RSPCA calls for vet support in avian flu crisis

Vets are being urged not to refer wild birds brought into their practices to the RSPCA, amid continuing concern over avian influenza (AI). The charity said it has closed its wildlife centers to seabird admissions, because of the risk of spreading the virus. It is also urging people reporting a sick bird to contact Defra … Read more

RVC to support Ukrainian university throughout war with Russia

The RVC has announced a new partnership to support education and research at a university in Ukraine. The college has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies (SGU) in Lviv, which will initially develop a framework to support SGU’s work during the ongoing war with Russia. … Read more

Vets Now introduces menopause support for staff – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Following the campaigning work of the broadcaster Mariella Frostrup, journalist Alice Smellie and others to raise awareness of the menopause, Vets Now has launched Peppy, a new app to support those of its staff who are going through it. Alice and Mariella, who co-authored the book Cracking the Menopause, met with MPs earlier this month … Read more

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, pt 2: basic life support

In the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines, CPR is divided into basic and advanced life support. Basic life support (BLS) involves the act of chest compressions and ventilation. Prior to the CPR guidelines – developed by the Reassessment Campaign on Veterinary Resuscitation initiative, based on extensive, systemic veterinary literature reviews – no standardization exists in CPR … Read more

Emotional support pets: experts warn of animal welfare risk | Animal welfare

Taking a pet everywhere for emotional support, from aeroplanes to the daily shop, may be all the rage, but experts have warned animal welfare is at risk of being overlooked. The use of emotional support animals has boomed in recent years, with myriad cases hitting the headlines, from the peacock that was denied a seat … Read more

Veteran Acts Fast After His Support Dog Is Mysteriously Shot With An Arrow

Having a dog by your side is often one of the most comforting things during difficult times. Billy Morris, a disabled veteran from Alabama, knows that better than anyone. In addition to military trauma, he’s also going through a divorce. Yet, his support dog named Cotton is always there for him. Cotton is a lovable … Read more

Review does not support ACE inhibitor use in dogs with preclinical MMVD

Use of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs) for the management of preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) in dogs made little or no difference to the risk of them developing congestive heart failure, new research has found. The study – “Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in preclinical myxomatous mitral valve disease in dogs” – is the first comprehensive … Read more

Vetlife publishes new support for lonely vet nurses – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Vetlife has published a new information leaflet to help veterinary professionals suffering from loneliness. The charity highlights that loneliness affects the mental wellbeing of many in the profession, from locums being away from friends and family, students away from loved ones, those who feel isolated at their practice, and veterinary professionals worried about the lonely … Read more