May 2019

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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The course, offered by The Webinar Vet, comes in the wake of Mental Health Awareness Week (13 to 19 May) and has been created to help individuals achieve a better, healthier life.

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Lurcher Roxy presented with massive injuries to both hindlegs after a woodland walk, but joint efforts by veterinary teams have returned her to health.

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UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization awards official designation to UK International Reference Centre for AMR.

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Long-distance triathlon involves a 1,500m swim, a 120km cycle ride and a 30km run for head of soft tissue surgery at referral centre.

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The practice resources will include waiting room materials such as noticeboard display cards, posters and reception desk prompt cards.

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The collective behind Rabbit Awareness Week has provided some top tips on how to make the most of the week (1 to 9 June) for your practice and its patients.

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“I lost all interest in life and made plans to end it because I couldn’t face living how I was anymore” – James Glass.

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A study has suggested raw, wild venison-based cat food was the source of 13 indoor cats being infected with TB; the product has been withdrawn from the market.

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Medivet scheme will see grads work off rota, side by side, with a dedicated clinician who will be their first point of contact for advice – both clinical and non-clinical.

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Second UK outbreak reported this year. Authorities say new case has “close epidemiological links” with previous breakdown in three horses in April.

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Research follows concern from veterinary dental specialists in Europe who were seeing a significant increase in the number of dogs presenting with fractured teeth.

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New data, revealed at the CVBD World Forum in Italy, proves disease-carrying vectors are spreading faster than ever, with new threats emerging across the globe.

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US scientists have isolated the virus in wild animals in two neighbouring states, but the distinct subgroup of canine distemper virus has not yet been reported in a domesticated dog.

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In 2018, to the end of March, 34 cases of Alabama rot were confirmed in the UK. In 2019, to the end of March, there have been 10 confirmed cases.

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