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Dr, Dr…. Does it make any difference?

In December 2014 the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK launched a consultation with it’s members, of which I am one, on the subject of whether UK-trained vets should be able to use the courtesy title ‘Doctor/ Dr.’ The main reasons, it is proposed, are that there is the risk of confusion among […]

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pet blood bank, dog

Vet News – Small Animal News

Small Animal News editor, Harriet Woodhall, brings us an article on the Pet Blood Bank, a fantastically important and lifesaving service. SMALL ANIMALS: Pet Blood Bank Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) The Pet Blood Bank is a UK charity that supplies blood products to veterinary professionals for canine blood transfusions and has […]

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Dog being vaccinated against rabies

Vet News – Small Animal News

Our Small Animal News editor, Harriet tackles the fascinating and important topic of rabies and the Pet Travel Scheme in this month’s installment of Vet News.       SMALL ANIMALS: Rabies & The Pet Travel Scheme Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal News Editor) Rabies has been frequently in the news over the past […]

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Two ferrets

Vet News – Exotic News

Our Exotics Editor, Charlotte Hitch, discusses the use of Hormone Implants in Pet Ferrets with Adrenal Disease in this month’s installment of Vet News. EXOTICS: Hormone Implants for Pet Ferrets with Adrenal Disease Charlotte Hitch (Vet News Exotics Editor) Hyperadrenocorticism is arguably one of the most serious and prevalent diseases in pet ferrets in the […]

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Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia, blood smear

Vet News – Small Animal News

This month’s Small Animal Vet News article is on IMHA in dogs. Editor, Harriet Woodhall takes a look at this fascinating condition. SMALL ANIMALS: Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia (IMHA) in Dogs Harriet Woodhall (Vet News Small Animal Editor) In a normal, healthy dog red blood cells (RBCs) live around 4 months and are then destroyed […]

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Vet News – Small Animal News

We have a NEW member of the Vet News Editorial Team in the form of Harriet Woodhall, who has taken on the mantle of covering articles of interest in the small animal sphere. So, big welcome to you Harriet and thank you for your first article, which this month is on Canine Diabetes Mellitus.   […]

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Vet News – Farm News

Els has taken a really interesting look this month at the news surrounding a new PCR test available to aid large animal vets in their important work. FARMING: New PCR Test available for bovine mycoplasma ¬†Els de Vrijer (Vet News Farm Animal Editor) Bovine mycoplasma is a bacterial infection that is responsible for several diseases […]

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Vet News – Farm News

Emma’s article this month is on the concerns that the Schmallenberg virus may be present in wild animal populations, acting as a reservoir for the important infection. FARMING: Scientists believe that SBV may affect wild animals Emma Plowright (Vet News Farm Animal Editor) Scientists in Europe are concerned that wild animals may be acting as […]

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Sick dog

Vet Lessons

Continuing on from my regular Nerdy Vet feature on a clinically relevant topic, this month I was reminded of an all too common condition that we see in small animal practice and which can be easily prevented. Unfortunately it is a problem that many pet owners are simply unaware exists and a lot find out […]

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