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Veterinary care of honey bees

Published 30 November 2021| Updated 13 December 2021
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 December 2021
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 1 November 2021
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 December 2021
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 5 January 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 December 2021
A review of the latest available evidence on SARS-CoV-2, the virus associated with the disease COVID-19, and animals …

Beware of ticks in infested area with walkers

Spotlight on vector-borne disease

Published 25 September 2020 |
This Spotlight brings together a range of papers, and other evidence-based resources, that provide a useful reference for up to date knowledge on vector-borne diseases…

Owner photographs dogs teeth for televeterinary

Remote consulting

Published 19 August 2020 | Updated 14 April 2021 |
This Spotlight highlights papers which provide useful points for consideration for those providing remote consultations…

aspirin tables

Spotlight on antithrombotics in small animal veterinary practice

June 2019
Antithrombotics are medications that reduce the formation of blood clots…