Veterinary Record has been published weekly since 1888. It contains news, comment, letters, clinical research and jobs on a wide range of veterinary topics. In Practice provides continuing educational material for veterinary practitioners. Peer-reviewed review articles by experts in their field cover all species, providing a regular update on clinical developments. * The purpose of this podcast is to educate and to inform. The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice and it is not intended to function as a substitute for a healthcare practitioner’s judgement, patient care or treatment. The views expressed by contributors are those of the speakers. BMJ does not endorse any views or recommendations discussed or expressed on this podcast. Listeners should also be aware that professionals in the field may have different opinions. By listening to this podcast, listeners agree not to use its content as the basis for their own medical treatment or for the medical treatment of others.
Doctors and vets working together for antibiotic stewardship
Doctors and the farming industry are often blamed for overuse of antibiotics that spurs the growing problem of antimicrobial resistance - but the professions are using different methods to combat resistance and reduce overuse.
In this roundtable, we bring medics and vets together to discuss the problem - where antibiotic resistance arises, how resistance genes propagate through the environment and between countries, and what non-drug approaches can be used to reduce the need for antibiotics.
Sandy Trees, Vet Record editor in chief, and retired veterinary surgeon
Stuart Reid, principal of the Royal Veterinary College
Jenny Bellini, cattle and dairy vet, Friars Moor Livestock Health in Dorset
Peter Hawkey, professor of clinical and public health bacteriology, University of Birmingham
Tim McHugh, professor of medical microbiology at University College London
Emmanuel Wey, consultant in infection, Royal Free Hospital, London
Andrew Cobner's presidential year
In this podcast, Laura Honey talks to Andrew Cobner, president of the BCVA, about his plans for the presidential year.
Gudrun Ravetz's presidential year
In this podcast, Georgina Mills talks to Gudrun Ravetz, president of the BVA, about her plans for the presidential year.
Veterinary Record Evidence Award
In this podcast, we chat to Rachel Dean, director of the Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nottingham. The centre was this year's winner of the Veterinary Record Evidence Award.
Veterinary Record Impact Award
Georgina Mills chats to Reuben Newsome, an author on the Veterinary Record Impact Award winning paper 'Claw length recommendations for dairy cow trimming'.
The full paper can be found here: http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/177/9/222.full
Incidence and impact of dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK
Georgina Mills chats to Rachel Moxon, canine research assistant at the charity Guide Dogs and author on a recent article in Veterinary Record about dog attacks on guide dogs in the UK. Rachel talks about the original paper published in 2010 when this research started to take place, and discusses the update article, which was published this year.
The full 2016 article can be found at: http://veterinaryrecord.bmj.com/content/178/15/367.full