RCVS Knowledge - Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary podcast. Our mission is to advance the quality of veterinary care for the benefit of animals, the public, and society. We are the charity partner of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

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Episodes

Friday Aug 11, 2023

In this Audio Summary, Anna looks at whether dogs that are brachycephalic have an increased risk for developing heat-related illness compared to dogs that are not brachycephalics. 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.

Thursday Aug 03, 2023

In this Audio Summary, Kristy looks at whether surgical treatment is more effective than nonsurgical therapy in reducing lumbosacral pain and neurological dysfunction in dogs suffering from degenerative lumbosacral stenosis (DLSS). 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.

Wednesday Jul 26, 2023

In this Knowledge Natter, Lou Northway speaks with David Charles, who was named a Knowledge Champion in the 2023 RCVS Knowledge Awards.
David conducted an audit across multiple UK practices to gather data on ovine lambings and caesareans, and implemented training and recommendations related to the use of analgesia, antibiotics, and adjunctive medications. The practices saw a reduction in prophylactic antibiotic use and an improvement in the provision of analgesia.
Read David's award-winning case example
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View David's published work

Tuesday Jul 18, 2023

In this Knowledge Natter, Lou Northway speaks Leanne McLeod from Earlswood Veterinary Hospital, who was named a Knowledge Champion in the 2023 RCVS Knowledge Awards. Leanne introduced a hypothermia audit that focused on pre-warming patients before general anaesthesia. By implementing new warming protocols, her team reduced the incidence of hypothermia from 100% to 16%.
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The 2024 RCVS Knowledge Awards are open for applications now, learn more at rcvsknowledge.org/knowledgeawards

Wednesday Jun 14, 2023

Pam Mosedale speaks to VetTeamAMR Clinical Leads Angie Rayner and David Singleton about how the new initiative will provide companion animal veterinary teams with knowledge, resources and tools to make positive changes in their antimicrobial prescribing.
VetTeamAMR for companion animal teams will launch at a free event on Tuesday 20 June. Sign up here: rcvsknowledge.org/VetTeamAMRcompanion
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Tuesday Jun 13, 2023

In this podcast, Quality Improvement Clinical Lead Pam Mosedale talks to John Innes, honorary professor at Liverpool University, about new research that used data from RCVS Knowledge’s Canine Cruciate Registry (CCR) to determine its findings. The research provides estimates on the minimal clinically-important differences (MCIDs) for the two validated outcomes measures that are used by the CCR.
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VetTeamAMR for equine vets

Friday Jun 02, 2023

Friday Jun 02, 2023

Pam Mosedale speaks to VetTeamAMR Equine Clinical Lead Tim Mair about how the new initiative will provide equine veterinary teams with knowledge, resources and tools to make positive changes in their antimicrobial prescribing.
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Wednesday May 24, 2023

Sally Everitt speaks with Barbara Glanemann and Karen Humm from the Royal Veterinary College about their involvement in the research into the clinical features and causes of the outbreak of cases of pancytopenia in cats that occurred in the UK in Spring 2021.
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Thursday May 04, 2023

In this Knowledge Natter, Lou Northway speaks to Eloise Collins, Head Veterinary Nurse at Beech House Veterinary Centre, who used checklists, auditing, benchmarking, team meetings and journal clubs to help improve patient care and outcomes and to improve practice culture. Eloise helped to create psychological safety amongst the team through her open and honest approach. Eloise became Knowledge Award Quality Improvement Champion for her work in 2022. 
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Thursday Apr 13, 2023

In this Audio Summary, Amelia looks at whether environmental modification is superior to medical management in the treatment of feline idiopathic cystitis. 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.

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