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Vets in Spotlight Over Antimicrobial Use

Posted: 15th November 2017

The latest UK Veterinary Antibiotic Resistance and Sales Surveillance figures show antimicrobial use in food-producing animals has decreased by more than 27% in the last two years. The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer Prof Nigel Gibbons has welcomed the result, however

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RCVS Releases Statement on Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Posted: 7th November 2017

Following extensive consultation and debate within the profession, the RCVS Council has issued a new position statement regarding the use of complementary and alternative medicines. The statement emphasises that the practice of veterinary medicine should be based on sound scientific

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Expanded Role for VNs Supported by RCVS Schedule 3 Consultation

Posted: 1st November 2017

The RCVS has today published the findings from its consultation on the implementation of Schedule 3 in everyday practice, and awareness of the legislation among the profession. Commenting on the results Liz Cox, Chair of RCVS Veterinary Nurses Council, said: “There

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Third UK Outbreak of Babesiosis in Untravelled Dog

Posted: 24th October 2017

The latest case has been identified in a dog which presented at a veterinary surgery in Ware in late August after the animal’s owners noticed blood in its urine. The location is around eight miles north-west of the site in Harlow,

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Cat Friendly Clinic website launched

Posted: 17th October 2017

The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) has launched a new website for vets aiming to achieve Cat Friendly Clinic status for their practice. Resources include photographs from already accredited clinics and advice on client communication, staff training, cat handling

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Eye Worm Infection “Could Spread to UK”

Posted: 26th September 2017

Last week the BBC reported the growing concern over the potential for Thelezia callipaeda to spread in both the UK pet and human population, following three recent cases in dogs. All three animals had been imported from overseas and were treated effectively, however, the prevalence

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Veterinary Science in the News: Recent Media Interest in Obesity and Appetite Genetic Study

Posted: 26th September 2017

The Times and The Telegraph have both published articles this month about research by the University of Cambridge into the genetics of appetite and obesity in Labradors and Flat-Coated Retrievers. The study, which also attracted media interest when it was published

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High Number of Dog Poisoning Incidents Reported

Posted: 26th September 2017

244 suspected dog poisoning incidents have been reported to the RSPCA so far this year. Sadly this number remains high following 368 logged incidents throughout 2016 compared with 213 in 2012. The charity is urging all pet owners to be

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Online Pet Calorie Counter

Posted: 7th September 2017

Struggling to make owners aware of how many calories are in those scraps of food they give their pet as a little treat? It’s a common problem in practice and a new online tool may be able to help. Comparethemarket.com

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SPVS Salary Survey

Posted: 2nd August 2017

SPVS are urging veterinary professionals to take part in their salary survey. All SPVS members who take part in the survey will be sent personalised survey results, allowing them to compare their results to the industry average and if you

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