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College releases new guidance on delegating veterinary work to provide greater clarity to vets.

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Tributes have been paid to John Lewis, who has died following a short illness.

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Vet warns of dangers posed to pets by face coverings after performing a gastrotomy and two enterotomies on a sprockador puppy to remove three ingested masks.

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RCVS’ ViVet innovation programme hosting interactive session on 2 December to introduce how process can be used in veterinary practice.

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Latest PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report highlights concerns over the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on development of new animal behaviours and increasing rates of obese pets.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health is hosting a live and exclusive online event to bring festive cheer to homes of veterinary professionals.

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“Bird flu is still a serious threat to both poultry health and to food security in many countries, and highlights the need for continuous and effective surveillance” – Nicola Lewis of the RVC.

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Four-year-old Stanley undergoes complex surgery to repair a shattered pelvis and internal damage after collision with car.

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Westway Veterinary Group has taken over lease to a neighbouring building, allowing it to expand its inpatient facilities for dogs.

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Filippo De Bellis, CertVD, DipECVD, MRCVS and Hannah Lipscomb BVetMed, MRCVS describe the clinical approach to this common presentation, as well as medical and surgical therapy options.

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Imogen Johns looks at key aspects of the diagnosis, treatment and long-term control in horses with sEA, as well as newer developments that may be beneficial in the future.

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Adele Williams, BVSc, DipECEIM, PhD, MRCVS looks at some of the most important aspects of preventive medicine, with particular emphasis on vaccination and parasite control.

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A meeting of academics and practitioners with an interest in equine obesity and obesity-related laminitis was convened for Veterinary Times Equine (sponsored by Bova UK) on 14 January 2020. Published evidence was reviewed and opinions were shared to provide the following summary for veterinary surgeons managing horses with obesity.

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Sue Dyson MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, DipECVSMR, FRCVS discusses the need for equine vets to understand training principles and equine behavioural responses to recognise the difference between causes of pain.

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In this article, Ann Derham MVB, MRCVS, provides overview on current prevention protocols, including routine management, conformation assessments, diet and exercise.

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Georgie Hollis BSc, details considerations on innovations and research in this field.

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David Rendle, BVSc, MVM, CertEM(IntMed), DipECEIM, FRCVS and Richard Newton BVSc, MSc, PhD, FRCVS use the 2019 virus outbreak to discuss the challenges of controlling future instances and the need for greater prevention.

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One of the most persistent myths attached to owning a practice is that it’s impossible to maintain a sensible work-life balance when you’re running the show. But the reality can be very different, as VBJ discovered when we paid a visited to Henlow Veterinary Centre, an independent first opinion practice in Bedfordshire…

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Running a fast-growing 24-hour small animal practice is a demanding job, whatever the weather. Throw in a pandemic that shuts down society for months and that task becomes a whole lot more complicated, as VBJ discovered when we spoke to JVP at Vets4Pets Northampton, Jenny Millington...

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