January 2017

The UK’s largest group of independent practices has announced it has put well-being at the top of its agenda for 2017.

A vet has called for a working protocol between police and local councils to deal with horse abandonment after putting up £4,000 to track down those who left dying horses in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

8 mins

Two vets are going the extra mile – and then some – in aid of animal welfare by running 10 marathons in 10 consecutive days.

4 mins

Major new conference and exhibition for the veterinary profession – New York Vet – will follow same format as London, Cologne and Paris shows.

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Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 is spreading across the UK and mainland Europe, and is expected to remain an issue “for a considerable time”, Defra has warned.

12 mins

The BVA has given a broad welcome to prime minister Theresa May’s speech outlining her plans for the UK’s exit from the EU.

5 mins

Study establishes gun dog breeds, such as retrievers, are straining their locomotor systems by carrying shot game back to their owners.

3 mins

Latest figures from The Kennel Club show brachycephalic breeds now occupy three of the UK’s top six pedigree registration positions.

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A memorial service for veterinary surgeon and former RCVS president Bob Michell will be held on Friday 10 March.

2 mins

Vets can now consult a briefing document to help clarify which antibiotic classes should be considered “critically important”.

3 mins

Two-thirds of clients who signed informed consent forms viewed the document as disempowering them, instead giving control to the vet, a study has found.

9 mins

The US Food and Drug Administration has outlawed the use of all powdered surgeon or patient examination gloves for veterinary and human use in the United States.

2 mins

The programme for the 2017 VET Festival has been announced, with more than 100 CPD lectures across 10 streams presented by international speakers.

6 mins

Leadership, innovation and culture change are the central themes in the RCVS' three-year strategic plan, which was published on 16 January.

6 mins

The 2017 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines is now available.

4 mins

A vet has spoken of her astonishment after an x-ray of a Staffordshire bull terrier puppy revealed an 8in kitchen knife lodged inside its body.

5 mins

Paralympic icon and world record holder Danny Crates is to host the annual Veterinary Marketing Association awards event at the Lancaster Hotel, London in March.

3 mins

Defra has confirmed an outbreak of avian influenza in a flock of about 6,000 birds at a second Lincolnshire turkey farm.

2 mins

The benefits of pet ownership on human health may help the NHS reduce costs by nearly £2.45 billion – and vets should be praised for playing their part by keeping the nation’s animals healthy, according to a report.

5 mins

The RSPCA has released examples of some of the funniest incidents of emergency call-outs for RSPCA inspectors in 2016.

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