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    RCVS fees to go up by 3%

    RCVS Council has agreed a 3% increase in the registration and retention fees for veterinary surgeons for 2019/20 which will now be submitted to the Privy Council for formal approval. Fees will now be £340 for a UK-practising member, £170...
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    Pet Thyroid Month to launch in July

    MSD Animal Health - maker of Vidalta and Leventa - has announced the launch of Pet Thyroid Month, a campaign to help pet owners recognise the signs of thyroid diseases in cats and dogs and encourage them to seek advice from their veterinary practice....
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    Preggers? New training module explains risks from handling veterinary medicines

    Veterinary Prescriber has launched a new online training module which explains the risks to pregnancy from handling veterinary medicines. The publishers say that many people who prescribe veterinary medicines or who handle them (or bodily fluids that...
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    New equine joint supplement "scientifically proven"

    Cavalor has announced the launch of ArtiTec , an anti-inflammatory joint supplement for horses and ponies that have suffered a joint trauma, which the company says is proven effective in a good quality controlled trial 1 . In the trial, published in...
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    Medivet acquires 250th practice

    Medivet has acquired its 250th practice: Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital , a nine-vet small animal clinic close to Derby. Established over 100 years ago, Alfreton Park Veterinary Hospital is based in a purpose-built clinic; one of four International...
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    BVA highlights lack of stunning figures

    The BVA has raised serious concerns over the lack of information on UK exports of meat from animals that have not been stunned before slaughter. Latest figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) indicate that 22% of sheep and goats (3 million) are...
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    308 vets removed from the Register for non-payment of fees

    The RCVS has removed 308 veterinary surgeons from the Register for non-payment of their annual renewal fee. This compared with 339 who were removed for non-payment last year. A list of those who have not paid their fee has now been published and...
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    Mars Petcare buys 87 veterinary practices in the UK

    Mars Petcare has signed an agreement to acquire the Linnaeus Group , which owns five referral centres and 82 first-opinion practices in the UK, from the private equity firm Sovereign Capital Partners . This is by no means Mars's first foray into...
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    Portsmouth vet struck off for possessing indecent images of children

    Portsmouth-based Simon Wood has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after being convicted of possessing indecent images of children. Mr Wood was convicted of three offences which involved the download of 38 videos and 13 indecent images...
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    Vets urged to measure feline blood pressure for largest ever European study

    Veterinary surgeons are being asked to take blood pressure readings from cats over seven years of age and submit them to The Mercury Challenge, Europe's largest study into feline hypertension. The Mercury Challenge, which is being conducted by...
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    CBE for former RCVS President Stuart Reid

    Former RCVS President and Council Member Professor Stuart Reid, has been appointed Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for his contributions to the veterinary profession and higher education...
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    Irish vet suspended for prescription offences

    Republic of Ireland-based Gary Adams has been suspended from the Register for two years after he was convicted of 34 charges related to prescribing veterinary medicines. Mr Adams was convicted at Gorey District Court, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland...
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    BVA welcomes new welfare code for laying hens

    The BVA, the British Veterinary Poultry Association (BVPA) and Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA) have jointly welcomed a New Code of Practice for the Welfare of Laying Hens and Pullets which was laid before parliament on Thursday. The new...
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    CVO urges vets to take part in wellbeing survey

    Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss is urging veterinary surgeons employed in government roles and private vets undertaking government work (OVs) to take part in a wellbeing survey being conducted by the Association of Government Veterinarians...
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    BVA seeks views on OV revalidation process

    The BVA is asking its members to share their views on the training and revalidation system for Official Veterinarians (OVs), following concerns that frustration with the current process could exacerbate capacity and capability issues. A short survey...
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    NHS wins High Court backing for decision to stop funding homeopathy

    The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge by the British Homeopathic Association over a decision by NHS England to stop funding the discredited treatment. The case came after the NHS issued new guidelines for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG...
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    BSAVA adds dentistry, exotics and surgery to PDP Resource Bank

    The BSAVA has added the first learning resources in dentistry, exotics and surgery to its free online CPD bank, matched to the RCVS Professional Development Phase (PDP) competences. The new sections will sit alongside the Emergency and Critical Care...
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    Stresnil for pigs product recall

    Elanco Animal Health has issued a recall for Stresnil 40 mg/ml Solution for injection for Pigs, a sedative used for aggression, stress, obstetric conditions and as an anaesthetic pre-med. The company has identified that inconsistencies in the cleaning...
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    Ceva launches national TV advertising campaign for Feliway and Adaptil

    Ceva Animal Health has launched a national summer TV advertising campaign to raise awareness of its veterinary behaviour products, Feliway Friends and Adaptil Calm On-the-Go Collar. Ceva says this is the first time it has advertised Feliway Friends...
  • Veterinary Practice

    June 2018 Issue

    Click here to download June 2018 edition PDF from www.veterinary-practice.com » This link will open a new window. Animal welfare Does Brexit present an opportunity to rationalise welfare legislation? Antibacterials in canine gastrointestinal...
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    First blowfly strike cases of 2018 reported

    Elanco Animal Health has announced that the first blowfly strike cases of 2018 have been reported on its Blowfly Strike Tracker . The tracker, which Elanco produces with NADIS (National Animal Disease Information Service), highlights areas hit with...
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    Independent orthopaedic referral centre opens in Cambridgeshire

    Mark Bush and Martin Owen, both RCVS Recognised Specialists in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery have joined forces to open East of England Veterinary Specialists , a new orthopaedic referral practice in Wimpole, Cambridgeshire. The new practice was...
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    BEVA Congress adds crèche facilities

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced that it will be providing crèche facilities for babies and children up to 8 years of age at Congress (Birmingham ICC, 12-15th September). Jon Pycock, President of BEVA said: "A significant...
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    RCVS doing more to promote the profession at public events

    The RCVS is attending an increased number of public events around the UK this summer, to promote ' Find A Vet ', the Practice Standards Scheme (PSS) and careers within the profession. The outreach programme began earlier this month at the Devon...
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    Scotland's first fixed price TPLO

    Glasgow-based Roundhouse Referrals has launched what it claims is Scotland’s first fixed price tibial plateau levelling osteotomy (TPLO) service. Lead surgeon at Roundhouse, Ross Allan (pictured right), an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small...