Receptionists’ survey suggests growing CPD desire and pay dissatisfaction

The body representing veterinary receptionists says its members are willing to do more to help meet the industry’s retention crisis, but should be properly paid for doing so. New figures from the British Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA) indicate the proportion of staff being given allowances to complete CPD has soared over the past four years. … Read more

Ancient megalodon shark could eat a whale in a few bites, research suggests Sharks

Modern sharks have nothing on their ancient cousins. A giant shark that roamed the oceans millions of years ago could have devoured a creature the size of a killer whale in just five bites, research suggests. For their study published on Wednesday, researchers used fossil evidence to create a 3D model of the megalodon – … Read more

Chickens were first tempted down from trees by rice, research suggests | Archeology

Chickens were originally tempted down from the trees and into domestication by rice, according to research. Chicken is one of the most popular foods in the world today, with more than one billion birds slaughtered annually in the UK alone. But researchers at the University of Exeter, the University of Oxford and Cardiff University say … Read more

New research suggests poodle crosses are greater risk of dental disease – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Veterinary digital services company, VisioCare, has released the preliminary results of some research which appears to show that poodle cross puppies are at greater risk of dental problems The company says that of the 249 responses to its Puppy Tooth Census received so far (of which 40% were from vets, 21% vet nurses, 2% other … Read more

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs, study suggests | Dogs

Vegan diets are healthier and safer for dogs than conventional meat-based diets, according to the largest study to date, as long as they are nutritionally complete. The diet and health of more than 2,500 dogs were followed over a year using surveys completed by their owners. These assessed seven general indicators of health, such as … Read more