Cookie use on MRCVSonline
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies.
If you would like to forward this story on to a friend, simply fill in the form below and click send.

Your friend's email:
Your email:
Your name:
Send Cancel

Dairy webinar to explore the power of protein
The webinar will explore how improved protein nutrition can boost production.
SRUC event open to all dairy nutrition professionals.

Members of the veterinary profession are being invited to join a free dairy webinar exploring the benefits of improved protein nutrition.

Hosted by Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), the webinar will look at how improved protein nutrition can boost production, lower feed costs and reduce environmental impact.

Guest speakers include Chris Reynolds from the University of Reading, who will give a presentation on low-protein diets, and John Newbold, professor of dairy nutrition at SRUC, and Lorna MacPherson, dairy consultant from SAC Consulting, who will discuss formulating for amino acids.

Participants will also get an industry perspective from Will Tulley from Evidence Group, Chris Bartram from Mole Valley Farmers and Carrs Billington’s Jimmy Goldie.

“The webinar will be of interest to all dairy nutrition professionals – feed industry technical specialists, consultants and advisors, vets, farmers and students,” said Prof Newbold. “It’s an excellent opportunity to learn how more milk protein, lower feed costs and reduced environmental impact can all result from improved protein nutrition.”

The webinar takes place on Tuesday, 28 July (2 pm - 4 pm). For more information and to sign up, visit

Become a member or log in to add this story to your CPD history

Born Free video highlights how humans are to blame for COVID-19

News Story 1
 Wildlife charity Born Free has released a video emphasising the importance of changing the ways in which humans treat wildlife in order to prevent pandemics from occurring in the future.

The video, narrated by founder patron Joanna Lumley OBE, says: "To deal with the very immediate threat of another global catastrophe, we have to focus on ending the destruction and conversion of natural habitats and the devastating impact of the wildlife trade.

"The vast majority of these viruses originated in wild animals before infecting us. Destroying and exploiting nature puts us in closer contact with wildlife than ever before."

Born Free has compiled an online resource with information on how to take action and improve protections for wildlife here.

To view the video, please click here.

Images (c) Jan Schmidt-Burbach. 

Click here for more...
News Shorts
RVC opens 2021 Summer Schools applications

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) has opened applications for its 2021 Summer Schools, with students in Years 10, 11 and 12 invited to apply.

Taking place between July and August 2021, the event gives budding vets from all backgrounds first-hand insight into what it's like to study at the Campus.

Much of this year's content is likely to be delivered virtually, including online lectures and practical demonstrations, but the RVC hopes to welcome each of the participants to campus for at least one day to gain some hands-on experience.

For more information about the Schools and to apply, visit: Applications close on the 2 March 2021.