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An Anglo-German consortium is working to develop a vaccine it hopes will reduce the risks posed by an emerging health threat to both pigs and people.

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Bosses respond after officials describe a pay and conditions offer from Valley Vets as “derisory” and begin balloting members for action a year after recognition agreement.

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Two vaccines have now been approved for emergency use in the Netherlands and an academic believes the rollout there will have a crucial influence on the scale of any new outbreak here.

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A campaigner who is planning legal action over current plans for future bTB control policy believes a shift may be accelerated when voters head to the polls.

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A judge has ruled the major vet firm was in breach of its contract with former clinical operations director Ciara McCormack over a dispute that led to her exit from the company two years ago.

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A leading academic advocate of the diet says he is more confident of his team’s findings, after new analysis raised questions over health claims linked to the approach.

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Topics will include brachycephalics and extreme breeding, animal welfare in a global crisis, vegan pet food, animal experimentation and the environmental impacts of parasiticides in the profession.

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Association has partnered with the Links group and Hestia to support people experiencing domestic abuse. 

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Increased degree funding and debt relief for vet students are among the ideas that a Commons committee has asked to be reviewed.

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Anna Bruguera-Sala considers national steps taken to tackle this disease, as well as how vets can educate farmers.

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Norbert Mencke discusses the connection between human, animal and environmental health.

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Nigel Dougherty shares his knowledge on this subject, aiming to ease the concerns of such a situation.

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Chris Dixon talks through diagnosis and surgical options that can treat rhegmatogenous detached retinas in dogs, and even bring sight back.

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Peter Edgar recounts the 60th anniversary meeting of the British Veterinary Orthopaedic Association with its Back to the Future-inspired theme.

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John Chitty looks at the data from owners of these pets, and how vets can monitor and advise on welfare.

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Samantha Taylor emphasises the importance of being vigilant for this condition.

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Jack Reece discusses this condition that is being seen more frequently in the UK among imported dogs.

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Charlie Fisher outlines what is needed to prepare for these cases, treatment options available and the debunking of more archaic methods of managing affected patients.

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Jessica Bell details how to distinguish between an adverse event and a life-threatening situation when dealing with patients under anaesthesia, as well as the actions veterinary nurses can take.

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Ben Witcomb details the most prevalent issues that present in young dogs, as well as owner education and the VN’s role in treatment.

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Charlie Fisher discusses several instances where evidence of disparity in the veterinary nursing sector exists, and how she believes more should be done to not only highlight this, but close the gap completely.

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“Success can come in different ways. I wasn’t successful as a head nurse, but it didn’t stop me being successful somewhere else. It's not a measure of who you are – that’s not your top potential – it’s just where you are right there. It’s not a reason to quit!”

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RVN Ami Wood ponders the stigma that surrounds mental health and shares some advice for others struggling in a world that needs to create a culture of acceptance.

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The veterinary nurse. A key member of the practice team that enables and ensures that clinics run smoothly to provide patient and client care with compassion at the heart of their work. But, have we explored the potential for nurses to expand their remit and grasp the opportunities for practice ownership?

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Heather Simcock covers the highs and lows of this increasingly common condition in feline patients, including pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment.

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The buzz around Creature Comforts has been building since news first emerged of a “pet tech” start-up with eye-catching plans to revolutionise the way veterinary care works for vets, pets and clients. So, when the first clinic opened in central London last month, VBJ caught up with founder Russell Welsh to see if this ambitious venture looks like it’s living up to the hype…

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In this VBJ Hygiene Insight, Vincent Sherard-Bornshin – chief executive of RSPCA Bury, Oldham and District – explains the benefits behind Truvox Multiwash in helping close the gaps in cleaning protocols after he invested in the system during COVID.

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Synergy Farm Health was formed when two neighbouring West Country practices decided to merge their farm departments in 2009. Since then, Synergy has grown rapidly and is now the UK’s largest independent farm animal practice, as VBJ discovered when we paid a visit last month…

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In the ever-evolving field of veterinary diagnostics, the traditional “this or that” approach to performing and assessing diagnostic tests in the clinic or at an external laboratory is changing. So, it is vital to ensure your practice is keeping up with the latest developments…

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IMV Imaging has a reputation for delivering pioneering imaging equipment that makes a real difference to animal care. But IMV also does much to make a difference to the vets and nurses using that equipment, as VBJ discovered when we spoke with Laura Quiney and Amy Haylock…

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As leaders, we have the privilege of supporting new graduates through their first months and years in practice. We are shaping the next generation of vets, and those first few years will undoubtedly influence their future in this profession, writes Rebecca Robinson…

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This latest VBJ Congress Insight feature explains how your practice and your team can benefit from the association’s upcoming annual event.

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The world is witnessing the dawn of the AI age and excitement is at its peak as to just how much the technology will change the existing paradigms. In this article, Oli Viner explains how these systems work and discusses how they might impact on society and the veterinary profession…

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