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Avian Influenza - Northumberland

Avian Influenza - Northumberland

  • 24/02/2017 15:41:00
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A further case of Avian Influenza (H5N8) has been confirmed in a small flock of chickens at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. A full investigation is under way to determine the source of the infection.
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Product recall - Propofol

Product recall - Propofol

  • 24/02/2017 15:10:00
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​The VMD has issued a product defect recall alert for all batches of Propofol Emulsion for Injection 1.0% w/v currently on the market, produced by Norbrook Laboratories (Inductofol, Vetofol and Norofol).
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FECAVA Travel Scholarship open for applications

FECAVA Travel Scholarship open for applications

  • 20/02/2017 14:07:00
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The FECAVA Travel Scholarship is an initiative that enables groups of small animal veterinary surgeons from different parts of Europe, to visit each other for a few days and observe each other’s practice experience. The scholarship, totalling €2,000 per year, is made possible through the support of LABOKLIN, who partner FECAVA on this project. 
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Enhance your ECC and anaesthesia skills

Enhance your ECC and anaesthesia skills

  • 14/02/2017 11:02:00
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Vet nurses who wish to improve their emergency and critical care and anaesthesia skills can enrol on the Vet Nurse Merit Award starting this month. This award consists of 30 hours of CPD delivered in a variety of ways including online resources, one attendance day and a series of webinars. The first of 10 webinars takes place on Thursday 23rd February on ‘Triage and initial patient assessment’ and continue until Tuesday 18th July when speaker Louise O’Dwyer discusses CPR.
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Avian influenza confirmed near Redgrave

Avian influenza confirmed near Redgrave

  • 14/02/2017 10:35:00
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Defra has announced (13 February) an initial 10km Temporary Control Zone around a poultry premises near Redgrave, in mid-Suffolk, following investigation into a suspected case of Avian Influenza where laboratory analysis has identified the presence of H5N8.
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Bristol students benefit at BSAVA event

Bristol students benefit at BSAVA event

  • 13/02/2017 14:39:00
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Following on from a successful launch event in 2016, the 2nd annual BSAVA Student Conference was held at Langford on 11-12 February, when 110 Bristol vet students were treated to the kind of BSAVA CPD they can expect to support them throughout their future career.
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Avian influenza – update on biosecurity measures

Avian influenza – update on biosecurity measures

  • 09/02/2017 12:26:00
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The government has set out the measures that will be put in place to reduce the risk of avian influenza after the current Prevention Zone expires on 28 February 2017.  If the current risk assessment  is not changed, for example because of further outbreaks of disease, the intention will be to  adopt  a more targeted approach with mandatory biosecurity measures across the country and continued housing or range netting in higher risk areas. These measures will be reviewed at the end of April.
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WSAVA / FECAVA abstract submission now open

WSAVA / FECAVA abstract submission now open

  • 02/02/2017 16:03:00
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You can now submit your abstract for the joint WSAVA Congress and FECAVA Eurocongress.  By submitting an abstract, you will have a chance to present your research findings at the event taking place in Copenhagen this September. The deadline to submit your entry online is 1st March 2017.  
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Infectious diseases Companion quiz

Infectious diseases Companion quiz

  • 30/01/2017 09:17:00
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In January's Companion we started the year doing something a little different.  We featured eight pictures from animals with infectious diseases and invited readers to name them and suggest a treatment.  
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Illegal import research

Illegal import research

  • 30/01/2017 08:58:00
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The Scottish Government is currently funding a research project on the sourcing of pet dogs from puppy farms and illegal importation. The research team – Dr Tanya Wyatt and Mr Paul Biddle of Northumbria University, and Dr Jenny Maher of the University of South Wales – are already analysing the online market, trade data and interviewing experts about their views and experiences. In the next phase, beginning February 2017, they will be collecting data from surveys and focus groups.
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