February 2017

The leading institute is to take part in the European Commission-funded Infravec2 Project to fight insect-vectored diseases such as bluetongue and Schmallenberg.

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In support of VPMA and SPVS' regional CPD programme, Royal Canin has announced sessions on "future proofing your business", "front of house" and "being a fair boss".

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The family-owned practice has reached 38 in the 2017 edition of The Sunday Times “100 Best Small Companies To Work For” list.

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Research has concluded no link exists between cat ownership in childhood and later risk of mental illness caused by Toxoplasma gondii, as previously implicated.

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Flock is believed to comprise about 35 birds, with a number already dead from the disease and the remaining live birds being humanely culled.

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Anonymous email survey will also ask how much the college's disciplinary role contributes to this culture, and where improvements to this can can be made.

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Elton the critically endangered Amur tiger became a star of the small screen when his rare dental surgery was captured by a news crew from CBBC's Newsround.

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Scientists in China say they have successfully engineered genetically modified cows that show an increased resistance to TB.

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Batches of Inductofol and Vetofol have been recalled by Norbrook Laboratories, says the directorate.

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Twizzle the Norfolk black turkey, who fell into his owners’ lives after being dropped in their garden, has become the first of his species to be treated at a local small animal practice.

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The RSPCA has released CCTV footage that captures the moment a lurcher is tied to a fence and abandoned in the hope it will lead to more information.

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Scientists studying the Komodo dragon believe they have discovered an important lead with the potential to develop drugs to combat antimicrobial resistance.

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Three vets and two head nurses from the White Cross Vets family are celebrating achieving the Institute of Leadership and Management qualification.

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The association has thanked its most long-standing and significant industry partner, which has invested more than US$1.5 million (£1.2 million) in initiatives and projects since 2007.

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Paul Meiring and Jason Davidson from Companion Care are to take part in the annual joBerg2C nine-day off-road event to raise money for the Chipembere Rhino Foundation.

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Retired vet Frances Harcourt-Brown has spoken of her delight that a “very generous lady” has provided funds to help vets and VNs attend her rabbit-related CPD sessions.

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The Scottish SPCA have successfully released two otter pups on the Isle of Mull.

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A charity that provides free vet care to pets of homeless and vulnerably housed people is racing against time to find funds to remain operational.

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VetEd's 2017 edition – to take place in July at the University of Liverpool – aims to provide vets and VNs the chance to explore how education could be used to support the future of the professions.

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A previously battered bird is back in the air after having its broken wing repaired by the veterinary team at Willows Veterinary Hospital in Hartford.

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