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Chatter box The RCVS is carrying out its annual veterinary nurse CPD audit and has sent out requests for the CPD records of more than 1,100 nurses this week.

Under the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct, nurses are required to carry out at least 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three-year period. This year, 1,130 nurses have been asked to share their records from 2016-2018 to show that they have complied with the requirements.

Earlier this year, the VN Council decided to expedite the referral process for nurses who have not complied with the CPD requirement for three or more years. In such cases nurses will have their records sent to the CPD Referral Group. Chatter box

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US professor warns UK to maintain welfare standards
US professor warns UK to maintain welfare standards

Debate explores farm animal welfare post-Brexit
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ASF: UK at risk from imported pork, APHA says
ASF: UK at risk from imported pork, APHA says

Virus spread in Asia prompts concern over passenger luggage
Farmers urged to be on their guard for blowfly strike
Farmers urged to be on their guard for blowfly strike

Latest update shows threat is on the rise
BTV-8 re-emerging in northern Europe, APHA warns
BTV-8 re-emerging in northern Europe, APHA warns

Weaker pathogenicity means clinical signs may be fewer
Gene-edited chicken cells prevent spread of avian flu
Gene-edited chicken cells prevent spread of avian flu

Findings increase likelihood of producing gene-edited chickens
Scientists developing rapid diagnostic test for sheep scab
Scientists developing rapid diagnostic test for sheep scab

Test would enable diagnosis before the appearance of clinical signs
Study highlights survival costs of ewe reproduction
Study highlights survival costs of ewe reproduction

Researchers assess a wild population of Soay sheep
ASF detected in Hong Kong slaughterhouse
ASF detected in Hong Kong slaughterhouse

Culling of 6,000 pigs underway following protests
Amazon to change pig 'swill feeding' advert
Amazon to change pig 'swill feeding' advert

Move follows complaint by the National Pig Association
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Kew Gardens seeking vets for Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project

A new project at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, is seeking the help of vets to find out how plants were traditionally used to treat animals.

The Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project is aiming to record the remaining knowledge from across the British Isles, before it disappears.

Visit the Kew Gardens website for more information or email ethnovet@kew.org to share data.

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