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COVID-19 mythbuster: Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis? Sarah Caddy

COVID-19 mythbuster: Can cats transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and is there a risk of zoonosis? Sarah Caddy

July 3, 2020

Dr Sarah Caddy VetMB PhD DipACVM MRCVS: Virologist at University of Cambridge provides the latest evidence and advice regarding the potential for cats to transfer COVID-19 to other animals, and the risk of zoonosis.

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For more free COVID-19 resources for veterinary professionals, visit rcvsknowledge.org/covid-19.

COVID-19 mythbuster: Should the kennel cough vaccine be given? Sarah Caddy

COVID-19 mythbuster: Should the kennel cough vaccine be given? Sarah Caddy

July 1, 2020

Dr Sarah Caddy VetMB PhD DipACVM MRCVS: Virologist at University of Cambridge provides the latest evidence and advice regarding the use of kennel cough vaccine in relation to humans that may be immunosuppressed due to COVID-19 infection.

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For more free COVID-19 resources for veterinary professionals, visit rcvsknowledge.org/covid-19.

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.

Management of feline chronic kidney disease - Sarah Caney and Paul Pollard

Management of feline chronic kidney disease - Sarah Caney and Paul Pollard

June 26, 2020

A presentation on the management of feline chronic kidney disease produced by RCVS Knowledge for BSAVA Congress 2020 by:

  • Sarah Caney BVSc PhD DSAM(Feline) MRCVS, RCVS specialist in feline medicine, and
  • Paul Pollard MVB CertAVP(VC) PG Dip Vet Ed FHEA MRCVS, First opinion practitioner, responsible for student learning on first opinion rotation at the Royal Veterinary College in Camden.

Download the transcript and presentation from the RCVS Knowledge website.

Visit the RCVS Knowledge website for more free quality improvement resources

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 4: Disinfectant types - Sairéad Wild

Infection control Part 4: Disinfectant types - Sairéad Wild

June 2, 2020

This guide to disinfectant types for veterinary professionals is Part 4 in our infection control series.

- Sairéad Wild BSc (Hons), PgDip, RVN. RCVS Knowledge Infection Control Working Party; Course Director: University College West Anglia, Access to Veterinary Science; Lecturer: Veterinary Nursing (Higher Education)

- 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.

CPD: 25 mins

Infection control Part 3: infection prevention, and control policies and procedures in routine practice - Liz Branscombe and Pam Mosedale

Infection control Part 3: infection prevention, and control policies and procedures in routine practice - Liz Branscombe and Pam Mosedale

May 29, 2020

Part 3 in our series on infection control: infection prevention, and control policies and procedures in routine practice by:

  • Liz Branscombe DipAVN(Surgical) RVN: RCVS Knowledge Trustee and Training Manager, Davies Veterinary Specialists
  • 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.

CPD: 1 hour 15 mins

The Knowledge Sessions: Improvement not disapproval - quality improvement in veterinary regulation with Lizzie Lockett

The Knowledge Sessions: Improvement not disapproval - quality improvement in veterinary regulation with Lizzie Lockett

May 22, 2020

Lizzie Lockett, CEO of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, provides a personal take on quality improvement, why it's important for all people working in a practice to be alive to change, and RCVS initiatives that support the adoption of quality improvement.

Download the transcript and find free quality improvement resources on the RCVS Knowledge website.

The Knowledge Sessions is a series 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: 30 mins