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Ring-tailed lemur is one of many spring births
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Chatter box A new free app will support vital work in clinics caring for stray dogs around the world, experts say. Created by the University of Edinburgh, the tool allows vets to track the wellbeing of dogs going through catch-neuter-return schemes, which are common in countries with large numbers of strays.

Vets say the welfare of individual dogs can be overlooked during the process of capture, transport or surgery. The app, piloted across Asia and Africa, helps staff to monitor welfare, spot signs of distress and develop strategies to improve care. It was launched at BSAVA Congress on Friday 6 April.  Chatter box

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Collaboration is the name of the game

Helen Ballantyne speaks on One Health opportunities for veterinary nurses
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Nominations open for VN Educator Awards

CQ ceremony will celebrate exceptional educators
Dog walkers urged to 'Respect the Lead’

New campaign encourages good lead etiquette
RVN wins award for improving animal welfare in India

Charity founder receives RCVS International Award
VET Festival announces nursing stream

Event aims to leave nurses ‘empowered and inspired’
MBE for veterinary nurse Hayley Walters

New Year’s Honour recognises services to animal welfare
VN Voice Poll to share findings with PAW Report

BVNA members urged to offer insights on animal welfare




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Farm to fork traceability championed in new service

Defra has created a new information service to offer farm to fork traceability when the UK leaves the EU. The Livestock Information Service, which is set to be operational from 2019, will identify and track animal movements via electronic IDs, meaning the industry and government are better placed to respond in the event of a disease outbreak.

Environment secretary Michael Gove said: “This service will be instrumental in improving traceability and providing guarantees to consumers about the origin of their food. NFU President Minette Batters, among others, has helped lead the way on this, showing how it will drive a progressive and vibrant livestock industry once we leave the EU.”

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