Welsh farm project leads the way in addressing AMR

Embracing technology is critical to cutting the use of antibiotics in farming and potentially raising the industry’s productivity, a group of vets and producers has said. Twelve farms across Wales are taking part in the latest phase of the Arwain DGC project, which aims to highlight ways of preventing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as “proof of … Read more

UC Davis’ Orphan Kitten Project Helps Own Students Learn While Saving Lives

Through multiple hands-on learning projects, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine aims to prepare students for future careers as animal medicine practitioners. And one of their initiatives not only gives med students hands-on experience but also saves the lives of tiny kittens who might have otherwise perished in the wild. The Orphan Kitten Project … Read more

VetPartners launches Project NURSE to empower equine nurses

An initiative to celebrate the skills and expertise of REVNs, and help them develop fulfilling and rewarding careers, has been launched. Project NURSE – which stands for “nurturing and utilizing REVN skills and experience” – has been devised by VetPartners after receiving feedback from its equine nurses on how they would like their roles to … Read more

Sheep scab control project rolls out

A £ 220,000 project involving vets, farmers and industry professionals has been officially launched in Northern Ireland to tackle sheep scab. The Northern Ireland Sheep Scab Group has joined up with the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI), Animal Health and Welfare NI (AHWNI), and Moredun Research Institute to launch the initiative. The project was launched … Read more

How London’s new rail project has created a sanctuary for birds | Birds

London’s new Elizabeth line will allow commuters to start taking high-speed trains under the city this week, on part of a 73-mile route that stretches from Reading in the west to Shenfield in the east. They will not be the first travelers to enjoy the benefits of the new line, however. On Wallasea Island in … Read more

Life at 30: the EU project that has saved species from lynx to flying squirrels | Spain

“It has been a miracle, ”whispers biologist Gabriel Llorens Folgado as he studies a tumble of granite boulders for any signs of movement. The miracle is that Spain’s lynx population has been saved. Today, in the wildflower-coated hills of the Sierra de Andújar in southern Spain, Folgado is looking for Magarza and her four cubs. … Read more

Vet groups unite for project to tackle AMR

Some of the largest vet groups in the UK have joined forces with BEVA on a new project to share information on worming in a bid to tackle anthelmintic resistance. In an attempt to find a solution to the growing problem of resistance to equine worming products, VetPartners, CVS Group and IVC Evidensia are collaborating … Read more

Study project hopes to reduce veterinary suicide rate

A groundbreaking study hopes to find new ways of reducing the high rate of suicide in the veterinary profession by making workplaces safer. Funded by veterinary employers across the UK and The University of Edinburgh Business School, one of the core objectives of the interview study is to look at how limiting access to means … Read more

RCVS Academy project seeks veterinary backing

The RCVS is looking for veterinary professionals to support the development of a new digital learning platform. The college is launching the RCVS Academy to support and develop veterinary teams’ skills and knowledge, and is looking for people to join a new panel to provide feedback about the platform to help deliver on the full … Read more