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    World first as sexed semen is used to support survival of rare equine breed

    A rare Suffolk Punch horse has given birth to a filly foal after using sex sorted sperm to determine the gender; the first time in the world that this technique has been used to support the survival of rare breeds. With fewer than 72 female Suffolk...
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    International Cat Care want Happy Cats this International Cat Day

    International Cat Day takes place every 8th of August and this year custodianship has been passed to International Cat Care (iCatCare) – a not-for profit organisation which since 1958 has sought to improve the health and well-being of cats everywhere...
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    RSPCA to highlight neutering on Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

    The RSPCA will be highlighting the importance of neutering to guinea pig owners during Guinea Pig Appreciation Day tomorrow, after getting over 1,000 reports about guinea pigs last year. The charity says that one of the biggest issues it faces with...
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    Vets call for urgent clarity on post-Brexit pet travel

    The UK’s largest membership body for the veterinary profession is calling on the government to set out changes to pet travel rules as soon as possible to help vets manage demand from pet owners. The British Veterinary Association (BVA), which represents...
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    First man invested as chair of VN Council alongside first black woman invested as RCVS President

    Mathew Rendle has become the first male veterinary nurse to be invested as the Chair of Veterinary Nurses Council at the first virtual RCVS AGM to be held online. In his opening address Matthew, an elected member of VN Council since 2016, said: “In...
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    BVNA election results announced

    We're very pleased to announce the results of the 2020 BVNA council elections today. We have six new full Council members and one new student Council member and look forward meeting them later in the year. Fourteen candidates stood for full membership...
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    Disciplinary Committee says no for the eighth time

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has refused Warwick Seymour-Hamilton's eighth application to be restored to the Register since he was struck off 26 years ago. Mr Seymour-Hamilton was originally removed from the Register following an inspection of his...
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    Walking dogs could help vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

    A new study published in Anthrozoos has concluded that military veterans with heightened symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may benefit from an improvement in symptoms by walking dogs. The 8-week study 1 , which was part-funded by the...
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    Galliprant named Best New Veterinary Product of the Year

    Galliprant from Elanco Animal Health has been awarded ‘Best new veterinary product of the year Award 2019’ by the Veterinary Marketing Association. The award was due to be presented at the association's annual shindig in March, which was cancelled...
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    New behavioural advice to offer owners as their pets emerge from lockdown

    The BSAVA and the British Veterinary Behaviour Association (BVBA) have published a Q&A for veterinary nurses to give pet owners to help them prepare their pets for return to normal life as lockdown eases. The information has been made available amid...
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    Survey finds marked improvement in veterinary business in June

    The RCVS has published the results of its third survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on veterinary businesses, finding a marked improvement in the veterinary business climate since last month. The survey was held in mid-June and gathered 196...
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    Zoetis launches equine inflammation blood test

    Zoetis has launched Stablelab, a hand-held, point-of-care blood test that gives veterinary surgeons diagnostic information about equine inflammation in 10 minutes. The Stablelab hand-held reader detects and quantifies the biomarker Serum Amyloid A...
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    Job vs Career: following your Veterinary Nursing passion!

    What is the difference between a job and a career? The difference is all in your attitude. A job is work you do in return for a paycheck, moving from place to place with no real plan - but what if you had taken on specific roles and education, with...
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    Portsmouth vet refused restoration to the Register

    Former Portsmouth-based vet, Simon Wood, who was struck off in 2018 after a conviction for possessing indecent images of children, has had his application for restoration to the Register refused by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee. Mr Wood pleaded guilty...
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    Management buyout at Improve International heralds start of global expansion

    CPD provider Improve International has announced that its directors have completed a management buyout of the company and now plan to expand its range of distance-learning opportunities for veterinary nurses. Backed by RJD Partners, the directors bought...
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    Dechra launches new antibiotic product for cats and dogs

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Floxabactin (enrofloxacin), a new antibiotic product to treat urinary tract infections in dogs and upper respiratory tract infections in cats. Floxabactin is indicated for use in dogs with lower UTIs including...
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    Vectra spot-on re-categorised as NFA-VPS

    Ceva Animal Health has announced that Vectra 3D spot-on solution for dogs and Vectra Felis 423mg/42.3mg spot-on solution for cats have been recategorised from POM-V to NFA-VPS products. The re-categorisation means veterinary practices can sell the...
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    Pride - A Veterinary Nurse Prospective

    Samantha Payne RVN, BVNA Council Member and representative on the RCVS Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, talks about diversity and Pride in London. “Saturday June 27th, the streets of London should have been filled with hundreds of thousands...
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    Royal Canin launches Pill Assist Cat

    Royal Canin has launched Pill Assist Cat - a treat designed to make it easy for owners to give medication to their cats. In an internal study, Royal Canin found that Pill Assist Cat achieved over 91% pill acceptance. Pill Assist Cat is enriched with...
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    Ceva Animal Health buys ThunderWorks

    Ceva Animal Health has acquired ThunderWorks , which makes a range of calming products for cats and dogs, including the ThunderShirt calming wrap. The company says the acquisition is a natural fit for its behavioural range and will bolster its Adaptil...
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    New v-gel advanced supraglottic airway devices for cats and rabbits

    Docsinnovent Ltd has launched v-gel advanced supraglottic airway devices for cats and rabbits. The new devices are an evolution of the original v-gel device launched in 2012, which is widely used in veterinary anaesthesia and resuscitation. Dr Muhammed...
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    PFMA takes nutrition course online

    The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) has converted its residential Pet Food and Nutrition course into a series of CPD webinars for veterinary nurses, surgeons and other animal health professionals. Running from 14th-23rd July, the interactive...
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    Vet nurses asked to take part in coronavirus survey

    Pegasus, a communications agency, is asking veterinary professionals to take part in a ten minute survey about the future of the industry after, or living with, coronavirus. Everyone who takes part in the survey, which is also open to vets, practice...
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    The Virtual Future of Veterinary Nursing Careers

    In this day and age, social networking at our fingertips - does that mean your next career move is too? Whether you’re looking for a new role in a new practice, wanting to venture into other industry related businesses, or even if you are happy in...
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    Specialist champions new approach to pain relief

    Liz Leece, a European and RCVS Specialist in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia at Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Yorkshire, is championing a new approach to post-operative pain management. The traditional approach is to use anatomical knowledge...