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Study reveals what makes dogs so friendly

Study reveals what makes dogs so friendly US scientists have identified genetic changes that are linked to how dogs behave towards humans. The study, published in Sciences Advances, suggests there is a common underlying genetic basis for hypersocial behaviour in dogs and humans. In the study, the team sequenced a region of chromosome six in dogs and found multiple sections of DNA that were linked to... Read More
Many pet owners unable to identify an emergency

Many pet owners unable to identify an emergency
Almost two-thirds of small animal pet owners are not able to recognise when their animal requires out-of-hours care, according to a new study. The authors say that, while the results only reflect behaviour for one out-of-hours service, they could be replicated... Read More

Puppy smuggling still rife, investigation reveals

Puppy smuggling still rife, investigation reveals
An undercover investigation by Dogs Trust has revealed that puppy smugglers across central and eastern Europe are continuing to abuse the system. Shocking footage obtained by the charity shows four-week-old puppies with umbilical cords still attached being subjected... Read More


Many pet owners unable to identify an emergency

Many pet owners unable to identify an emergency
Vets discuss scope for NHS 111 style service Read More

‘Street Cats’ photography competition winners announced

‘Street Cats’ photography competition winners announced
Photographs will help raise funds for welfare work Read More


Diet can help manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome - study

Diet can help manage equine gastric ulcer syndrome - study
Researchers assess effect of diet change on...

BEVA Congress to look at end of life care

BEVA Congress to look at end of life care
Discussion will explore practicalities of equine euthanasia Read More

Healthcare project helps hundreds of horses

Healthcare project helps hundreds of horses
Volunteer vets improve welfare across the UK Read More


Chickens may hold key to protecting humans from viruses

Chickens may hold key to protecting humans from viruses
Researchers find new component in chicken’s...

Study reveals what makes dogs so friendly

Study reveals what makes dogs so friendly
Researchers identify genetic component that shapes personality Read More

Vets and NHS staff discuss impact of smoking on pets

Vets and NHS staff discuss impact of smoking on pets
Groups agree ongoing education is important Read More


TB update ‘leaves important questions answered’

TB update ‘leaves important questions answered’
BVA calls for clarity on cull time frames

Lynx UK Trust submits reintroduction application
Trust plans to introduce six Eurasian lynx to Kielder Forest

RSPB reports dramatic rise in Yorkshire seabirds
Charity calling for national census

CQ awards recognise exceptional educators

CQ awards recognise exceptional educators
Kirsty Gwynne and Karen Saddleton win VN Educators of the Year

RCVS launches consultation on Schedule 3
Working party looking to gather views on current legislation

Welsh rugby star to speak at BVNA Congress
RVN will share her experiences of team environments


Keele and Harper Adams in talks for new vet school

Keele and Harper Adams in talks for new vet school
School will draw upon expertise in life sciences

Funding boost for Vetlife Helpline.
Money will further enhance specialist service

AHT vets to take on 100-mile cycle challenge
Funds raised will help to buy a new MRI machine

Drumming cockatoos have signature beats

Drumming cockatoos have signature beats
Researchers analyse courting behaviour for the first time

Pet parrot begins mimicking ospreys
Habit picked up after watching online footage of osprey nest

Prairie voles help scientists understand love
Findings could inform work on autism

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Classroom pets on the declineClassroom pets on the decline

New research has found there are fewer pets in UK classrooms than in previous generations - despite 88 per cent of parents believing it significantly helps a child’s social skills and development.

More than half of the parents surveyed by Pets at Home (51 per cent) had a class pet as a child, compared to 46 per cent of children today.

The survey also found that non-traditional animals such as chickens, tadpoles, caterpillars and stick insects are becoming increasingly popular alternatives as classroom pets.



Remembrance
Profession saddened by the passing of Lord SoulsbyProfession saddened by the passing of Lord Soulsby

Inspiring vet has died at the age of 90

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