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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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Equine News
VN Futures Board appoints new chair

Racheal Marshall is the current chair of Veterinary Nurses Council
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‘Exemplary’ nurse named VN Educator of the Year

Kira Sutcliffe honoured for her work training veterinary nurses
Nominations open for Blue Cross Veterinary Nurse of the Year award

Practices invited to put forward their ‘star nurses’
RCVS publishes new blogs on VN careers

Career case studies posted as VNAM comes to an end
BVA backs new veterinary nurse career pathways

New vet-led team concept reiterates the value of RVNs
VN Council approves advanced nursing qualifications

New certificate to offer ‘significant opportunities’ for VNs
RCVS Knowledge Award winners announced

Award recognises those who have implemented quality improvement
Lucy Cooke to deliver CQ keynote speech

Graduation ceremony celebrates the hard work and success of veterinary nursing students
Nominations open for BVNA Council elections

Full and student members invited to apply
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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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