A world-renowned animal cancer specialist is to collaborate with UK vets and share his expertise during a sabbatical with Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue Hospital.5 mins
Veterinary schools are being urged to teach students how to spot the clinical signs of a vector-borne disease that could prove more devastating and costly than the foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in 2001.
The global nature of the equine industry makes it vital to consider the constant risk of notifiable exotic diseases. Josh Slater lists those relevant to the UK and emphasises the importance of awareness and risk-based biosecurity.
The UK’s chief veterinary officer has welcomed a report revealing a significant reduction in the use of antibiotics in UK food-producing animals, but warned companion animal vets: “You’re not off the hook by any means.”
Difficult calvings are common events for farm animal vets and are rarely straightforward. However, as Paul Wood explains, they can be a good way for new vets to gain clients’ respect.
Sarah Heath looks at the emotional motivation for dog bites and explains the profession’s role in improving understanding of canine mental health.