Dr. Jagodich: Top Downloaded Paper in VECCS’ Official Journal

Dr. Jagodich: Top Downloaded Paper in VECCS’ Official Journal

In a digital vote of confidence, other veterinarians chose to download and read Dr. Jagodich’s recent research in the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care more than most others published from the same period.

Among work published between January 2018 and December 2019, Dr. Jagodich’s research paper –Comparison of high flow nasal cannula oxygen administration to traditional nasal cannula oxygen therapy in healthy dogs – was among the top 10% most downloaded papers from the journal’s online portal in the 12 months following publication.

The objective of Dr. Jagodich’s research was to determine the “feasibility, degree of respiratory support, and safety of high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy in sedated and awake healthy dogs, when compared to traditional nasal cannula (TNC) oxygen administration”; and the paper’s conclusion was “Use of HFNC in dogs is feasible and safe, provides predictable oxygen support and provides CPAP, but may cause a mild increase in PaCO2 . Flow rates of 1-2 L/kg/min are recommended. If using TNC, flow rates above 0.1 L/kg/min may attain higher FiO2.”

The Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care (JVECC), the Official Journal of the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, is a peer-reviewed publication that seeks basic, applied and clinical research articles that address the emergency treatment and critical management of veterinary patients. The journal’s primary aim is to advance the international clinical standard of care for emergency/critical care patients of all species.

Dr. Tiffany Jagodich is Boundary Bay Veterinary Specialty Hospital’s criticalist, responsible for defining the ICU protocols in our 24-hour emergency vet clinic based in Langley, BC.

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