Researchers sound bacteria warning over raw meat diet

The feeding of raw meat to dogs poses “a significant zoonotic threat” because of the potential for spreading antibiotic resistant forms of Escherichia colia new study has suggested. Scientists at the University of Bristol said they hope their research will help raise wider public awareness of the risks associated with the dietary program. In response, … Read more

PODCAST: Stephanie Sorrell – a Mindful Vet’s journey

In this latest Vet Times Jobs People Match Podcast, Stephanie Sorrell – also known as The Mindful Vet – joins us to talk about her veterinary journey, the challenges she has faced, well-being and issues around burnout. ____________________ STEPHANIE SORRELL BVetMed(Hons) MANZCVS DipECVIM-CA MRCVS Stephanie graduated from the RVC and undertook her residency in internal … Read more

More work needed to address raw diet questions, says scientist

Further research into the claimed benefits of raw meat diets for dogs is needed, according to one of the scientists behind a new study comparing raw and non-raw regimes. The latest paper by academics from the University of Liverpool reopened the debate about which feeding program is best for pets. The study, published in the … Read more

Research links raw meat diets to higher presence of bacteria

A study has found Salmonella and antibiotic ‑ resistant forms of Escherichia coli are more commonly present in dogs fed raw meat diets, compared to those that are not. Scientists from the University of Liverpool analyzed nearly 200 faecal samples for the study, which has been published in the Journal of Small Animal Practice. And … 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

PODCAST: Emily Bridges on diversifying – and how to do it

Welcome to this latest Vet Times Jobs People Match Podcast, where we delighted to be joined by Emily Bridges, graduate program lead at Vets4Pets. Emily has diversified in her career, and here she takes us through her own journey to help others looking to make a change in the direction of their own working lives. … Read more

Webinar to explore prevention of equine gastric ulcers

Registration has opened for a live webinar that will discuss the prevention of equine gastric ulcer syndrome. Presented by Norbrook, “Preventing equine gastric ulcer syndrome” will see Ben Sykes consider appropriate management changes or medical treatment for this issue. The webinar will take place on Monday 16 May from 8pm. Internationally recognized Prof Sykes – … Read more

PODCAST: Advice on driving your veterinary career forward, with Steve Bailey

When it comes to your career journey, you’re the one in the driving seat. But what’s the destination, how do you get there – and how do you even know when you’ve arrived? In this exclusive People Match podcast, coach and change facilitator Steve Bailey offers advice on plotting your future, setting goals and the … Read more