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    Academics battle over benefits of canine vegan diets

    A skirmish has broken out between academics from the University of Liverpool and the University of Winchester after the former published a study which refuted the claimed benefits of a canine vegan diet identified in an earlier study by the latter. ...

    EAE vaccine supplies hit from June to August

    Ceva Animal Health has announced that there will be a gap in supply of Cevac Chlamydia, its EAE (Enzootic Abortion of Ewes) vaccine, in June, July and August, due to a vaccine batch failure in the manufacturing process. Roy Geary, regional director...

    RCVS takes first steps towards regulating artificial intelligence in the veterinary sector

    RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett has outlined the College's likely approach to regulating artificial intelligence (AI) in the veterinary sector at a roundtable event it hosted last week. At the roundtable, Liz Barton MRCVS, Head of Communications at Vet.CT...

    CMA presses on with full investigation of the veterinary market

    The Competition and Markets Authority has confirmed that it will now launch a full market investigation into the veterinary sector, following its initial review in September 2023. The CMA says its main concerns remain the same as it outlined in March...

    New diagnostic imaging service

    Vet-X-Perts GmbH has launched veheri.com, billed as a diagnostic imaging collaboration and education platform which also offers a teleradiology and teleneurology reporting service. Originally launched in 2022, the company says the platform now has...

    Animalcare to host more osteoarthritis evenings

    Animalcare has announced that it will be hosting three more osteoarthritis (OA) evening CPD workshops in Darlington (11th June), Edinburgh (12th June) and Bournemouth (26th June). Each event is designed to help attendees with: Insights into canine...

    King Charles confirmed as Patron for the RCVS and BVA

    His Majesty King Charles III has been confirmed as the Royal Patron for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the British Veterinary Association, roles previously held by his mother. The roles were confirmed by Buckingham Palace this month as...

    Vetigel now available from Veterinary Instrumentation

    Cresilon Inc., the US maker of the haemostatic gel, Vetigel, has signed a distribution agreement for the UK with Covetrus-owned Veterinary Instrumentation. In addition to the UK, Vetigel will be marketed and distributed to veterinary surgeons throughout...

    Zoetis adds equine faecal egg count analysis to Vetscan Imagyst

    Zoetis has added AI equine faecal egg count analysis to its diagnostics platform, Vetscan Imagyst. Dr Wendy Talbot BVSc DipECEIM MRCVS, Equine National Veterinary Manager at Zoetis said: “Fast equine faecal egg count results are crucial for the appropriate...

    Vets prefer online video-based CPD

    Agilio Software, a provider of frontline healthcare operations software, has published the results of a survey which found that veterinary professionals still prefer online learning, despite a resurgence of in-person CPD opportunities post-pandemic....

    Cambridgeshire vet suspended for dishonesty over horse export documentation

    Cambridge-based Nebojsa Petrovic MRCVS has been suspended by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee for six months for dishonestly providing false information related to the export of horses. Nebojsa Petrovic faced eight charges, although charge four was...

    SPVS launches club to help members be better businesspeople

    SPVS has launched a Business Club designed to equip members with business knowledge through community-focused CPD, discussion and real world experience sharing. The club is running a series of 5 sessions targeted at business owners. Each session...

    6 top tips for addressing clients' concerns over cat microchips

    With less than one month to go before all cats are required to be microchipped, Michelle Townley MRCVS, veterinary advisor to HomeAgain, has shared six ways to address the more common concerns that pet owners have about microchipping: Tip 1 – Make...

    VetYou launches mortgage and rent payment protection plan for vets

    VetYou, in collaboration with Future Proof Limited, has launched Home Protector, a mortgage and rent payment protection plan for veterinary professionals. The plan covers mortgage or rent payments of up to £2000 per month for up to a year if you are...

    CVS initiative allows vets to work in the land down under

    CVS, which is currently expanding in Australia, has launched a secondment programme through which its vets can apply for an opportunity to work down under for up to two years. A similar scheme will also be run for Australian colleagues wanting to spend...

    Vets asked to help shape new online antibiotic decision-making tool

    The BSAVA and the Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMSoc) are asking for feedback from vets in practice about their new tool to support and streamline the decision-making process around infectious disease. The aim of the tool is to enhance the confidence...

    Virbac launches guide to the use of trace minerals in cattle

    Virbac has launched the Multimin Focus Guide, an online platform to help vets educate their farmers on the importance of injectable trace minerals in the production cycle. Produced in association with Farmers Guardian , information in the guide includes...

    Fitzpatrick launches pro bono referral scheme

    Surrey-based Fitzpatrick Referrals has launched a new scheme whereby referring practices can send one client for free treatment for every 15 paid cases they refer. The scheme will allow regular referrers to gift free treatment worth up to £5000 to...

    CVS launches project to improve diagnosis of BOAS

    CVS has launched a new clinical improvement project in 25 of its first opinion small animal practices to improve the diagnosis of brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS) in dogs. For the project, the company has developed a Brachycephalic...

    VetPlus launches powdered potassium supplement for cats and dogs

    VetPlus has launched a powdered version of Kaminox, its potassium supplement for cats and dogs. Kaminox contains potassium gluconate and B-vitamins to help dogs affected by hypokalaemia. Originally released as an oral liquid supplement, Vetplus says...

    Survey shows need for vets to educate owners about rabbit ear health

    Vita Animal Health has published the results of an online survey it conducted 1 , which found that whilst 89% of owners agreed poor ear health can compromise a rabbit's quality of life, only 1% were aware that rabbits often show no or few symptoms of...

    Vets Now calls on vets to nominate entries for 'Pet of the Year Awards'

    Vets Now has launched a competition to find Britain's Pet of the Year, and is asking vets to help with the search. The awards highlight the special bond between pets and their owners, and brave stories from animals across the UK. This year, Vets...

    Zara Kennedy, Sinead Bennett & David Barrett elected to Council

    The RCVS has announced the winners and losers in this year's Council elections. 7,383 veterinary surgeons voted in this year's election, a turnout of 19.7%. This compares to turnouts of 16.7% in 2023, 18.6% in 2022, 24.5% in 2021, and 26.2% in 2020...

    BVA Live to focus on contextualised care

    The BVA has announced that this year's BVA Live (NEC, 6th-7th June) will focus on contextualised care, in other words recognising that appropriate and proportionate care must be tailored to the needs of both the animal and the client, and consider the...

    Scarborough-based vet struck off for assaulting ex-partner

    Matthew John Makepeace has been struck off by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee after a conviction for assaulting his ex-partner. Mr Makepeace faced five charges. The first charge was that in 2022 Mr Makepeace was convicted at Scarborough Magistrates...