Vet sector’s newest event tests a big hit

BVA Live proved to be a big hit with more than 1,000 veterinary professionals attending the inaugural event in Birmingham. Held from 23 to 24 June at the NEC, the sector’s newest event showcased a broad range of CPD, debates and discussions, as well as a lively exhibition featuring more than 100 companies. Hugely popular … Read more

Trade deals and animal welfare – what’s the problem?

There has been considerable news coverage recently of the trade deals that the UK is starting to roll out following Brexit. And of the changes that these will mean for British consumers and producers. This is exemplified in the trade deal with Australia signed in December. Farmers have expressed varying degrees of concern over the extra-EU production standards – for animal welfare in particular – when compared to the current British ones.

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New guidelines to help vet nurses decide what’s routine and what’s research – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

On the 1st July, the RCVS will publish new guidelines on whether procedures count as routine veterinary practice (RVP), clinical veterinary research (CVR) or as experimental. The new guidance replaces Chapter 25 of the Supporting Guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct. Routine Veterinary Practice describes the procedures and techniques performed on animals by veterinary … Read more

Lowri tackles the 450-mile Three Peaks Challenge for motor neurone disease charity

A vet and fund-raising campaigner is gearing up for a grueling new challenge to support research into motor neurone disease (MND). Lowri Davies, a former president of the British Veterinary Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Association, is not only planning to climb the UK’s three highest peaks in four days, but also to cycle around 450 … Read more

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pt 4: monitoring equipment

Monitoring devices are crucial in the success of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Many monitoring modalities can be used during CPR for the assessment of the adequacy of CPR efforts and the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). These monitoring devices, however, should never be used as a sole mechanism to confirm cardiopulmonary arrest. Indeed, commencement of CPR … Read more

Is pet insurance worth it for a pet rabbit?

Rabbits are a popular pet in the UK, the PDSA Paws Report estimated there are around 900,000 pet rabbits! Despite them being so popular their needs are sometimes not well met, and issues with diet and husbandry are seen. This can result in increased risk of certain diseases or illnesses.

Having said that, rabbits are charismatic little animals and often become integral to their owners ’happiness and enjoyment. Many owners are researching well before getting them, providing excellent complete diets, providing enriching accommodation and environments, using preventive veterinary health care (such as vaccinations) and bonding closely with their pets.

Thus, when they get ill it can often be upsetting and very stressful.

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How good are supplements for diarrhea in dogs?

It is not nice to experience diarrhea in your canine friend and there can be many causes of diarrhea in your dog. As their owners, you will understandably want the diarrhea to stop as quickly as possible! Oral supplements including probiotics can help in these cases and this article will discuss what they are and how they work in supporting diarrhea patients.

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What does “OOH” mean on a vet’s website, and is it important?

Home » All Posts » New vet » What does “OOH” mean on a vet’s website, and is it important?

When choosing a veterinary practice, you may have had a look at a few websites. One of the terms that may have come up during your research is the ‘OOH’ provision. What is this though, and what does it mean on a practical level? Let’s explore this further.

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