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Publications by Granta Veterinary Specialists’ Specialists by year of publication:


Amey JA, Liatis T, Cherubini GB, De Decker S, Foreman MH. (2024). Outcomes of surgically and conservatively managed thoracolumbar and lumbosacral intervertebral disc herniations in cats. J Vet Intern Med, Jan-Feb;38(1):247-257.

Sharp CAT, Liu NC, Guy A, Ladlow JF. (2024) The mobility of the brachycephalic canine nostril in relation to the degree of nostril stenosis Vet J. Feb 22:106085. doi: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2024.106085. Online ahead of print. PMID: 38401643

Williams PJ, De Gennaro C, Demetriou JL. (2024). Vet Surg. Evaluation of the addition of adrenaline in a bilateral maxillary nerve block to reduce haemorrhage in dogs undergoing sharp staphylectomy for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome: a prospective randomised controlled study. Jan;53(1):67-74. doi: 10.1111/vsu.14039. Epub 2023 Oct 4.PMID: 37794639


Asorey I, Corletto F (2023) Suspected systemic gas embolism associated with lung tissue perforation caused by a previously inserted chest drain in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, DOI 10:1111/vec.13318.

Asorey I, Corletto F (2023) Anaesthetic management of a horse with atrial fibrillation undergoing transvenous electrical cardioversion in combination with amiodarone. Vet Record Case Reports, 11(1).

Lau-Gillard, P., Walker, C., Robinson, V., Paterson, S., Patel, A., Littlewood, J., Hardy, J., De Bellis, F., Barnard, N., Neuber-Watts, A., Hendricks, A., Varjonen, K., Hill, P. (2023). UK-based multicentre cross-sectional study assessing advice requests veterinary dermatologists received from general practitioners. Veterinary Record 192, 343-386, e-2784

Dimopoulou M, Engdahl K, Ladlow J, Andersson G, Hedhammar Å, Skiöldebrand E, Ljungvall I. (2023). The epidemiology of upper respiratory tract disorders in a population of insured Swedish dogs (2011 – 2014) and its association to brachycephaly. Sci Rep. May 30;13(1):8765. doi: 10.1038/s41598-023-35466-0.

PMID: 37253809

Fenner J, Henderson CC, Demetriou JL. (2023). Nebulised adrenaline in the post-operative management of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs: short-term outcomes in 90 cases (2014 – 2020). N Z Vet J. Nov;71(6):329-336. doi: 10.1080/00480169.2023.2248053. Epub 2023 Aug 28. PMID: 37599560

Rawson F, Foreman M, Mignan T, Galer J, Fraser A, Crawford A. (2023). Clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome of 24 dogs with bacterial meningitis or meningoencephalitis without empyema (2010-2020). J Vet Intern Med, Jan;37(1):223-229

Taylor SS, Coggins S, Barker EN, Gunn-Moore D, Jeevaratnam K, Norris JM, Hughes D, Stacey E, MacFarlane L, O’Brien C, Korman R, McLauchlan G, Salord Torres X, Taylor A, Bongers J, Espada Castro L, Foreman M, McMurrough J, Thomas B, Royaux E, Calvo Saiz I, Bertoldi G, Harlos C, Work M, Prior C, Sorrell S, Malik R, Tasker S. (2023). Retrospective study and outcome of 307 cats with feline infectious peritonitis treated with legally sourced veterinary compounded preparations of remdesivir and GS-441524 (2020-2022). J Feline Med Surg, Sep;25(9):1098612X231194460.


De Gennaro C, Vettorato E, Corletto F (2022) Evaluation of bilateral maxillary nerve block in dogs undergoing surgery for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. The Canadian Vet Journal, 63(1):67-73.

Ferre BM, Corletto F, Shing H, Bhalla R (2022) Epidural catheter misplacement and knot formation within the hypoaxial musculature of a dog. Vet Record Case Reports, 10(6).

Foreman M, Belmudes A, Villiers E, Scarpante E. (2022). Case Report: Diffuse Lumbar Hyperostosis Causing Vertebral Canal Stenosis in a Dog With Concurrent Multicentric T-Cell Lymphoma. Front Vet Sci. Jun 22;9:825525.

Forster K, Cutando LS, Ladlow J, Anderson D, Burton C, Das S, Gibson S, Kulendra N, Emmerson T, Baines S, Rutherford L, Paulino RD, Fontanini R, Compagnone K, De La Puerta B. (2022). Outcome of caudal superficial epigastric pattern flaps in dogs and cats: 70 cases (2007 – 2020). J Small Anim Pract. Feb;63(2):128-135. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13467. Epub 2021 Dec 22. PMID: 34937131

Haine DL, Pittaway R, Berlato D, Demetriou J. (2022). Incomplete histological margins following planned narrow excision of canine appendicular soft tissyue sarcomas and mast cell tumours using the residual tumor classification scheme. Vet Surg. Oct;51(7):1078-1086. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13852. Epub 2022 Jul 13.PMID: 35830150

Littlewood J D, Lloyd D H, J Mark Craig. (2022). Practical Equine Dermatology 2nd Edition, Wiley.

Pilot MA, Lutchman A, Hennet J, Anderson D, Robinson W, Rossanese M, Chrysopoulos A, Demetriou J, De la Puerta B, Mullins RA, Brissot H, Jeffery N, Chanoit G. (2022). Comparison of median sternotomy closure-related complication rates using orthopaedic wire or suture in dogs: A multi-institutional observational treatment effect analysis. Vet Surg. Aug;51(6):990-1001. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13846. Epub 2022 Jun 28.PMID: 35765719

Young N, Corletto F, Wright I (2022) Predicting return to racing after repair of fractures of the metacarpal/metatarsal condyles in Thoroughbred racehorses. Veterinary Surgery, 51(3).


de la Puerta B, Buracco P, Ladlow J, Emmerson T, Del Magno S, Field E, Baines S. (2021). Superficial temporal axial pattern flap for facial reconstruction of skin defects in dogs and cats. J Small Anim Pract. Nov;62(11):984-991. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13384. Epub 2021 Jul 8. PMID: 34240420


Foreman M, Cherubini GB. (2021). Dexamethasone Can Be Safely and Effectively Used for Treatment of Masticatory Muscle Myositis in Dogs. Top Companion Anim Med. Aug; 44:100538.

Foreman MH, Rasotto R, Eminaga S. (2021). What Is Your Neurologic Diagnosis? J Am Vet Med Assoc. Sep 15;259(6):601-604.

Foreman M, Vettorato E, Caine A, Monti P, Cherubini GB, Eminaga S. (2021). Serum C- reactive protein in dogs with paraplegia secondary to acute intervertebral disc extrusion. J Vet Intern Med, Jul;35(4):1857-1864.

Franklin PH, Liu NC, Ladlow JF. (2021). Nebulisation of epinephrine to reduce the severity of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs. Vet Surg. Jan;50(1):62-70. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13523. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33044024

McGrath J.I., Zhang W., Hollar R., Collings A., Powell R., Foale R.D., Thurley N., Brockman J.A., Mellanby R.J. and Gunn-Moore D.A. (2021). More Than a Moggy; A Population Genetics Analysis of the United Kingdom’s Non-Pedigree Cats. Genes 12 (10), 1069


Alves, P. Foale R.D., Cerundolo R. and Sanchez F.V. (2020). Canine acute eosinophilic dermatitis with oedema (Wells-like syndrome) associated with T-cell multicentric lymphoma. Vet.Rec.Case Rep., 8 (4)

Bravo VT, Palomba N, Corletto F, Wills R, Vettorato E (2020). Comparison between intravenous lidocaine and fentanyl on cough reflex and sympathetic response during endotracheal intubation in dogs. Vet Anaesth Analg, Jul 47(4): 481-489

Corrêa LM, Demetriou JL. (2020). Retrospective assessment of the clinical relevance of surgical biopsies of abdominal lymph nodes in cats: 51 cases (2014 – 2018). J Feline Med Surg. Dec; 22(12):1168-1175. doi: 10.1177/1098612X20916387. Epub 2020 May 18.PMID: 32419573

Elmenhorst K, Pérez López P, Belch A, Demetriou JL. (2020). Retrospective study of complications associated with surgically placed gastrotomy tubes in 43 dogs with septic peritonitis. J Small Anim Pract. Feb;61(2):116-120. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13089. Epub 2019 Nov 25.PMID: 31763703

Fenner JVH, Quinn RJ, Demetriou JL. (2020). Postoperative regurgitation in dogs after upper airway surgery to treat brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome: 258 cases (2013 – 2017). Vet Surg. Jan;49(1):53-60. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13297. Epub 2019 Jul 22.PMID: 31332797

Hattersley R, Downing F, Gibson S, Demetriou J, Elmenhorst K, Kulendra N, Mielke B, Woods S.J (2020). Impact of intra-operative hypotension on mortality rates and post-operative complications in dogs undergoing cholecystectomy. Small Anim Pract. Oct;61(10):624-629. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13199. Epub 2020 Aug 26.PMID: 32845022

Littlewood J.D. (2020). Equine atopic dermatitis – latest on diagnosis and management. Vet Times Equine 6, (3) pp 1-4

Marquez Grados F, Vettorato E, Corletto F (2020) Sevoflurane with opioid or dexmedetomidine infusion in dogs undergoing intracranial surgery: a retrospective observational study. J Vet Sci 21 (1): e8

Massidda PA, Diaz J, Tetas Pont R, Grundon R, Corletto F, Blacklock B. (2020) Incidence and risk factors for surgical glove perforation in small animal ophthalmic surgery. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 23(5), 834-839

Santoro F, Vettorato E, Grados FM, Corletto F (2020) Nociception after extradural injection of sterile distilled water in anaesthetized dogs and cats. Vet Anaesth Analg, 2020 Jul;47(4):579-580.

Ravasio G, Brioschi FA, Rabbogliatti V, Gioeni D, Di Cesare F, Corletto F, Oltolina M, Carnevale L. (2020) Ultrasound Sciatic and Saphenous Nerve Blocks for Tibial Malunion Surgical Correction in a Pediatric African Leopard (Panthera pardus). Frontiers in Veterinary Science Nov 27;7:538883.

Stordalen MB, Silveira F, Fenner JVH, Demetriou JL. (2020). Outcome of temporary tracheostomy tube placement following surgery for brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in 42 dogs. J Small Anim Pract. May;61(5):292-299. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13127. Epub 2020 Mar 16.PMID: 32175595

Valiente P, Trehy M, White R, Nelissen P, Demetriou J, Stanzani G, de la Puerta B. (2020). Complications and outcome of cats with congenital extrahepatic portosystemic shunts treated with thin film: thirty four cases (2008 – 2017). J Vet Intern Med. Jan;34(1):117-124. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15649. Epub 2019 Nov 19.

Zublena F, De Gennaro C, Corletto F (2020) Retrospective evaluation of labetalol as antihypertensive agent in dogs. BMC Veterinary Research, Jul 24; 126(1):256.


Franklin PH, Liu NC, Ladlow JF. (2021). Nebulisation of epinephrine to reduce the severity of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in dogs. Vet Surg. Jan;50(1):62-70. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13523. Epub 2020 Oct 12. PMID: 33044024

Hinchliffe TA, Liu NC, Ladlow J. (2019). Sleep-disordered breathing in the Cavalier King Charles spaniel: A case series. Vet Surg. May;48(4):497-504. doi:10.1111/vsu. 13148. Epub 2018 Dec 28. PMID: 30592314

Littlewood, J.D.  (2019). Insect Hypersensitivity.  In Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Equine 3rd edition. Ed J.P. Lavoie. Wiley Blackwell (2019) pp 413-414

Littlewood J.D. (2019) The Approach to the Skin Case. Webinar for World Association of Veterinary Dermatology series, February

Littlewood, J.D., Nuttal, T.J. and O’Brien, J.K.  (2019). Asking the experts about equine skin disease.   In Veterinary Practice Equine.

Liu NC, Genain MA, Kalmar L, Sargan DR, Ladlow JF. (2019). Objective effectiveness of and indications for laser-assisted turbinectomy in brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Vet Surg. Jan;48(1):79-87. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13107. Epub 2018 Oct 10. PMID: 30303538

Palomba N, Vettorato E, De Gennaro C, Corletto F (2019). Peripheral nerve block versus systemic analgesia in dogs undergoing tibial plateau levelling osteotomy: Analgesic efficacy and pharmacoeconomics comparison. Vet Anaesth Analg. Oct 17. doi: 10.1016/j.vaa.2019.08.046.

Perez Lopez P, Barnes DC, Nelissen P, Demetriou J. (2019). Outcome of two variations of a surgical technique performed for canine unilateral arytenoid lateralisation. Vet Rec. Sep 7;185(9):268. doi: 10.1136/vr.105120. Epub 2019 Jul 10.PMID: 31292275

Proot JLJ, Jeffery N, Culp WTN, Buracco P, de la Puerta B, Williams JM, Ladlow JF, Field EJ, Nelissen P, Ragni RA, Pope JFA, Baines SJ, Liptak JM, Nicholson I. (2019). Is the caudal auricular axial pattern flap robust? A multi-centre cohort study of 16 dogs and 12 cats (2005 – 2016).   J Small Anim Pract. Feb;60(2):102-106. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12946. Epub 2018 Nov 25. PMID: 30474219

Riggs J, Ladlow JF, Owen LJ, Hall JL. (2019). Novel application of internal obturator and semitendinosus muscle flaps for rectal wall repair or reinforcement. J Small Anim Pract. Mar;60(3):191-197. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12821. Epub 2018 Jan 29. PMID: 29380371

Riggs J, Liu NC, Sutton DR, Sargan D, Ladlow JF. (2019). Validation of exercise testing and laryngeal auscultation for grading brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome in pugs, French bulldogs and English bulldogs using whole-body barometric plethysmography. Vet Surg. May;48(4):488-496. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13159. Epub 2019 Jan 21. PMID: 30666670


Barker DA, Rubiños C, Taeymans O, Demetriou JL. (2018). Magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of olfactory bulb angle and soft palate dimensions in brachycephalic and non-brachycephalic dogs. Am J Vet Res. Feb;79(2):170-176. doi: 10.2460/ajvr.79.2.170.PMID: 29359973

Barker DA, Trinterud T, Demetriou JL. (2018). Fluoroscopically-guided wide-bore thoracostomy tube placement: description of the technique and comparison to blind placement. Vet Surg. Nov;47(8):1046-1051. doi: 10.1111/vsu.13106. Epub 2018 Oct 10.PMID: 30302761

Fischer MC, Adrian AM, Demetriou J, Nelissen P, Busse C.J (2018). Retrobulbar cellulitis and abscessation: focus on short-and long-term concurrent ophthalmic diseases in 41 dogs. Small Anim Pract. Dec;59(12):763-768. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12924. Epub 2018 Sep 12.PMID: 30209808

Recino A., Gan S.U., Sia K., Sawyer Y., Trendell J., Kay R., Gribble F., Reimann F., Foale R.D., Notaridou M., Holmes N., Lever A.M., Lee K.O, Nathawani A., Cooke A., Calne R.Y., and Wallberg M. (2018). Immunosuppression overcomes insulin- and vector- specific immune responses that limit efficacy of AAV2/8-mediated insulin gene therapy in NOD mice. Gene Therapy 26, 40 – 56

Ladlow J, Liu NC, Kalmar L, Sargan D. (2018) Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. Vet Rec. Mar 31;182 (13):375-378. doi: 10.1136/vr.k1403

Liu NC, Troconis EL, McMillan M, Genain MA, Kalmar L, Price DJ, Sargan DR, Ladlow JF (2018) Endotracheal tube placement during computed tomography of brachycephalic dogs alters upper airway dimensional measurements. Vet Radiol Ultrasound. 2018 Jan 15.

Riggs J, Adams VJ, Hermer JV, Dobson JM, Murphy S, Ladlow JF (2018) Outcomes following surgical excision or surgical excision combined with adjunctive, hypofractionated radiotherapy in dogs with oral squamous cell carcinoma or fibrosarcoma. J Am Vet Med Assoc. Jul 1;253(1):73-83

Riggs J, Ladlow JF, Owen LJ, Hall JL. (2018) Novel application of internal obturator and semitendinosus muscle flaps for rectal wall repair or reinforcement. J Small Anim Pract. Jan 29. doi: 10.1111/jsap.12821