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Actiphage test has been accepted for “exceptional private use” in APHA protocol, enabling any private vet to request APHA permission for exceptional use of Actiphage and other non-validated tests.

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Input needed for biggest questionnaire of its kind into general state of UK equid health, which closes at 9am on Monday 28 May.

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Stacey Blease will be in charge of shaping the learning and development of veterinary nurses following her appointment to the newly created position.

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Alice Denyer has received the Postgraduate Student Inspiration Award and £10,000 in the International Canine Health Awards.

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New facilities’ technologies include robotic milking machines, which allow cows to decide when they are ready to be milked, and robot “scrapers” that automatically dispose of waste.

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Six modules will be covered over three weeks, with subjects including identification and husbandry, handling and examination, diseases, and anaesthesia and surgery.

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For the study, researchers sampled 143 videos uploaded to YouTube between January 2016 and March 2017, taking into consideration some videos may be subject to bias and the small sample size.

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Benefits said to outweigh costs with Zoetis’ launch of unique progesterone device for sheep capable of “advancing breeding season”.

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Although effective, dialysis is a costly undertaking for pet owners, but there are some cases, such as acute toxicity, where it has the potential to be lifesaving.

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Nick Marsh continues his discussion on ethics by musing on the issue of animal testing, focusing on why inequality exists between animals of the same species and why humans aren't so special after all.

As a proud #spoonie, Jane Davidson reveals how she copes with her debilitating health issues and chronic fatigue after a little help from her friends and paddling down the canal at BSAVA Congress.

Gerardo Poli assesses common causes of low blood sugar, before suggesting a fairly straightforward treatment option and blood parameters that may appear on emergency databases.

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, Jordan Sinclair highlights on the importance of supporting colleagues who may be close to the edge and raising awareness of poor mental health in the profession, focusing on the overriding message – be kind.

Gerardo Poli concludes the series with a rundown of this emergency surgical procedure, explaining why speed is of essence and considerations for anaesthesia usage. Includes video content of an emergency caesarean.

Oscar Smoker offers a short introduction to mindfulness and how to incorporate it into your daily routine, starting with three easy techniques: mindful breathing, mindful concentration and mindful awareness.

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In the first of a series discussing ethical issues, Nick Marsh shares his thoughts, feelings and experiences of how poultry in particular is treated from a welfare perspective – and the hypocrisy often generated from both meat eaters and vegetarians.

In time for Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month, Jane Davidson hammers home the importance of RVNs using and taking pride in the veterinary nursing title, as well as not falling into the code-breaking trap when it comes to the RCVS' rules and regulations.

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Liz Mitchell looks at how common conditions in the horse should be diagnosed and treated in first opinion practice.

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Francesco Cian takes the ultrasonographic image of an 11-year-old domestic short-haired cat as inspiration for his latest Cytology Corner.

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Elisabetta Mancinelli looks at a microsporidian parasite that affects many mammalian species, including rabbits.

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Ashley Marshall explains the symptoms of this condition, and discusses some of the various treatments and prevention methods.

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Ellie Mardell explores this respiratory disease in cats, and its management and treatment, focusing on immunotherapy (video content at the foot of the article).

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Sophie Mahendran looks at how cow udders become infected, and approaches to treatment and prevention.

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Six months in to his full-time veterinary career, David Beeston takes a step back and thinks about how far he has come.

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Alex Gough returns with Research Review, where he runs the rule over the latest studies in companion animal science.

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Louise looks at tackling animals suffering from poisoning – and how rule one is to always treat the patient, not the toxin.

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Paul Manning MA, VetMB, MSc(VetGP), DProf, MRCVS, draws on his own experiences in practice to explain how dog microchipping legislation has impacted on the fate of abandoned pets.

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Helen Russell RVN, takes a look at VetSafe, a web-based system designed to help protect clinicians, colleagues and patients from professional errors.

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Nimisha Patel explains how she got involved with BVNA council, as well as what the role has taught her.

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Andy Durham BSc, BVSc, CertEP, DEIM, DipECEIM, MRCVS, looks at causes of allergy in horses – through insect bites, feed, skin contact and inhalation – and appropriate therapies.

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Laura Rosewell BSc(Hons), DipAVN(Small Animal), RVN, offers advice on treating food aversion in feline patients.

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Wendy Sneddon discusses ways of preventing intimidating behaviour between colleagues in the workplace, highlighting to key decision-makers the fact this type of conduct does not necessarily only happen in the school playground.

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Ian Wright details the clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment and control of Bartonella species infections in feline patients, as well as precautions nurses should take when in contact with infected patients and advising owners on how to reduce the risk of exposure.

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There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the one health concept, so it seems entirely appropriate that orthopaedic specialists Mark Bush and Martin Owen chose a former medical centre to house their new referral business.

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Vets and VNs see the benefits of microchipping on a daily basis, but is this always the case for their clients? Madeline Haynes looks at what practices can do to overcome the barriers and maximise the business opportunities…

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Deciding when and how to exit your veterinary practice can be one of biggest decisions any owner or senior partner will make. Whether you’re wanting to put a succession plan in place, or considering a sale, a realistic strategy is needed to prevent you from ending up out of pocket.

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In 1999, rule changes allowed non-vet ownership of practices – a move that has triggered exponential growth in corporate ownership. For some, this is seen as a threat; to others, it represents an opportunity. But the truth is rather more complicated…

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Anyone looking for an example of the benefits joint venture partnerships can offer need look no further than dynamic duo Louise Kelly and Phyllis Pratt who opened a Vets4Pets practice in Lancaster four years ago and haven’t looked back since.

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Old foes and emerging tick threats are putting the pet population at increasing risk. Parasitologist Ian Wright looks at what veterinary practices can do and recommend to help tackle ticks and fight fleas – both at home and for travelling pets.

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With a recent report suggesting overweight cats, dogs and rabbits will soon outnumber healthy-sized pets, there's benefits to be gained all round for those prepared to address this growing problem.

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In the second part of her groundbreaking series, Liz Barton discusses preparing for the ups and downs of delivery and the perinatal period.

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