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Chatter box Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) Animal Health is set to host a live Christmas comedy event to provide entertainment and festive fun for veterinary professionals.

BI Animal Health's Christmas Comedy Cracker is a free online event, designed to help veterinary professionals sit back and relax at the end of what has been a difficult year for the whole profession.

The event will take place online at 8pm on Thursday 17 December. Comedian Rhys James will host and the line-up also includes ventriloquist Nina Conti, comedian Zoe Lyons and musical comedy troupe The Noise Next Door.

To register your place for free please visit www.christmascomedycracker.co.uk Chatter box

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Horse owners asked to take part in Blue Cross fireworks survey
Horse owners asked to take part in Blue Cross fireworks survey

Charity seeks to better understanding of equine community's concerns
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BEVA backs World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
BEVA backs World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Daily quiz and live debate to encourage best practice in antibiotic use.
Horses feel as much pain as humans when whipped, studies suggest
Horses feel as much pain as humans when whipped, studies suggest

Findings support calls for a total ban on whipping in horseracing.
Blue Cross offers help for vulnerable horses during pandemic winter
Blue Cross offers help for vulnerable horses during pandemic winter

Home Direct scheme rehomes horses quickly while keeping centres clear
Vets identify genetic cause of fatal condition in Thoroughbreds
Vets identify genetic cause of fatal condition in Thoroughbreds

Study of affected foals reveals a mutation in the RAPGEF5 gene
Updated recommendations on equine metabolic syndrome
Updated recommendations on equine metabolic syndrome

Equine Endocrinology Group provides new guidance.
Horse owners urged to sign up for Colic Awareness Week
Horse owners urged to sign up for Colic Awareness Week

Organisations offer free emergency plan and daily webinars
National Equine Forum introduces special COVID-19 award
National Equine Forum introduces special COVID-19 award

Sir Colin Spedding Award 2021 to celebrate 'exceptional efforts' during 2020.
Renowned equine specialist awarded Honorary Membership of BEVA
Renowned equine specialist awarded Honorary Membership of BEVA

Professor Celia Marr recognised for commitment to veterinary profession
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VMD and VPS announce joint open information day

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) and the Veterinary Products Committee (VPC) have announced a joint open information day covering topics such as veterinary medicines regulations, antimicrobial resistance, scientific advice and novel therapies.

Taking place on Wednesday 18 November, the virtual event will take the form of a series of pre-recorded webinars and a 'Slido' Q&A session. Links to the webinars and full instructions on how to use Slido will be available on gov.uk on 18 November. To join the mailing list for the event, email director.support@vmd.gov.uk

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