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28th May 2019

In response to the rapid changes in the veterinary environment, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched a vision for effective teamwork between vets and allied professionals with the aim of improving animal health, animal welfare and...
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BVA

28th May 2019

Evidence-based comparison of the welfare impact of major conditions in dogs could better inform disorder priorities for improved welfare in UK dogs. The research, carried out by the Royal Veterinary College’s (RVC) VetCompass™ programme,...
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RVC

24th May 2019

Important new clues about how a common parasite found in cat faeces invades the human brain have been revealed by a team of scientists, using cutting-edge infrared microspectroscopy analysis. Up to a third of the world’s population is infected with...
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University of Nottingham

21st May 2019

Bristol Veterinary School (BVS) is going through a period of exciting change, driven by the implementation of a new Research Strategy and the development of unique, state-of-the-art research facilities. wo new overarching research themes –...
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University of Bristol

20th May 2019

Does your cat live indoors? Researchers from the University of Bristol Vet School want to hear from indoor cat owners for a new study looking at cats' mobility levels using cat activity monitors. The researchers want to study the effect of joint...
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University of Bristol

17th May 2019

The desire to own a dog is not a choice, it's in your DNA, according to a new study involving researchers from the University of Liverpool. A team of Swedish and British scientists have studied the heritability of dog ownership using information...
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University of Liverpool

17th May 2019

Scientists have discovered a DNA mutation linked to breathing problems in popular dog breeds. Breathing difficulties are most often associated with flat-faced breeds, such as French bull dogs and pugs, but scientists have found the mutation is also...
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University of Edinburgh

14th May 2019

Some 13 cats from across the UK are thought to have been affected so far. Experts stress that the risk to people is very low, however. The issue came to light when six cats were taken to separate vet practices across England with clinical signs of...
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University of Edinburgh

13th May 2019

Results of a recent study will help prioritise animal welfare issues in the UK using expert consensus Animal welfare remains an area of consistent public concern. To determine where limited funding resources should be directed, or to raise awareness...
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Veterinary Practice

13th May 2019

New legislation to end puppy and kitten farming will be laid in Parliament today (13 May), the Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced. Known as ‘Lucy’s Law’, it will mean that puppies and kittens can no longer be sold by a third party...
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GOV.UK

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