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  • Programme for VetsSouth and VetsNorth 2019 Announced

    Programme for VetsSouth and VetsNorth 2019 Announced


    VetsSouth, 6-9 March 2019, Sandy Park, Exeter
    VetsNorth, 12-13 June 2019, AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester

    Medicine and surgery of the endocrine system and emergency medicine are the focus for VetsSouth and VetsNorth 2019. The programme, which runs at both events, also introduces an extended nursing stream, focused on surgery and emergency and critical care nursing. In total, the conferences, organised by 5m Publishing, offer more than 27 hours of CPD each through...
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  • Top rating for ISFM Feline Congress in Kuala Lumpur

    Top rating for ISFM Feline Congress in Kuala Lumpur


    Two hundred and thirty vets with a passion for cats, travelled to the city of Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to attend the International Society of Feline Medicine’s Asia-Pacific Feline Congress, from 2–4 November.

    Run in partnership with the Centre for Veterinary Education (CVE), the University of Sydney, the congress attracted vets from 19 different countries, with the largest number of delegates coming from Malaysia, Australia, the UK, Indonesia and Thailand. This year, all delegates
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  • Improve International Announces a General Practitioner Advanced Certificate in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery


    Veterinary CPD specialist Improve International has announced the latest in its series of new General Practitioner Advanced Certificates with the launch of its General Practitioner Advanced Certificate (GPAdvCert) in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery in March 2019. It is aimed at European veterinary professionals who wish to advance their soft tissue surgery skills and enhance their academic qualifications.

    Accredited by the European School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies
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  • MPs press Minister for progress on animal welfare issues in Westminster debate


    On Tuesday 4 December, MPs joined an important debate in Westminster Hall on animal welfare issues. Led by longstanding animal welfare advocate Jim Fitzpatrick MP the debate raised a number of key issues such as the need to regulate rescue centres, tougher animal cruelty sentences, and the international movement of puppies across borders.

    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home welcomed many of the points raised by MPs at the debate, including the regulation of rescue centres...
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  • Book from Welfare Campaigner Emma Milne Aims to Help Owners Prioritise Health over Breed


    Vet and welfare campaigner Emma Milne has published ‘Picking a Pedigree?’ a book which gives prospective pet owners the science-based information they need to make an informed choice when choosing a new pet.

    Despite the congenital health problems suffered by many popular breeds of dogs and cats becoming more well-known, brachycephalic dogs, including pugs and French bulldogs, and ‘designer’ cats, including hairless cats and munchkin cats continue to grow in popularity. To help
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  • BSAVA Congress is on the move

    BSAVA Congress is on the move


    In an exciting development, BSAVA is delighted to announce a move to Manchester Central for their 2021 Congress. The award-winning venue and converted railway station will bring a breadth of new delegate and exhibitor experiences for what is the largest and longest running small animal congress in Europe.

    BSAVA Congress has been held at the ICC Birmingham for almost three decades, in a variety of formats. 2020 marks its 30th year in the city. The meticulously considered move
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  • Magnesium may not consistently influence reaction speed after all suggests new research


    Although the calming properties of magnesium have been well documented anecdotally, the latest science suggests it may not reliably slow reaction speed responses after all.

    Evolutionarily the horse is a prey animal and as such is a creature of flight. Today when the flight reaction is felt to be excessive some owners opt to use calming supplements, usually containing magnesium.

    A previous study of a small number of Standardbreds, published in 2015, showed that
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  • Blankets for Baby Rhinos: Spreading the Word at London Vet Show

    Blankets for Baby Rhinos: Spreading the Word at London Vet Show


    Since starting out as a Facebook Group in 2016 with the aim, in founder Elisa Best’s words, ‘to knit a few blankets for orphaned baby rhinos’, things have gone from strength to strength for Blankets for Baby Rhinos, now a registered UK charity with over 3,000 members worldwide. Their latest accolade was a spot on the shortlist for the IDEXX Charity Giveaway at this year’s London Vet Show, where they received £406 of the £1,000 IDEXX Charity Giveaway.
    When Elisa Best, an Advanced...
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  • Live Fluke : Free & Fast Training

    Live Fluke : Free & Fast Training


    Elanco have announced a new liver fluke educational training video will be hosted on the VBMS SQP Training portal, offering a comprehensive overview of the effects and treatments of liver fluke.

    The training also accredits SQPs with 4 CPD points for watching the video and completing 10 multiple choice questions to test their knowledge.

    The new video is in two sections, offering a complete overview of the disease and the best methods to fight ...
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  • Delaware Veterinary Group wins Ceva’s fireworks waiting room display competition


    Delaware Veterinary Group in Castle Cary has won Ceva Animal Health’s fireworks waiting room display competition for the company’s leading veterinary behaviour products, ADAPTIL® and FELIWAY®.

    The competition sees hundreds of veterinary practices around the country decorating their waiting rooms with fireworks-themed displays, with practices gaining extra recognition if they built a den. It aimed to highlight top tips for pet owners during the fireworks season and...
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