The Agriculture Act is now the law of the land, more than two and a half years after the government published its plans in the Health and Harmony consultation document. After years of political back and forth, it is worth taking a moment to recognise how far we have come and how much vets have helped to shape the future of agricultural support in England.
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Heat-related illness - more commonly known as 'heat stroke' - is a potentially fatal disorder that can affect both man and animals. Understanding why it happens, and which dogs are most at risk, could help to prevent this deadly disorder. Emily Hall, Anne Carter, and Dan O'Neill explain what to look out for and how to keep your dog safe.
Alice Moore, a small animal veterinary surgeon and a member of BVA's policy committee, outlines ‘Poppy’ the Pomeranian's difficult start in life, and the steps to follow to get a pet safely.
We know that vets and vet nurses improve the welfare of many brachycephalic dogs on a day-to-day basis through the diagnosis and treatment of problems linked to brachycephaly. To support the profession to take wider action, we’ve developed the #BreedtoBreathe 10-point plan for veterinary practices.
How many of your clients regularly check their pets’ teeth? Very few people examine their pets’ teeth unless they are carrying out daily homecare, so if they’re anything like the average owner they probably don’t peek in their pet’s mouth very often. If they did, would they know what to look for?
As vets, we are in a prime position to promote responsible puppy buying practices. Our clinics are filled with caring, knowledgeable vet and nurse professionals who can educate clients and the public on breed health, canine health testing and buying a puppy responsibly.
Transporting livestock from Scotland’s remote and rural areas – A snapshot from the Highlands and Islands
Freda Scott-Park, our past President and current co-ordinator for the Highlands and Islands Veterinary Services Scheme (HIVSS), explores the complexities of transporting animals from remote and rural areas in Scotland.
08 Mar 2019 | Animal health
In this day and age, it’s easier to buy a puppy than ever before. But it’s never been more difficult to buy a puppy with the confidence that he has been bred with his health and welfare - and that of his parents and siblings - as a priority.
The Kennel Club’s Assured Breeder Scheme directs puppy buyers towards responsible breeders, but how does this Scheme ensure that its breeders are using the most appropriate health screening for the dogs they breed and what are the benefits of doing so?
Professor Sheila Crispin, Past President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, discusses brachycephalic dogs and the importance of eye testing them.
Dog injuries from sticks can range from cuts and scrapes in a dog’s mouth to infections from stick-splinters and life-threatening injuries. Daniella McCready explores the case of Misty Salt, who was sadly impaled by a stick thrown by her owner.
Dog owner, Annie Wilson, describes what it is like to live with and care for a dog suffering with elbow dysplasia. From major surgery to managing exercise and play, elbow dysplasia can have serious effects on the life of you and your dog
Dogs Trust Veterinary Director, Paula Boyden, explains the work of Dogs Trust in investigating abuses of the Pet Travel scheme to illegally import puppies for sale, and examines how Brexit could provide us with the opportune moment to tackle the illegal trade.
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