Cookie use on MRCVSonline
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies.
Search Our Jobs
News Story 1
Chatter box The RSPB is calling on the public to help provide new homes for swifts, as figures show the birds' numbers have fallen to less than half what they were 20 years ago.

Swifts arrive in the UK late April-May and can spend up to three months in the country. The RSPB attributes the birds’ decline to modern buildings, which lack the nooks and crannies they need to build nests.

While some house builders have agreed to integrate swift homes into new buildings, the RSPB believes more can be done to help this incredible bird. 'Just, 1,000 additional new nest boxes could make a difference’, the charity said.  Chatter box

Click here for more...
One Health News
Human anti-viral drug offers hope for cats
Human anti-viral drug offers hope for cats

Field trial shows positive results in treating cats with FIP
click here for more...
One Health report highlights fall in antibiotic use
One Health report highlights fall in antibiotic use

Findings show overall drop in resistance to critical antibiotics
Genetically-modified chickens offer hope for cheaper drugs
Genetically-modified chickens offer hope for cheaper drugs

New method produces therapeutic proteins as part of the egg white
Poultry Hub to combat increasing risk of zoonotic disease
Poultry Hub to combat increasing risk of zoonotic disease

Initiative aims address increasing demand for eggs and poultry meat
Bulldogs’ tails give insight into rare human disorder
Bulldogs’ tails give insight into rare human disorder

Scientists identify link between ‘screwtails’ and Robinow syndrome
Honeybee protein keeps stem cells young
Honeybee protein keeps stem cells young

Researchers investigate the benefits of royal jelly
Zebrafish study reveals insights into spinal cord injuries
Zebrafish study reveals insights into spinal cord injuries

Study shows macrophages are vital for nerve repair
Llamas could possess ‘holy grail’ influenza treatment
Llamas could possess ‘holy grail’ influenza treatment

Researchers derive synthetic antibody from llama blood
Study reveals how morbillivirus can adapt to infect humans
Study reveals how morbillivirus can adapt to infect humans

Researchers use novel techniques to identify changes
Twitter

News Shorts
Detection time for omeprazole reduced to 48 hours in racehorses

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has announced that the detection time for omeprazole has been reduced from 72 hours to 48 hours. This is effective from 1 February 2019.

Omeprazole can be prescribed for the management of gastric ulcers in racehorses; however, studies have recently become available that show no direct effect of omeprazole on performance.

Tim Morris, the Authority’s Director of Equine Science and Welfare, commented: “Medication control in horse racing is essential to allow treatment for good welfare but also to ensure fair racing by medication withdrawal before racing. Trainers have asked for more information, especially on anti-ulcer medications, and we have used existing information to make a harmonised detection time for omeprazole available as soon as we could.”

Return to