The veterinary swap shop
GARETH CROSS has itchy feet and, having happened upon a company – VetSwap – which offers vets and nurses opportunities to practice abroad, finds out how it all works

Veterinary botanical medicine: from historical use to contemporary need
BARBARA FOUGERE discusses the history of medicinal plant use and offers examples of the efficacy of decoctions such as chamomile

The practical aspects of dental radiography
MATTHEW OXFORD explains the differences between the two main types of dental x-ray systems and evaluates the two broad options for positioning for best results

VetsNorth Reports
VETERINARY PRACTICE reports on two presentations at the Manchester veterinary congress – a talk on epilepsy by Pip Boydell and one on pain assessment by Dr Jo Murrell

Going to the dogs for help
MARION McCULLAGH reports from the CABI-RVC symposium, which looked at the human-animal bond and how assistance dogs can change human lives substantially in various scenarios

Reducing the threat of tick-borne diseases for dogs in the UK
JENNY HELM from the University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital talks about the increased geographical spread of ticks, the emergence of new tick-borne diseases and the importance of tick bite prevention

Ruminating on rumen fluke
Dr PHILIP SKUCE of Moredun Research Institute examines the current state of play for sheep and other livestock

Antibiotics – developing a prescription for change
RICHARD GARD reports on a recent meeting which considered the issues of critically important antibiotics and the development of a toolkit which aims to transform medicine use on-farm

Hickstead heralds a new dawn
JOHN PERIAM meets the Bunn family, and others, who are helping to keep Hickstead at the forefront of the showjumping scene

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