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Audible launches series of books for dogs

Research finds audiobooks have a calming effect
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Chatter box Cambridge vet student James Jewkes has been awarded first place in the annual Dogs Trust EMS Awards, for his paper on the threat of exotic infectious diseases in rehoming centres. James will now go on a two-week placement at the WVS International Training Centre in South India.

Each year the awards allow vet students to gain hands-on experience during work placements at 13 of the charity’s rehoming centres, then submit reports on a relevant subject.  Chatter box

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Symposium calls for collaborative approach to strangles
Symposium calls for collaborative approach to strangles

Experts debate how to better manage the disease
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First stem cell-based veterinary medicine approved
First stem cell-based veterinary medicine approved

Arti-Cell Forte for equine lameness available from May 2019
First outbreak of equine viral arteritis since 2012
First outbreak of equine viral arteritis since 2012

Breeding restrictions placed on affected animals in Dorset
New insights on rider weight and horse welfare
New insights on rider weight and horse welfare

Horses can suffer transient lameness if rider weight is too high
Weight gain in horses more than doubles laminitis risk - study
Weight gain in horses more than doubles laminitis risk - study

Findings underscore the importance of regular weight monitoring
First Colic Awareness Week launches
First Colic Awareness Week launches

Campaign aims to raise awareness of early warning signs
Study brings fresh hope to horses with tendon injuries
Study brings fresh hope to horses with tendon injuries

Research by the AHT may lead to new treatments
Straw bedding and dry hay ‘significant risk factors’ for equine IAD
Straw bedding and dry hay ‘significant risk factors’ for equine IAD

Researchers perform clinical exam on more than 700 active horses
Hope for rapid equine influenza test
Hope for rapid equine influenza test

Scientists say dipstick test could offer results in seconds
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Former RCVS president to chair new Horse Welfare Board

Former RCVS president Barry Johnson has been appointed as the independent chair of a new Horse Welfare Board. Barry, who is also past chairman of World Horse Welfare, was selected by an industry panel including the British Horseracing Authority, the Racecourse Association and The Horsemen’s Group.

The welfare board aims to develop a new welfare strategy covering the whole racing industry. Mr Johnson said: “I’m very pleased to have been asked by racing to take on this role and by the sport’s commitment to continuous improvement in the welfare of racehorses."

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