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Monkeypox: risks in companion animals

Published 6 June 2022
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…

Vet discussing treatment with pet owner

Reducing errors in veterinary practice

Published 20 April 2022 | Updated 7 June 2022
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 6 June 2022
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 21 March 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 13 June 2022
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…

Vet talking with dog owner in the clinic

Practice-based research

Published 11 June 2021 | updated 16 May 2022
This collection brings together published resources to support those considering undertaking practice-based research…

Farmer and vet

Responsible use of antibiotics in veterinary practice

Published 29 April 2021 | updated 13 June 2022
This collection provides access to evidence and appropriate resources to support responsible antibiotic use…

Veterinary medicines and the environment

Published 2 February 2021
This Spotlight covers evidence on the impact of veterinary medicines on the environment…

Benefits and risks of neutering pets – what is the evidence

Published 27 November 2020 | Updated 13 June 2022
This Spotlight covers evidence on frequent concerns about the benefits and risks of neutering pets…

Corona virus

COVID-19 and animals

Published 20 April 2020 | Updated 13 June 2022
A review of the latest available evidence on SARS-CoV-2, the virus associated with the disease COVID-19, and animals …