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Two leading pharmaceutical companies each announced fresh supplies of isoflurane had been rushed into the country and made available to wholesalers.

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Referral practice celebrates first anniversary with open day to raise money for vet crisis assistance charity.

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Practice partner Tim Barnett earns royal college recognition in horse dentistry, adding to his existing equine surgery credentials.

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Triage app founders believe their business will bring significant benefits for animal welfare, while improving vets’ work-life balance.

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750,000 non-stun slaughtered sheep go for export – despite law stating non-stun slaughter for religious purposes is intended for domestic consumption only.

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Independent Vetcare event will focus on identifying “red flags” – the symptoms that require immediate referral or the help of a specialist.

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Specialists from three of the country’s top referral centres – Anderson Moores, Dick White Referrals and Northwest Veterinary Specialists – will lead the seminars held in north, south and east of UK.

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In a joint letter to environment secretary Michael Gove, the BVA and RSPCA said: “Scientific evidence clearly indicates slaughter without pre-stunning can cause unnecessary suffering.”

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New scheme based in Glasgow will be open to any independent practices.

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