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The National Equine Forum (NEF) will be celebrating its 25th event on 2 March at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London.

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RCVS removes 247 veterinary nurses from its register for failing to pay their annual renewal fee – but figure is down on 692 removed this time last year.

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A dog found dumped has had its sight saved thanks to the skill of vets at the Watkins and Tasker Veterinary Group near Bristol.

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Scientists say new technology will boost capability to carry out bioinformatic analysis of animal virus diseases for research and surveillance purposes.

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Scientists at The University of Edinburgh’s Roslyn Institute say the advances have the potential to improve the quality of UK farmed pigs and make them more resilient to disease.

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Vets can learn about the investigation and management of disorders of the digital sheath at an equine CPD event in February.

A mobile app has been developed to show budding practitioners what it's like to be both a student and qualified veterinarian – and aid their transition to vet school.

Vets will be able to enhance their practical mastitis problem solving skills at a CPD seminar later this year.

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The next meeting of the Association of Charity Vets will take place at Wood Green, The Animals Charity's Godmanchester Animal Centre on 25 February.

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Sarah Caney provides details on how to spot the clinical signs of this fairly common disorder, which mainly affects older cats, and how to appropriately manage it.

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Vets

Roger Evans discusses the business impact of TB on his farm, and looks at other issues, including badger culling.

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Suzanne Rogers reports on the results and feedback from a questionnaire with owners at the annual event held in Cumbria.

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James Elliott assesses methods of discovery for this condition and suggests treatments.

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Stephanie Lalor discusses the case of Ollie, an 18-month-old male entire great Dane, in the latest of our Practice Notes series.

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Sarah Caney examines ways to identify causes of this condition to assign the correct treatment and management options.

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Catherine Wilson discusses work being carried out to understand diseases linked between people and animals in western Africa.

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RVNs

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RVN Ruth Clooney-Power files the latest entry in her bursary diary, where she tells readers how she’s getting on with the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care.

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RVN Diane Westwood describes a training day she took part in for volunteers willing to respond to marine mammals in danger.

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Those spearheading the VN Futures initiative update readers on the joint RCVS/BVNA initiative, with an overview of its first working party meeting.

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RVN Louise Buckley shares her seven golden steps to compiling, developing and honing critical appraisal skills in evidence-based veterinary medicine.

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BVNA council member Jasmine Kilpatrick speaks about her first year as a diploma student VN.

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An increase in the number of insured clients can have a big impact on practice profitability. Alan Robinson from Vet Dynamics explains how to make it happen and raise your bottom line.

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Obesity is now recognised as the most important medical disease in pets1. In the UK alone, at least 59% of dogs and 39% of cats are overweight or obese2,3. This is a big challenge for small animal vets, but it can also provide some big opportunities.

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Revenue in the veterinary market has remained largely static, but this doesn’t mean growing your practice is a zero-sum game. Graeme Pack and Giles Pugh look at improving compliance.

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Ultrasound, x-ray, CT and MRI: these machines have helped open up new areas of veterinary medicine over the past few decades, but, for the uninitiated, more options can also mean more pitfalls, says James Westgate.

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Regular unplanned absences can cripple small practices and cause considerable problems for larger operations too. But before taking action it is vital to know the law when it comes to managing employee sickness, explains Emily Chalkley.

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Jane Davidson takes a look at the public's limited perception of veterinary nursing and wonders what can be done to improve awareness of the profession.

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RVN Laura Lacey discusses common symptoms associated with elderly canine and feline patients, plus advice for VNs to adopt and share with owners.

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Nick Marsh has discovered a little bit of magic in his life – just in time for Christmas. However, as he explains, it also means his new year's resolution is to enunciate better.

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Paul Horwood discusses some of the cattle products available on the market and methods on how to prevent a disease outbreak.

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Nigel Dougherty revisits lessons learned and options considered from a dog that presented following a vehicle-induced injury.

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Elisabetta Mancinelli examines how to manage this species by assessing its natural behaviour and interaction with other animals.

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Alex Gough looks a more of the latest findings in veterinary medicine in December's Research Review.

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Emma Gerrard RVN offers key recommendations to help implement and maintain infection control protocols.

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Rory O’Connor offers practical advice for VNs to prevent mental health issues occurring – and to ensure you don’t suffer in silence.

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