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Cats Protection creates Harry Potter inspired Sorting Hat for cats
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Chatter box The first winners of the RCVS Knowledge Veterinary Evidence Student Awards have been revealed.

Molly Vasanthakumar scooped first prize for her knowledge summary comparing the ecological impact of woven versus disposable drapes. She found that there is not enough evidence that disposable synthetics reduce the risk of surgical site.

Second prize went to Honoria Brown of the University of Cambridge, for her paper: ‘Can hoof wall temperature and digital pulse pressure be used as sensitive non-invasive diagnostic indicators of acute laminitis onset?’

Edinburgh’s Jacqueline Oi Ping Tong won third prize for critically appraising the evidence for whether a daily probiotic improved clinical outcomes in dogs with idiopathic diarrhoea. The papers have all achieved publication in RCVS Knowledge’s peer-reviewed journal, Veterinary Evidence.  Chatter box

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Equine News
Met Police horses honoured for outstanding devotion
Met Police horses honoured for outstanding devotion

Grace and Keston receive the PDSA Order of Merit
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Study reveals insights into equine hoof growth
Study reveals insights into equine hoof growth

Results suggest how abnormal hoof shapes may develop
Vets ‘integral’ to stopping EI spread, AHT says
Vets ‘integral’ to stopping EI spread, AHT says

Latest update prompts concerns over equine events
Appeal to raise funds for working animals in Haiti
Appeal to raise funds for working animals in Haiti

UK government will match every donation
Equine flu cases rise in May
Equine flu cases rise in May

All outbreaks confirmed to be Florida Clade 1
Equine viral arteritis confirmed in Devon
Equine viral arteritis confirmed in Devon

Mares and stallions ‘should be tested before breeding’
Calls to better protect donkey welfare
Calls to better protect donkey welfare

Legal and illegal trade in donkey skins is growing - OIE
Horse racing body changes flu vaccination rules
Horse racing body changes flu vaccination rules

Eight months to become the new standard for vaccine renewal
<em>Hyalomma</em> tick confirmed in untravelled UK horse
Hyalomma tick confirmed in untravelled UK horse

Finding highlights importance of tick surveillance to public health
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Animal Welfare Foundation seeks new trustees

The Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) seeks three new trustees to help drive the charity’s mission to improve animal welfare through veterinary science, education and debate.

Veterinary and animal welfare professionals from across the UK may apply, particularly those with experience in equine and small animal practice and research management. Trustees must attend at least two meetings a year, as well as the annual AWF Discussion Forum in London.

For more information about the role, visit www.animalwelfarefoundation.org.uk. Applications close at midnight on 13 August 2019.

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