Barbara Simpson

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Canine separation anxiety is a common behavioral problem presented to veterinarians. Associated behaviors are distressing to both dog and owner, have the potential to disrupt the human-companion animal bond, and may lead to euthanasia. The results of this study demonstrate the clinical efficacy and safety of Reconcile (fluoxetine, 1 to 2 mg/kg/day [0.45 to(More)
AIMS To find and review studies in which investigators evaluated cultural-competence training in community-based rehabilitation settings; critique study methods, describe clinical outcomes, and make recommendations for future research. BACKGROUND A review of the effectiveness of cultural-competence training for health professionals in community-based(More)
In our 3 years of clinical experience, we have found that diagnostic ultrasound provides the veterinarian with a valuable diagnostic tool. It allows the clinician to quantify morphologic change that has occurred as a result of soft-tissue injuries, even when the clinical findings are ambiguous or insufficient. In cases in which aggressive postinjury therapy(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the optimal dosage of clomipramine for the treatment of urine spraying in cats. DESIGN Randomized controlled multicenter clinical trial. ANIMALS 67 neutered cats. PROCEDURE Cats with a minimum 1-month history of spraying urine against vertical surfaces at least twice per week were randomly assigned to be treated with a placebo(More)
A method to quantitate as well as to document SDFT pathology has been described. This report indicates that computer-assisted evaluation of SDFT damage can improve the accuracy of prognosis in clinical practice. It would appear that a 3.8 severity rating is a limit past which prognosis for successful racing starts to worsen rapidly.
As our knowledge expands, behavioral pharmacology plays an increasingly important role in behavioral medicine. Drugs traditionally categorized as anxiolytics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and hormones may be used to help manage a range of animal behavioral problems. Knowledge of how these agents act in the body and interact with other agents is(More)
Since the beginning of the genomic era, the SNP chip market in livestock species has grown almost exponentially. Today, researchers are asked to deal with many SNP chips on daily basis, and this requires having the (general and specific) information on the SNPs available and at hand. However, the information is often difficult to obtain (e.g. data on chips(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of training in two different supervisory models on the supervision itself, the quality of care, and job satisfaction of nurses in different service settings in a district health service (DHS) in South Africa. DESIGN As part of a larger health systems study, the results of supervision training were evaluated. The quantitative(More)