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SPVS fears plans to curb legal immigration will damage functioning of sector, and calls for “collective dialogue” about Government proposals.

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Two cattle in Norfolk have been confirmed to have the disease, although officials insist there is still no sign the virus is circulating.

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New RVC research has indicated significant variation in how owners provide additional vitamin D to their alpacas and called for further study to establish “gold standard” practices in the area.

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World Horse Welfare has urged EU member states to back measures to cut the maximum journey time for animals being taken to slaughter.

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Nine animals have now been found to have the disease since the first infection was discovered in Kent last month.

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Scheme across 105 of its first opinion small animal practices led to number of blood pressure checks conducted in patients more than doubling.

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Inspectors believe the animal tied to a fence with a belt near a Cheltenham primary school was deliberately targeted.

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Sandhole Veterinary Centre has been awarded silver level accreditation by the RWAF.

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Veronica Gonzalo Nadal, Hamish Glover and Virginia Crespo join Basildon referral centre.

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Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest global health issues of our time. Amanda Curtis RVN, chats about her contribution to VetTeamAMR – a new initiative from charity RCVS Knowledge that helps veterinary teams improve their antimicrobial use.

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