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  • Board Announcement for XLVets

    Board Announcement for XLVets



    XLVets has announced the appointment of Hazel Goodwin, Ops Manager for Lambert, Leonard and May in Shropshire, to its Board of Directors.

    Hazel joins the board of 9-strong members, who oversee and provide direction to the XLVets group. The group, made up of 57 independently-owned practices who work collaboratively to achieve the highest standards of veterinary care, was founded in 2005 with an initially farm animal bias. Since then it has grown to include all fields of
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  • New HoofSearch documents give busy equine professionals a one-stop lifeline to newly-published global research



    “Isn’t there a new study on the effect of uneven feet on racehorse performance?” “What’s the latest research on equine canker?” “Didn’t I hear that someone published a new hoof biopsy technique? I went online, but I couldn’t find it…”

    Put away those sticky notes. Stop leafing through that towering stack of unread journals. Go ahead and delete all those out of date content alert emails, too. There’s a new way to stay current on the latest equine research.

    HoofSearch--the
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  • NEED TO REVAMP YOUR INFECTION CONTROL SOPs IN YOUR PRACTICE? BECOME AN INFECTION CONTROL CHAMPION WITH CHARITY CPD COURSE



    Scrub up on your infection control knowledge with the highly successful “Practical Infection Control” course, created by The Bella Moss Foundation and ONCORE Online Learning


    The next three-week online CPD course starts on July 10th, costs £129 and counts for eight hours of formal/assessed CPD

    The Bella Moss Foundation (BMF) has once again teamed up with ONCORE Online Learning to run its popular online learning module, devised to help staff beat the superbugs
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  • First Veterinary Nurse Receives City & Guilds Medal for Excellence

    First Veterinary Nurse Receives City & Guilds Medal for Excellence



    A veterinary nurse from Newcastle under Lyme in Staffordshire has become the first in the country to receive a City & Guilds Medal for Excellence. Miss Emma Turner has worked at the Friarswood Veterinary Centre, part of CVS (UK) Ltd, for five years and successfully completed her training as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in 2015.

    She was nominated for the City & Guilds Medal by Lite Ltd, an organisation delivering specialist training for the animal care sector...
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  • Vets unite behind pet parasite action campaign

    Vets unite behind pet parasite action campaign



    TV and radio presenter Jenni Falconer and Merial vet Mike Woodhouse at the Pet Parasite Action radio day

    The Pet Parasite Action is now in full swing backed by over 1400 vet practices around the UK. Lynda Maris, NexGard™ Spectra Product Manager says that the campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the rising threat from ticks and lungworm, as well as other parasites that can endanger the health of pets and their owners such as Toxocara, is reaching millions of pet owners....
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  • Veterinary recommendation in the face of severe parvovirus outbreaks

    Veterinary recommendation in the face of severe parvovirus outbreaks



    Recent reports in the veterinary press* have highlighted a possible severe strain of parvovirus affecting dogs around Hampstead Heath and Regent’s Park. This is a potentially fatal and highly contagious disease that could very easily spread and veterinary recommendation rightly centres round increasing the level of vaccination in the local dog population. However, a new product called PooGuard provides another means of helping to reduce the spread of infection locally.

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  • BCF release new small animal echocardiographic measurement videos

    BCF release new small animal echocardiographic measurement videos



    BCF Technology have released a short, free ‘how-to’ video series describing the techniques required to make some of the more-commonly-used echocardiographic measurements for first opinion small animal practitioners. The videos, by BCF in-house vet Ben Sullivan BVSc MRCVS, give an excellent ‘step-by-step’ guide for each of the measurements covered (LA:Ao ratio, EPSS and EF) to enable viewers to get even more from their ultrasound equipment.

    BCF in-house vet Ben Sullivan...
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  • Slovenian Veterinarian to Receive the 2017 WSAVA Meritorious Service Award

    Slovenian Veterinarian to Receive the 2017 WSAVA Meritorious Service Award



    Professor Bojan Zorko from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, is to receive the 2017 World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA) Award for Meritorious Service in recognition of the role he has played in developing the veterinary profession in the country. The Award will be made during this year’s WSAVA World Congress, which takes place from 25-28 September in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Bojan Zorko, a Specialist in Canine and Feline Medicine, is Professor of Veterinary
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  • Vetstream, WSAVA Foundation and DoveLewis Extend Partnership to Support Veterinarians in Developing Countries



    Veterinary digital specialist Vetstream and DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital have announced an extension to their partnership to enhance veterinary education in a group of developing countries in Asia by delivering content from DoveLewis’ respected web-based professional training program, atdove.org, to veterinarians and students free of charge in some Asian countries. This new partnership builds on an existing collaboration between the two companies which has made DoveLewis’ educational...
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  • VMD newsletter and details about gabapentin on the illicit drugs market.

    VMD newsletter and details about gabapentin on the illicit drugs market.

    Police Scotland have highlighted a possible increase in the use of Gabapentin on the illicit drugs market. Gabapentin is a human epilepsy medicine. It may only be used for the treatment of animals under prescription from a veterinary surgeon.

    OVERALL ENFORCEMENT FACTS AND FIGURES


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