February 2019

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.

5 mins

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.

6 mins

Vets told they do not have to euthanise animals named on the invasive species list, as long as they are being kept as pets.

3 mins

Eight dates across the UK have been announced to help keep vets and VNs up to date with the latest toxicology information.

3 mins

Proposed amendments would increase the maximum penalty for the most serious cruelty offences from 12 months to 5 years’ imprisonment.

4 mins

January 2019

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.

3 mins

WSAVA-backed project will provide disease distribution maps for continent, helping vets manage control and prevention of infections in sub-Saharan regions.

4 mins

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.

7 mins

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.

7 mins

The projects will have transformative effects on developing communities internationally, highlighting the RVC’s dedication to scientific advancements that benefit all.

4 mins

The figures represent a near eightfold increase in contacts made to the 24/7 volunteer vet helpline over the past four years.

4 mins

Royal college confirms two paraprofessional groups have already expressed interest in being regulated – meat inspectors and animal behaviourists.

6 mins

Fourth annual event at SPVS/VMG Congress recognises those practices that understand the importance of motivating and engaging their teams.

4 mins

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.

4 mins

Each session will consist of a topical presentation, patient case studies, an open Q&A, networking and complimentary refreshments.

5 mins

University of Surrey School of Veterinary Medicine study shows canine judging panels have power to reduce risk of serious disabilities in the breed.

7 mins

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.

4 mins

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.

4 mins