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Vet Record is the official Journal of the British Veterinary Association (BVA) and has been published weekly since 1888.

It is now published weekly in print and continuously online. The journal is highly regarded in the UK and internationally within the veterinary profession.

It contains news, comment, letters and clinical research papers on a wide range of veterinary topics. Its classified advertisement section includes an extensive list of veterinary and veterinary-based jobs.

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BVA members receive a print copy of Vet Record every week as well as online access to the latest content and the comprehensive research archive.

BVA grants editorial freedom to the Editor of Vet Record. The views expressed in the journal are those of the authors and may not necessarily comply with BVA policy. Vet Record is published by BMJ on behalf of BVA.

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Jun
09

Equine disease surveillance: quarterly summary

Equine disease surveillance, January to March 2018Amendment to equine infectious anaemia testing for imported horsesUpdate on the availability of Equip Artervac vaccineSummary of UK disease surveillance for the first quarter of 2018UK disease surveil...

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Equine
Apr
28

Business 26/04/2018

The Animal Health Trust (AHT) has begun work on developing a new vaccine to protect against equine herpes virus (EHV). EHV can cause respiratory disease, abortion or fatal illness in newborn foals and neurological disease in adult horses.Nominations ...

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Equine
Apr
28

Wearing PPE: a culture change for vets

A 'bottom-up' culture change led by students and young vets is helping to make the wearing of helmets around large animals normal practice.This has been welcomed by the British Animal Rescue and Trauma Care Association (BARTA). The organisation recen...

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Equine
Apr
28

Combining direct treatment of horses in India with research into disease

Vet Dinesh Mohite joined the equine charity Brooke India soon after he qualified and has held a number of roles that mirror the charity's aims.

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Equine
Apr
14

Good vets are voting with their feet

by Stirling, J.

The recent spat between the Chief Executive of one of the corporate groups and the RCVS deserves wider scrutiny. It highlights the problems that some of the corporates are bringing to the profession and practitioners in particular.Before corporates t...

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Companion Animal
Apr
14

Ophthalmoscopy skills in primary care: a cross-sectional practitioner survey

by Mowat, F. M., Royal, K. D., Westermeyer, H. D.

Ophthalmoscopy is challenging to master. Medical professionals regularly practising ophthalmoscopy exhibit greater confidence1-3 and competence.4 Methods practised in veterinary medicine include direct, PanOptic and indirect ophthalmoscopy (Fig 1). D...

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Companion Animal
Apr
14

Equine influenza vaccination

The international governing body of equestrian sports, the FEI, has confirmed its support of the recommendations of the expert surveillance panel of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) with regard to vaccination of horses against equine in...

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Equine
Apr
14

Clearer packaging for equine supplement

Equitop Myoplast - a supplement that supports lean muscle growth in horses - has new packaging.The change in design aims to communicate the benefits of the product to horse owners more clearly than it did before.The new labelling features a 'Vet endo...

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Equine
Apr
14

In brief 14/04/2018

Wellbeing survey for government vetsThe Association of Government Veterinarians, with Government Veterinary Services (GVS), has launched a wellbeing survey for vets working within government roles.The survey is aimed at vets directly employed by gove...

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Companion Animal
Apr
14

Recruitment crisis demands a solution NOW!

By Matthew LimbThe vet profession has been 'sleep walking' into a workforce crisis that Brexit has laid bare and could yet further exacerbate, leading veterinary figures have admitted.Recruitment and retention troubles have built up to a critical ext...

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Companion Animal
Apr
14

Fourth-year student diary

Rosie Perrett is delighted that lectures are over and that it's time for some hands-on learning.

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Equine
Apr
07

Vetlife is here for you

April is Stress Awareness Month and Vetlife wants to remind you that it is here to support you, says Jo Driver, Operations Manager.

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Companion Animal
Apr
07

Broaden your career horizons at Vets: Stay, Go, Diversify LIVE

Marketing Manager Lauren Morris explains why BVA is supporting this pioneering event.

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Companion Animal
Apr
07

Getting involved with BVAs YVN

Nicky Mansell, a recent graduate working in companion animal practice, talks about her experience at a Young Vet Network meet up.

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Companion Animal
Apr
07

Learning techniques survey

by Evans, L.

The Donkey Sanctuary are looking to expand their educational tools and training opportunities to build a comprehensive education programme. This will enable us to support owners and health care professionals, and therefore, improve the health and car...

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Equine
Mar
31

Going back to school: learning skills to improve business development

Wendy Furness is a partner at Scarsdale Vets in Derby. With an increasing role in the management of the practice, she completed an Executive MBA, combining studying with her work as an equine vet.

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Equine
Mar
24

'Extremely concerning deaths at Cheltenham

By Georgina MillsThe British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that it is to review the Cheltenham Festival, after six horses died at this year's event.In a statement on its website, Jamie Stier, chief regulatory officer at the authority, sai...

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Equine
Mar
17

BVAs guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation

by Fishwick, J.

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to Mr MacKellar's letter. We apologise for any misunderstanding or confusion that the publication of our guidance on GDPR has caused. BVA worked with a specialist data protection advisor to produce the guidanc...

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Companion Animal
Mar
17

Streptococcus equi: breaking its strangles-hold

by Waller, A.

Andrew Waller, head of bacteriology at the AHT, describes Streptococcus equi, the causative agent of strangles in horses, and discusses progress with the latest research aimed at improving vaccines against this global disease.

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Equine
Mar
17

'Its now time for me to speak out

Simon Innes, chief executive of CVS, shares his thoughts on vet salaries, recruitment challenges and his ambition for CVS global domination. By Adele Waters

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Companion Animal