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Avian flu outbreak is highly contagious H5N8

Avian flu outbreak is highly contagious H5N8 Defra has confirmed an outbreak of avian flu at a Yorkshire duck breeding farm is the highly contagious H5N8 strain. It is the first case of the H5 strain in the UK since 2008. Action is being taken to contain the outbreak and a cull of all 6,000 birds at the farm is now underway. A 10km restriction zone is also in operation, prohibiting movement of poultry,... Read More
Ninety per cent of vets fear antibiotic resistance

Ninety per cent of vets fear antibiotic resistance

Over 90 per cent of small animal vets are worried that a consequence of antibiotic resistance could be the inability to treat infections in pets, figures released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) reveal. Results from the BVA's 2014 Voice of the... Read More

Widespread abuse of Pet Travel Scheme exposed

Widespread abuse of Pet Travel Scheme exposed

Shocking new footage has exposed widespread abuse of the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). Lithuanian and Hungarian criminal breeders, vets and transporters have been caught on camera colluding in the illegal puppy trade, which poses a very real threat to the UK. Footage... Read More


Are dangerous dogs the victims?

Are dangerous dogs the victims?

More data needed on the factors surrounding dog...

New litter tray monitors cat health

New litter tray monitors cat health
Launch of novel device allows for early disease detection Read More

Nine in 10 vets believe in screening for inherited conditions

Nine in 10 vets believe in screening for inherited conditions
Vets feel screening would positively impact dogs' health and welfare Read More


World Horse Welfare hosts 'value of horses' Conference

World Horse Welfare hosts 'value of horses' Conference

Conference opened by HRH The Princes Royal

Charity welcomes completion of independent review

Charity welcomes completion of independent review
Former BEVA president joins organisation as welfare consultant Read More

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A "great and unexpected honour"
Dr Pat Harris receives a veterinary award for contributions to nutrition Read More


Humans responsible for falling cheetah numbers, study suggests

Humans responsible for falling cheetah numbers, study suggests
Fences placed around reserves restrict hunting opportunities

Majority of reptiles and fish die within a year
Damning report reveals high mortality rates pre-sale and in the home

Birds unite to defend key resources when threatened
Green woodhoopoes unite at nightfall following a territorial conflict with their...

Vet nurses must join RCVS register or cease practice

Vet nurses must join RCVS register or cease practice
Royal Charter approved by privy council

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


Setting the A-gender

Setting the A-gender
Female vets need to plan their career in the direction that they wish it to go ... and to...

What is the vet's role in domestic abuse?
Experts discuss the uncomfortable links between human and animal abuse

What happens when competition sets up over the road?
Competition could be the best thing to happen to your practice

John Lewis advert inspired by Edinburgh Zoo penguins

John Lewis advert inspired by Edinburgh Zoo penguins
Production team visited Zoo during nesting season

Pumpkin puzzles at London Zoo
Zoo residents treated to spook-tacular enrichment

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

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A Vet Nurse's Diary
A vet nurse's diary: Caring for patients in kennels First thing this morning I cleaned out all the hospital patients, made sure they had their medication and walked a dog staying overnight due to pancreatitis. We also had two other hospital patients; a cat that had been involved in a road traffic accident and another cat that boards with us occasionally as it needs to have its bladder expressed daily. ...<Read full diary

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Egghead becomes a hedgehog ambassadorEgghead becomes a hedgehog ambassador

British hedgehogs have a new ambassador in famous intellectual CJ de Mooi from TV quiz show, the Eggheads. CJ has become a celebrity patron of the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS). He once ran his own hedgehog sanctuary in Germany and is keen to help the UK's hedgehogs too.

The charity's chief executive Fay Vass said BHPS is very grateful for CJ's support. "Hedgehog populations are plummeting in the UK; it's a shocking fact that their loss is comparable to that of the world's tiger population," she said.



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Did you see his mother? Pet imports: the legal and moral responsibilities of veterinary professionals Click here to read the feature