January 2020

Additional volunteers have had to join the veterinary crisis organisation as the charity fields a record 3,117 contacts in 2018.

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European Parliament calls for stricter measures to combat illegal trafficking of pets.

3 mins

Germany and Poland discuss setting up a “fenced corridor” to prevent African swine fever spreading. The disease has been found 30km from Germany – one of Europe’s major pork exporters.

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Veterinary personnel “touched” by bush fire crisis pay for medical supplies to be sent to colleagues in Australia to aid injured wildlife.

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More than 330 veterinary professionals responded to the a joint VMG and SPVS survey, which was conducted online during July and August 2019.

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Russell Kane, known for hosting Live At The Electric and regular appearances on Celebrity Juice, will compere the VMA Annual Awards, in London on Friday 20 March.

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New appointment “indicates Fitzpatrick Referrals’ continued commitment to providing the very best service to its referring vets and their clients”.

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Despite Government manifesto promises on animal welfare, the RSPCA says no legal guarantee exists that welfare will be protected in a future trade deal.

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The proportion of dogs screened for hip and elbow dysplasia has increased, while grades and scores of dogs used for breeding have also improved.

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Entrepreneur and BBC Dragons’ Den star Jenny Campbell will share advice on balancing a career and family commitments in Friday’s keynote address, with wider stream details also announced.

6 mins

Muriel Taylor joined Pennard Vets in 1950 and, over the years, has worked in virtually every aspect of office work at the practice, though never in a clinical role.

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“We are pleased to see that animal health and welfare gets the prominence it deserves in this long-awaited bill” – BVA president Daniella Dos Santos.

6 mins

Nominations sought for awards created to celebrate those who have made a significant contribution to the health and welfare of dogs, with a total prize fund of £66,000.

7 mins

The BVA, BSAVA and British Veterinary Zoological Society have collaborated to produce a joint statement and a series of recommendations to promote better rabbit welfare.

6 mins

Two out of four new cases are in UK counties that have never before recorded the fatal canine disease.

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Pending the success of the six-month “traffic light” scheme, the initiative will be rolled out across the UK in the summer.

5 mins

Scientists say mutations caused by viral recombination events are a major driver of foot-and-mouth disease virus evolution.

6 mins

Scientists say no signs of disease now exist in the mid-Suffolk zone where an outbreak of low pathogenic avian influenza H5N3 was confirmed in December.

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BVA president Daniella Dos Santos discusses some of the association’s key objectives for 2020, including increasing diversity within the profession and tackling workforce retention.

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There are now two weeks to go until the event, which is being held at The Celtic Manor Resort in Wales from 23 to 25 January.

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