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Dog epilepsy research is 'below par'

Dog epilepsy research is 'below par' Research on the efficacy of canine epilepsy drugs is well below the expected standard, according to a new study by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). The first ever systematic review of canine anti-epilepsy drugs (AEDs) revealed that much of the evidence for medical treatment of the condition was based on "subpar testing". Researchers from the RVC's canine... Read More
Don't build bonfires in advance

Don't build bonfires in advance

The British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) is urging those making bonfires to celebrate November 5th not to build them in advance in a bid to save the prickly creatures and other wildlife from serious harm. Read More

Study to assess teenage attitudes to animals

Study to assess teenage attitudes to animals

Teenagers are being asked to take part in a new study to assess their attitudes to animals and how well they understand their legal duty of care. The findings will be used to create educational materials for UK schools and other groups who work with young... Read More


Dog epilepsy research is 'below par'

Dog epilepsy research is 'below par'

RVC carries out the first ever systematic review...

No walks? No worries!

No walks? No worries!
University of Lincoln issues guidance to owners whose pets cannot exercise due to surgery or illness Read More

Battersea calls for further action on dangerous dogs

Battersea calls for further action on dangerous dogs
Charity concerned new laws do not do enough to protect wider communities Read More


CLA welcomes MPS' support for fly-grazing Bill

CLA welcomes MPS' support for fly-grazing Bill

Control of Horses Bill passed its second...

New fly grazing legislation progresses

New fly grazing legislation progresses
Control of Horses bill passes second parliamentary reading Read More

RDA honours vets for outstanding achievement

RDA honours vets for outstanding achievement
Equine vet Jane Jackson wins the RDA 'Vet of the Year' award Read More


Alarming crash in Bewick's swan numbers

Alarming crash in Bewick's swan numbers
Population down by more than a third between 1995 and 2010

Marine experts baffled by unusual turtle finds
Four leatherback turtles strandings found off the coast of Scotland in the last month

Feather transplant helps rare patient fly again
Uncommon raven doing well after procedure at US centre

BVNA welcomes Fiona Andrew as new president

BVNA welcomes Fiona Andrew as new president
Final day of congress sees emotional farewell to Kirstie Shield

Vet nurses "need to take ownership" of antibiotic resistance
Veterinary nurses can help tackle resistance through infection prevention and control

Understanding cats and the consequence of stress in their lives
Time for a better understanding by practices of what causes stress in cats


Bacteria are built for survival, E. coli study suggests

Bacteria are built for survival, E. coli study suggests
Discovery helps to explain why bacteria are so widespread and why they are so hard to kill

New European centre to fight emerging diseases
Vets and scientists team up to tackle diseases in pets and farm animals

Centre for Human Animal Studies opens
Centre aims to rethink relations between humans and animals

Battersea launches first ever tea party

Battersea launches first ever tea party
Animal lovers urged to pick a side and party like a dog or cat for charity

Celebrities donate 'paw prints' to cat charity auction
Dame Judi Dench and Flavia Cacace Mistry are amongst the stars

Walk through fire to support lions
ZSL invite fund-raisers to brave coals to raise campaign cash

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A Vet Nurse's Diary
A vet nurse's diary: Applying ear drops, cat nutritional advice and changing a splint I had a few admissions to do in the morning - a 10-year-old dog booked in for a dental and a four-year-old English springer spaniel in for a castration. My first nurse clinic of the day was a very lively three-year-old chocolate labrador, who had been brought in for a general check up. The client wanted to ensure they were doing everything correctly. According to the owner, the dog is fed on a complete diet and gets plenty of exercise. She was in excellent health, with a clean and glossy coat, good teeth with no plaque and she was a good weight. ...<Read full diary

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Battersea appoints new director of operationsBattersea appoints new director of operations

Peter Laurie, the highly regarded chief executive of the Retired Greyhound Trust, has been appointed as Battersea's director of operations.

Peter will be responsible for the direction and management of all aspects of the day to day running on the home's centres, over 60 per cent of the charity's staff and more than one thousand volunteers.

Battersea's Chief Executive, Claire Horton, said: "I'm thrilled Peter is joining Battersea as our new operations director, as he offers us such a breadth of experience across all a sectors of animal welfare and dogs in particular, and is hugely respected in the sector."

Peter Laurie takes up his post in February 2015.



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