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Motion Capture Tech May Help Vets Diagnose Lameness

Posted: 22nd June 2020

Researchers at the University of Bath have created motion capture technology that may help vets diagnose and monitor lameness in patients in the near future. The computer scientists from CAMERA- the university’s motion capture department, captured 3D movement using a

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Updates Made to Supporting Guidance of RCVS Code of Professional Conduct

Posted: 15th June 2020

RCVS have made changes to the standards and advice of the Code of Professional Conduct to include the following sections: Euthanasia of Animals Treatment of Wildlife Professional Indemnity Insurance Certification Social Media Summaries and explanations of all the changes made,

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Online Nutrition Guide Launched by BSAVA

Posted: 8th June 2020

BSAVA have launched a new online guide to nutrition to help support veterinary professionals in assisting their clients in making decisions about appropriate diets for their pets. The guide consists of factsheets for veterinary professionals on the following different diet

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Study Shows CBD Improves Symptoms in Canine Arthritis

Posted: 1st June 2020

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in Texas (United States) have discovered that Cannabidiol (CBD) treatment reduces inflammatory molecules and immune cells linked to arthritis. In the study, 9 out of 10 dogs diagnosed with arthritis showed improvements in their

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Competition Launched to Enhance Veterinary Team Wellbeing

Posted: 18th May 2020

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative, has launched The Innovation in Wellbeing competition to find the best ideas on how veterinary teams can enhance mental health and wellbeing during the Coronovirus pandemic. Veterinary teams are being encouraged to think up new

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Study Highlights Potential Supplement To Help Reduce Seizures in Dogs

Posted: 11th May 2020

Researchers at the RVC have found that adding Medium-Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil to a dried kibble-based diet, can help to significantly reduce seizures in dogs with drug-resistant epilepsy. The trial comprised of 28 dogs who were given the MCT oil

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Government Asked For Financial Support For Struggling Vet Businesses

Posted: 6th May 2020

BVA have urged the Government to ease business rates and offer financial support for struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Veterinary businesses are not currently eligible for business rates relief that many other business types are and a recent survey

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BSAVA Publish Guidelines On Neutering and Vaccinations During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted: 27th April 2020

BSAVA have put together documents aimed at helping vets in practice with decision making about whether or not to agree to vaccinate or neuter an animal during the current pandemic. The guidance has been put together from consultation with numerous

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WSAVA Webinar on COVID-19 and Companion Animals

Posted: 20th April 2020

Last Friday WSAVA hosted a free webinar on COVID-19 and what is currently known about how it affects companion animals. It also outlines recommendations for handling animals from COVID exposed households and guidelines for contact with owners. A recording of

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RCVS Release Flowchart as Guidance for Clinical Practices During COVID-19

Posted: 13th April 2020

In anticipation of ongoing restrictions after the initial three-week lockdown period which is being reviewed this week, the RCVS and BVA have updated their guidance to the veterinary profession in the form of a downloadable flowchart and updated FAQs. This

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