Veterinary News Headlines

    Bayer launches vet-applied, one-dose treatment for canine otitis externa

    Bayer Animal Health has launched Neptra, its new single-dose, vet-applied treatment for canine otitis externa (OE). Neptra contains florfenicol, an antibiotic which Bayer says is ideal for dealing with the Staphylococcus pseudintermedius found in the...

    Veterinary leaders ask colleagues to #BeKind to them online

    Officers and senior staff of the leading veterinary and nursing bodies have published an open letter to colleagues decrying the use of "derogatory and offensive language" directed against them in online social media and forums. The letter, which was...

    Purina to host CPD symposium on managing cat allergens

    Purina has announced it is hosting a two-hour CPD symposium on Friday 3rd April at BSAVA Congress looking at how diet can be used to reduce the allergens shed by cats. Speakers at the event will include Andrew Sparkes, BVetMed, PhD, DipECVIM, MANZCVS...

    Vet's appeal against RCVS Disciplinary Committee decision dismissed by Privy Council

    The Privy Council has dismissed an appeal lodged against the RCVS Disciplinary Committee’s decision in May 2018 that Dr Horia Elefterescu should be removed from the Register. The Committee had found Dr Elefterescu guilty of serious professional misconduct...

    Zoetis launches Simparica Trio ecto- and endoparasiticide for dogs

    Zoetis has announced the European launch of Simparica Trio (sarolaner/moxidectin/pyrantel), a once-monthly ecto- and endoparasticide for dogs. The chewable, prescription-only tablet contains sarolaner, which kills fleas and ticks; moxidectin, for the...

    Animalcare launches canine GI support product

    Animalcare has launched Procanicare, billed as the first bacterial GI support product developed from the intestinal bacteria of healthy dogs. Procanicare contains three live strains of canine-specific Lactobacillus bacteria, which, according to the...
  • New online feline hypertension CPD

    Ceva Animal Health, the maker of Amodip, is launching Hypertension Ambassadors, an online CPD course to update veterinary surgeons and nurses on feline hypertension. Ceva says the course is aimed at vets and nurses who want to build their confidence...

    Rabbit haemorrhagic disease vaccine now has 12 month duration

    Hipra has announced that Eravac, its monovalent vaccine for the prevention of rabbit haemorrhagic disease type 2 (RHD-2) in pet rabbits, is now indicated to provide 12 months' duration of immunity. This, says the company, will make vaccination easier...

    RCVS needs GPs to help shape the future of support for new grads

    The RCVS is looking for general practitioners to join one of two working groups to shape a new programme to support veterinary graduates into life in practice. The College says the aim of the programme, which will replace the current Professional Development...

    New Manual of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine

    Improve International has launched the first volume of the Improve International Manual of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine. The book is described as giving comprehensive information to support the diagnosis and treatment of commonly seen pathologies...

    New remote monitoring system for practice fridges

    Remote Monitoring Ltd has launched RemoteM, a new fridge monitoring system which it says has already saved a Yorkshire practice thousands of pounds. The system consists of a number of small wireless sensors which are placed in each fridge and which...

    Vetoquinol to take over Profender and Drontal from Elanco

    Vetoquinol has announced that it has agreed terms to acquire the European Economic area and UK rights to Profender and Drontal from Elanco Animal Health. The deal is expected to complete by the middle of 2020. According to the terms of the deal,...

    BEVA offers free membership to vet students

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced it is offering free membership to veterinary students to help encourage more into equine practice. Currently fewer than one in ten veterinary students opt to go into equine practice. BEVA says...

    Pre-BSAVA small animal medicine meeting programme announced

    The Small Animal Medicine Society has announced the programme for its Pre-BSAVA CPD meeting at the Birmingham ICC on 1st April, which is open to all veterinary professionals and students. The full day programme includes: • Gastroprotectants in veterinary...

    Chihuahuas at greater risk of dental problems and obesity

    The Royal Veterinary College’s VetCompass programme has published the results of new research which shows that ownership of Chihuahuas is growing despite the breed being particularly prone to expensive dental problems and obesity. According to the...

    Forte launches Procapen for mastitis

    Forte Healthcare has launched Procapen Injector 3g Intramammary Suspension for cattle, a prescription intramammary for the treatment of udder infections in lactating cows. Procapen contains a high dose of procaine benzyl penicillin, a narrow spectrum...

    Sarah Tomlinson named Dairy Vet of the Year

    Sarah Tomlinson MRCVS, from Westpoint Farm Vets in Derbyshire, has been named Dairy Vet of the Year at the Cream Awards. The Dairy Vet of the Year award, which is organised by the British Dairying Magazine and sponsored by Krka UK Ltd, recognises a...
  • RCVS announces runners in the 2020 Council elections

    The RCVS has announced the candidates standing in the 2020 RCVS Council elections. Eight veterinary surgeons have put themselves forward to compete for the three available places. They are: John Davies MRCVS Dr Melissa Donald MRCVS (incumbent...

    MSD launches the first intramuscular Lawsonia pig vaccine in the UK

    MSD Animal Health has launched Porcilis Lawsonia, the first intramuscular pig vaccine to control Lawsonia intracellularis, the bacteria which causes Ileitis. MSD says Lawsonia intracellularis is found on many finishing farms throughout the UK, and...

    March is Pet Anxiety Month

    Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of Adaptil and Feliway, has announced that it'll be running Pet Anxiety Month in March. The campaign will highlight things that can be done to help anxious pets, including getting professional advice from a behaviourist...

    Virbac launches selamectin parasiticide for cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Evicto, billed as an alternative to the existing selamectin-based parasiticide for cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. Licensed for use from 6 weeks of age - and in pregnant and lactating bitches and queens - Evicto provides adulticidal...

    Princess Anne opens Surrey's new Large Animal Clinical Facilities

    Princess Anne has officially opened the Large Animal Clinical Facilities at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. The new facilities use teaching aids and models to allow students to refine their practical skills and build...

    JSAP study highlights cleaning shortfalls in veterinary practice

    A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), has found that key surfaces in the small animal veterinary hospital setting are unlikely to be cleaned satisfactorily, potentially posing a risk to both animal...

    Animalcare says Pentoject will be back in February

    Animalcare has announced that its Pentobarbital product, Pentoject, will be back in wholesalers in February. The company says a combination of unprecedented demand for the product and logistics issues, together with an issue involving the manufacturer...
  • Sainsbury's launches pet picker after research showing 22% of owners regret their choice

    Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance has launched has launched an online tool to help people pick the right pet , after it conducted research which found that 22% regret their choice of breed. The survey found that 51% of cat and dog owners didn't research...