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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 8:42 AM - 0 Comments

New salmonella vaccine for poultry

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Elanco Animal Health has launched AviPro Salmonella Duo, a new live vaccine which provides simultaneous protection against S Enteritidis and S Typhimurium in poultry. Jessica Cross, Elanco's poultry veterinary consultant said: "AviPro Salmonella...
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 8:05 AM - 0 Comments

New powers to curb irresponsible dog owners

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , As of the start of this week, police forces and local authorities have new legal powers designed to reduce the number of dog attacks. For the first time, police and local authorities will be able to demand that owners take action to prevent a dog attack...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 1:08 PM - 0 Comments

Aussie vet students strip off for charity

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , Fourth year veterinary students from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science have produced a nude calendar in which they use a variety of strategically placed animals to protect their modesty. The calendar, called Under the Overalls...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:51 AM - 0 Comments

First systematic review of veterinary homeopathy trials

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , The Veterinary Record has published what the British Homeopathy Association is calling the first ever systematic review of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in veterinary homeopathy . The review was conducted by Dr Robert Mathie, research development...
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 2:37 PM - 0 Comments -

BEVA clarifies who can do what in a horse's mouth

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) has clarified regulations on equine dental procedures following a survey which showed confusion, even amongst vets, over who is allowed to do what in a horse's mouth. In the survey of BEVA members,...
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:00 AM - 0 Comments

Breeding ram examination guidelines updated

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: Guidelines on the examination of rams for breeding have now been officially updated, thanks to the pooled expertise of delegates at a recent Sheep Fertility Workshop, sponsored by Ceva Animal Health, the Sheep Veterinary Society and EBLEX-AHDB. The previous...
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:32 AM - 0 Comments

Government urges vets and nurses to become Antibiotic Guardians

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Public Health England ( PHE ) is urging veterinary surgeons, nurses, other healthcare professionals and the public to become Antibiotic Guardians by visiting and pledging to make better use of antibiotics, to help make sure they...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 1:18 PM - 0 Comments

New guide to antibiotic use

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , Bayer Animal Health has launched Back to Basics , a new guide to antibiotic use which focuses on the concerns raised by vets and vet students about antibiotics in a survey carried out by the company. 465 vets and 40 students took part in the survey in...
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:21 AM - 0 Comments

New Baytril Max treats cattle and pigs

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Bayer Animal Health has launched Baytril® Max 100mg/ml Solution for Injection for Cattle and Pigs, which replaces the company's previously animal-specific Baytril Max products. Bayer says the active ingredient, enrofloxacin, treats bacterial infection...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:34 AM - 1 Comments

78% of vets treated animals for ingesting human medicines in 2013/14

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Direct Line has revealed the results of a small survey which found that 78% of veterinary surgeons had treated pets for ingesting human medicines in the last year. 100 vets took part in the study, of which 28% reported that they had cases where owners...
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