Ep 71: Raising awareness of rabbits’ environmental needs, with Suzanne Moyes

Now in its 16th year, Rabbit Awareness Week 2022 is taking place from 27 June to 1 July. The event is backed by the Rabbit Awareness Action Group (RAAG), which comprises some of the UK’s largest animal welfare organizations and charities, and is led by Burgess Pet Care. This year’s theme is “Room for rabbits”, … Read more

SRUC announces Jim Anderson as head of veterinary education

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has taken its next step towards opening the UK’s 12th vet school by appointing a head of veterinary education. Jim Anderson will play a leading role in shaping and growing what will become Scotland’s third vet school, and the country first since the opening of the University of Glasgow School of … Read more

Webinar to cover raw food risks and benefits

Raw feeding will be the focus when Horiba UK hosts the next free CPD webinar in its series on 7 July. “Raw feeding part II – bacteriological risks and benefits in companion animals” is being hosted from 7:30 pm, with vet Conor O’Halloran providing an outline of the presentation before a Q&A session. Inform decisions … Read more

Ep 70: Matt Gurney on the use of anti-nerve growth factor drugs in OA management

Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a key player in osteoarthritis (OA) pain transmission and, as a result, anti-NGF drugs (monoclonal antibodies bedinvetmab for dogs and frunevetmab for cats) represent a novel therapeutic target for OA. In this episode, Congress Times editor Tom Jackson speaks to Matt Gurney of Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists about his early … Read more

Increased dental disease risk for poodle crosses – census

Poodle crosses could be at increased risk of dental disease, according to preliminary survey results. Digital services company VisioCare launched the Puppy Tooth Census at the end of March to generate data and insights on dental conditions affecting puppies. The early data shows poodle crosses accounting for 25% of all responses, in line with anecdotal … Read more

Study to shed light on respiratory immunity

Researchers will investigate why racehorses are susceptible to respiratory illnesses during intense training. The findings could inform ways to help alleviate inflammation in the airways, which commonly affect animals, impacting on their performance. Immune cells A team from The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies and The Roslin Institute will use a combination of analysis … Read more

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

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

Royal Dick dentists sort Minnie’s mouth

A young dog’s canine tooth has been successfully designed after being fitted with a unique bite plane. Minnie, a six-month-old Labrador retriever, was born with a genetic condition known as lingually displaced mandibular canine teeth. Wrong direction The condition caused one of Minnie’s bottom canine teeth to grow in the wrong direction, meaning the tooth … Read more

Boost for two Royal Dick teams

Two teams at The University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies have been given a boost. Zohra Khan, a lecturer in veterinary neurology, has become a diplomat of the European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), while Amy Miele has started a residency at the behavioral clinic at Royal Dick’s hospital for small animals. … Read more