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Shedding light on laminitis

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Chatter box A new awareness day has been launched to help find out the frequency of laminitis in Britain, as well as possible prevention methods. Horse owners are being asked to share data about this debilitating condition as part of National CARE Month (10 February).

The CARE study is being carried out at the Animal Health Trust and Royal Veterinary College. To date, it is the largest web-based project of its kind. So far, it has 1,500 members who are asked to submit regular information about their horse or pony's health and management.

A further 1,000 members are needed for the study. Participation is open to all types, ages, sizes and breeds of horse or pony, whether they have had laminitis or not. See www.careaboutlaminitis.org.uk for more information.  Chatter box

What can we learn from the NHS?

NHS worker Jeanine Roberts joined vets at this year's VPMA/SPVS Congress for a fascinating exchange of ideas, which looked at how the veterinary profession can learn from the NHS and vice versa.

To inform the discussions, Jeanine recently visited a veterinary practice, while SPVS president Nick Stuart and practice manager Georgina Hills went to the renowned St Bartholomew's Hospital in London.

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