RCVS Knowledge
Michael Steele - performance and behavioural effects of separating dairy cows and their calves at birth

Michael Steele - performance and behavioural effects of separating dairy cows and their calves at birth

June 29, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Mike discusses whether calves separated at birth vs. suckled with the mother, has any behavioural and performance effects on both cow and/or calf. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

Infection control Part 5: Auditing - Pam Mosedale and Tim Nuttall

Infection control Part 5: Auditing - Pam Mosedale and Tim Nuttall

June 4, 2020

Part 5 in our infection control series focuses on the use of audits in veterinary practice, and the role of auditing in benchmarking and monitoring infections and progress. It is delivered by:

- Pam Mosedale: Chair of the RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board, Lead Practice Standards Scheme Assessor (RCVS) and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

- Dr Tim Nuttall: Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh; RCVS Knowledge Infection Control Advisor and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

Download the accompanying presentation and transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

CPD: 1 hour

Infection control Part 2: organisms of concern and modes of transmission - Tim Nuttall and Pam Mosedale

Infection control Part 2: organisms of concern and modes of transmission - Tim Nuttall and Pam Mosedale

May 19, 2020

Part 2 in our series on infection control: organisms of concern and modes of transmission by:

  • Dr Tim Nuttall: RCVS Knowledge Infection Control Advisor; Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh; and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor
  • Pam Mosedale: Chair of the RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board, Lead Practice Standards Scheme Assessor (RCVS) and Bella Moss Clinical Advisor

Download the accompanying presentation and transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

Listen to Part 1: Infection control and biosecurity during COVID-19.

CPD: 1 hour

Mike Steele - Age at first calving in dairy cows: which months do you aim for to maximise productivity?

Mike Steele - Age at first calving in dairy cows: which months do you aim for to maximise productivity?

May 5, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Mike discusses the age at first calving in order to maximise milk yield, minimize risk of non-voluntary culling and optimize fertility. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

The Knowledge Sessions: The clinical benefits of corporatisation - Rachel Dean and Ulrika Gronlund

The Knowledge Sessions: The clinical benefits of corporatisation - Rachel Dean and Ulrika Gronlund

May 5, 2020

Rachel Dean of VetPartners and Ulrika Gronlund of AniCura share views and experiences of the clinical benefits of corporatisation - capturing and sharing data and knowledge at scale, quality improvement approaches, benefits for the animal owner, and more.

Download the transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This podcast is part of the Knowledge Sessions, a resource that brings together specialists from across the veterinary industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.

CPD: 45 mins

Quality improvement in practice: expert panel session

Quality improvement in practice: expert panel session

May 1, 2020

Chaired by Dan Tipney, VetLed, the panel featuring Louise Northway, Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre; Alison Thomas, Blue Cross; Pam Mosedale, RCVS Knowledge Quality Improvement Advisory Board; and Richard Byrne, West Bar Hospital, discuss their experience of quality improvement in practice.

Areas of discussion include topics to start with, how to record, tips to engage your team, as well as the benefits and barriers they have experienced.

Download the full transcript from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This session was recorded at SPVS VMG Congress, Newport in January 2020, as part of the Quality Improvement stream.

 CPD: 75 minutes

Hannah Greene - Are bisphosphonates a more effective treatment than intra-articular steroids in horses with distal hock osteoarthritis?

Hannah Greene - Are bisphosphonates a more effective treatment than intra-articular steroids in horses with distal hock osteoarthritis?

April 8, 2020

In this Audio Summary, Hannah discuses the evidence around whether bisphosphonates are a more effective treatment than intra-articular steroids in horses with OA. Read the full Knowledge Summary here.

Audio Summaries are a free resource that enables vets and vet nurses to access and digest relevant and up-to-date evidence quicker and easier! A time-saving way to make better and faster evidence-based decisions.

The Knowledge Sessions: Research in Practice - A beginner’s guide

The Knowledge Sessions: Research in Practice - A beginner’s guide

January 30, 2020

Doing research as a veterinary practitioner is easier and more rewarding than you think. But what kind of research can you do? What are the benefits of doing research in practice, and what skills and resources do you need? Where do you get started, and what kind of impact can you make?

Dr Marnie Brennan, Dr Zoe Belshaw and Hannah Doit from the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine provide an approachable step-by-step guide, with tips on making research in practice useful and fulfilling, and some inspiring examples.

Download the full transcript and the references from the RCVS Knowledge website.

This podcast is part of the Knowledge Sessions, a resource that brings together specialists from across the veterinary industry to examine the landscape, propose potential approaches to complex problems, and provide practical advice on a range of subjects.