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BCVA launches foundation programme for new farm vets
The programme will run online between March and August.
Programme designed to help build confidence and expand core skills.

The British Cattle Veterinary Association (BCVA) has announced the launch of its popular foundation programme for newly qualified farm vets.

Running online from March to August 2021, the programme will see some of the profession's most respected experts share their experience and knowledge across six key subjects. The programme is designed to help build confidence expand core skills in the newly qualified or those returning to work after a break. 
  • The programme includes:
  • Mastitis with James Breen in March
  • Infectious Diseases with Colin Mason in April
  • Diagnostics with David Harwood in May
  • Youngstock with Kat Hart in June
  • Lameness with Owen Atkinson in July
  • Beef with Joe Henry in August.
The BCVA writes:' There are just 10 places available on each module to ensure there is plenty of opportunity for interaction. Delegates will improve their knowledge of clinical topics alongside picking up tips on communication and interpersonal skills.

'The focus is on approaches to common problems encountered in practice to inspire greater self-confidence in tackling these alongside your clients. It is possible to ‘pick-n-mix’ individual elements of the programme, although choosing the entire series offers significant discounts and will help delegates develop the widest range of skills.'

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Applications open for pets in housing research funding scheme

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 The Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) has announced that applications are now open for the second round of its three-year funding scheme to support research into the human-animal bond.

This year SCAS is looking for research that focuses on the issues surrounding pets in housing, particularly projects looking at:

- the impact of current, or historic, pet related housing legislation
- an assessment of incident, type and cost of damage caused by pets in housing
- the views of landlords, care institution or housing association staff, in relation to pets and housing
- stakeholder perceptions of pets and housing insurance schemes.

There are eight funding grants available, awarding between £1,500 and £10,000. Applications close on 30 April 2021.

More information can be found on the SCAS website. 

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2021 NOAH Compendium now available

The 2021 edition of the NOAH Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines has been published.

Published annually by NOAH, this book is sent to every veterinary practice in the UK for free. The 2021 edition includes an even larger range of products than previous years.

Chief executive Dawn Howard stated that NOAH will shortly be launching a survey for practices on the Compendiums effectiveness.

She added: "Our survey will give users of the Compendium the opportunity to say how they think we can improve it to assist them in prescribing veterinary medicines and advising animal keepers on their use. We look forward to getting your views."