Diagnosis or not?

The news of Twitter’s sale to Elon Musk has me hoping that all the good stuff on Twitter can remain, and the bad stuff will go… we will see. But recently there was a lovely twitter chat involving @LucyRTyne and @ Binky_2301 and more about how to feel if a client uses social media to … Read more

Tackling Salmonella hidden in dairy herds

The practice where the author works offers free quarterly bulk milk antibody screening to all of its dairy clients for Salmonella groups B and D, among other diseases. This is a useful tool to help understand herd’s disease status, often prompting further investigation. As a practice, it wanted to proactively monitor the disease status of … Read more

BVA bites back as vegan dog diet storm heats up

The BVA has spoken out against accusations that it continues to ignore the evidence and is taking an “irresponsible” position on vegan diets for dogs. Publication of the largest study into the health impacts of feeding dogs on vegan rather than meat-based foods sparked widespread controversy when results appeared to suggest that vegan dogs were … Read more

Rethinking your workplace roles – discover alternative parts to play

In part one of this series of articles (VT52.07), we explored the concept of the “drama triangle”, the model which demonstrates and explains the three roles people play when engaged in any disagreement, and how those three roles both feed off and influence each other, as outlined in Figure 1. In part two, we shall … Read more

Practices celebrate success at BestUKVet Awards 2022

An east midlands practice has scooped the gold award in a national awards program for the second year running. Cockburn Vets in Coalville, Leicestershire has been crowned Best UK Vet at the 10th BestUKVet Awards, organized by VetHelpDirect.com – and sponsored by SPVS and Elanco. With more than 600 outstanding reviews left online by its … Read more

Pet owners turning to ‘black market’ drugs

Cash-strapped pet owners are increasingly turning to the black market to illegally source veterinary treatments. The VMD has confirmed it has seen an increase in “illegal sourcing of veterinary medicines”, while vets have spoken out about clients rejecting their recommended treatments because they can source similar options online. The BVA is concerned by reports owners … Read more

Sheep audit tool aims to help vets with farmer engagement

A checklist-based audit tool has been launched to help vets engage more proactively with sheep farmers. MSD Animal Health hopes the tool will enable farm vets to forge closer links with sheep farmers by enabling them to develop action plans that help shepherds address key areas of flock health and productivity. The Flock Health Checklist … Read more