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“…it’s clear this could have a very significant impact on individual veterinary practices if a member of the team tests positive” – BVA president Daniella Dos Santos.

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Global nutrition company teams up with veterinary association on its Professional Wellness Group to help enhance well-being among global veterinary community.

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Kitten-sized infant is rescued from the side of the road in Thailand and nursed back to full health by a team from the Zoological Society of London.

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The college will be holding two disciplinary hearings online in June to consider applications from two vets to be restored to the register.

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Virbac launches Kriptazen – a non-antibiotic, halofuginone-based medicine for newborn calves to reduce diarrhoea caused by Cryptosporidium parvum.

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“Being able to treat these conditions using novel surgeries is a real differentiator for us" – Tom Cardy of Cave Veterinary Specialists.

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Claire Pasquier Olcott decided to put her new-found free time to good use by dusting off her sewing skills to make hundreds of fabric masks for non-NHS workers.

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“Many of our findings echo what is seen in human epilepsy patients and add evidence to support the presence of prodromal pre-seizure periods in dogs as well as people” – RVC.

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“...we don’t agree that a simple ban on brachycephalic breeds is the solution to this complex issue” – Bill Lambert, The Kennel Club head of health and welfare.

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In her latest diary, Nat Scoggie explains how what she knows about triage has stood her in good stead in other aspects of lockdown life.

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Sergio Gomes DVM, MRCVS Mark Lowrie MA, VetMB, MVM, DipECVN, MRCVS describe the classifications and manifestations of this condition, as well as current insights, treatment objectives, and conventional and alternative therapies.

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Ross Allan BVMS, PGCertSAS, MRCVS and Stuart Carmichael BVMS, MVM, DSAO, FRCVS continue their advocation of having dedicated teams for this issue by discussing the importance of addressing both an immediate and long-term strategy.

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Francesco Cian DVM, DipECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS presents the case of a mixed-breed dog referred for the presence of multiple lesions on the tongue, and enlarged submandibular and prescapular lymph nodes.

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Kimberley Davies, BVSc, MRCVS and Fernando Malalana DVM, GPCert(EqP), DipECEIM, MRCVS explain how to obtain and interpret samples in the field, to help with first opinion practitioner competency.

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Figures published by HMRC have shown vets are missing out on millions of pounds in research and development (R&D) tax credits. Cheryl Teoh – senior R&D technical consultant at innovation funding consultancy Leyton UK – looks at the scheme, what can be claimed for and why vets aren’t claiming for what they are owed.

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With owners spending more time among their canine companions amid the coronavirus crisis, ophthalmic nursing assistant and dog behaviour counsellor Hannah Morris considers the impact on dogs during this time, and how to ensure they can readjust after lockdown.

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Sarah Pellett and Jo Hinde provide an overview of microchipping different species and discuss the importance of a vet nurse’s role in this.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all walks of life – including the veterinary profession – in an unprecedented way. Here, with Alan Radford, RCVS Knowledge takes a look at the science of the virus, and how this informs approaches we should take to help slow its spread.

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Emma Gerrard takes a look at common parasites of cats and dogs, as well as their life cycles and management.

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Lisa Howe shares her nursing journey and, after realising the lack of support around pet loss, how she came to be a pet bereavement counsellor.

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