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Vets urged to use online testing service
"Since its introduction, ADTS has provided practices better flexibilty to submit animal sample data" - Dr Kirsty Line.

Service supports the APHA by diagnosing animal diseases faster

The APHA is encouraging vets to use its online testing service in a bid to tackle animal diseases.

APHA’s Animal Disease Testing Service (ADTS) allows vets to submit animal sample data and request laboratory tests online no matter where they are in the field.

The service is designed to save vets’ time, support the earlier diagnosis of disease and improve access to sample results.

Dr Kirsty Line, head of surveillance and laboratory services, said: “Since its introduction, ADTS has provided practices better flexibility to submit animal sample data and improved access to results. This supports APHA by diagnosing animal diseases faster.”

She added: “The free postage feature, introduced in 2019, further reduces costs and additional work carried out by practices.”
 
Vets wishing to register for this service can do so at gov.uk or email AnimalDiseaseTesting@apha.gov.uk

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VetCT app offered to students and new graduates

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 The VetCT app is being offered for free to students and new veterinary graduates for their first three months in practice. The app provides a service for vets to send case information to a global team of Diploma-holding specialists, who can provide advice and support via instant call-back, text chat, written report, or virtual appointment.

Time on the app is automatically logged as CPD with quarterly certificates being generated for users. Additional services include the ability to book bespoke CPD, significant event reviews, and live training sessions such as surgical procedures.

The app is downloadable for both iOS and Android systems. 

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HORIBA to host CPD webinar

HORIBA has announced that it will host an online CPD meeting focusing on 'Exotic Parasites - The Importance of Testing in The Imported Dog'. Ian Wright (BVMS, MSc, MRCVS), head of ESCCAP UK and Ireland, will present on the importance of testing protocols in diseases of imported dogs.

The meeting will provide attendees with an overview of emerging veterinary diseases with a particular focus on exotic parasites, and discuss the importance of accurate testing protocols and equipment, alongside a final Q&A session.

The webinar will take place on Thursday July 1, from 19.30pm to 21.00pm BST. For free registration and more information visit the Horiba website or register.gotowebinar.com