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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 8:00 AM - 0 Comments

New study shows there is no escaping fleas

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , A new study carried out to look at the efficacy of spinosad (Comfortis) in cats has shown that they can acquire a flea infestation even when kept in a controlled laboratory environment. The study was conducted on a laboratory colony of 15 cats that had...
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 2:34 PM - 0 Comments

Dechra announces lower starting dose for Vetoryl

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Dechra Veterinary Products has announced a new lower recommended starting dose of Vetoryl (trilostane), its treatment for dogs with Cushing's syndrome. Dechra says the change to the Summary of Product Characteristics for Vetoryl Hard Capsules for...
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 1:09 PM - 0 Comments

RCVS Day marks historic day for veterinary nurses

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , The RCVS Day held last Friday saw the investiture of Professor Stuart Reid as the new President for 2014/15, the formal adoption of a new Royal Charter that recognises veterinary nurses, and a smorgasbord of awards. Professor Reid, who graduated from...
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 9:27 AM - 0 Comments

Ceva's cardiology webinars now available on-demand

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Ceva has announced that its cardiology webinar series, which attracted over 1,600 veterinary professionals when viewed live, is now available to view on-demand by visiting . The webinars, which cover the management of heart failure...
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 9:25 AM - 0 Comments

MSD launches Big Flea Guarantee

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , MSD Animal Health has launched the Big Flea Guarantee, a new marketing initiative to support its flea and tick treatment for dogs, Bravecto. The launch began with a live webcast from the University of Bristol offering advice for pet owners on managing...
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 9:01 AM - 0 Comments

Royal Canin launches summer cat campaign

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , Royal Canin is running summer marketing campaign focusing on felines, to help small animal practices further develop their relationships with cat-owning customers. The 'Summer of the Cat' campaign runs till the end of August and aims to help practices...
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:50 AM - 0 Comments

Petplan's latest ad campaign on air

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Petplan is running its television advertising campaign from now until October. The advert (below) is airing on Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, ITV2, ITV3, More 4, Gold and USA. Suzanne Cheadle, Acting Head of Marketing at Petplan said: "As the UK market leader...
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:03 AM - 0 Comments

Vets reminded to complete RCVS registration

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS is reminding veterinary surgeons to complete their registration process by confirming they have met the requirement for continuing professional development (CPD) and declared any outstanding convictions. The College says that although the deadline...
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:21 AM - 0 Comments

Elanco launches client education films

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Elanco Companion Animal Health, which makes Surolan and Surosolve, has launched a couple of short films to demonstrate to pet owners how to administer veterinary prescribed ear drops and clean their pet's ears. Filmed with the University of Bristol...
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:47 AM - 0 Comments

Ear, Ear. Dechra launches new practice support package

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Dechra has launched a new support package to help veterinary surgeons and nurses dealing with otitis externa, and to encourage compliance amongst owners whose dogs are being treated for the disease. Called the Dermatology Partners in Practice programme...
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