supplementation in healthy individuals is widely assumed to be beneficial. On the other hand, there is stronger evidence to suggest that antioxidants may improve outcomes in sick human patients. In this month’s JSAP, Dr Hagen and colleagues report their investigation into whether hospitalized dogs might benefit similarly. They found that, although vitamin E levels were increased, there was no increase in survival or other benefits. It could be that the study selected the ‘wrong’ antioxidant combination, or was simply not large enough to detect a small difference between supplemented and non-supplemented groups, but the results suggest that indiscriminate use of these agents in hospitalized dogs might be inappropriate.

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August issue - Editor's choice

NSAIDs for feline CKD? Yes, we (cautiously) can!

The August issue of JSAP examines the evidence regarding the detrimental effects of NSAIDs in kidney disease in cats. The authors conclude that, so long as specific conditions are met, these drugs can be safe to use in this scenario.

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