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BSAVA Congress Breaks Records
Congress confirmed as biggest ever

The BSAVA World Congress being held in Birmingham this weekend has broken records.

By Friday afternoon, more than 7000 visitors had registered, not including the thousands of exhibitors working on the stands in the commercial exhibition currently taking over the NIA. There are therefore over 10,000 representatives from the veterinary profession and industry who have attended, making it the biggest ever held in the UK - and with Congress continuing over the weekend, numbers can only go up.

Andrew Ash, who tomorrow will hand over his presidency of the BSAVA to Mark Johnston, labelled the congress "a jewel in the crown of our profession."

Carl Padgett, President of the BVA offered his congratulations to the BSAVA, saying: "Congratulations to BSAVA for a tremendously successful conference that is firmly placed on the global stage, with a world-class programme fitting for a combined congress with WSAVA."

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Laura Muir wins gold at Commonwealth Games

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 Veterinary surgeon and Olympic silver-medalist Laura Muir scooped the gold medal in the 1500m final Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Winning Scotland's 12th title of the games, Muir finished in four minutes 2.75 seconds, collecting her second medal in 24 hours.

Dr Muir commented on her win: "I just thought my strength is in my kick and I just tried to trust it and hope nobody would catch me. I ran as hard as I could to the line.

"It is so nice to come here and not just get one medal but two and in such a competitive field. Those girls are fast. It means a lot." 

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Views sought on NOAH Compendium

Users of the National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium app and website are being asked to share their views on how it can be improved.

In a new survey, users are asked about some suggested future developments, such as notifications for new and updated datasheets, sharing links to datasheets, and enhanced search functionality.

It comes after NOAH ceased publication of the NOAH Compendium book as part of its sustainability and environmental commitments. The website and the app will now be the main routes to access datasheets and view any changes.