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FIVP partners with Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors
The new collaboration reflects FIVP's commitment to working with independent businesses.
Law firm will provide specialist advice to vets 

The Federation of Independent Veterinary Practices (FIVP) has announced a partnership with Rudlings Wakelam Solicitors, which will see the law firm offer FIVP members legal support and assistance.

In a press release, FIVP said the new collaboration reflects its commitment to working with independent businesses and that it will further enhance its extensive range of member benefits and services.

FIVP spokesperson Jacqui Garrett said: “FIVP highly values the support it receives from industry partners and is eager to work with organisations that support independent business. Rudlings Wakelam’s reputation as a trusted advisor to the veterinary industry makes it an ideal companion for FIVP member practices.”

Rudlings Wakelam provides specialist advice to vets on matters that may arise through the operation of their business, such as dispute resolution, property transactions and corporate structuring. Founded on strong and long-lasting relationships with its clients, the business tailors its advice to individual circumstances in a way that is thoughtful and easy to digest.

FIVP is a not-for-profit association of independently owned veterinary practices. Focusing on the needs of its members, FIVP aims to generate a cohesive voice that encourages vets to have their say on important veterinary issues within the industry.

FIVP and Rudlings Wakelam will be exhibiting at London Vet Show 2018 (15-16 November). 

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Nominations for 2019 RSPCA Honours Awards now open

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 People across the UK are being urged to nominate a standout animal champion for the 2019 RSPCA Honours Awards.

The awards recognise those who have worked tirelessly to improve animal welfare, campaigned on behalf of animals, or shown true bravery. Previous winners include comedian John Bishop, who was awarded Celebrity Animal Champion of the Year, and 11-year-old Lobby Cantwell, who raised more than £1,000 for the charity through mountain climbs and bike rides.

To submit a nomination or find out more about the awards visit the RSPCA website. Nominations will remain open until 4 pm on Friday, March 15.  

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New £1m project to investigate dairy cow lameness

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is leading a new £1 million research project to investigate the causes of lameness in dairy cows.

One in three dairy cows are affected by lameness every day in the UK, costing the industry an estimated £250 milion annually.

The project will take three years to complete and is due to finish by November 2021.

Professor Georgios Banos of SRUC commented: “In addition to pain and discomfort to the animal, lameness is associated with decreased milk production and inflated farm costs.

“Among cows raised in the same environment, some become lame while others do not. Understanding the reasons behind this will help us develop targeted preventive practices contributing to enhanced animal welfare and farm profitability.”