June 2019

 “We are inspired to award these five talented professionals for their hard work and dedication into improving canine health and welfare" – Steve Dean, The Kennel Club Charitable Trust.

6 mins

Organisers of Rabbit Awareness Week (1 to 9 June) are urging practices to ensure they stock the necessary vaccines to protect against rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease 2.

7 mins

Appointees will cover the full range of areas of practice, and ensure lay and veterinary nurse input into free ethical review.

7 mins

Data from 455,557 dogs presenting at first opinion veterinary practices was analysed to discover which conditions have the greatest impact on canine well-being.

3 mins

Veterinary Poisons Information Service warns UK vets of potential fatal consequences of owners using washing soda/sodium carbonate as an oral emetic in dogs.

4 mins

Research suggests gene editing techniques may be able to produce birds resistant to avian influenza virus.

3 mins

May 2019

The Dutch government moves to enforce welfare crackdown on some 20 brachycephalic breeds.

4 mins

Survey says increasing number of people in the UK state they do not think animals should be used in any scientific research.

3 mins

Study findings have “major implications” in several different fields relating to understanding dog-human interaction – says Tove Fall, lead author of the work.

4 mins

Hartpury University PhD student suggests blanket nutrition advice fails to take into account an individual dog’s circumstances, following systematic review.

5 mins

Printed versions of the new guides can be ordered by veterinary practices in exchange for a donation to PetSavers, to make a valuable addition to veterinary reception areas.

3 mins

RVN and VN Times editorial member Shakira Miles said VNs must be fully aware of the seriousness of the trend for designer dogs.

2 mins

RVN Lacey Pitcher creates Veterinary Pay It Forward group, whereby packages are distributed anonymously to individuals in practices as a way of showing appreciation.

3 mins

Veterinary business duo take on iconic rally challenge – driving 5,000km down under to raise almost £6,000 for cancer charity.

5 mins

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.

6 mins

Simon Doherty has hailed his Scottish colleagues for their insights and expertise, while Northern Ireland's five-year AMR plan also wins praise.

6 mins

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.

5 mins

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.

4 mins

Researchers identify “unpredictable mutations” in vaccine against acute, highly contagious respiratory poultry disease infectious bronchitis virus.

6 mins

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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