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Fri, 29 May 2015 8:25 AM - 0 Comments

Petplan launches claim-based summer safety campaign

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Petplan has teamed up with Battersea Dogs & Cats Home to launch Summer Safety, a pet owner education campaign based on insurance claims received by the company. The company reports that last year, 83% of all heat stroke claims occurred in the summer...
Thu, 28 May 2015 8:02 AM - 0 Comments

RCVS recruiting for new Practice Standards Scheme Assessors

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS has launched the recruitment process for new Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) Assessors, ahead of the Scheme's relaunch in November this year. The College is looking to recruit 18 experienced veterinary surgeons as Assessors who will work...
Thu, 28 May 2015 7:49 AM - 0 Comments

New neurology referral service for the North West

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Northwest Surgeons, the Cheshire-based referral centre which is now part of Pets at Home, has announced the expansion of its clinical specialisms into the field of neurology, with the appointment of Dr Lorenzo Golini. Dr Golini underwent residency training...
Wed, 27 May 2015 8:51 AM - 0 Comments

New treatment for bacterial infections in cattle and pigs

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Bayer Animal Health has announced the launch of Ceffect (cefquinome), for the treatment of bacterial infections in cattle and pigs caused by Gram-positive and Gram-negative micro-organisms sensitive to cefquinome. Ceffect is available as a 25mg/ml suspension...
Tue, 26 May 2015 4:13 PM - 0 Comments

Study shows buprenorphine suitable as routine analgesic in horses

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Ceva Animal Health has highlighted a new study which revealed that the use of the opioid buprenorphine, the active ingredient in Vetergesic , before equine elective general anaesthesia and surgery resulted in better post-operative analgesia than butorphanol...
Fri, 22 May 2015 9:10 AM - 0 Comments -

Research sheds new light on canine epilepsy

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The AHT has published the first research paper of its kind which looks at idiopathic epilepsy (IE) in the Italian Spinoni, a breed where the prevalence of IE has been found to be 5.3%, compared to 0.6% estimated to be seen in dogs generally in UK first...
Thu, 21 May 2015 9:28 AM - 0 Comments

New campaign to get dogs' eyes checked

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of Take a Closer Look , a campaign to encourage dog owners to have their pet checked for dry eye (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) this summer. According to the company, around 1 in every 22 dogs suffer from dry eye...
Wed, 20 May 2015 8:10 AM - 0 Comments

Vet school research underpins new vision for rabbit welfare

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The University of Bristol, the Rabbit Council, the Pet Industry Federation, the RSPCA and the RWAF have come together for the first time to produce a vision for improving rabbit welfare. The new ten-point vision is based on recommendations resulting from...
Tue, 19 May 2015 3:43 PM - 0 Comments -

'Veterinary Nurse' one step closer to being protected in law

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: RCVS Council member Professor the Lord Trees has today submitted a Private Members’ Bill to the ballot of the House of Lords which would legally protect the title ‘Veterinary Nurse’. If the Bill is drawn sufficiently highly in the ballot...
Mon, 18 May 2015 2:03 PM - 0 Comments

CVS diversifies into grooming

Published by Arlo Guthrie. CVS has announced that it is diversifying into pet grooming, opening grooming studios in its practices across the UK. The company says the move is in response to the large number of clients that ask its staff to recommend a groomer in their area. The...
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