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A growing number of exotic pets passing through the doors of an Essex practice results in a new, dedicated suite and equipment.

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Zenifel contains 48ml of the same pheromone as the market leader, but “innovative diffusion system and high concentration of F3” means it lasts up to six weeks.

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Initiative will visit Newcastle, Taunton, Glasgow, Crawley, Peterborough and Wrexham to deliver mental health training courses this autumn.

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Pharmaceutical company introduces oral Bovikalc Dry to help support natural decrease in milk production at end of lactation cycle.

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Trace levels of the anabolic steroid(s) trenbolone and/or trendione have reportedly been detected in products that contain the progestin altrenogest.

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VetPartners is working to improve knowledge across the profession and believes improving the evidence base through practice-based clinical research is one way to help achieve this.

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First cases of deadly African swine fever in the country are only 20km (12.5 miles) from the borders with France and Luxembourg.

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“I firmly believe that, in collaborating with the AVMA, we will be able to address more effectively the pressing issues around mental health...” – Mind Matters Initiative chairman Stuart Reid.

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Data shows a decline in TB incidence in the first two cull areas with the rate of new confirmed breakdowns at about half the level they were before culling began.

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Finishing university is rewarding as you finally have something to show for your hard work, but what if you don't where do you go? Gerardo Poli has a few suggestions for graduates unsure of their options.

Nick Marsh takes a trip down memory lane to the long lost land of 1999 to discover if his contemporaries were indeed the “cheated generation”.

Jane Davidson reflects on what she considers the biggest challenge when working at a new practice – finding where the needles are kept.

Being an on call farm vet shouldn't all be stressful, there's many ways to make it much more manageable by finding a good place for your mobile telephone, having a sympathetic friend and conditioning your hair.

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If you're stuck on deciding the most appropriate antibiotic for common presenting conditions, Gerardo Poli comes to the rescue with this handy guide.

Jordan Sinclair discusses the scope of significance vaccination appointments have for pets – annual events in every pet owner’s calendar that constitute so much more than a quick visit to the vets.

From a success first time to failing halfway, catheters have the potential to throw up various quandries. To help ensure success, Gerardo shares a trick that often delivers big results, and encourages readers to try it for themselves...

Nick Marsh reflects on his time as a clinical director and, inspired by a scene from one of his favourite TV shows, ponders on whether the hassle is really worth it.

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A change in circumstances led Mike Rhodes to consider going solo, and ophthalmology service Focus Referrals was born. Here, the European and RCVS specialist outlines the choices he made and why it's proved a win-win.

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Philip Elkins, in the first of a two-part article, looks at methods to help achieve a successful outcome from this crucial period.

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James Warland and Kelly Bowlt-Blacklock discuss a range of medical cases where misusing antimicrobials ensures (part 2 of 3).

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Gerald McLaughlan, in the first of a two-part article, looks at some of the most common procedures performed in canine and feline patients.

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Hattie Sparks reports on a case involving a six-month-old recently weaned Thoroughbred colt in the latest Case Notes.

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Georgina Crossman considers findings from a survey of owners' and carers' feelings towards end of life and euthanasia in equines.

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Roger Evans discusses availability of antibiotics, including online, and the impact on antimicrobial resistance.

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Chris Linney discusses a condition considered likely genetic among numerous breeds, as well as diagnostic and therapy options.

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Marge Chandler details the core benefits these live organisms can have on small animal pet health, including on specific diseases.

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Kicking off a new article series seeking out the vast and varied work of RVNs, we hear from one nurse’s “incredible” time in India.

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This month we team up with MSD Animal Health and are joined by Kayleigh Williams RVN, who ponders the problems flea, tick and worm infestations pose – and how she tackles them.

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In her final column, Louise gives advice on anaesthetising septic patients – from planning to implementing protocols.

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Dan Skeldon details options regarding mobility-aiding drugs, supplements and therapies for treating canine and feline patients.

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Alison Young, RVN, explains how planning, communication, coordination, training and knowledge, teamwork and evaluation can be used by everyone to improve the flow of surgical patients.

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Gavin Goldsbrough first stepped into Westway Veterinary Group's Eden Hills branch in County Durham as an 18-year-old student on work placement. Five years later, not only is he a qualified RVN, but holds a bachelor of science in veterinary nursing, too. Holly Kernot finds out more...

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Holly Kernot finds out about clinical nurse lead Lucy Montague’s journey, how she helps colleagues map their career path and her “top tips” for those looking to emulate her.

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“There are times when we are not in control of our minds. Why? Because part of our brain has its own agenda – we are the source and the solution to our own problems” – Leonie Lightfoot.

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Liz Barton discusses the issues and challenges surrounding returning to work in the fourth instalment of her groundbreaking VBJ series.

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Employment law can be a minefield – especially for vets without formal qualifications in the area. Anne Harvey explains how to avoid the pitfalls.

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Nuala Summerfield explains that rather than being a cause for concern, technology provides real opportunities for anyone prepared to embrace it.

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While running a practice is one part of the commercial equation, getting paid is the other, as Adam Bernstein explains.

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Anyone opening their own veterinary practice has to be a pretty remarkable person. So when VBJ heard about a woman who did just that in less than six weeks for £150,000, we just had to pay her a visit.

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Just being good at medicine is no longer enough for practices hoping to attract and retain clients. Experience is a big priority for owners visiting and, as Simon Power explains, getting your branding right is a crucial start.

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With clients able to access many sources of information, tone and nature of conversations with their vet have evolved. This can be a challenge; however, a change of approach can mean clients and clinicians leave the consult happy.

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