Environmental Enrichment for Cats in Practice

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This lecture focuses on feline behaviour in order to ensure a high standard of care for cats in practice.  It concentrates on minimising stress for cats in the waiting room, the consult room, and for admission and hospitalisation.  It looks at the physiological, safety and behavioural needs of cats and the environmental enrichment needed within veterinary practice to meet these needs.

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Prevention and Protection: Animal Welfare Education in Veterinary Nursing

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This veterinary nurse CPD lecture takes a detailed look at animal welfare and animal welfare education, giving detailed advice on how veterinary nurses can make a positive impact on animal welfare education. It discusses how important animal welfare education is and how to go about implementing strategies in practice to make a positive difference to welfare.

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Introduction to Bear Health and Welfare for Veterinary Nurses

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Filmed in the Animals Asia Bear Hospital in Vietnam with their VN Team, this video based vet nursing CPD lecture provides a detailed and interesting introduction to Bear Health and Welfare.  It explains the different roles of the VNs in the Bear Hospital and shows the work done and how it is carried out.  Medicating bears and health monitoring of bears are two of the roles discussed. The vet nursing CPD lecture then gives a detailed step-by-step case study of a bear health check under general anaesthetic and looks at the anaesthetic procedure for bears and the health check itself. The lecture continues with an overview of bear welfare at the sanctuary, looking at  diet and enrichment.

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Introduction to Animal Welfare

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This bite size vet nurse CPD online lecture introduces Animal Welfare and the Five Freedoms, and goes on to discuss companion animal welfare in the UK.  It encourages thought on welfare considerations, and shows how small changes can make a big difference within practice, and in the UK as a whole.

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Early Neutering of Cats

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This vet nursing CPD lecture highlights the issue of homeless cats in the UK, and what can be done to improve the situation. It discusses the reasons for carrying out early neutering of cats and gives a considered approach to possible concerns. It then looks at the procedure itself, and also what vet nurses can do to actively promote early neutering in practice.

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