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** JOIN US AT THE LONDON VET SHOW 2019 **

Posted: 28th October 2019

There’s nothing we enjoy more than showcasing our great selection of online CPD. Following the success of our garden-themed lecture theatre at our stand, this year we will be hosting an outdoor cinema-themed learning space for delegates to come and

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Further Changes to RCVS CPD Proposals

Posted: 14th October 2019

Vets and RVNs will be able to pause their CPD requirements for up to six months and carry over some of the hours they accrue this year under new measures announced by the RCVS today to smooth the transition to

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Kitten Checklist Booklet Published

Posted: 7th October 2019

The Kitten Checklist has been developed by The Cat Group and provides prospective owners with a list of what to look for when getting a kitten. The BVA and other animal welfare groups are urging vets to support the newly

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BVA Warns of Increasing Blue-green Algae Risk

Posted: 27th August 2019

The presence of blue-green algae has been confirmed in water bodies in Southampton and Fleet in Hampshire, Edinburgh and Elgin in Scotland, Cornwall, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Lincolnshire, among other locations, this summer. Blue-green algae blooms may appear as green or greenish-brown scum on the surface of the water and can contain toxins

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Heartworm on the rise in imported dogs

Posted: 19th August 2019

Calls have been made for vigilance and appropriate testing for heartworm in imported dogs after a spike in reported UK cases. Ian Wright, head of the European Scientific Counsel Companion Animal Parasites (ESCCAP) UK and Ireland, said the problem stems

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Kennel Club Launches All-in-one DNA Test Kit

Posted: 12th August 2019

The Kennel Club (KC) said its CombiBreed Health Test Packages will simplify the genetic testing process by using a single cheek swab to check a dog’s DNA for markers associated with a number of inherited disorders. The £135 test can be used

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Wild Animals in Circuses Bill Passed

Posted: 26th July 2019

The use of wild animals in travelling circuses will now be banned in England from January 2020. Following more than 20 years of campaigning by animal rights groups, the Wild Animals in Circuses (No. 2) Bill passed its third, and final,

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Adverse Drug Reaction Survey Launched

Posted: 12th July 2019

Liverpool University has launched a survey exploring the perceptions, attitudes and experiences of UK veterinary professionals towards adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting. Conducted by researchers at the University of Liverpool, the survey aims to study how the safety of veterinary

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Giant Schnauzer Blindness Breakthrough

Posted: 28th June 2019

Scientists at the Animal Health Trust have identified a blinding condition in Giant Schnauzers: Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), as well as launching a DNA test for the genetic mutation which causes it. This breakthrough should enable the eradication of the

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Annual RVN CPD Audit Launched

Posted: 17th June 2019

The RCVS’ latest veterinary nurses’ CPD compliance audit is now underway. This week, 1,130 RVNs will receive an invitation to share their CPD records for 2016-18 with the college, to demonstrate they have complied with the requirements. Under the RCVS Code

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