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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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Odours ‘can evoke positive emotions’ in rats
Odours ‘can evoke positive emotions’ in rats

Research finds rats can learn to link smells with positive experiences
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Vigilance urged following reports of Seoul virus
Vigilance urged following reports of Seoul virus

Disease identified at pig farms in northern England
ITV show prompts animal welfare complaints from vets
ITV show prompts animal welfare complaints from vets

BVA calls for vet to be on set for UK ‘I’m a Celebrity’
Exotics vet performs intricate surgery on goldfish
Exotics vet performs intricate surgery on goldfish

Thirty-minute surgery carried out to remove tumour on jaw
Fish appear to recognise themselves in the mirror
Fish appear to recognise themselves in the mirror

Study raises questions about how scientists test self-awareness in animals








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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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