Linnaeus has published a report covering trends in clinical research across the veterinary profession.

Sparking the Clinical Mind – How Collaboration Delivers Excellence in Research, which is free to download, looks at the importance of collaboration in delivering high quality research projects

The report includes new studies covering the management of canine idiopathic epilepsy, the signs of stress in hyperthyroid cats, breathing, accelerometry and sleep disturbances in brachycephalic dogs, and retinal vascular health in senior and geriatric cats. 

Professor Luisa De Risio, Clinical Research & Excellence Director at Linnaeus, said: “This report is the result of working in partnership, which is a theme that comes up repeatedly in the report.

"Delivering high-quality clinical research requires a sharing of knowledge, ideas and perspectives.

"From the development of your hypothesis to the outcome of your results – the input of others can corroborate, challenge and ultimately improve a research project.

“To deliver the best quality care for animals, we widely rely on evidence-based medicine.

"This report aims to highlight areas where we can do even more to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients.”

Dr Darren Logan, Head of Research at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, said: “The quality and scale of research from the veterinary profession is constantly improving, but greater collaboration will help us go even further.

"By opening discussions around the trends, challenges and opportunities in clinical research, I hope this report will help to generate further conversations between us all.”

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