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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 4:16 PM - 5 Comments -

RCVS extends alternative dispute resolution trial

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS has extended its alternative dispute resolution (ADR) trial until October 2015 and broadened its remit, allowing more cases to be considered. The idea of the ADR is to provide an alternative form of resolution for the many concerns raised with...
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 3:51 PM - 0 Comments

Research indicates that aging not PPID behind intestinal problems in older horses

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The Waltham Equine Studies Group has announced the results of two pieces of research designed to improve understanding of the best nutritional support for older horses, whether they are healthy or diagnosed with Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction ...
Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:26 AM - 0 Comments

Record year for SPVS/VPMA Congress 2015

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) reports that its annual Congress, held jointly with the Veterinary Practice Managers Association (VPMA) at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport last week, was a sell out. Over 470 delegates attended,...
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 9:57 AM - 7 Comments

Vet in court over X-ray of employee’s foot

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , John Kenward MRCVS, a director of Maidstone practice Pet Emergency Treatment Services, has been given a conditional discharge for allowing an employee to X-ray her own foot after a horse stamped on it. Maidstone Magistrates heard that the employee, a...
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 4:37 PM - 0 Comments

Dechra launches larger size for ketamine-based anaesthetic

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , Dechra Veterinary Products has launched a new 50 ml bottle of its rapid acting dissociative anaesthetic licensed for cats, dogs and horses, Anesketin. Anesketin solution for injection, containing Ketamine 100 mg/ml, is indicated for induction of anaesthesia...
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 9:49 AM - 0 Comments -

New book offers a husband's take on a vet's life

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: A new book written by a man who is both married to and brother of a veterinary surgeon (not the same one, I hasten to add), offers a husband's take on a vet's life. Author Steve Ankers is married to Margaret Ankers MRCVS ( Acorn Veterinary Surgery...
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 3:39 PM - 0 Comments

Study shows cats develop immunity to blood-borne bacteria

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , A new study 1 lead by led by Dr Séverine Tasker at the University of Bristol's School of Veterinary Sciences and published in the journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology (CVI), has shown that cats previously infected with the blood-borne bacteria...
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 4:31 PM - 1 Comments

Virbac supports Glasgow students' homeless project

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Virbac has announced that it is to support the work of Glasgow student vets buy supplying their homeless project with vaccines and parasiticides. 'Trusty Paws' was set up last year by fourth year veterinary student Ruby Shorrock and a group of...
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 5:41 PM - 0 Comments

New DNA test for macular corneal dystrophy in Labradors

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The Animal Health Trust and the Kennel Club have announced that a new, non-invasive DNA test for the genetic mutation causing macular corneal dystrophy (MCD) in Labradors will be available from the Animal Health Trust DNA Testing Service from Monday 26...
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 5:24 PM - 0 Comments

Vet Futures looks at mental illness in the profession

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Vet Futures, the joint initiative by the RCVS and BVA to stimulate debate about the future of the profession, has opened a new discussion exploring the issue of mental health problems. The discussion has been opened by this month's Vet Futures guest...
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