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Rescue seals named after royal couple

Meghan Mackerel and Prince Herring were born prematurely
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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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Study sheds light on Chiari malformation

CM alone ‘can cause significant pain in dogs’
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Pet obesity on the rise, report finds
Pet obesity on the rise, report finds

More work needed to get through to owners - PFMA
New test for progressive retinal atrophy in giant schnauzers
New test for progressive retinal atrophy in giant schnauzers

Test will identify affected dogs
Inbreeding reduces litter size in golden retrievers - study
Inbreeding reduces litter size in golden retrievers - study

Breeders urged to maintain diversity in lineages
Dogs fight for dominance in the middle of the pack
Dogs fight for dominance in the middle of the pack

Study reveals new insight on canine hierarchy
Poisoning case sparks salt lamp warning
Poisoning case sparks salt lamp warning

Cat ingested toxic levels of salt by licking the lamp
Raw pet food recalled owing to presence of Salmonella
Raw pet food recalled owing to presence of Salmonella

Consumers urged to return products for a full refund
Possible link between ‘grain-free’ diets and DCM
Possible link between ‘grain-free’ diets and DCM

BVA urges caution in choosing these diets for pets
Vets confirm first Alabama rot case in East Anglia
Vets confirm first Alabama rot case in East Anglia

Disease proves fatal for recently-holidayed dog in Manningtree
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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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