October 2019

Richard Clutton, a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, believes owners are increasingly putting pressure on vets to consider options other than euthanasia.

6 mins

Event aimed to identify commonalities in terms of the challenges around student mental health, identify where gaps may exist, and form a network that can be continued beyond the day’s events.

4 mins

Latest UK farm livestock data from veterinary records shows significant fall in usage in cattle and sheep following imposition of new standards.

3 mins

New sanction imposed in second disciplinary committee hearing after Privy Council overturns original RCVS decision to remove his name from the register.

6 mins

New outbreaks - the first since June this year - fit the classic UK profile of the majority of cases being reported in wet, cooler months between early winter and early spring.

4 mins

“[We] hope that this signifies the final push needed to get this fundamental principle of animal welfare over the line and into law”, says BVA president Daniella Dos Santos, responding to Queen's Speech.

5 mins

Assessor says OVs “not where they should be” at the moment on disease control, with four out of five assessed for tuberculin testing falling short.

4 mins

Study shows incidence rates of bTB in cattle have fallen in Gloucestershire and Somerset, but that there has been no change in Dorset.

6 mins

Research reveals some pets could be being exposed to as many as 3,285 cigarettes per year, despite a majority of owners knowing their habit can be harmful to their pets.

5 mins

Vets and nurses will now be able to “pause” CPD for up to six months as well as be given a one-off chance to carry over accrued hours.

6 mins

Cortisol levels in hair samples obtained from border collies diagnosed with idiopathic epilepsy were analysed and compared with hair from healthy border collies.

4 mins

Mutual recognition agreement between RCVS and its Irish counterpart is first to be signed on a bilateral basis between the UK and another European Economic Area country.

6 mins

New research indicates bitches of certain breeds including Irish setters, Dalmatians, Hungarian vizslas, Dobermanns and Weimaraners are more prone to early-onset urinary incontinence than other breeds.

3 mins

The president of the Association of Veterinary Surgeons Practising in Northern Ireland wants legislative support to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea so the profession can focus on tackling diseases such as Johne's and bTB.

6 mins

"This decision recognises the huge investment in veterinary education made by the university and the quality of the education that we offer." - Chris Proudman, Surrey veterinary school.

3 mins

The AHT is appealing for practices to provide DNA samples from basset hounds, miniature wire-haired dachshunds and beagles with a confirmed diagnosis of Lafora disease, to help it develop an accurate test.

3 mins

The PgCert in Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging will take just 12 months, starting in March 2020.

3 mins

More than 120 delegates attended Vet Dynamics' seventh annual conference for three days of world class CPD and a gala dinner where more than £11,000 was raised for Vetlife.

6 mins

A collaboration between Pirbright, the universities of Oxford and Reading, and Diamond Light Source – has led to the development of the vaccine.

4 mins

The new recruits have started a 15-month supportive programme with PDSA, which enables their knowledge and skills to be put into practice immediately.

5 mins