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A neglected, but devastating, livestock disease that poses a threat to ruminants in Europe could be fought with better-coordinated vaccine strategies, scientists have said.

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The VMD has issued a product defect recall alert for specified batches of a pour-on cattle ectoparasiticide due to reported leakage problems.

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Tickets remain for this year’s Cx Congress at the East Midlands Conference Centre on 17 June.

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A study of dog DNA has revealed a genetic mutation linked to flat face shapes, such as those seen in pugs and bulldogs.

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Research finds elastic resistance bands can increase dynamic stability of horses in trot – and prevent, or treat, lameness and back problems in equines.

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Veterinary experts, doctors and scientists have come together in a one health coalition to drive the acquisition of knowledge into one of the UK’s most baffling and lethal canine diseases.

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Heart rate variability is an established risk factor for mortality in both healthy dogs and animals with heart failure, according to a study.

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Staff have promoted the “awesome and important” role veterinary nurses play by throwing their own careers event for Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month 2017.

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A solid contribution from its vet practices and openings has helped Pets at Home post a significant jump in sales for the year to 30 March.

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  • Parasitologist Ian Wright, head of ESCCAP UK & Ireland, discusses tapeworms in UK cats, their significance, treatment and control.Read more
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    John Dawson, in the second part of his article, describes three steps to processing and maintaining the quality of oocytes.

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    Ellen Lavender discusses recharging the batteries and sampling the natural life in the Pacific Ocean national park.

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    Hany Elsheikha discusses the clinical impact of key ectoparasites, as well as strategies for effective therapeutic control.

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    Karen Perry looks at existing and future treatment options regarding degenerative joint disease occurring in feline patients.

    Andy Durham explores the types and diagnostic techniques for this common concern, and its contribution to airway disease.

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    David Harwood reveals findings from an unused audit summary on cases of cattle culled in England and Wales from 1999 to 2003.

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    Alison Howey continuing her series of law articles, looks at the legal provisions of some acts, regulations and orders – and the vet’s role should they be contravened.

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    Roger Evans on the latest in his farm's battle against TB.

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    RVN Ruth Clooney-Power powers through with her certificate, despite taking on more work and avoiding procrastination in the sunshine…

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    Marge Chandler looks at the factors impacting on canine and feline weight gain to help equip VNs with the information they need in battling the pet bulge.

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    Richard Morris looks at the stages of diagnosing and treating equine dermal allergic reactions, along with the VN's role in achieving these, using case studies as examples.

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    RVN Louise O’Dwyer uses May’s Nursing Notes to take a (condensed) look at the Rule of 20.

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    RVN Stacey Bullock looks at the problem with training placements for SVNs and asks readers to consider whether their practice could help...

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    With May hosting Mental Health Awareness Week, RVN Emma Gerrard reminds us all it’s okay to struggle, it’s good to say so, and you are not alone...

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    VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard talks to VNs “at the coalface” about how the Government’s decision to make dog microchipping a legal requirement impacted immediately after and 12 months later...

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    Royal Canin's John O'Connor looks at how to treat dermatosis in cats and dogs by exploring the range of diets the company offers, which now has one for every stage of the nutritional management of such cases.

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    Susan McKay spoke to ACD Projects founder Alex Darvill about upgrading practices – and why now could be the perfect time to get started.

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    Alison Lambert and Mark Harwood take a look at how you can make the best practice financial theory work for you in the real world.

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    Gudrun Ravetz looks at how you should recommend your plan, what needs to be in it and the broader benefits in terms of practice finances in providing them.

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    Adam Bernstein outlines some potential pitfalls that could put your practice on the HMRC's radar for being in breach of paying the national minimum wage.

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    If early results from the SPVS Practice Profitability Survey are truly representative, many practices are not being run as efficiently or profitably as they could be. John Sheridan discusses.

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    Dave Nicol explains how watching client growth like a hawk is the real secret to making your practice fly.

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    Talking about money with clients is not always a part of the job veterinary professionals enjoy. Here, Stewart Halperin gives his top tips for helping your team take the pain out of asking for payment.

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    Climate change is having a big impact on the threats posed by ectoparasites to the nation’s pets. Here, one of the UK’s leading parasitologists, Ian Wright, looks at what veterinary practices can do to help tackle ticks and fight fleas.

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    Nick Marsh welcomes the trend towards greater specialism in veterinary medicine, but champions the importance (and hard work) of "jack of all trades" general practitioners.

    Jane Davidson outlines why, if you're a training practice committed to CPD, you need updated contracts in place, so all parties know what they're undertaking – including the financial costs and timescales.

    In the third of his posts marking Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli notes how composure, empathy and good communication skills go hand in hand when dealing with angry pet owners.

    Shona McIntyre explains the reasons behind her decision to join the RCVS' support network for recent graduates by becoming a PDP postgraduate dean.

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    Nick Marsh delves into the tricky subject of euthanasia and asks, if his patients have the right to die without suffering, why don’t we?

    Bloggers Jane Davidson and Nick Marsh team up to consider how much of each task on a typical invoice for surgery would, and could, be undertaken by a VN or vet. It reveals how, despite its importance, the role of the VN goes unnoticed and unrecognised.

    This guest blog, written by vet Simon Hayes in response to the post "Stunning at slaughter" by Nick Marsh, attempts to dispel the myths that surround shechita, the Jewish humane method of slaughter.

    Gerardo Poli offers a list of questions for telephone calls from owners concerned about their pet being intoxicated.

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