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Cats Protection creates Harry Potter inspired Sorting Hat for cats
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Chatter box The RCVS is carrying out its annual veterinary nurse CPD audit and has sent out requests for the CPD records of more than 1,100 nurses this week.

Under the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct, nurses are required to carry out at least 45 hours of CPD over a rolling three-year period. This year, 1,130 nurses have been asked to share their records from 2016-2018 to show that they have complied with the requirements.

Earlier this year, the VN Council decided to expedite the referral process for nurses who have not complied with the CPD requirement for three or more years. In such cases nurses will have their records sent to the CPD Referral Group. Chatter box

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Antimicrobial properties found in scorpion venom
Antimicrobial properties found in scorpion venom

Compounds kill staph and drug-resistant TB bacteria - study
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Chicken study sheds light on childhood eye disease
Chicken study sheds light on childhood eye disease

New genes identified that are linked to ocular coloboma
Parasitic fish could lead to more effective brain disease treatments
Parasitic fish could lead to more effective brain disease treatments

Sea lamprey molecules may help to deliver drugs
AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital
AMR gene spreads among pets at UK vet hospital

Practices urged to ensure adequate cleaning to reduce transmission
Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study
Dog and human osteoarthritis link - study

‘One Health’ study could lead to new treatments
Osteosarcoma study set to benefit dogs and children
Osteosarcoma study set to benefit dogs and children

Researchers to explore the combination of immunotherapy and radiation
Gene mutation causes sight loss in dogs and humans
Gene mutation causes sight loss in dogs and humans

Study finds ABCA4 mutation causes retinal degenerative diseases
Caterpillar fungus could hold key to new osteoarthritis treatments
Caterpillar fungus could hold key to new osteoarthritis treatments

Active compound halts disease progression
Chemicals in the home impact fertility in men and dogs - study
Chemicals in the home impact fertility in men and dogs - study

Scientists explore chemical causes for declining fertility
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Kew Gardens seeking vets for Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project

A new project at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, is seeking the help of vets to find out how plants were traditionally used to treat animals.

The Ethnoveterinary Medicine Project is aiming to record the remaining knowledge from across the British Isles, before it disappears.

Visit the Kew Gardens website for more information or email ethnovet@kew.org to share data.

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