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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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Dec
16

'Bold and welcome move as government recognises sentience and increases maximum sentences for cruelty

By Georgina MillsEnvironment secretary Michael Gove has announced that animal sentience will be reflected by domestic law when the UK leaves the EU.The draft Bill, which was announced on Tuesday, sets out that the government 'must have regard to the ...

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Companion Animal
Dec
01

Will you be lonely (working) this Christmas?

BVA is putting together some guidance on steps that vets and practices can take to mitigate the risks of lone working, as Laura Carleton, Member Services and Policy Support Officer, reports.

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Companion Animal
Dec
01

Christmas advice to pass on to pet owners

Pre-empting pet owners' Christmas pitfalls, BVA Media Officer Girija Duggal shares statistics from BVA's Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey and some top tips to help your clients avoid having to use the out-of-hours number.

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Charity
Dec
01

BVA Junior Vice President - could it be you?

We are looking for strong candidates to apply to be the next Junior Vice President (2018/19), becoming BVA President in 2019/20. Nominations are open to all veterinary surgeon BVA members - you can self-nominate, or nominate a fellow BVA member with ...

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Charity
Dec
01

We must tie equine welfare to international development

by Perry, B.

While real strides have been made in the fight to ensure the wellbeing of equids, Brian Perry believes there is much more to be doneFOR those living in the UK, the knowledge that horses, donkeys and mules are exploited in various ways all around the ...

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Equine
Dec
01

How resilient are vets and vet nurses?

by Whitehall, L.

People who work in high-pressure environments, such as a veterinary practice, often thrive on their high-octane work. How true is that for you? How does your mind-set impact your performance and resilience to stress at work?New research into this que...

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Companion Animal
Dec
01

News in brief 30/11/2017

EMA to move to AmsterdamAMSTERDAM has been chosen as the new home for the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The agency will relocate from London to Amsterdam by 30 March 2019.The EMA has been based in London since it was established in 1995. It curren...

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Companion Animal
Dec
01

Feeling it

by Jarvis, S.

This week two animal topics have dominated my personal social media channels: the rejection by MPs of the amendment - New Clause 30 - to the EU Withdrawal Bill recognising animal sentience, and the octopus evading capture by a pyjama shark by suffoca...

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Companion Animal
Nov
25

Richard Watson

by Wright, I., Bevin, W.

An inspirational equine veterinary surgeon with a keen interest in racing, to whom horses were a way of life. He took much pride in the success of his homebred racehorses.

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Equine
Nov
25

Determination of reference values for intraocular pressure and Schirmer tear test results in clinically normal domestic donkeys (Equus asinus)

by Selk Ghaffari, M., Sabzevari, A., Ghamsari, S., Shad, H.

This study was conducted to establish normal reference range for the Schirmer tear test (STT) and intraocular pressure (IOP) in clinically normal donkeys for use in clinical practice. Sixteen adult Ethiopian domestic donkeys were used in this study. ...

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Equine
Nov
25

Availability of equine vaccines

Zoetis UK has announced that an imported rotavirus vaccine is available while its own vaccine, Equip Rotavirus, is out of stock. This, it says, will provide an interim solution until supply is restored in mid-2018.Practices wishing to purchase the al...

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Equine
Nov
25

Showcasing the new vet record at the london vet show

The London Vet Show proved the perfect occasion to show readers - and potential readers - the new look Vet Record.Visitors to the BVA stand were surveyed on their views on the changes to the journal. Comments were almost universally positive. Many pe...

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Companion Animal
Nov
25

Campaign to keep heavy hooves on the ground

Declining populations of the three native breeds of heavy horse in the UK has prompted a charity appeal for support to preserve valuable genetic material. Kathryn Clark reports

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Equine
Nov
25

Minister acknowledges 'human toll of vet work

Animal health and welfare minister Lord Gardiner has acknowledged the 'enormous pressures' vets and vet nurses are under and the 'human toll' of their daily work.He said a workload that involved dealing with live and dead stock was 'emotionally drain...

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Companion Animal
Nov
25

The future is female

by Waters, A.

Sometimes figures are the best way to tell a story. When it comes to the veterinary workforce, they spell out a very simple reality - it has moved from a male dominated career to a female one.According to the latest figures from the RCVS, women curre...

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Companion Animal
Nov
18

Vets responsibility to tackle antimicrobial resistance

by Gibbens, N., Ravetz, G., May, S.

This World Antibiotics Awareness Week we want to take the opportunity to remind vets across the UK of the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct's requirements on the subject of antibiotic use. Twenty-three thousand practising vets in the UK are united by...

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Companion Animal
Nov
18

Selected highlights from other journals 17/11/2017

Raw pet food is associated with resistant Enterobacteriaceae in catsV. O. Baede, E. M. Broens and othersPLoS One (2017) 12, e0187239doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187239What did the research find?A significant association was found between extended-spect...

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Companion Animal
Nov
18

From strangles to sore throats: gene identification technique could help horses and people

By Kathryn ClarkA technique originally developed to investigate the bacterium responsible for strangles in horses is now helping scientists studying the pathogen causing sore throats in people.Streptococcus equi causes some 600 outbreaks of strangles...

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Equine
Nov
18

Resistance is futile: 'vets must engage with innovation or be left behind

New technologies have the potential to revolutionise animal health and welfare, and it is time for vets to embrace them, reports Emma Dahm.

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Companion Animal
Nov
11

What is your client thinking and why should you care?

by Belshaw, Z.

Zoe Belshaw is coordinating our new series that gives an insight into what clients' experiences are and how you can help them. Here, she outlines how the series came into being.

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Companion Animal