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Snips the dog raised over £100,000 for charity.
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Chatter box RCVS Knowledge has welcomed Professor Peter Cockcroft as editor-in-chief for Veterinary Evidence.

A world-renowned expert in evidence-based veterinary medicine, Prof Cockcroft will lead the strategic development and editorial quality of the open-access journal. He was previously in the role from 2017-2020.

Katie Mantell, CEO of RCVS Knowledge, said: "We are excited about the extensive knowledge of evidence-based veterinary medicine and clinical veterinary research that Peter brings, and we look forward to working with him over this next phase of the journal's development." Chatter box

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BSAVA publishes new reptile welfare leaflets
BSAVA publishes new reptile welfare leaflets

The leaflets provide welfare advice to would-be owners.
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Study reveals most common guinea pig disorders
Study reveals most common guinea pig disorders

Researchers examined clinical records of over 3,500 guinea pigs.
Rabbit owners can identify pet's pain, study finds
Rabbit owners can identify pet's pain, study finds

However many lacked knowledge of subtler pain.
Study highlights scale of rabbit dental disease
Study highlights scale of rabbit dental disease

Data shows that over 15 per cent of pet rabbits are affected.
New law to restrict keeping of pet monkeys in England
New law to restrict keeping of pet monkeys in England

RSPCA calls for details on fate of existing kept monkeys.
Charity calls for tighter regulation on 'dangerous' exotic pets
Charity calls for tighter regulation on 'dangerous' exotic pets

Born Free says keeping dangerous pets threatens the safety of animals and the public.
Rescue centre seeks homes for almost 100 guinea pigs
Rescue centre seeks homes for almost 100 guinea pigs

The animals have been given a clean bill of health after ringworm infection.
RSPCA reunites singing cockatiel with owner
RSPCA reunites singing cockatiel with owner

Ernie the cockatiel is back with his owner and his canine friend.
RSPCA searching for owner of singing cockatiel
RSPCA searching for owner of singing cockatiel

The male cockatiel was found in a street in Greater Manchester.
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Defra to host bluetongue webinar for vets

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) will be hosting a webinar for veterinary professional on bluetongue on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

Topics covered will include the transmission cycle, pathology and pathogenesis, clinical signs (including signs seen in recent BTV-3 cases in the Netherlands), and control and prevention.

The session, which will take place from 6pm to 7.30pm, is part of Defra's 'Plan, Prevent and Protect' webinar series, which are hosted by policy officials, epidemiologists and veterinary professionals from Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency. The bluetongue session will also feature insights from experts from The Pirbright Institute.

Those attending will have the opportunity to ask questions. Places on the webinar can be booked online.

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