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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 3:36 PM - 0 Comments

BVA & RCVS launch forward-thinking initiative

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The RCVS and the BVA have announced the launch of Vet Futures, a jointly funded initiative designed to stimulate discussion about the future of the profession, and help its members prepare for and shape it. The initiative will draw on the experience and...
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:25 AM - 0 Comments

Dechra launches ciclosporin treatment for canine atopic dermatitis

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Sporimune ( ciclosporin), licensed for the treatment of chronic manifestations of atopic dermatitis in dogs. Roger Brown, Senior Brand Manager at Dechra Veterinary Products, said: "Around 20% of all small animal...
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 8:22 AM - 0 Comments

SPVS vet salaries survey shows gender pay gap closing

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons (SPVS) has published its 2014 Salaries Survey which showed that the gender pay gap has closed from 15% last year to 10.8% this. However, the association notes that this is still slightly higher than the gap...
Mon, 17 Nov 2014 8:13 PM - 0 Comments

New canine urinary incontinence support website for pet owners

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Vétoquinol (maker of Propalin) has announced the launch of a new canine urinary incontinence support website for pet owners. canineui.co.uk contains information about the causes, diagnostic methods and treatment options for canine urinary incontinence...
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 8:45 AM - 0 Comments

RCVS publishes Nov 2014 Council meeting summary

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: The RCVS has published a summary of the goings on at its 6 November meeting. Amongst other things, Council agreed to continue to display postnominals in the Register, undertake a consultation on whether members should be able to use the courtesy title...
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 6:31 PM - 0 Comments

New initiative to promote hygiene amongst exotic pet keepers

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , , The Emergent Disease Foundation , One Health Initiative , Worldwide Veterinary Service , and UNISON have collaborated to launch Exotic pets: Reducing the of risk of human infection , a new leaflet which explains the hygiene measures that keepers of exotic...
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 4:48 PM - 0 Comments

RCVS carries out first audit of CPD for vets

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , The RCVS has announced that it is carrying out an audit of continuing professional development (CPD) for vets in order to monitor compliance and gauge what type of activities they are engaging in. Under the RCVS Code of Professional Conduct, introduced...
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:33 AM - 0 Comments

MSD launches world-first cattle pour-on NSAID

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , MSD Animal Health (Merck in the US and Canada), has launched Finadyne (flunixin), the NSAID for cattle, as a pour on. According to the company, Finadyne Transdermal is the world's first non-parasiticide cattle product to be made available as a pour...
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 8:37 AM - 0 Comments

New ectoparasiticide for cattle, sheep and lambs

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Norbrook has announced the launch of Spotinor Deltamethrin spot-on, a new product which kills a wide range of external parasites that can have economically damaging effects on cattle, sheep and lambs. The product is effective against lice and flies on...
Thu, 06 Nov 2014 2:40 PM - 0 Comments

ChroMyco Due dermatophyte test enhanced

Published by Arlo Guthrie. Filed under: , Invicta Animal Health has launched an enhanced version of the ChroMyco Duo dermatophyte test. The tests use a new round plate with an improved lid design. In addition, the plates are wider and deeper providing 25% more culture medium. According to the...
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