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Due to columnist Bob Michell's death on 8 October, we have taken the decision this will be the final Speculum column. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and former colleagues.

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Andy Durham discusses forms of protection against illnesses in horses, such as tetanus and equine arteritis virus.

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Scientists from the University of Nottingham have taken on the role of would-be matchmakers – for a lonely and ultra-rare "lefty" snail.

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A call has been made for all UK veterinary practices to be subject to compulsory infection control inspections in a bid to combat antimicrobial resistance.

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The terrier type had the large nail deliberately hammered through the centre of its skull before being buried alive, said the RSPCA.

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Research into brachycephalic cats has found flatter-faced breeds have more severe respiratory problems and are likely to be less active.

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