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AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital

AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital A gene that allows bacteria to become resistant to linezolid, a last resort human antibiotic, has been found in four pets at a UK veterinary hospital for the first time. Scientists from Public Health England (PHE) said the discovery is “concerning” as transmission of this organism to owners carries the risk of spread to other bacteria, including Staphylococcus... Read More
“Undesirable behaviour” in dogs linked to early death

“Undesirable behaviour” in dogs linked to early death
A recent VetCompass study of dogs under the care of primary-care veterinary practices in England that died before three years of age showed that more than a third (33.7 per cent) died because of “undesirable behaviour”. Scientists found that dogs with the highest... Read More

Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study

Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study
Key similarities between osteoarthritis (OA) in humans and dogs have been identified by researchers for the first time. Scientists say their findings, published in Nature Reviews, may be in part due to the shared lifestyles of humans and dogs. However, their similar... Read More


Two new DNA tests for Leonbergers

Two new DNA tests for Leonbergers
Tests to reduce risk of serious inherited...

Dog owners ‘more likely to meet exercise guidelines’

Dog owners ‘more likely to meet exercise guidelines’
Health benefits should be recognised and facilitated, researchers say Read More

Medical detection dog receives animal’s OBE

Medical detection dog receives animal’s OBE
Pal transformed the life of his owner, who suffered diabetes and PTSD Read More


Symposium calls for collaborative approach to strangles

Symposium calls for collaborative approach to strangles
Experts debate how to better manage the disease

First stem cell-based veterinary medicine approved

First stem cell-based veterinary medicine approved
Arti-Cell Forte for equine lameness available from May 2019 Read More

First outbreak of equine viral arteritis since 2012

First outbreak of equine viral arteritis since 2012
Breeding restrictions placed on affected animals in Dorset Read More


AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital

AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital
Practices urged to ensure adequate cleaning to...

Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study

Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study
‘One Health’ study could lead to new treatments Read More

Osteosarcoma study set to benefit dogs and children

Osteosarcoma study set to benefit dogs and children
Researchers to explore the combination of immunotherapy and radiation Read More


General licences for killing 16 wild bird species scrapped

General licences for killing 16 wild bird species scrapped
Move follows legal challenge from Wild Justice

£4.6m funding to tackle illegal wildlife trade
UK government pledges support for 14 projects

Hundreds of thousands of bees survive Notre Dame fire
Bee keeper confirms cathedral’s hives are intact

Nominations open for BVNA Council elections

Nominations open for BVNA Council elections
Full and student members invited to apply

Changes agreed to registration of EU VNs after Brexit
Applications will be rejected if they significantly differ to UK qualifications

RCVS toughens up on CPD non-compliance
Annual audit found 28 per cent of VNs failed to comply


NPA issues complaint over Amazon swill feeding advert

NPA issues complaint over Amazon swill feeding advert
Advert appears to encourage practice banned in UK since 2001

NOAH issues warning over ‘anti-vaxx’ movement
Vaccine hesitancy could give rise to serious preventable diseases

RCVS launches new initiatives to mark 175th anniversary
College to follow cohort of veterinary students over 25 years

Is your cat a Gryffinclaw or a Snifferin?

Is your cat a Gryffinclaw or a Snifferin?
Cats Protection creates Harry Potter inspired Sorting Hat for cats

Mascara wand appeal a huge success
Wildlife charity has received brushes from all over the world

Goats to help prevent wildfires in Nevada City
City council seeking goats to graze greenbelt

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Dogs Trust announces winners of vet student awardsDogs Trust announces winners of vet student awards

Cambridge vet student James Jewkes has been awarded first place in the annual Dogs Trust EMS Awards, for his paper on the threat of exotic infectious diseases in rehoming centres. James will now go on a two-week placement at the WVS International Training Centre in South India.

Each year the awards allow vet students to gain hands-on experience during work placements at 13 of the charity’s rehoming centres, then submit reports on a relevant subject.



Remembrance
Nick Henderson, founder and president of VMA, has died aged 92Nick Henderson, founder and president of VMA, has died aged 92

VMA pays tribute to a "tireless campaigner"

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