Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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June 2020 – Website Updates

As part of the Veterinary Deer Society’s ongoing review of their practices and resources, we have been updating and introducing new areas to the website. Please log in and check the “Our Publications” page for access to these resources, such as webinars, academic papers and conference proceedings. We are also in the process of setting up a forum on the …

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May 2020 – Calving Season

As we move through May, red deer across the country will be beginning to calve, with fallow deer following after. Whilst often this process requires very little veterinary intervention, dystocia is sometimes seen and must be managed appropriately. Usually, manual intervention is only possible with appropriate handling facilities in the farm scenario and tends to be a salvage procedure for …

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COVID-19 Reminder

With the current turbulence in the world and for the veterinary profession, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all members of the Veterinary Deer Society should familiarise themselves with the RCVS and BVA guidelines surrounding visits and clinical practice. Whilst visits may be difficult, adherence to government and industry guidelines should be a priority for the clinician. If you have any …

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April 2020 – Update

VDS Congress 2019 - Panel

Members can access the April 2020 newsletter on the website under the “Publications” section. It includes a brief overview of the conference held at the Moredun in November 2019 and details about organisations that have an interest in deer including APHA, the British Deer Society and the British Deer Farms and Parks Association.  There is also a selection of abstracts …

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Veterinary Deer Society Congress 2019

The Veterinary Deer Society is running a congress on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th November 2019 at the Moredun Research Institute in Edinburgh. The conference is open to any who wish to attend, whether they are veterinarians wanting to increase their clinical knowledge of cervids, or non-veterinarians who are particularly interested in current research and scientific advances in the deer …

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Chronic Wasting Disease-Protecting Scotland’s Deer

The VDS has contributed advice towards the development of a new leaflet by the Deer Management Round Table entitled: Chronic Wasting Disease-Protecting Scotland’s Deer. It contains a brief explanation of the disease, the perceived consequences of its intrusion into the UK and guidelines to reduce the chance of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) entering the UK deer population. The leaflet can …

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