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  • World Horse Welfare Conference Explores Equine Sector's 'Changing Times'

    World Horse Welfare Conference Explores Equine Sector's 'Changing Times'



    Enhancing value, being evidence-led and campaigning highlighted as key factors in improving equine welfare through ‘Changing Times’

    World Horse Welfare Annual Conference 2018 explores the extraordinary pace of change and its implications for the equine sector

    “Everyone must take the responsibility and time to improve equine welfare,” was the take home message from World Horse Welfare Chief Executive, Roly Owers, speaking at the charity’s 2018 Annual Conference
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  • BSAVA and SAMSoc launch antibiotics awareness campaign

    BSAVA and SAMSoc launch antibiotics awareness campaign

    The British Small Animal Veterinary Society (BSAVA) and the Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMSoc) has launched a proactive campaign to mark Antibiotic Awareness Week from 12-18 November.

    For the first time, vets can issue a ‘non-prescription form’ containing a ‘no antibiotics required’ message to inform owners when antibiotics are inappropriate. An adaptable PROTECT ME poster encourages practices to outline their antibiotic stewardship policy, and includes QR codes that link to supporting
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  • BSAVA saddened to learn of death of former President Derek Tavernor

    BSAVA saddened to learn of death of former President Derek Tavernor



    The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) is saddened to learn of the death of Derek Tavernor who was President of the BSAVA from 1970-71.

    William Derek Tavernor qualified from Liverpool University and was later awarded a PhD. After two years in general practice he worked in the virology department of Messrs Glaxo, then moved to the Royal Veterinary College where he was a lecturer and later senior lecturer in the department of surgery.

    At the
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  • Healthy Horses and a Healthy Business ready ‘at the post’

    Healthy Horses and a Healthy Business ready ‘at the post’


    Does your Equine Veterinary Practice have the right tools in place to keep its business figures on track whilst continuing to deliver the best care for your clients’ horses?

    Vet Viewer Equine is a unique benchmarking service which provides a ‘diagnostic toolkit’ for equine vet practices to identify areas of the business which could be focused on to improve efficiency and profitability. It gives you a clear insight into your practice’s activities and allows you to compare your...
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  • New Report: Illegal Veterinary Medicines Impact and Effective Control

    New Report: Illegal Veterinary Medicines Impact and Effective Control

    A new HealthforAnimals analysis shows that the market for illegal medicines is estimated to be worth a shocking $2bn. It’s growing across all parts of the world, causing significant impacts on animal health and compromising the One Health movement.



    What are illegal medicines?
    Illegal medicines are counterfeit, falsified, and unregistered products, and unapproved parallel imports. The worst medicines are often ineffective because they don’t contain the right doses, or
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  • Blue Cross remembers role of animals in WWI on armistice centenary

    Blue Cross remembers role of animals in WWI on armistice centenary



    On the centenary of the armistice of World War One on Sunday 11 November 2018, pet charity Blue Cross is honouring the role animals played in the war – not just a vital part of the war effort, but as companions with whom soldiers forged unbreakable bonds. Watch the short film here: https://we.tl/t-FYRmTso3vS

    In World War One, horses and dogs were indispensable. Horses were at the heart of the cavalry, carrying gun carriages, wagons, ambulances and munitions trucks, and
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  • Pony saved from the back seat of a car thrives in new home

    Pony saved from the back seat of a car thrives in new home



    Tiny and terrified, Gary was just a helpless young foal when he was found crammed into the back of a car.

    Thankfully, police pulled over the vehicle – also filled with a group of youths – and made sure the Shetland pony was rescued before he could endure any more mistreatment.

    He soon found himself safely in the care of Blue Cross, but the trauma of the incident, combined with the likely neglect he had also experienced in his short little life, had sadly taken
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  • A New Business Model for the Veterinary World: Employee Ownership

    A New Business Model for the Veterinary World: Employee Ownership



    Today we’re taking a look at how introducing the employee ownership model both at the start of life for a veterinary practice, and also as a buy-out alternative to selling up, is gaining momentum around the UK. Everybody is familiar with Employee Ownership through famous businesses such as the John Lewis Partnership – but few are aware about how significant the business model has become in the UK. Employee Ownership now represents tens of billions of pounds worth of business in the...
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  • FIVP announces collaboration with Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors

    FIVP announces collaboration with Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors



    The Federation of Independent Veterinary Practices (FIVP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Rudlings Wakelam, a Suffolk-based solicitor that will provide its members with legal support and assistance.

    This new collaboration reflects FIVP’s commitment to working with independent businesses and will further enhance its extensive range of member benefits and services.

    Founded on strong and long-lasting relationships with its clients, Rudlings Wakelam
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  • TV Fame for Medivet Nurse and Rescue Dog Kora

    TV Fame for Medivet Nurse and Rescue Dog Kora



    Medivet Hertford veterinary nurse Amie Gilman and her rescue dog, Kora, were two of the stars of Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs this week. Kora, a Cane Corso (also known as an Italian Mastiff) was dumped on the busy A10 on 22 July and taken to one of Medivet’s 24-hour centres in Enfield, where veterinary nurse Amie was working. Kora had shown signs of suffering terrible physical abuse, including having her ears cut off with scissors and her tail docked.

    Amie instantly
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