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Handheld unit developed in Canada is capable of differentiating between Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus uberis infections within two minutes during mastitis cases.

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CPD course will give equine clinicians the chance to improve their working knowledge of orthopaedic therapies via group discussions and wet lab sessions.

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£411,000 grant from Garfield Weston Foundation to support creation of research facility at The University of Edinburgh where scientists from various disciplines will unite to explore new therapies.

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Small trap and neuter charity GambiCats, which relies completely on donations, seeks piece of kit ahead of two-week vet clinic in November.

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Set to leave the RCVS for pastures new at the end of August, Nick Stace has discussed the peaks, troughs, successes and challenges of his tenure at the college.

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Over-excited Mindy the cockatiel ends up at County Durham practice after crashing into a mirror during an out-of-cage flight opportunity.

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Springer spaniel rejoins police force after receiving spinal surgery on a condition that could have crippled the four-legged crime fighter.

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Former RSPCA council trustee Chris Laurence brands BBC TV investigation – on which he appeared to discuss his concerns regarding how the charity was governed – as “excessively negative and biased”.

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Somerset-based Arturas Zukauskas blames poor English for failure to respond to RCVS communications, an action the disciplinary committee says shows a “disregard” for his obligations.

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    Funding a veterinary degree can be a struggle for many students, so getting a little extra financial help can make a real difference. University of Bristol undergraduate Sophie Milligan stepped into the Examination Room to explain how an MSD bursary is helping her studies and enhancing her career prospects.

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    Jenny Moffett discusses approaches on what to do when confronted with irate or disruptive clients in the practice.

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    Ellen Lavender reflects on the case of an injured lurcher to discuss the challenge of treating stray or lost animals – and how financial considerations play a part in decision-making.

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    Peter Edmondson looks at various factors to take into consideration when adopting this technology in the dairy environment.

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    As the countdown begins towards the UK’s exit from the EU, Adam Bernstein asks a selection of professional business advisors what areas practices need to address in advance of that day.

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    Preventive health care is a vital revenue stream for any practice. But, as Nick Steele explains, it is an area where opportunities are often missed.

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    Vicky Robinson discusses the corporate buying bubble, when it might burst and what the other options are for anyone planning their exit.

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    Mark Stevens discusses a widely heralded scheme, including how it will operate and how it will affect businesses.

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