Vet Times Podcast, Ep 69: Phil Elkins on farm management teams

With herds getting larger, many farms have introduced professionalized farm teams. But what are they? Phil Elkins explains what they are, what they should be involved in and how they are evolving in this Vet Times podcast. Phil Elkins BVM & S, CertAVP (Cattle), MRCVS Phil graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 and … Read more

Farm management teams: their role and part vets can and should play

In the past 20 years, the average size of dairy herds in the UK has increased from 82 to 155. However, this only tells part of the story, as many smaller herds are still in existence. The number of herds with more than 250 cows has increased in the past 10 years from 1,204 to … Read more

Ep 68: Companion animal pain management, with Nuria Quesada Vicent

Pain is defined by the International Association for the Study of Pain as “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage”. Companion animal pain physiology, and its classification, is complex and dynamic. In this Vet Times podcast, Nuria Quesada Vicent discusses definitions, treatment options and … Read more

Case of Chiari-like malformation requiring surgical management

A six-year-old, female, neutered cavalier King Charles spaniel was referred to the Rutland House referrals for investigation and treatment of suspected osteoarthritis. The owner reported that the dog was struggling with climbing stairs and had recently developed sleep disruption. Within the past three months, the dog had begun to experience a mild tremor affecting both … Read more

sponsored Vet Times Extra: management of canine OA

Hannah Capon and Gwen Covey-Crump analyze the importance of not only achieving compliance, but also adherence and concordance (plus what those terms actually mean!). They also discuss new approaches and products that can positively impact the success of a canine OA care plan, including the first and only weekly oral NSAID, Daxocox®. Hannah Capon, MA, … Read more