At the AVSPNI’s Spring Conference, some of the industry’s most prominent leaders said the profession could be greatly enhanced by selecting vet students from a broader range of backgrounds.

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Leading UK stem cell scientist believes new system has the potential to make stem cell technology more widely available to vets.

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National milk fever (hypocalcaemia) survey aims to improve quality of data available to researchers – vets asked to urge farmer clients to respond.

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Series of three CPD events, suitable for all clinicians, focus on dental radiography and extraction of loose, aged and wolf teeth in the field.

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A springer spaniel with a persistent cough presented at Oakward Veterinary Referrals – where it was discovered it had inhaled an ear of wheat – which had become stuck in its lung.

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Award is open to all vets in the first eight years of their careers whose work is recognised within the workplace or has benefited the veterinary community.

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Bronya Magill, Danny Gawn, George McCune and Catherine Armstrong all honoured at Northern Ireland Nurses of the Year Awards in Belfast.

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Decision on creation of two new certificates is “fantastic development for veterinary nursing”, according to council chairman Racheal Marshall.

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More than 100 current and aspiring head nurses gathered to discuss effective management and recruitment challenges, and speak to exhibitors from across the industry.

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“We are extremely proud of what this fantastic group of RVNs have achieved in their pursuit of delivering an even higher standard of care for our patients” – Fran Downing.

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The collective behind Rabbit Awareness Week (1 to 9 June) has released three webinars aimed at highlighting the importance of preventive care.

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Colleagues “devastated” at death of highly respected emergency and critical care veterinary nurse.

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VMD says recall is a precautionary measure as some batch-specific product contains media “which was not clear or transparent so sterility cannot be assured”.

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Company says UK autoclave range performance ”matches that of the leading brands and delivers consistently reliable sterilisation at a much lower price point than the market has seen before”.

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Failed periodic revalidation prompts recall of solution for injection indicated for use in cattle and pigs

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First line broad spectrum antimicrobial oral paste targets most Gram-positive and negative aerobes.

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Tialin, which has the active ingredient Tiamulin hydrogen fumarate, is indicated to target a range of conditions in pigs and poultry.

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Euthasol vet, which contains 400mg/ml of pentobarbital sodium, can be used on dogs, cats, rodents, rabbits, cattle, sheep, goats, horses and mink.

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With VET Festival 2019 just a few days away (7-8 June), organisers have revealed new research that shows many practices are not prioritising staff wellness.

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Simon Doherty has hailed his Scottish colleagues for their insights and expertise, while Northern Ireland's five-year AMR plan also wins praise.

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University of Bristol Veterinary School wants to help identify the earliest signs of joint disease, which could make a difference to the lives of millions of cats in the future.

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The 2019 event will see the Food Standards Agency represented at a RUMA conference for the first time, and a keynote speech from investigative journalist Maryn McKenna.

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Researchers identify “unpredictable mutations” in vaccine against acute, highly contagious respiratory poultry disease infectious bronchitis virus.

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HMRC task force that was formed in 2015 has recovered more than £5 million in unpaid taxes from dishonest dog breeders and black market puppy farmers.

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Shares in company rose by more than 10%, despite a fall in pre-tax profits of almost 40% in the wake of vet group restructuring.

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Veterinary hospital is one of only two practices in the country to have achieved all six outstanding awards open to them under the Practice Standards Scheme.

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York-based group acquires one of Scotland’s leading veterinary businesses, which includes the largest equine hospital north of the border.

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“I’m really excited to be working alongside the VMA team and see this as a fantastic opportunity to focus on adding value to our expanding membership." – Fiona MacGillivray.

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A host of top names will be speaking at Focus on Practice Finance day on 26 June, covering a range of topics from EBITDA to effective stock control.

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New plan offers 24/7 telephone counselling from GPs and trained professionals to the entire veterinary team.

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