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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...
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 8:08 AM - 2 Comments

New safety qualification for people who drive at work

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The British Safety Council has launched a new qualification to help people who drive as part of their work stay safe on the roads. According to the organisation, the Level 2 Award in Safe Driving at Work provides work drivers with key knowledge of the...
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:58 AM - 2 Comments

New urine test result app

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Virbac, maker of Pronefra for the management of CKD in cats and dogs, has launched a free app to help interpret patients' urine test results in line with the latest International Renal Interest Society (IRIS) Guidelines. The app, which is also called...
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 6:45 PM - 0 Comments -

Belfast vet collects first Queen's Medal

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Belfast-based Des Thompson MRCVS was presented with the first ever RCVS Queen's Medal by Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace this afternoon. Des, pictured right showing off the new medal with his wife Rosalie, received two separate nominations for the...
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