January 2019

RCVS calls for new members of its ethics review panel after council members vote to make the free service permanent.

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Vet surgeon says it’s “quite remarkable” that vital structures weren’t pierced after 70cm fence post penetrates Penny’s chest and snaps off.

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Researchers are part of international collaboration to build robot to show how extinct creature might have walked.

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A decade of such tests has resulted in a massive drop in the number of puppies affected by inherited conditions being born.

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Zoetis confirms, from February, it will be managing a series of deliveries of IsoFlo to the UK supply chain until it is able to meet full demand.

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£1 million for researchers from Scotland’s Rural College, RVC and University of Liverpool to develop new tools to tackle lame dairy cows.

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Ambassadors will help to ensure student voice is heard throughout the wider business and play an integral role in helping to shape student initiatives.

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John Burns – who last year donated £1 million to animal charities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his company, Burns Pet Nutrition – announces new 2019 rescue charity recipients.

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The survey, conducted by comparethemarket.com in November 2018, surveyed 1,000 UK pet owners and showed more than half do not insure their pets.

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“This result suggests a no deal Brexit is increasingly likely, which would have a profound impact on the veterinary profession – particularly in the short to medium term” – president Simon Doherty.

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New AVSPNI president calls for “fresh energy” and “drive” in fight to eradicate bTB from the province.

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BVA “extremely concerned” that unscrupulous breeders are cashing in on the high demand for “trendy” brachycephalic breeds.

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Submission to the Government’s Migration Advisory Committee wants immigration for vets prioritised, dropping of proposed minimum pay cap and scrapping of Immigration Skills Charge for employers.

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Members of the BVA can now benefit from 30% discount on BEVA-organised courses across the UK under a new collaboration announced on 14 January.

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Vaccinated horses need to be observed – especially in areas where recent diagnoses have been confirmed, and among animals that may have travelled and mixed with other horses.

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Building’s two-year transformation – with an emphasis on learning – was revealed with an opening address by Lord Sandy Trees.

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Mixed practice event in Aberystwyth in June will include four streams for small and large animal vets and VNs, and feature a distinctly Welsh theme.

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Ethical UK start-up company wants to “wean the world’s pets off meat and to insects to make a huge positive change for our planet’s future”.

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Two online learning courses unveiled by the International Society of Feline Medicine – one for vets and nurses, and one for receptionists.

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University of Nottingham is one of a number of veterinary schools in the past few years to strip for a good cause, and students hope to raise a lot of money for Mind.

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