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An automated ELISA system installed at the company’s laboratory in Midlothian has been authorised for use by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service, meaning faster future result turnaround.

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The Progressive Veterinary Association will hold its first conference in June, but says it needs more members to enhance welfare protections.

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Practising and student nurses are being urged to enter a new chapter of the VN Futures project, which will begin with the first of three workshops in Northern Ireland next month.

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Oculeze can be used in the management of conditions where eye health is supported by providing additional moisture.

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VetPartners makes four awards for abstracts or papers, plus two for early-stage projects.

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Vets, technical staff and poultry managers all welcome for week-long course in June taught by specialists at The Pirbright Institute, University of Surrey and from industry.

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International Collective on Extreme Conformations in Dogs agrees on what healthy dogs should look like, and publishes position statement it hopes will aid prospective dog owners.

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Pro-badger campaigners say figures showing minimum cull levels were not reached in several areas show the species is close to being wiped out in those places.

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Sector being urged to support the annual Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, which celebrates 20 years this May.

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In the final post of her blog series, Carly Kilby discusses how she overcame impostor syndrome by proving her worth – not just to the practices she locums for, but to herself – and explains how you can, too.

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Hubert Hiemstra reviews the uses and limitations of point-of-care tests for canine C-reactive protein, and asks: “Oh CR*P! What am I missing?”

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Inspired by her latest PhD topics, Jane Davidson muses over historic veterinary decisions and how the situation appears to be no further forward than it was almost two centuries ago.

Your words and actions make an impact on the people around you, so RVN Carly Kilby encourages you to share your good days with others and highlight all your little wins, claiming “your positivity will rub off on others”.

As she transitions from student blogger to fully-fledged vet blogger, Eleanor Goad considers one of the elements of practice that few graduate vets truly experience before they’re officially “on the job”.

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With shifting pathogen types, mastitis has evolved, but still remains a common and economically challenging disease. The author reviews literature on prevention and treatment.

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With mean lameness prevalence in UK and worldwide herds around a third, and the livestock sector facing increasing cost pressures, tackling it remains an important focus. This article, the first in a two-parter, looks at research for a key condition.

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The authors explore how effetive techniques are key to success in scour prevention.

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While good-quality milk powders are important for calf development, the roles of quality colostrum, transition milk and dry feed should not be discounted, writes Selena Field.

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Abortions of lambs can take an emotional, as well as a financial, toll on farming clients. Here, the author focuses on common causes, diagnosis and the valuable advice farm vets can provide ahead of the main lambing period.

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Jordi Balana Pedrol and Emily Dutton provide readers with an overview of both the aetiology and available treatment options for canine patients presenting with this condition.

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In the latest of his Diagnostic Dilemmas series, Francesco Cian reviews the case of a 14-year-old Arabian gelding presented with a subcutaneous mass in the dorsal neck area.

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Norbert Mencke covers medicine to treat parasites, creating suitable environments and owner compliance.

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Charlie Fisher discusses several instances where evidence of disparity in the veterinary nursing sector exists, and how she believes more should be done to not only highlight this, but close the gap completely.

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“Success can come in different ways. I wasn’t successful as a head nurse, but it didn’t stop me being successful somewhere else. It's not a measure of who you are – that’s not your top potential – it’s just where you are right there. It’s not a reason to quit!”

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RVN Ami Wood ponders the stigma that surrounds mental health and shares some advice for others struggling in a world that needs to create a culture of acceptance.

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The veterinary nurse. A key member of the practice team that enables and ensures that clinics run smoothly to provide patient and client care with compassion at the heart of their work. But, have we explored the potential for nurses to expand their remit and grasp the opportunities for practice ownership?

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Heather Simcock covers the highs and lows of this increasingly common condition in feline patients, including pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment.

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Kirsty Cavill discusses her experience in this area of veterinary medicine, and why its proliferation can only be a good thing for nurses.

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Kelly Huitson offers an overview of this procedure, including how it works, practical applications, treatment and uses.

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Marie Rippingale considers a specialist role at risk of being overlooked in some practices, and how the skill sets these professionals offer can best be used.

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In this VBJ Hygiene Insight, Vincent Sherard-Bornshin – chief executive of RSPCA Bury, Oldham and District – explains the benefits behind Truvox Multiwash in helping close the gaps in cleaning protocols after he invested in the system during COVID.

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Synergy Farm Health was formed when two neighbouring West Country practices decided to merge their farm departments in 2009. Since then, Synergy has grown rapidly and is now the UK’s largest independent farm animal practice, as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit last month…

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In the ever-evolving field of veterinary diagnostics, the traditional “this or that” approach to performing and assessing diagnostic tests in the clinic or at an external laboratory is changing. So, it is vital to ensure your practice is keeping up with the latest developments…

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IMV Imaging has a reputation for delivering pioneering imaging equipment that makes a real difference to animal care. But IMV also does much to make a difference to the vets and nurses using that equipment, as VBJ discovered when we spoke with Laura Quiney and Amy Haylock…

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As leaders, we have the privilege of supporting new graduates through their first months and years in practice. We are shaping the next generation of vets, and those first few years will undoubtedly influence their future in this profession, writes Rebecca Robinson…

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This latest VBJ Congress Insight feature explains how your practice and your team can benefit from the association’s upcoming annual event.

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The world is witnessing the dawn of the AI age and excitement is at its peak as to just how much the technology will change the existing paradigms. In this article, Oli Viner explains how these systems work and discusses how they might impact on society and the veterinary profession…

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Setting up a specialist ophthalmology practice is always going to be a risky business. But Ioannis Tzouganakis eyed a gap in this highly competitive market, and so far, the risk is paying off, as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit to Vet Eye Care last month…

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