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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 7:00 AM - 1 Comments

RCVS trials new dispute resolution scheme

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS has announced that it is to trial a new alternative dispute resolution scheme for users of veterinary services who have complaints which aren't serious enough to call into question a veterinary surgeon or nurse's fitness to practice....
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 7:05 AM - 0 Comments

New credit option to ease the pain of vet bills

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Somerset vet Stewart Halperin MRCVS has launched CarefreeCredit , a service designed to help pet owners pay for unforeseen veterinary bills, and take the burden of unpaid bills away from veterinary surgeons. The new service is very simple. First, participating...
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 8:50 AM - 0 Comments

Boehringer launches first oral prednisolone for horses

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has launched Equisolon 33 mg/g oral powder, the first licensed oral prednisolone for the alleviation of inflammation associated with recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), otherwise known as heaves, in horses. Clare Turnbull...
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 9:34 AM - 0 Comments

Virbac to launch affordable ciclosporin

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Virbac has announced the launch of what it describes as an affordable ciclosporin for the treatment of canine atopic dermatitis. Called Cyclavance, the new product will make its debut at the London Vet Show (Nov 20th/21st at London Olympia). Cyclavance...
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 9:41 AM - 0 Comments

Merial joins GARC to promote rabies vaccination

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Merial has joined forces with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) promote its "Me and My Dog - Together Against Rabies" social media campaign, designed to raise awareness of the importance of vaccinating dogs against rabies. As part...
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,...
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