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VN Voice Poll to share findings with PAW Report
“The poll is open to all BVNA members and is an opportunity to share experience and expertise."
BVNA members urged to offer insights on animal welfare

The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) has joined forces with the PDSA to include the voice of veterinary nurses in the 2018 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report.

BVNA members are being urged to complete a 10-minute survey through the association’s VN Voice Poll, to offer their insights into key animal welfare issues.

The PAW Report is the largest survey of its kind and helps to identify, assess, monitor and improve the wellbeing of companion animals.

BVNA president Wendy Nevins said: “This year the PDSA and the British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) have been central to developing the questions on pet obesity and the use of pet pre-purchase information for companion animal vets, with the view to include the findings in the 2018 PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) report.

“The poll is open to all BVNA members and is an opportunity to share experience and expertise. The statistics enable BVNA to communicate the views and experiences of members and gain a vital public platform for animal health and welfare issues.”

The BVNA has also made it easier for members to take part in the regular VN Voice Poll. Members can now simply log in to the member’s area, go to the VN Voice section, click the link and complete the survey.

Access the member’s area here: www.bvna.org.uk/members/members-area

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Newborn okapi named after Meghan Markle

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 An endangered okapi recently born at London Zoo has been named Meghan - after Prince Harry’s fiancé Meghan Markle - in celebration of the upcoming royal wedding. Okapis are classed as endangered in the wild, having suffered ongoing declines since 1995. Zookeeper Gemma Metcalf said: “We’re very pleased with how mother and baby are doing. Oni is being very attentive, making sure she regularly licks her clean and keeping a watchful eye over Meghan as she sleeps.” Image © ZSL London Zoo  

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Ten new cases of Alabama rot confirmed

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists has confirmed 10 new cases of Alabama rot, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 122.

In a Facebook post, the referral centre said the cases were from County Durham, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, Sussex, West Somerset, Devon, and Powys.

Pet owners are urged to remain vigilant and seek advice from their vet if their dog develops unexplained skin lesions/sores.