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    New worming webinar for equine vets: Sifting through the Sh1t

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has published a new webinar for equine vets called "Worm control: Sifting through the Sh1t". The webinar, which is presented by equine internal medicine specialist David Rendle from Rainbow Equine...
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    Onsior gets new chronic pain indication in cats

    Elanco has announced that Onsior 6 mg tablets have been licensed for the treatment of pain and inflammation associated with chronic musculoskeletal disorders in cats. The NSAID's new indication is in addition to its existing license for acute pain...
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    Medivet to open 'centre of excellence' for orthopaedics in Kent

    Medivet has announced the opening of a "centre of excellence" in orthopaedics at its referral practice in Faversham, Kent. The team at the centre will be led by Dr Ryk Botes (pictured right), a Medivet Branch Partner with a special interest...
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    Vet suspended for assault

    Yorkshire-based Richard Sutcliffe MRCVS has been suspended for six months after being convicted of common assault, and for conducting surgery and administering POM-V medicine to a person. The first charge related to his conviction on two counts of...
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    Chanelle launches Osteopen for arthritis in dogs

    Chanelle has launched Osteopen (pentosan polysulphate sodium) for the treatment of arthritis and degenerative joint disease in dogs. Osteopen (pentosan polysulphate sodium) is a semi-synthetic polymer which Chanelle says has anti-inflammatory properties...
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    Female vets ARE discriminated against

    The BVA has published the interim results of a new study which seems to provide the best evidence yet that the veterinary profession still discriminates against female veterinary surgeons. The study also found that those who believe that gender discrimination...
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    RCVS launches leadership training course for vets

    The RCVS has launched the Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme, a online leadership training course for all members of the practice team. The programme, which was developed in collaboration with the NHS Leadership Academy, is designed to teach...
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    Elanco launches Credelio oral flea and tick control for cats

    Elanco has announced the launch of Credelio (lotilaner) for cats, the first oral flea and tick treatment to be licensed for cats. In trials, Credelio killed more than 98% of ticks within 24 hours 1 , and more than 99% of fleas within 12 hours with...
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    Corporate vet group donates £60K to Vetlife

    Linnaeus , the corporate veterinary group with 130 practices around the UK that was bought by Mars Petcare earlier this year, has made a £60,000 donation to Vetlife, the charity which gives free confidential support to veterinary professionals who...
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    Non-vets to support animal product certification

    The RCVS Council has approved changes to the supporting guidance that underpins its Code of Professional Conduct to allow for non-veterinarians to support veterinary surgeons in the certification of products of animal origin for export. The plans developed...
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    New test for early TB identification in exotics

    PBD Biotech Limited has launched Actiphage, a new test which the company says enables rapid, early identification of Mycobacterium bovis in exotic species. PBD says Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a growing problem for zoos and wildlife parks, especially...
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    Ayrshire vet struck off for failings surrounding euthanasia

    Ayrshire-based John Hendrie Smith has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after it found allegations of a number of charges in relation to his euthanasia of a dog proven. In total Mr Hendrie Smith had faced eight charges against him...
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    The remote prescription debate that could redefine what it means to be a vet

    A motion to conduct a trial of remote prescribing without performing a physical examination (ie. via telemedicine), thereby redefining what it means for an animal to be "under the care" of a veterinary surgeon, was put before RCVS Council last...
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    Dermatology learning opportunity at London Vet Show

    Zoetis is inviting vets to come to its Skinsights Learning Academy, taking place in the theatre on the company's stand at the London Vet Show. The company says its Skinsights Learning Academies help support individuals and practices improve the...
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    November 2018 Issue

    Click here to download November 2018 edition PDF from www.veterinary-practice.com » This link will open a new window. Lyme disease exposure risk to UK dogs With an increasing number of dogs at risk of Lyme disease, prevention is key...
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    Why did the crossbred cat try to cross the road?

    New research from the RVC has revealed that young, male, crossbred cats are at greater risk of being hit by a car, begging the question as to why they tried to cross the road in the first place. The study, which was carried out by the VetCompass programme...
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    Last call for vets to apply for MSD research bursary

    MSD Animal Health is reminding veterinary surgeons that the deadline to apply for one of its £4000 2018 research bursaries is drawing near. There are three awards on offer: two ruminant bursaries and one companion animal bursary. Applications...
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    New improved skin desensitising spray

    Invicta Animal Health has launched an improved version EthyCalm, its vapo-coolant spray for desensitising skin before needling a patient. EthyCalm is sprayed directly on the skin, or, for more fractious patients, can be applied with a swab. Invicta...
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    New FLUTD course for the practice team

    Improve International has launched a new, two-day course for both veterinary surgeons and nurses on the medical and surgical aspects and prophylactic and therapeutic options for feline lower urinary tract disease (FLUTD). The course will be led by...
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    RCVS marks first anniversary of Veterinary Client Mediation Service

    The RCVS reports that its Veterinary Client Mediation Service (VCMS) has passed the one-year mark, dealing with over 2,000 disputes between veterinary practices and clients in that time. The VCMS, which is administered by Nockolds Solicitors, was formally...
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    New European-wide postgraduate qualification in advanced small animal medicine

    An accredited General Practitioner Advanced Certificate (GPAdvCert) in Small Animal Medicine has been launched by Improve International . The course is aimed at veterinary professionals across Europe who want to advance their knowledge and diagnostic...
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    New case studies to help practices get informed consent

    The RCVS has published a series of case studies designed to help veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses in gaining properly informed consent from clients for procedures and treatments. The case studies were developed by the RCVS Standards Committee...
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    BSAVA calls for more Masters researchers

    The BSAVA is calling on veterinary surgeons who want to develop their research skills or answer clinical questions alongside their practice work to sign up for its Masters in Clinical Veterinary Research. The association says the qualification will...
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    Lintbells launches improved nurse-led pet mobility clinics

    Lintbells has launched its 'new and improved' Mobility Matters initiative which provides a framework for introducing nurse–led mobility clinics in practice. The Lintbells Mobility Matters initiative provides materials designed to help...
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    Midlands referral centre recruits new internal medicine specialist

    Solihull-based Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service has been joined by Mark Dunning, a European Diplomate in Small Animal Internal Medicine and an RCVS and EBVS recognised specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Mark, who graduated...