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    Why the average Schnauzer may be the perfect pet

    Research published by the Royal Veterinary College in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology has found that the Miniature Schnauzer is one of the most average dog breeds in the UK 1 , an attribute which could make it an ideal choice for aspiring dog owners...
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    New research offers fresh hope for cats with FIP

    International Cat Care is highlighting new research published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) , in which the human antiviral ‘GS-441524’ showed 'great promise' against feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). According...
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    Anyone seen any cases of Alabama Rot?

    Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists , The Royal Veterinary College and Bayer Animal Health are asking UK practices to report any suspected cases of Alabama Rot, or Cutaneous and Renal Glomerular Vasculopathy (CRGV), as it is slightly less catchily...
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    New independent veterinary graduate programme for Scotland

    Pets'n'Vets has launched Totally Grad!, a new veterinary graduate programme designed to helping new grads embark on a fulfilling veterinary career in independent practice. The programme offers a structured and heavily supported first year in...
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    Linnaeus boss Lynne Hill retires

    The Linnaeus Group has announced that its Chief Executive, Lynne Hill, has retired. Lynne was instrumental in creating the Linnaeus business in January 2015, and then growing it to the point where it now has 145 veterinary practices across the UK....
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    BVA calls for review of animal welfare during live transport

    The British Veterinary Association is urging the government to put welfare at the heart of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock inside and out of the UK. In its updated position statement, the association emphasises its support of current...
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    Survey finds 2/3rds horses suffer joint disease lameness

    A new survey of horse owners¹ by supplement brand, Cavalor, has found that 66% of horses have suffered from lameness as a result of joint disease and one-fifth of horses have been off work with the problem for a year or more. The company says...
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    Anaesthetic shortage solved as Chanelle airfreights 35,000 bottles of IsoVet to the UK

    Chanelle has announced this morning that 35,000 bottles of IsoVet are now available from wholesalers, with more supplies due in the coming months. Chanelle's head of sales and marketing, Killian Gaffney said: "The total UK market is around...
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    Rhinocycle vet now running the London Marathon for MS

    Jason Davidson MRCVS from Companion Care in Derby, who in 2017 helped raise over £6000 to help stop rhino poaching, is at it again. This time, he's running the London Marathon in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Trust . Jason has a very personal...
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    Henry Schein AH acquired by Vets First Choice and renamed Covetrus

    Henry Schein has sold off its animal health business to Vets First Choice , a veterinary software provider, which has now re-launched the merged businesses as Covetrus. Henry Schein said in a statement on Friday that it had sold the business in order...
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    Zoetis shares latest on equine flu vaccines following outbreak

    Aware that many horse owners will be worried about the outbreak of equine flu and want to know more about available vaccines, Zoetis has issued a statement for veterinary professionals about its vaccines, Equip Flu and Equip Flu and Tetanus (Equip F or...
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    Vets, have you experienced discrimination?

    The BVA has launched a survey to gather experiences of discrimination in the veterinary professions. Veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons, students and other veterinary professionals are all invited to take part in the anonymous survey and share...
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    New evidence-based guidance for preventative veterinary care

    MSD Animal Health is launching the first evidence-based guidance 1 for improving the approach to the preventative veterinary healthcare consultation, developed in partnership with the Centre for Evidence-based Medicine at the University of Nottingham...
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    Zoetis Equip Artervac vaccine back in stock

    Zoetis has announced that announced its Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) vaccine Equip Artervac is now back in stock. Supplies of the vaccine, which is indicated for the active immunisation for horses against equine arteritis, ran low at the end of last...
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    BVA & RSPCA call on Government to end non-stun slaughter

    The BVA has joined forces with the RSPCA in calling on the Government to repeal a legal exemption that permits animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering. The latest figures from 2017/18 reveal that over...
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    CPD for vets returning to equine practice

    BEVA has announced the launch of CPD courses designed to help equine and mixed vets get back into equine practice after a break from clinical work. Sarah Gasper, BEVA’S Learning Manager said: "Many of us on the BEVA education team understand...
  • Veterinary Practice

    February 2019 Issue

    Click here to download February 2019 edition PDF from www.veterinary-practice.com » This link will open a new window. Managing feline injection site sarcoma Surgical management combined with radiotherapy is the best option for treating...
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    Virbac launches oral rinse for horses

    Virbac has launched Hexarinse for Horses, an oral rinsing solution containing dilute chlorhexidine gluconate, prepared specifically for horses. The company says the new product has been launched in response to demand from UK equine veterinary surgeons...
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    New special interest groups for vets, starting with dentistry

    VetSurgeon.org has today officially launched the new Small Animal Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery Group , where all veterinary dentistry news, discussions, clinical reference photographs and CPD will now be found under one roof. The dentistry...
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    New vegetarian diet factsheets for pet owners

    The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) has published two new factsheets for pet owners, one about vegetarian diets and the other about food allergies . The PFMA says the factsheets have been produced with nutrition experts in response to demand...
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    Researchers find link between insulin and equine laminitis

    Researchers from the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, in conjunction with the Waltham Equine Studies Group, have identified a possible mechanistic link between high levels of insulin and equine laminitis...
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    French bulldogs prone to birthing problems

    New research conducted by the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), which shows that French bulldog bitches are 15.9 times more likely to suffer from difficult births (dystocia) than crossbred bitches, has been published in the Veterinary Record today. Furthermore...
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    Virbac launches first liquid, flavoured metronidazole for dogs

    Virbac has announced the launch of Eradia, the first and only metronidazole for dogs in a flavoured oral suspension. Suitable for both puppies and adult dogs, Eradia is presented in a bottle with an award-winning 1 'All-In-One Smart Cap' which...
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    Farm Animal Need To Know, January 2019: Salary threshold threat to EU OV vets

    By Rachel Tennant MRCVS NEWS AND INNOVATION Proposed £30K salary threshold for EU vets to get a UK visa after Brexit could threaten the number of vets available for OV work . NFU stresses the importance of UK farm welfare standards...
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    Equine Need To Know, January 2019: Equine Influenza Alert

    By Aoife Bakonyi Byrne MRCVS NEWS AND INNOVATION Equine Influenza Alert - confirmed cases must be reported to the BHA via the EquiBioSafe app, email equine@britishhorseracing.com or call 020 71520009. Research published in Equine Veterinary...