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The use of cannabidiol (CBD) in animals

Published 21 April 2023| Updated 16 May 2023
This feature brings together information to help veterinary surgeons understand the regulatory framework around medicinal and consumer cannabidiol based products and highlights some of the relevant published literature…

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Health and welfare of Brachycephalic dogs

Published 16 February 2023 | Updated 16 May 2023
The health and welfare of brachycephalic breeds is an ongoing cause for concern. Despite this they continue to enjoy high popularity as pets, leading to increasing number of these animals being presented to veterinary practice, and compounding of the issues because of the increase in breeding to meet demand…


Veterinary care of rabbits

Published 14 November 2022 | Updated 16 May 2023
The purpose of this collection is to bring together a selection of the most relevant published evidence and resources relating to the veterinary care of rabbits with the aim of improving the care that we can provide to this species in practice…

Unconventional diets for dogs and cats

Published 15 August 2022 | Updated 16 May 2023
The subject of feeding pet dogs and cats seems to generate strong feelings, and there is an increasing range of options available…

Monkeypox: risks in companion animals

Published 6 June 2022 | Updated 16 February 2023
This information has been put together following the increasing number of cases of Monkeypox in humans and the advice that mammalian pets in households where Monkeypox has been confirmed should be isolated…

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Reducing errors in veterinary practice

Published 20 April 2022 | Updated 16 February 2023
No one wants to make a mistake, and as veterinary professionals we are all aware that our mistakes can have serious consequences, not only for the animal and owner but also for members of the veterinary team…

Caregiver burden and the client perspective on veterinary care

Published 1 February 2022 | Updated 26 April 2023
The concept of caregiver burden has come from human healthcare, where it is used to describe difficulties encountered while providing care for an individual with illness, especially a chronic illness or disability.

Veterinary care of honey bees

Published 30 November 2021| Updated 15 September 2022
Honey bees are important pollinators as well as food producing animals and, along with concerns about residues and antimicrobial resistance, the veterinary treatment of bees is receiving increased interest.

Quality of Life assessment tools

Published 1 September 2021 | Updated 16 May 2023
The purpose of this collection is to bring together published resources relating to the assessment of quality of life and to signpost validated assessment tools that may be useful in veterinary practice…

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Practice-based research

Published 11 June 2021 | updated 24 April 2023
This collection brings together published resources to support those considering undertaking practice-based research…