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  • Ceva hosts canine dermatitis webinar

    Ceva hosts canine dermatitis webinar


    Kate Griffiths BVSc Cert VD PGDip MRCVS, Assistant Professor in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Nottingham


    Ceva Animal Health is hosting an informative webinar entitled ‘Now what? A nuts and bolts approach to the dermatology case’ to educate veterinary professionals on the practical aspects of identifying and managing canine dermatitis.

    Presented by one of the UK’s leading dermatologists, Kate Griffiths BVSc Cert VD PGDip MRCVS, Assistant Professor
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  • Successful Tick Awareness Month Launch Extends Tick Control Through DogFest

    Successful Tick Awareness Month Launch Extends Tick Control Through DogFest



    The impactful launch of Tick Awareness Month in May will use DogFest to extend the important tick control message. The consumer launch of Tick Awareness Month benefited from countrywide coverage across TV and radio channels early in May. Throughout the month MSD Animal Health has joined forces with vets across the UK to call on the Government to get a comprehensive tick control programme reinstated into the Pet Travel Scheme, in full support of the BVA’s Brexit recommendation. Through...
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  • New Course Aims to Equip Vets for Court Witness Role

    New Course Aims to Equip Vets for Court Witness Role


    Mr Peter Jinman OBE, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

    With increasing numbers of veterinary professionals required to act as witnesses in court, Improve International has launched a new two-day course to equip members of the practice team with the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil this role effectively.

    The course, led by veterinary surgeons Mr Peter Jinman OBE, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Mr Paul Roger, European
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  • Reducing the threat of tick-borne diseases for dogs in the UK

    Reducing the threat of tick-borne diseases for dogs in the UK


    Jenny Helm (BVMS Cert SAM Dip-ECVIM (CA) FHEA MRCVS) from the University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital talks about the increased geographical spread of ticks, the emergence of new tick-borne diseases and the importance of tick bite prevention.


    Ticks have never seen so much attention in the veterinary and consumer media. But what is behind the media noise and how should vets be reacting?
    There is a drive, rightly so, to increase awareness of tick-borne diseases...
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  • Declawing linked to aggression and other abnormal behaviours in cats

    Declawing linked to aggression and other abnormal behaviours in cats

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    ​​​​​lnternational Cat Care (iCatCare) and its veterinary division the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) present research published today in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, linking the declawing of cats to long-term pain, aggression and abnormal behaviours.

    Declaw surgery (onychectomy) is illegal in many countries but is still a surprisingly common practice in some. It is performed electively to stop cats from damaging furniture, or as a means...
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  • LagoLearn, reducing rabbit anaesthesia deaths

    LagoLearn, reducing rabbit anaesthesia deaths



    According to rabbit CPD company LagoLearn, too many rabbits die under anaesthesia. Rabbits have one of the highest published anaesthetic death rates of any companion animal species(1) and anaesthesia is one of the teaching topics most requested by vets and vet nurses.

    The company is seeking to improve this situation by hosting a day-long conference focusing on rabbit anaesthesia on 14th October at New Hall Hotel in Birmingham. Thanks to sponsorship by Supreme Petfoods,
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  • Leading veterinary hospital changes name to reflect expansion of services

    Leading veterinary hospital changes name to reflect expansion of services



    A leading veterinary hospital has undergone a rebrand to better illustrate the extent of specialities and specialists it offers.


    Northwest Surgeons has rebranded as Northwest Veterinary Specialists (NWVS), following significant investment into facilities and people.


    The referral centre recently extended its floor space at its base in Cheshire, to support the major expansion of the services being offered.


    Liz Cousins, hospital
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  • Nexgard spectra™ becomes the only product licensed to prevent lungworm and kill ticks



    Until now, it’s been difficult for veterinary surgeons to advise dog owners on how to protect their pets against deadly lungworm and ticks. That’s about to change as NexGard Spectra™ is now licensed for lungworm prevention, making it the only product that prevents lungworm and kills ticks in one tasty chew.

    To date, in order to help protect pets against both of these parasites vets have had to prescribe multiple products, often with different methods of administration
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  • London’s Hyde Park Police Horses Line Up for National Equine Health Survey

    London’s Hyde Park Police Horses Line Up for National Equine Health Survey



    The Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch based in Hyde Park lined up to take part in the leading national survey on equine health. From checking teeth, hooves and eyes, to clambering up stepladders to take the vital statistics of the majestic horses, pet charity Blue Cross joined forces with the celebrated Police Mounted Branch to encourage horse owners to take part in the charity’s National Equine Health Survey (NEHS) this week.

    The National Equine Health Survey (NEHS)
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  • Last chance to make a nomination for the Virbac 3DWorming Equine SQP of the Year 2017



    Nominations for the Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year close at the end of July. To make sure that your resident SQP has the chance to represent your company and be considered for the prestigious title of Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year award, visit the 3D Worming website www.3dworming.co.uk to make your nomination.

    The Virbac 3D Worming Equine SQP of the Year Award is widely recognised as a major industry award. Designed to highlight the hard work and
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