November 2017

“Yet again, our teams have surpassed themselves by really getting behind our fund-raising efforts, showing great creativity and dedication to the task,“ said CVS chief executive Simon Innes.

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Delegates at the the 3rd Milk Quality Academy were told researchers have been able to use next-generation pyro-sequencing to separate bacterial DNA from host DNA in the mammary microbiome.

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A vet who was “moments from death” as he choked on a pie crust was saved by a quick-thinking colleague who copied a first aid move from a TV show.

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A new benchmarking platform has been launched that will allow users to compare the performance of their practices across a wide range of key performance indicators.

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ChesterGates Veterinary Specialists has launched a feline radioiodine centre to provide the latest “gold standard” treatment for feline hyperthyroidism.

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Letter signed by 1,200 members of the veterinary profession, including the BVA senior vice-president and BVNA president, calls for ‘implementation of policy’ to protect animal welfare.

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Grange Vets to increase the size of its waiting room and reception area after knocking through into next door house as part of a £400,000 expansion.

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Leading experts from organisations, such as Battersea Dogs and Cats Home and the Pet Loss Vet, have contributed to this year's Vets4Pets Vet Report.

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The breed moves from category three of The Kennel Club’s Breed Watch system, meaning it is no longer deemed to be more vulnerable to exaggerated conformation conditions.

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University of Northampton researchers, who are one step closer to tackling lameness with wearable tech for sheep, have showcased their findings on a national stage.

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The Behaviour In Practice study aimed to establish whether anecdotally reported behaviours were more widespread and, if so, to trigger discussion on the subject.

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“We need and welcome input from all corners of the country on how we run the BVA and this wouldn’t be possible without the strong voices of the reps in the different regions” – Gudrun Ravetz.

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A total of 576 employers responded to the first national Veterinary Schools Council Employer Survey, which concerned vets who had graduated in the past two years.

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Bird of prey swoops in to front #Vets4Vultures fund-raising initiative, which also seeks to increase support for persecuted species.

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Resource range from the National Animal Disease Information Service aims to provide vets with a platform to engage farmers in parasite control, to ensure correct treatment and management advice.

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The royal college’s statement has received criticism from two veterinary homeopathic bodies that believe it has “serious implications for the whole profession and the future of veterinary medicine”.

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Radiographs of Dolly the sheep’s skeleton show no signs of abnormal OA, University of Nottingham and University of Glasgow experts report.

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Team sells fabric creations and ‘yarn-bombs’ tree to remember those lost in conflict and raise money for charity in the process.

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Hard data gathered from hundreds of UK primary vet practices used to build a fact-based picture of a breed often portrayed by the UK media as a “danger” dog.

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Research – 100 times larger than any previously – shows dog owners are at lower risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality over a 12-year period compared to people who don't own dogs.

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