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DNA mutation linked to breathing issues in dogs

DNA mutation linked to breathing issues in dogs Scientists have discovered a DNA mutation that is linked to breathing problems in dogs, including brachycephalic breeds. Difficulty breathing is generally associated with breeds such as pugs, English bulldogs and French bulldogs. However, scientists have said the mutation is also carried by Norwich terriers, which have proportional noses. Read More
Cat TB cases could be linked to raw pet food

Cat TB cases could be linked to raw pet food
A spate of TB cases in indoor cats could be linked to raw pet food, scientists have said. Around 13 UK cats are thought to have been affected so far. The issue was first identified when six cats were taken to separate veterinary practices across England, showing... Read More

Third party puppy sales set to be banned

Third party puppy sales set to be banned
A new law aimed at bringing an end to puppy and kitten farming is being laid before before Parliament today (13 May). Known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, the legislation is planned to come into force on the 6 April 2020 and will ban the sale of puppies and kittens via... Read More


Veterinary hospital first to trial new ankle surgery

Veterinary hospital first to trial new ankle surgery
Three-year-old Vinny reported to be recovering...

Disabled dog finds baby buried alive

Disabled dog finds baby buried alive
Ping Pong alerted locals to baby’s location by digging Read More

Indoor cat study to look at joint disease

Indoor cat study to look at joint disease
Activity monitors will be used to track mobility Read More


Equine viral arteritis confirmed in Devon

Equine viral arteritis confirmed in Devon
Mares and stallions ‘should be tested before...

Calls to better protect donkey welfare

Calls to better protect donkey welfare
Legal and illegal trade in donkey skins is growing - OIE Read More

Horse racing body changes flu vaccination rules

Horse racing body changes flu vaccination rules
Eight months to become the new standard for vaccine renewal Read More


Parasitic fish could lead to more effective brain disease treatments

Parasitic fish could lead to more effective brain disease treatments
Sea lamprey molecules may help to deliver drugs

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 reduce transmission Read More

Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study

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


Garden feeding is ‘shaping bird communities’

Garden feeding is ‘shaping bird communities’
Forty-year study links feeding with rise in numbers and diversity

Researchers propose rethink of ‘endangered species’ definition
Demographic safe space could save slow-breeding giants

Researchers study potential cancer suppression in cetaceans
Findings could help find new treatments for human cancers

VN Council approves advanced nursing qualifications

VN Council approves advanced nursing qualifications
New certificate to offer ‘significant opportunities’ for VNs

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


Vets must ‘pull together’ to navigate challenging times ahead

Vets must ‘pull together’ to navigate challenging times ahead
BVA president addresses guests at annual Scottish Dinner

Northern Ireland launches five-year AMR action plan
Plan put emphasis on preventative measures

Norfenicol solution recalled amid concerns over sterility
Some vials contain media that is not clear or transparent

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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Registrations open for overseas veterinary professionals courseRegistrations open for overseas veterinary professionals course

Registrations are now open for the RCVS CPD course for overseas veterinary professionals, which covers an introduction to the UK veterinary professions.

The course is aimed at overseas-qualified veterinary surgeons and nurses during their first two years of working in the UK, in addition to those considering working here. It provides graduates with the key information and skills required to practice in the UK, as well as helping them understand their legal duties as veterinary professionals.

For more information and to book your place please click here. The course will be held at Belgravia House, London, on Wednesday 12 June.



Remembrance
Vet and rugby legend dies aged 93Vet and rugby legend dies aged 93

Tributes paid to Micky Steele-Bodger

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