Charity warns potential owners should not be “sucked in by cute photos” of animals, as the reality can be very different to the advert.6 mins
Targeting the insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor may be an option for developing new drugs to prevent and treat the disease, according to a veterinary research team in Australia.
Discrimination within the profession is still an issue, says association, as it seeks anonymised examples from vets, VNs, students and practice managers to better understand the problem.
Vets told they do not have to euthanise animals named on the invasive species list, as long as they are being kept as pets.
Eight dates across the UK have been announced to help keep vets and VNs up to date with the latest toxicology information.
Proposed amendments would increase the maximum penalty for the most serious cruelty offences from 12 months to 5 years’ imprisonment.
Veterinary/animal usage shows big reduction – especially in critically important antibiotics, when compared with human usage – according to Government report.3 mins
“The rising number of brachycephalic dogs is one of the biggest welfare issues Battersea is facing right now, which is heartbreaking to see” – Battersea head vet.
WSAVA-backed project will provide disease distribution maps for continent, helping vets manage control and prevention of infections in sub-Saharan regions.
BVA and RSPCA express regret that four types of dog – pitbull terrier, fila Brasileiro, dogo Argentino and Japanese tosa – will still be outlawed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.
Scientists at the University of East Anglia say rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus type two has “jumped” from rabbits to European brown hares here in the UK.
The projects will have transformative effects on developing communities internationally, highlighting the RVC’s dedication to scientific advancements that benefit all.
The figures represent a near eightfold increase in contacts made to the 24/7 volunteer vet helpline over the past four years.
Royal college confirms two paraprofessional groups have already expressed interest in being regulated – meat inspectors and animal behaviourists.
Fourth annual event at SPVS/VMG Congress recognises those practices that understand the importance of motivating and engaging their teams.
The Wildlife Aid Foundation has added its name to a joint statement urging MPs to reject the new regulations due to come into force in March.
Each session will consist of a topical presentation, patient case studies, an open Q&A, networking and complimentary refreshments.
University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine study shows canine judging panels have power to reduce risk of serious disabilities in the breed.
A five-year, one health national action plan and a vision to control antimicrobial resistance by 2040 has been put to world leaders at the Davos World Economic Forum meeting.
The study suggests a combination of location, weather and animal movement restrictions helped limit the impact of the 2007 UK outbreak, while another predicts larger outbreaks by 2100.