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Association of Dogs and Cats Homes grateful to pet food manufacturers and animal care product suppliers that have donated £110,000 in products to coronavirus emergency fund.

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College to run free sessions for vets and VNs to help them address challenges created during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Royal Canin hosting event on 10 June covering selection process for mates to maximise both the chances of successful pregnancy and neonatal survival.

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“Publication of this research is important as it provides veterinarians with additional evidence of the commercial test’s accuracy” – Corrine Austin, director at Austin Davis Biologics.

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“We’ve gathered some of the highest-rated speakers from our worldwide portfolio of events to bring practical and relevant CPD to your own laptop, PC or tablet...” – Charlotte Ellicott, Vet Show.

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Animal health company adds two new related guidelines to help vets deal with intoxication from pyrethrins and macrocyclic lactones.

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“It was a lot of hard work to get this far, but I am so delighted that we won – especially against such a strong line-up of finalists doing really great work” – co-founder Jade Statt.

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University of Surrey researchers develop a rapid and inexpensive technique to identify paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, which can be fatal in horses and a major cause of stroke in humans.

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“… if you are monitoring worm egg counts on a fortnightly basis and have only just taken a count before the rain arrived, don’t assume all is okay…” – sheep vet Fiona Lovatt.

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Sergio Gomes DVM, MRCVS Mark Lowrie MA, VetMB, MVM, DipECVN, MRCVS describe the classifications and manifestations of this condition, as well as current insights, treatment objectives, and conventional and alternative therapies.

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Ross Allan BVMS, PGCertSAS, MRCVS and Stuart Carmichael BVMS, MVM, DSAO, FRCVS continue their advocation of having dedicated teams for this issue by discussing the importance of addressing both an immediate and long-term strategy.

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With owners spending more time among their canine companions amid the coronavirus crisis, ophthalmic nursing assistant and dog behaviour counsellor Hannah Morris considers the impact on dogs during this time, and how to ensure they can readjust after lockdown.

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