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Chris Packham delivers Congress keynote address
TV presenter and respected naturalist Chris Packham gave a keynote address on the first day of Congress, inspiring and entertaining delegates by sharing his enduring passion for wildlife and conservation, his concerns about extinction and ideas for inspiring young people to get involved in animal welfare and conservation.
Chris Packham has a passion for animal welfare to rival almost anyone, but only wanted to become a vet ‘for five minutes any number of times’ to save an animals’...
Vets report rise in Easter chocolate poisoning
Dog owners are being warned to keep chocolate treats away from their pets this Easter as new figures from the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveal two in three vets treated at least one case of chocolate poisoning last Easter.
BVA’s Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey, which polled over 1,600 UK vets, shows a marked increase in the number of vets seeing at least one dog with chocolate poisoning compared to the same period in 2015, with the highest number of incidences...
BSAVA welcomes new President at 60th Congress
Incoming BSAVA President John Chitty wants to build firm foundations for the future of veterinary science, with a vision of holistic support for the whole profession to increase enjoyment of their vocation, as the mantel is passed on by Susan Dawson at the BSAVA Congress AGM.
John Chitty will use his year in office to widen the BSAVA’s support for the small animal veterinary profession beyond the clinical expertise that has been the organisation’s mainstay for the past...
What’s up Doc?
New findings reveal that the answer to Bugs Bunny's well-known catchphrase "What's up Doc?" might have been "Stop eating the carrot!" as 85% of vets have serious concerns about rabbits' health due to the wrong food, according to a survey from BVA.
Leading veterinary organisations, BVA, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and British Veterinary Zoological Association (BVZS), have found that while many rabbit owners may know that carrots...
Update on Avian Influenza
Defra has announced that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April 2017.
However, all poultry keepers must continue to implement the enhanced bio-security measures introduced on 28th February. This includes minimising movement in and out of bird enclosures, cleaning footwear, keeping areas where birds live clean and tidy and feeding birds indoors.
Poultry keepers who are planning to let their birds outdoors on Thursday are strongly advised...
Easter bank holiday provides perfect climate for tick bites
Met Office predictions for Easter weather have prompted vets to warn of an increased risk of blood-sucking ticks across the U.K.
For the 9.4[i] million dog owners in the UK, the Easter bank holiday will often involve long leisurely walks, however due to the increased risk of tick bites owners are urged to speak to their vet about a preventative product against ticks.
Recent climate data shows spring is getting warmer, with the Met Office commenting: “It is clear...
University of Bristol Feline Elective prize-giving
Eight final year veterinary students are celebrating after completing the University of Bristol’s three-week Feline Elective Course which took place at Langford Veterinary Services’ Feline Centre. The students all spent time in the Feline Centre where they attended a variety of seminars with guest speakers and produced a case report on an interesting feline patient they had seen. The students also visited a large Cats Protection shelter to learn first-hand about shelter medicine....
Mental Health for Managers Course: 2nd May - Canterbury, Kent
Are you in a management role? Would you like more confidence when supporting colleagues with mental health difficulties and maintaining a positive working environment?
Join us for a new one-day course from the Mind Matters Initiative, being held on the 2nd May 2017 in Canterbury.
The course will cover:
- Basic mental health awareness
- HR employment regulations and the legal position
- The role of the line manager in supporting someone with poor mental health[*
Flea and tick control - What can UK vets learn from Europe?.
By Prof. Domenico Otranto DVM, PhD, DiplEVPC
With growing reports of vector–borne disease in the UK, it has never been more important to protect companion animals from flea and tick bites to help halt the transmission and progression of these diseases across the country. For some time, the UK has remained relatively isolated from the spread of several endo and ectoparasites in companion and wild animals across Europe – however in a world of increased travel and global warming,...
Webinar Vet’s Mindfulness Series
A CPD webinar series on mindfulness was recently launched for veterinary teams who will learn techniques to develop their mindfulness through ‘formal’ meditation practices.
The series, by CPD provider The Webinar Vet, includes body scan meditation, various sitting meditations, gentle movement and body awareness exercises, says The Webinar Vet founder, Anthony Chadwick MRCVS. “This Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Expertise Series teaches, via a well-practised webinar platform,...
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