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Veterinary education and policy

Section edited by Prof. Ayona Silva-Fletcher 

This section covers all aspects of veterinary education research, teaching, training, and policy. Example topics considered by this section include the social science in veterinary education and practice; communication and information sciences; technological impacts on veterinary education and practice; animal health and care policy; political aspects of veterinary education, regulation, and practice; animal health in disaster management and planning; and veterinary research ethics and law. 

  1. Content type: Research article

    The YouTube channel “TiHoVideos” was created by the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Foundation (TiHo) to enable easy, public access to the university’s instructional videos as an additional support...

    Authors: Lina R. Müller, Andrea Tipold, Jan P. Ehlers and Elisabeth Schaper

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:326

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Producing graduates for a breadth of sectors is a priority for veterinary science programs. Undergraduate career intentions represent de-facto ‘outcome’ measures of admissions policy and curricula design, as i...

    Authors: A. M. Feakes, E. J. Palmer, K. R. Petrovski, D. A. Thomsen, J. H. Hyams, M. A. Cake, B. Webster and S. R. Barber

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2019 15:27

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Despite the highest population, the productivity of Ethiopian livestock is low, and the direct contribution to the national economy is limited. Poor genetic potential, shortage of feed in quantity and quality,...

    Authors: Getachew Mebrahtu Welay, Dawit Gebremichael Tedla, Gebreyohans Gebru Teklu, Shishay Kahsay Weldearegay, Mearg Belay Shibeshi, Haftom Hadush Kidane, Berhe Beyene Gebrezgiabher and Teklehaymanot Huluf Abraha

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:293

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Certified Swiss farmers are allowed to disbud their goat kids using a standard intramuscularly administered anaesthetic mixture. This mixture, containing xylazine and ketamine, is officially distributed with t...

    Authors: N. Wagmann, C. Spadavecchia, U. Morath-Huss, G. Schüpbach-Regula and P. Zanolari

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:220

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Tutoring is a useful tool in the university teaching-learning binomial, although its development is impaired in large classes. Recent improvements in information and communication technologies have made tutori...

    Authors: María J. García-Iglesias, Claudia Pérez-Martínez, César B. Gutiérrez-Martín, Raquel Díez-Laiz and Ana M. Sahagún-Prieto

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:35

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:75

  6. Content type: Editorial

    A round table discussion was held during the LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM conference on Reproducibility of Animal Studies on the 25th of September 2017 in Edinburgh. The aim of the round table was to discuss how to enhanc...

    Authors: Nicola J. Osborne, Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga, Amrita Ahluwahlia, Sabina Alam, Matthew Brown, Hayley Henderson, Wim de Leeuw, Joan Marsh, David Moher, Erica van Oort, Frances Rawle, Beat M. Riederer, Jose Sanchez-Morgado, Emily S. Sena, Caroline Struthers, Matthew Westmore…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:314

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are a key component of the veterinary evidence base. Sample sizes and defined outcome measures are crucial components of RCTs.

    Authors: K. J. Wareham, R. M. Hyde, D. Grindlay, M. L. Brennan and R. S. Dean

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:295

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Common carp Cyprinus carpio is an important food fish in Central Europe, which in some regions is consumed as part of local tradition. The majority of carp are sold by small retailers and not processed in commerc...

    Authors: Karina Retter, Karl-Heinz Esser, Matthias Lüpke, John Hellmann, Dieter Steinhagen and Verena Jung-Schroers

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:205

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Livestock vaccines (LV) are often stored on-farm, in a refrigerator (fridge), prior to use and little is documented about the storage conditions during this period. As the quality of a vaccine can be impaired ...

    Authors: Paul D. Williams and Gustavo Paixão

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2018 14:136

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) are considered the gold standard form of evidence for assessing treatment efficacy, but many factors can influence their reliability including methodological quality, report...

    Authors: K. J. Wareham, R. M. Hyde, D. Grindlay, M. L. Brennan and R. S. Dean

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:234

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Dogs are ubiquitous in human society and attempts to manage their populations are common to most countries. Managing dog populations is achieved through a range of interventions to suit the dog population dyna...

    Authors: Elly Hiby, Kate Nattrass Atema, Rebecca Brimley, Alexandra Hammond-Seaman, Mark Jones, Andrew Rowan, Emelie Fogelberg, Mark Kennedy, Deepashree Balaram, Louis Nel, Sarah Cleaveland, Katie Hampson, Sunny Townsend, Tiziana Lembo, Nicola Rooney, Helen Rebecca Whay…

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:143

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The transport of veterinary drugs must comply with the general standards for drug storage. Although many vehicles are equipped with active heating and/or cooling devices assuring recommended storage conditions...

    Authors: Johannes Horak, Astrid Haberleitner and Günther Schauberger

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:140

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The public and private sector in the EU spend around €800 million per year on animal health and welfare related research. An objective process to identify critical gaps in knowledge and available control tools...

    Authors: Declan O’Brien, Jim Scudamore, Johannes Charlier and Morgane Delavergne

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2017 13:1

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The slaughter of pregnant cattle and the fate of the foetuses are relatively new subjects in the field of animal welfare. The Scientific Committee on Veterinary Measures relating to Public Health (SCVPH), howe...

    Authors: Patric Maurer, Ernst Lücker and Katharina Riehn

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2016 12:91

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The early years in professional practice are for many veterinary and medical professionals a period of great challenges and consequently increased stress levels. Personal resources appear to have a positive im...

    Authors: N. J. J. M. Mastenbroek, P. van Beukelen, E. Demerouti, A. J. J. A. Scherpbier and A. D. C. Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:311

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Large animal veterinarians carry drugs in their practice vehicles in storage areas that are not typically refrigerated. The most common upper limits of manufacturers’ storage temperatures for United States (U....

    Authors: Jeff D. Ondrak, Meredyth L. Jones and Virginia R. Fajt

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:248

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Infection control in veterinary clinics is important for preventing pathogen spread between patients, staff and the public. There has been no direct evaluation of the use of many basic infection control practi...

    Authors: Maureen E. C. Anderson and J. Scott Weese

    Citation: BMC Veterinary Research 2015 11:185

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