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“This project will be of huge benefit to the industry as we currently don’t know how many farms have ongoing M bovis-associated disease and which farms are more or less at risk” – Jessica Ireland-Hughes, SRUC.

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Applications to study the degree, which will be delivered predominantly via distance learning, will start in September 2020 or January 2021.

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Where castration and/or tail docking are considered to be necessary, this should be in consultation with the farm’s veterinary practice as part of the farm health and welfare plan – BVA.

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New DNA test launched to help breeders reduce prevalence of blinding condition in breed.

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Kim Best recently set a world record for carrying 350kg (771lb) on her back over a measured course.

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Resources available to support practices in promoting the campaign, which aims to encourage horse owners to speak to their vets about vaccination and preventive health care.

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Staff and clients enjoy marking the first anniversary of the Buckinghamshire referral centre opening.

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Bayer Animal Health hopes Neptra will innovate treatment of the ear condition and replicate the product’s success in the US.

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European event sees leading parasitologists highlight the need to provide new tools against established parasites and emergent threats arising in an era of significant climate change.

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In a new series, Hubert Hiemstra offers advice for potential misconceptions that may be encountered in veterinary practice – starting with the belief that clients are hard to overcome.

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Everyone strives for excellence, but this can take time – so Hubert Hiemstra urges readers to set realistic expectations and celebrate achievements while heading towards their long-term goal.

Jordan Sinclair discusses this concept and its limitations in the veterinary sphere, but also the importance of securing hours that safeguard your well-being and work-life balance.

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Concluding this series, Gerardo Poli discusses how to make a mentoring relationship a success.

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Karen Walsh, BVetMed, DVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS discusses the importance and process of detection and treatment in both canine and feline patients.

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Alex Perkins, BVSc, MRCVS, discusses the history of BVD, as well as the disease’s risks and tests available.

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Sue Dyson MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, DipECVSMR, FRCVS concludes this article by considering the application of the ridden horse ethogram to real-time lameness cases.

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Alex Gough reviews more of the veterinary research in his monthly Veterinary Times column.

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Mike Davies, BVetMed, CertVR, CertSAO, FRCVS, discusses the duty of care veterinary practices have towards staff, clients and other visitors, along with the importance of implementing adequate biosecurity procedures to minimise the transmission risk of any potential zoonotic infectious agents in situ.

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Nicola Bates BSc(Brunel), BSc(Open), MSc, MA, SRCS and Nicola Robinson BSc, MA, VetMB, MRCVS offer practical advice for first opinion practitioners – including history taking, decontamination and referring cases.

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Jenny Stavisky discusses the prevalence and presentation of this issue, and why prevention is a risk for more than just shelter dogs.

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Nicola Ackerman details the importance of – and steps involved in – RVNs conducting a nutritional assessment in practice.

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RCVS Knowledge shares a case study showing how clinical audits and checklists are crucial to reducing complication rates in practice.

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Ehlers-Danlos syndromes sufferer Katie Chadwick graduated as an RVN from Myerscough College in 2019. Here, she tells us about her new career and how she copes with the demands of the job, while managing the group of conditions.

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Samantha Ware considers the nutritional imbalances that can arise in home-prepared meals, as well as the benefits of this growing trend.

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Louise Northway reinforces the scale of anaesthetic role veterinary nurses play, as well as possibilities for further training and advanced physiological parameters that can be monitored.

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BVNA honorary secretary Gemma Reeve ponders what 2020 will bring to the profession.

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VBJ’s latest planning insight feature sees this company, which has years of experience designing and managing the build of vet clinics, share its expertise on what matters when it comes to delivering great projects to fit that all-important budget.

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So, you’ve been employed in another’s practice and either circumstance or a keen desire to be master of your own destiny is leading you to running your own business. Setting up a practice isn't easy, but it can be incredibly rewarding if you get your groundwork right...

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Stress and burnout are at epidemic levels across the profession, but vets and nurses are often left to solve their own well-being issues. Alan Robinson argues, however, that it’s the practice leaders and managers who should be doing more to help banish the burnout blues...

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VBJ familiarises readers with the association's history, membership and key activities, as well as its outgoing and incoming presidents.

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