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  • TB Workshops Aim to Help OVs Advise Farm Clients

    TB Workshops Aim to Help OVs Advise Farm Clients

    A series of regional TB workshops has been announced to help Official Veterinarians (OVs) provide evidence-based advice to their farm clients on protecting their herds from TB.

    The one-day workshops, organised by veterinary CPD company Improve International and funded by Defra, will help English TB OVs in delivering TB advice to their clients and ensure they are up to date with new resources introduced to support the TB Eradication Plan, including the TBHub, Farm Data Packs, the TB
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  • World first in veterinary MRI to benefit large breed dogs

    World first in veterinary MRI to benefit large breed dogs


    Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging is continuing to demonstrate that its reputation for innovation is well deserved as it puts into production a new one meter long v-shaped spine coil with different arrays that can be switched off and on. This unique design, which is a World first, allows the whole spine of a large breed dog to be scanned in one sweep without moving the patient.

    Previously, in order to image the whole spine the patient had to be repositioned, which can be difficult,
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  • Defra consultation: Pet travel: Non-Commercial Movement of Pet Animals Order 2011 review


    Defra is currently carrying out a review of UK legislation in relation to Pet Travel* which sets out how the Pet Travel Scheme Regulation (EU No. 576/2013) operates in Great Britain.

    This is part of the statutory process to review the effectiveness of the legislation and the consultation is seeking for views on whether:

    the Order has met its objectives;
    the Order’s objectives remain appropriate; and if so
    the Order’s objectives could be achieved in a
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  • New BVA President champions veterinary family

    New BVA President champions veterinary family


    Small animal veterinary surgeon Gudrun Ravetz was announced President of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for 2016-2017 at BVA’s annual Members’ Day held at At-Bristol science centre in Bristol.

    During her speech to the 100-plus Members’ Day attendees, Gudrun’s inaugural speech announced her Presidential theme as ‘the veterinary family’, highlighting the importance of the profession working together at all levels to achieve. She said:
    “As a profession we are also
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  • Should the crush cage and scruffing of cats be banished to the past, as we move towards a 'fear free' ethos in veterinary practice?



    You will all have heard about 'feline friendly' practices, and how to move towards this goal, I am sure. The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) have worked hard over the past couple of years to promote feline friendly techniques and practice environments, and to support staff and practices in achieving this. But how far ahead are we? Are practices moving forward and working to try and achieve more in terms of 'fear free' practice, or are many still lagging behind? Maybe...
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  • Blue Cross report on equine health published

    Blue Cross report on equine health published


    National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) 2016 has been published on the 13th of September.

    The report has been prepared by: Professor Josh Slater (Royal Veterinary College and BEVA)

    5635 people took part (13.8% increase on 2015) and returned records for 16751 horses (12% increase on 2015)

    You can read the entire report here 
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  • New Equine Director at CVS

    New Equine Director at CVS


    Mr Ben Jacklin MA, VetMB MVetMed DipECVS MRCVS has been appointed Equine Director of CVS. In this role he will lead the development and further expansion of CVS’ Equine Division, which includes 16 practices, including the Oaklands Veterinary Centre in North Yorkshire where he will continue to operate as Consultant Surgeon. He reports to Mrs Karyn MacKenzie, Director of CVS’ Practice Division.

    After qualifying from Cambridge University, Ben undertook a surgical internship at
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  • Bayer launches guide to diagnosing antimicrobial infection

    Bayer launches guide to diagnosing antimicrobial infection



    At a time when fears about antimicrobial resistance are a key part of the veterinary agenda, Bayer Animal Health has developed the second in their series of educational guides, which focuses on the correct diagnosis of antimicrobial infections.

    The guide, titled ‘Diagnosing Infections’ outlines the correct diagnostic process for antimicrobial infections, including the different techniques available, how to perform these appropriately in practice and how to interpret test
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  • New BVA Video Urges Vets to Discuss Canine Castration Options with Clients




    A new video produced in conjunction with the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and ITN, as part of the ground-breaking ‘Veterinary View’ series, is urging vets to offer dog owners a choice when it comes to castration. The video, produced with Virbac, follows the publication of researchą showing just over half of veterinary surgeons say they currently offer alternatives to surgical neutering. To be launched at this year’s BVA Member’s Day in Bristol on the 22nd September...
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  • New from Virbac: Two Nutritional Supplements for Calves: Enerlyte® Plus and Diaproof® Pro


    Virbac
    has launched Enerlyte Plus and Diaproof Pro, nutritional supplements to support calves at risk of, suffering from or recovering from periods of digestive disturbance (diarrhoea).

    Enerlyte Plus contains electrolytes for the maintenance of hydration and lactose, together with glycine for nutritional and energy support. It also includes powerful antioxidants, selenium and Vitamin E to help protect gut cells and Enterococcus faecium (Cylactin), a probiotic protected
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