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From the monthly archives: December 2011

We are pleased to present below all posts archived in 'December 2011'. If you still can't find what you are looking for, try using the search box.

Confidential Enquiry into Perioperative Equine Fatalities

It’s time for CEPEF 4

Anaesthesia Course Clarification

The RCVS clarify that the C&G qualification has not been approved by the college

RCVS ‘Overspend Report’ – Freedom of Information enquiry decision

The full report produced by Prof. Bill McKelvey will not be released publicly based on advice sought by the RCVS

BHA seeks input on dantrolene study design

BHA seeks input on dantrolene study design

Badger cull pilots a major step on long road to tackling Bovine TB

Veterinary Associations have given their support to Defra following the announcement of two pilot badgers culls in 2012

Book your CPD Courses Online Now!

You can now book all your favourite CPD online now

Update on Atypical Myopathy Cases

*Please note that this last week, the number of cases of atypical myopathy has increased significantly!*

On the 2nd December 2011,  97 clinical cases compatible with the diagnosis of atypical myopathy have been communicated to Liege University and to the RESPE.  These cases were recorded in Belgium (13 cases), France (27 cases), Germany (14 cases), Great-Britain (30 cases), Switzerland (7 cases), Austria (2 cases), USA (3 cases) and Canada (1 case).


Please find below a link to an online clinical questionnaire regarding the disease:


(Source: www.atypicalmyopahy.com)

New Bookmarks to help explain the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme (PSS)

Keep in your clients good books with new bookmarks from the RCVS

Vets’ and VNs’ views needed by Social Mobility and the Professions Survey

Veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses are being encouraged by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) to take part in a short, online survey about social mobility and the professions.   The survey is part of a broader project on social mobility commissioned and funded by several professional regulators, including the General Medical Council and the Legal Services Board. It seeks views from the members of different professions to help pin down which indicators of social mobility are important.   From this information, a 'social mobility toolkit' will be produced containing up to six measures of social mobility that it would be useful for professional bodies and businesses to gather information against in order to understand the socio-economic make-up of a profession or organisation. It will also offer case studies and guidance on best practice. The toolkit will be free to use, and is expected to be available online early in 2012. The survey and toolkit are being undertaken by Spada, a research and ...