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The full lecture programme, exhibitor listings and an interactive map are all included in the 2017 app, available now from smartphone app providers.

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Stuart Reid has released an online message following Theresa May's triggering of Article 50 and the official start of the Brexit process.

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Film emphasises judges’ responsibilities regarding health and welfare, general ring procedure, the agreed escalation procedure for double handling, and a change to the breed standard.

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Researchers in Tennessee, US, identify test as other methods often misdiagnose the fatal disease – which has no cure – in its early stages.

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The RCVS has been accused of neglecting British students studying for veterinary degrees across the EU.

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RCVS chief executive Nick Stace insists his appointment to the board of one of the UK’s largest and most influential financial regulatory bodies will not interfere with his college job.

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Britain’s exit from the EU offers opportunities for the UK animal health market – including further possibilities for animal medicine businesses to thrive, it says.

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A penguin with patchy feathers has been given a new customised wetsuit to keep him warm and dry.

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Welsh CVO Christianne Glossop appears to confirm a limited culling programme could be rolled out following a government consultation.

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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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    Emma Gerrard explains the usual causes of vomiting in cats and dogs to equip VNs with useful knowledge when performing triage.

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    Fitzpatrick Referrals neurology team offers advice and shares knowledge on various topics in their field of expertise.

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    Mike Scanlan, Roz Collings, Lizzie Lockett and Anthony Chadwick recount the experiences of vet practice staff who took part in an online course aimed at helping their coping strategy.

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    Alex Gough runs the rule over more research in veterinary medicine in his latest Research Review.

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    Imogen Burrows discusses how to approach this subject with owners, how to carry out an assessment and diagnosing a pregnancy.

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    Hannah Gritti describes a unique experience working for charity amid the Caribbean islands.

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    Martijn 'T Hoen looks at the susceptibility of these species to TB, along with symptoms and options for diagnostic testing.

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    Karen Perry describes two new approaches to stabilising the luxated patella in dogs, as well as a new form of subsequent pain relief post-surgery.

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    Anna Bruguera looks at bovine viral diarrhoea, its transmission, recognising clinical signs and UK eradication schemes in place.

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    RVN Laura Lacey discusses whether treatment for these two ectoparasites should be addressed at the same time – rather than apart – by VNs and, in turn, their clients.

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    Louise O’Dwyer discusses the details of blood pressure monitoring in cats and dogs in March's Nursing Notes.

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    In RVN Ruth Clooney-Power’s latest entry, she documents how learning the Certificate of Veterinary Nursing in Emergency and Critical Care isn’t always plain sailing...

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    In a new series, RCVS Knowledge writers are to offer advice and ideas to VNs on how to ensure evidence-based veterinary medicine is adopted in clinics.

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    RVN Helen Tottey implores readers to tear down the walls stopping them from carrying out consultations, starting from within practice.

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    VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard speaks to an Antipodean veterinary nurse about her UK-based anaesthesia training.

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    VN Times editor Rebecca Hubbard hears from RVN Rachel Bean, who is so busy and talented, we simply could not stop at finding out about just one working day.

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    Ariane Neuber looks at the part VNs can play in managing aural conditions, including different factors involved in the disease process and examination techniques.

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    The traditional dynamics of the referral process have often left clients feeling a little out of the loop, but times have changed. Here, Ray Girotti explains why it is now essential to see the client as central to the choice of whether or where their animal is referred.

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    Do you know a ‘hashtag’ from a ‘like’? Have you the confidence to post content on your practice social media? Elanco’s Linn Adams offers hints and tips on what social media platforms to use and content that will appeal to clients.

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    In the first of a two-part series exploring simple, but effective, ways to regain control of your practice finances, Alison Lambert focuses on one fundamental shift that will greatly improve the profitability and sustainability of your business model.

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    With competition, tighter purse strings and the wonder of the web, setting up a new practice is not for the faint of heart. Adam Bernstein looks at some of the things to think about.

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    Jeff Steedman explains the importance of weighing up your options and seeking sound financial advice before using pension products to buy commercial property.

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    Google AdWords has grown into a relevant tool for businesses to use as part of their digital marketing strategy. Brooke Wheeler explains how it has become a platform trusted by internet users and can be as valuable as organic search results.

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    Ernie Ward explains how the rise of antimicrobial resistance and the development of new diagnostic tests mean you could soon be spending more time in the lab.

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    Taking the decision to make a large capital investment will be one of the biggest business decisions a veterinary practice will make, writes Adam Bernstein.

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    Student blogger Jordan Sinclair takes a more in-depth look at the recent suggestion vets are being paid to stitch up victims of knife attacks in order to avoid police involvement.

    Nick Marsh takes an impassioned stance on non-stunning at slaughter, insisting that if a total ban is out of the question, labelling on meat declaring it so is a much-needed consolation.

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    Find out why 98% of vets will continue to recommend a Seresto® collar after trying it.

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    Do you know what a "meat sponge" is? Neither did Nick Marsh – but a late-night call from a client discussing one led him to realise we don't know everything, and that's okay.

    Celia Marr looks at the latest information surrounding diseases affecting equines and available analgesic options.

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    Peter Edmondson discusses why vets are best placed to help farmers make the transition to selective dry cow therapy.

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    David Rendle discusses the risk factors and methods of prevention for this condition, which mainly affects performance horses.

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