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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. 

July issue - Editor's choice

No time like the present

If a dachshund can’t walk on its hind legs because of a disc herniation, how soon, ideally, should it get surgery? In this months’ JSAP, Dr Martin and her colleagues at Bristol vet school report that non-ambulatory dogs taken to surgery straightaway did a bit better than those left overnight. This might be thought intuitive but, interestingly, the difference between groups was quite small and may not only have been a result of rapid surgery. Although nothing can entirely exclude the worry that dogs like this might not recover to walk again, this information might nevertheless persuade owners that it is best to act quickly.

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June issue - Editor's choice

WANTED: cases of GA-associated kidney injury in dogs!

Nowadays, most veterinarians consider general anaesthesia safe in dogs and routinely allay pet-owner concerns. However, in this month’s JSAP, Dr Rogers-Smith and colleagues describe an intriguing set of rare cases in which general anesthesia appeared to be associated with acute kidney injury. A particularly worrying aspect was that a specific risk factor was not identified in any affected dog despite availability of a wealth of clinical data. Although apparently exceedingly infrequent, Dr Rogers-Smith et al consider it possible that this type of kidney damage may be under-reported and so they are appealing for veterinarians with similar cases to contact them.

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