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What can animal coronaviruses tell us about emerging human coronaviruses? BY Joe Brownlie, Emeritus Professor and Dick Sibley

Diseases are continually emerging. A conservative estimate is that there is one new human disease every eight months, with even more emerging in animals. In 2008, the UK Government’s Foresight […]

Vets would not manage Covid-19 this way BY Dick Sibley and Joe Brownlie

Veterinary surgeons with any experience in dealing with infectious disease and population medicine will be looking at the government’s current management of the Covid-19 epidemic with dismay. The current approach […]

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The ABCs of veterinary dentistry: B is for Burs and ‘Bunny Rabbits’ Incisor Teeth Problems

BY DR DAVID E CLARKE REGISTERED SPECIALIST, VETERINARY DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY In our previous article we started our alphabetic journey looking at our veterinary patients’ oral problems beginning with […]

The ABC’s of veterinary dentistry: A is for Anaesthesia Monitoring, Attrition and Abrasion

BY DR DAVID E CLARKE REGISTERED SPECIALIST, VETERINARY DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY The start of an alphabetic journey through the management of our veterinary patients’ oral problems begins with an […]

Diabetes can be detected in gut of cats

The cat is the only animal, aside from humans and primates, which spontaneously develops type 2 diabetes. Therefore, researchers are interested in studying how diabetes develops in cats in order to learn […]

Managing aggressive dog behaviour

Aggressive behaviour in pet dogs is a serious problem for dog owners across the world, with bite injuries representing a serious risk to both people and other dogs. New research […]

Treatment of tooth fractures by restoration, direct pulp capping and extraction

DR DAVID E CLARKE BVSC DIPLOMATE AVDC FELLOW AVD MANZCVS REGISTERED SPECIALIST, VETERINARY DENTISTRY AND ORAL SURGERY Tooth fractures are a common dental problem seen in companion small animal practice […]

Seeing the beauty in animal bone research

AS TOLD TO STUART WINTHROPE Dr Babatunde Ayodele is part of a team researching the bones of racehorses. Now, his research has inspired the facade of a new University building. […]

Controlled Drugs – Background/Overview in Veterinary Industry

Whether it be for pain relief, anaesthetic or other reasons, controlled (Schedule 8) drugs such as Morphine, Ketamine and Temgesic are integral to the daily working lives of veterinarians around […]