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Industry product supplier Vet Direct has gained sole veterinary distribution rights for all Horizon ligation clips sold in the UK.

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A horse called Elvis, which couldn’t help falling in mud, found a good luck charm in vets Will Allman and Becky Piper.

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A tiny collar made by a quick-thinking VN in Basildon is helping a four-month-old Syrian hamster recover from a hindleg amputation.

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NexGard Spectra is now the only product that prevents lungworm and kills ticks.

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A leading canine charity is appealing for volunteers to act as temporary "foster carers" to help pets caught in the middle of their owners’ abusive relationships.

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Representatives from independent practices across the UK were given an introduction to the world of Vet Dynamics at a bootcamp event near Birmingham.

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Northwest Surgeons has rebranded as Northwest Veterinary Specialists, following significant investment into facilities and people.

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Scientists at Ghent University have made an important development in the field of assisted reproduction in the horse by creating a test tube foal from a vitrified immature oocyte.

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More than 20 volunteers turned up to help a team from Whitstable Bay Veterinary Centre undertake a litter cleaning session on a nearby beach.

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    John Dawson, in the second part of his article, describes three steps to processing and maintaining the quality of oocytes.

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    Ellen Lavender discusses recharging the batteries and sampling the natural life in the Pacific Ocean national park.

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    Hany Elsheikha discusses the clinical impact of key ectoparasites, as well as strategies for effective therapeutic control.

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    Karen Perry looks at existing and future treatment options regarding degenerative joint disease occurring in feline patients.

    Andy Durham explores the types and diagnostic techniques for this common concern, and its contribution to airway disease.

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    David Harwood reveals findings from an unused audit summary on cases of cattle culled in England and Wales from 1999 to 2003.

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    Alison Howey continuing her series of law articles, looks at the legal provisions of some acts, regulations and orders – and the vet’s role should they be contravened.

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    Roger Evans on the latest in his farm's battle against TB.

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    Richard Morris looks at the stages of diagnosing and treating equine dermal allergic reactions, along with the VN's role in achieving these, using case studies as examples.

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    RVN Louise O’Dwyer uses May’s Nursing Notes to take a (condensed) look at the Rule of 20.

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    RVN Stacey Bullock looks at the problem with training placements for SVNs and asks readers to consider whether their practice could help...

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    With May hosting Mental Health Awareness Week, RVN Emma Gerrard reminds us all it’s okay to struggle, it’s good to say so, and you are not alone...

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    VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard talks to VNs “at the coalface” about how the Government’s decision to make dog microchipping a legal requirement impacted immediately after and 12 months later...

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    Royal Canin's John O'Connor looks at how to treat dermatosis in cats and dogs by exploring the range of diets the company offers, which now has one for every stage of the nutritional management of such cases.

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    RVN Louise O’Dwyer discusses the importance of nutrition in emergency situations, exploring calorie requirements, assisted feeding and the wonderful world of feeding tubes.

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    Ariane Neuber discusses the ways VNs can help cats, dogs and their owners prevent or combat allergic skin diseases.

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    Susan McKay spoke to ACD Projects founder Alex Darvill about upgrading practices – and why now could be the perfect time to get started.

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    Alison Lambert and Mark Harwood take a look at how you can make the best practice financial theory work for you in the real world.

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    Gudrun Ravetz looks at how you should recommend your plan, what needs to be in it and the broader benefits in terms of practice finances in providing them.

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    Adam Bernstein outlines some potential pitfalls that could put your practice on the HMRC's radar for being in breach of paying the national minimum wage.

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    If early results from the SPVS Practice Profitability Survey are truly representative, many practices are not being run as efficiently or profitably as they could be. John Sheridan discusses.

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    Dave Nicol explains how watching client growth like a hawk is the real secret to making your practice fly.

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    Talking about money with clients is not always a part of the job veterinary professionals enjoy. Here, Stewart Halperin gives his top tips for helping your team take the pain out of asking for payment.

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    Climate change is having a big impact on the threats posed by ectoparasites to the nation’s pets. Here, one of the UK’s leading parasitologists, Ian Wright, looks at what veterinary practices can do to help tackle ticks and fight fleas.

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    In the third of his posts marking Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Gerardo Poli notes how composure, empathy and good communication skills go hand in hand when dealing with angry pet owners.

    Shona McIntyre explains the reasons behind her decision to join the RCVS' support network for recent graduates by becoming a PDP postgraduate dean.

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    Nick Marsh delves into the tricky subject of euthanasia and asks, if his patients have the right to die without suffering, why don’t we?

    Bloggers Jane Davidson and Nick Marsh team up to consider how much of each task on a typical invoice for surgery would, and could, be undertaken by a VN or vet. It reveals how, despite its importance, the role of the VN goes unnoticed and unrecognised.

    This guest blog, written by vet Simon Hayes in response to the post "Stunning at slaughter" by Nick Marsh, attempts to dispel the myths that surround shechita, the Jewish humane method of slaughter.

    Gerardo Poli offers a list of questions for telephone calls from owners concerned about their pet being intoxicated.

    With 12 weeks of preclinical and 26 weeks of clinical EMS under her belt, final year student Jordan Sinclair has picked up a few handy tips along the way. With this in mind, her latest post sees her offer some sage advice to students in their earlier years.

    Knowledge is power – which, as Nick Marsh discusses, is why vets battle the unpredictability of appointments, satnavs and technical malfunctions to get to meetings.

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