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UFAW announces eighth animal welfare science conference
"The conference is part of UFAW's ongoing commitment to improving animal welfare through increased scientific understanding of animals."
Virtual event promises an exciting line-up of speakers from across the world.

Animal welfare charity UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare) has announced details of its eighth international conference on recent advances in animal welfare science.

Building on the success of previous conferences, this virtual event promises more than 40 presentations ranging from 'Are flat-faced dogs really unhealthier than other dogs' to the 'Development of tools for farmers to self-assess the welfare of their poultry and pigs.'

With a diverse and dynamic programme of speakers, it will also feature more than 110 thought-provoking poster presentations covering an array of animal species and topics.

A UFAW spokesperson said: “The conference is part of UFAW’s ongoing commitment to improving animal welfare through increased scientific understanding of animals’ needs and how best these can be met. These conferences are invaluable in bringing together scientists, veterinarians, policymakers and others from around the world to share knowledge, the latest advances and to exchange views and ideas.”

The event takes place on 29 and 30 June and, while it is free to attend, delegates are encouraged to make a donation to the UFAW. Full details are available at


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Prestigious veterinary awards open for nominations

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 Nominations for the prestigious PetPlan Veterinary Awards 2022 are now open, with five accolades up for grabs including: Practice of the Year; Vet of the Year, Vet Nurse of the Year, Practice Manager of the Year and Practice Support Staff.

Anyone can nominate an outstanding veterinary professional or practice for an award, from colleagues to pet owners, friends and family. Nominations remain anonymous, and Petplan will send everyone who receives a nomination a certificate to display in their practice.

Nominations can be made at and remain open until Monday 10 January. 

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New online CPD otitis podcast created

A new 15 minute podcast on treating animals with otitis has been created by Dechra Veterinary Products. Featuring general practice vet Carolyn Kyte and veterinary dermatology specialist Natalie Barnard, the two vets will discuss their experiences treating otitis, and why owners are significant in successful treatment.

Dechra Brand Manager Carol Morgan commented: "What Carolyn and Natalie bring to the table with their new podcast for the Dechra Academy is a light and insightful discussion about communication and education being the keystone for better otitis outcomes and how vets can improve on their consultation skills to handle cases better."`

The podcast, called 'Think Differently about Otitis', is available to access for free on the Dechra Academy on-demand learning platform here.