March 2017

The profession has expressed fears sheep wormer Zolvix could be overused or irresponsibly used after it was reclassified from POM-V to POM-VPS.

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Vets are being challenged to help researchers from the University of Liverpool as they attempt to establish the impact of fluke infection in horses across the UK.

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Survey to be carried out by the Cat Population Control Group to help them understand more about neutering within UK practices.

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Red Tractor has announced all vets registered on its pig assurance scheme must be members of the Pig Veterinary Society from 1 October.

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CVO Nigel Gibbens has launched a Government Veterinary Services blog to create a place for Government vets to share stories about the varied roles they undertake.

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The RCVS has announced the winners of this year’s Queen’s Medal and Golden Jubilee Award – the highest honours the college can bestow on a veterinary surgeon and veterinary nurse.

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A leading veterinary dermatologist has called for vets to prescribe narrow-spectrum antibiotics for first-line cases of otitis externa to help reduce levels of multiple-resistant, chronic infections.

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Infection confirmed in two separate Scottish flocks close to the border with England.

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A graduate programme to develop the next generation of vets is set to more than double its intake of recruits six months after launch.

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The operations director of one of the UK’s leading not-for-profit veterinary clinics – who is also a former registered general nurse – has called for stronger control over clinical standards.

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The granting of the UK’s first sterile Manufacturer’s Specials Authorisation by the VMD has the potential to change the way equine vets here manage horses, according to BEVA.

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Research has detailed how a new vaccine has protected cows from respiratory syncytial virus infection, thought to be the main cause of the majority of respiratory diseases in cattle.

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"Calm vet, healthy pet" is the theme for this year’s Veterinary Northern Ireland small animal spring conference, to be in County Armagh in May.

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The humble egg could be key to mapping future outbreaks of the bluetongue virus (BTV) in the UK, according to scientists from The Pirbright Institute.

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The 387 Veterinary Centre has become the first practice in the UK to be awarded platinum level accreditation by the Investors in People scheme.

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UK vets are asked to be aware of possible cases of feline thiamine deficiency after Pets at Home withdrew sale of certain products from its own-range senior cat kibble products.

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A unique one health partnership between a UK veterinary neurologist and a paediatric neurosurgeon could signal “the biggest step forward in managing canine epilepsy”.

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The chairman of the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance has stood up for the efforts to reduce antibiotic use as it claimed a new fund-raising campaign could “demotivate” such activity.

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Bayer 's third instalment of its electronic Education Now, Safeguarding Antimicrobials responsible use guides sees the RVC's Ross Bond focus on the effective management of pyoderma in dogs.

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A fast and cost-efficient technique for harvesting stem cells may have the potential to revolutionise the way vets treat orthopaedic conditions in horses.

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