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RVC issues latest feline pancytopenia update
Veterinary professionals are encouraged to continue logging suspected cases of feline pancytopenia.
The RVC is now aware of 565 cases of the condition. 

The RVC has issued an update on the recent rise in cases of feline pancytopenia.

In the latest update, issued on Monday 13 September 2021, the RVC said that it is aware of 565 cases of the condition, with a 63 per cent mortality rate at the time of reporting. 

Noting that the data probably only represents a percentage of cases, as many cats may not be presented to a veterinary practice and/or investigated by a vet, the RVC is encouraging veterinary professionals to continue to log suspected cases via the RVC's online survey.

This update comes after an FSA investigation found no causative link between feline pancytopenia and the recalled cat food products. The investigation will continue in the form of a multi-agency approach. 

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RCVS Fellowship applications open

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 Applications have now opened for RCVS Fellowship 2022. The RCVS is encouraging anyone who would like to be considered for Fellowship to apply, and if successful, they will be welcomed into the Fellowship next year.

The process for joining the fellowship has changed slightly for this year, as applicants will now need two signed referee forms instead of three professional references, and five assessors will review each application instead of three.

The deadline for applications is 14 February 2022, and more information on how to apply can be found here. If applicants have any questions, or would like informal advice from previous successful applicants, they are encouraged to contact Ceri Via Email 

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Horiba announces veterinary haematology webinar

Horiba Medical has announced a free webinar providing practical insight on best practice in veterinary haematology. Entitled 'In practice haematology - Beyond the pale!' the webinar will be presented by Ronnie Barron from the University of Glasgow Veterinary School.

Ronnie's presentation, which will conclude with a Q&A session, will look at QC and artefacts of sample quality and review the effects of different pathologies. Using images, photomicrographs and video links, he will also explain the techniques and equipment needed to complement analytical automation to confirm results quality.

The webinar takes place on Thursday, October 28 (7.30-9pm). For more details and to register, click here.