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“We’re really excited to bring this product to market and the potential that it has to improve the lives of dogs living with OA” – James Beaumont, marketing manager, Animalcare.

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New support group for veterinary staff who work with chronic illness is calling on the RCVS to look again at proposals that would allow limited registration for individuals with disabilities, among other options.

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“We’ve now delivered 540,593 vaccinations against rabies in dogs and educated nearly one million people in dog bite prevention across Goa” – Luke Gamble of Mission Rabies.

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Progress in eradicating deadly peste des petits ruminants virus includes key findings on antibody prevalence, hosts and its interaction with wildlife.

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Now in its 15th year, the initiative will take place as a digital festival from 28 June to 4 July, with the theme this time round being “Hopping through the Years”.

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Dr Willson is field veterinary lead at the Food Standards Agency, having previously spent 30 years in practice, and will be working with the Welsh Government on its commitments for the next five years.

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This month’s VN Happy Hour will explore all the angles and showcase the diverse range of careers and lifestyles on offer to veterinary nursing professionals.

“This extra financial support will be especially welcome in helping us to meet the costs of provision of services for all those in the UK veterinary family…” – Vetlife president, Graham Dick.

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Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of Cevac Chlamydia, reveals results from National Enzootic Abortion of Ewes Survey, with three-quarters of respondents experiencing problems in past few years.

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The ultrasound is an incredibly useful diagnostic tool. In this video tip, Gerardo Poli offers some advice to help you perfect the basics of ultrasound-guided aspiration.

Gerardo Poli discusses how web savvy pet owners often visit their vet armed with research and even a diagnosis, and suggests vets attempt to call a truce with Dr Google.

Jane Davidson comes to the defence of animal welfare charities, whose levels of veterinary care can easily match, if not surpass, those of private practice, despite allegations to the contrary.

Dog bite wounds are one of the most common presentations both in general and emergency practice, and they can often be challenging cases. Here, Gerardo Poli offer some tips on managing these injuries.

When is the best possible option not the best possible option? When it doesn't take into consideration the input of the client or the true needs of the patient, claims Jane Davidson.

In response to an impromptu televised debate on vet bills, student vet Eleanor Goad looks to break the myth that all vets are unfairly overcharging for their services and lighting cigars with £20 notes.

Eleanor Goad discusses how insidious feelings of inadequacy have been able to take hold even more tightly during the coronavirus pandemic, but that, actually, everyone is likely to be in the same boat.

As a former Pekingese owner, Jane Davidson uses her experience of moving to a greyhound in an effort to compare and contrast the different cost implications of owning large and small dogs.

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Diego Rodrigo Mocholi DVM, MSc, PhD, MRCVS looks at the analgesia nociception index in dogs and cats, as well as research into staging and locomotor activity tools.

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John Hayden, BVSc, MRCVS looks at a case report on this to control and prevent porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome in progeny.

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Ian Wright BVMS, BSc, MSc, MRCVS takes five examples of UK zoonoses associated with cats and dogs, their current status and methods of control.

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Francesco Cian delves into another Diagnostic Dilemmas, this time for the case of a two-year-old neutered, female Yorkshire terrier with a history of weaness and lethargy.

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Sarah Caney BVSc, PhD, DSAM(Feline), MRCVS discusses the importance of regular tests in feline patients and offers tips on how to carry this out while social distancing.

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In this article, Caroline Allen BA, VetMB, CertSAM, MRCVS, discusses early research and the challenges of dealing with bereavement during a pandemic.

22 mins

Kit Sturgess MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVR, DSAM, CertVC, FRCVS provides an overview of hypothyroidism, diabetes, hypoadrenocorticism and hyperadrenocorticism.

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Sarah Gough BVSc/BVetBio(Hons I), DipECEIM, MRCVS in the first of a two-part article, looks at the types, causes, treatment and management of infectious diseases.

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April Louise Murphy discusses care of rabbits, guinea pigs and hamsters, including husbandry and nutrition.

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Virbac highlights the differences between hypoallergy and dermatology diets, and the benefits of high protein in the management of skin diseases.

Stacey Westcott looks at critical factors to consider when treating these conditions, including nutrition, environment and medication.

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In this month's Eye on EBVM column, three RVNs tested RCVS Knowledge’s updated free online EBVM Learning course, and reveal what they thought of it and why you should take a look.

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Stacey Bullock looks at CPD within the profession and the options available to vet nurses.

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To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), emergency and critical care nurse Elle Haskey looks at the changes in veterinary nursing during the past 20 years, including the rise of female voices.

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Gillian Gordon explores how – through better education – to get the most out of this service.

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Nicola Ackerman PGDip, RVN, CertSAN, Cert VN ECC, VTS(Nutrition), offers advice on how to master the art of talking to reluctant clients, and the importance of this “soft skill” in gaining compliance.

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In this article, Caroline Allen BA, VetMB, CertSAM, MRCVS, discusses early research and the challenges of dealing with bereavement during a pandemic.

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The result of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the importance of air purity rather than simply air replacement and cooling...

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In this VBJ Technology Insight feature, Hallmarq discusses improving access to the benefits of advanced imaging.

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Few could argue that most business sectors need to do more to support working mothers. For the veterinary profession, finding models that actually work for vet mums is a matter of urgency and not just in the UK – as VBJ discovered when we spoke to practice owner Jocelyn Birch Baker in Queensland, Australia…

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We know the process of getting credit as individuals, but not everyone appreciates that the same applies to the business world, too. If a practice wants the best terms, it needs to keep on the right side of the agencies and maintain a good credit score…

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Liza Minelli couldn’t have summed it up better when she sang that money makes the world go round in the 1972 film Cabaret. It’s true, despite what we all want to believe. In a commercial context, this means thinking about how a practice funds its setup or expansion, how it acquires equipment and how it funds its day-to-day expenses...

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It is always vital to prepare and track realistic cash flow forecasts – especially in the current climate. Concrete cash protection procedures are also key for your practice to thrive, rather than just survive…

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When it comes to choosing a nutraceutical, a wealth of information exists about some of the component ingredients, but rarely comparative data in the species being treated. So, how do we make the best decision…?

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