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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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Garden snails offer hope for new antibiotic
Garden snails offer hope for new antibiotic

Snail mucus reveals proteins that could treat infections
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Antimicrobial properties found in scorpion venom
Antimicrobial properties found in scorpion venom

Compounds kill staph and drug-resistant TB bacteria - study
Chicken study sheds light on childhood eye disease
Chicken study sheds light on childhood eye disease

New genes identified that are linked to ocular coloboma
Parasitic fish could lead to more effective brain disease treatments
Parasitic fish could lead to more effective brain disease treatments

Sea lamprey molecules may help to deliver drugs
AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital
AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital

Practices urged to ensure adequate cleaning to reduce transmission
Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study
Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study

‘One Health’ study could lead to new treatments
Osteosarcoma study set to benefit dogs and children
Osteosarcoma study set to benefit dogs and children

Researchers to explore the combination of immunotherapy and radiation
Gene mutation causes sight loss in dogs and humans
Gene mutation causes sight loss in dogs and humans

Study finds ABCA4 mutation causes retinal degenerative diseases
Caterpillar fungus could hold key to new osteoarthritis treatments
Caterpillar fungus could hold key to new osteoarthritis treatments

Active compound halts disease progression
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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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