• Journal Publications by our vets

The following articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals by our vets at Kentdale Vets. These publications all describe new research or techniques that had never previously been reported in the veterinary literature. The results of these papers may influence the future treatment of animals worldwide.

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  • Megaoesophagus and dysphagia presumed secondary to medulla oblongata compression by multilobular tumour of bone in a dog 

    Chris AllenMark LowrieLaurent S. GarosiShirley Van LelyveldAna L. OrtizSergio A. Gomes

  • Split staphylectomy to address soft palate thickness in brachyephalic dogs:

    75 cases (2016-2018 Holloway G J Small Anim Pract. 2022 Feb

  • Hybrid cemented/cementless total hip replacement in dogs: seventy-eight consecutive joint replacements.

Gemmill TJ, Pink J, Renwick A, Oxley B, Downes C, Roch S, McKee WM.
Vet Surg. 2011 Jul;40(5):621-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2011.00827.x.

  • Treatment of fractures of the tibial and/or fibular malleoli in 30 cats.

Roch SP, Störk CK, Gemmill TJ, Downes C, Pink J, McKee WM.
Vet Rec. 2009 Aug 8;165(6):165-70. Erratum in: Vet Rec. 2009 Aug 15;165(7):199. PMID: 19666914

  • Complications following tarsal arthrodesis using bone plate fixation in dogs.

Roch SP, Clements DN, Mitchell RA, Downes C, Gemmill TJ, Macias C, McKee WM.
J Small Anim Pract. 2008 Mar;49(3):117-26.

  • Treatment of medial patellar luxation by femoral closing wedge ostectomy using a distal femoral plate in four dogs.

Roch SP, Gemmill TJ.
J Small Anim Pract. 2008 Mar;49(3):152-8.

  • Comparison of Veterinary Student Ability to Learn 1-Handed and 2-Handed Techniques for Surgical Knot Tying.

Thomas AC, Hayes GM, Demetriou JL.
Vet Surg. 2015 Aug;44(6):798-802. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12323.

  • Surgical treatment of dorsal hemivertebrae associated with kyphosis by spinal segmental stabilisation, with or without decompression.

Charalambous M, Jeffery ND, Smith PM, Goncalves R, Barker A, Hayes G, Ives E, Vanhaesebrouck AE.
Vet J. 2014 Nov;202(2):267-73. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2014.08.011.

  • Abnormal reflex activation of hamstring muscles in dogs with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.

Hayes GM, Granger N, Langley-Hobbs SJ, Jeffery ND.
Vet J. 2013 Jun;196(3):345-50. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2012.10.028.

  • Long bone fracture as a complication following external skeletal fixation: 11 cases.

Knudsen CS, Arthurs GI, Hayes GM, Langley-Hobbs SJ.
J Small Anim Pract. 2012 Dec;53(12):687-92. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2012.01306.x.
PMID: 23145463

  • Salter-Harris type III fractures of the distal humerus in two dogs.

Hayes GM, Radke H, Langley-Hobbs SJ.
Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol. 2011;24(6):478-82. doi: 10.3415/VCOT-10-06-0101.

  • Risk factors for medial meniscal injury in association with cranial cruciate ligament rupture.

Hayes GM, Langley-Hobbs SJ, Jeffery ND.
J Small Anim Pract. 2010 Dec;51(12):630-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2010.01003.x.
PMID: 21121917

  • Use of the cumulative summation technique to quantitatively assess a surgical learning curve: canine total hip replacement.

Hayes GM, Ramirez J, Langley Hobbs SJ.
Vet Surg. 2011 Jan;40(1):1-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2010.00752.x.

  • Does the degree of preoperative subluxation or soft tissue tension affect the incidence of postoperative luxation in dogs after total hip replacement?

Hayes GM, Ramirez J, Langley Hobbs SJ.
Vet Surg. 2011 Jan;40(1):6-13. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-950X.2010.00754.x.

  • Relationship between pharyngeal conformation and otitis media with effusion in Cavalier King Charles spaniels.

Hayes GM, Friend EJ, Jeffery ND.
Vet Rec. 2010 Jul 10;167(2):55-8. doi: 10.1136/vr.b4886.

  • Gastrointestinal foreign bodies in dogs and cats: a retrospective study of 208 cases.

Hayes G.
J Small Anim Pract. 2009 Nov;50(11):576-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2009.00783.x.

  • Angiostrongylus infection in a dog in north-west England.

Hayes G, Rowlands M.
Vet Rec. 2004 May 15;154(20):639.

  • Incidence of cryptorchidism in dogs and cats.

Yates D, Hayes G, Heffernan M, Beynon R.
Vet Rec. 2003 Apr 19;152(16):502-4.

  • Distribution and persistence of topical clotrimazole after sinus infusion in normal canine cadavers.

Hayes GM, Demetriou JL.
J Small Anim Pract. 2012 Feb;53(2):95-100 

Review Articles

  • Orthopaedic conditions of the metacarpus, metatarsus and digits in dogs.

Roch S, Gemmill T
In Practice 2009;31:484-494

  • Investigation and management of splenic disease in dogs.

Hayes G, Ladlow J.
In Practice 2012;34:250-259

Book Chapters

  • Roch S Complications of Orthopaedic Surgery in BSAVA Manual of Musculoskeletal Disorders 2nd Edition 2018
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