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    Virbac launches three new online oncology CPD modules

    Virbac, the maker of Stelfonta, the new intratumoural treatment for mast cell tumours in dogs, has launched three free interactive online CPD modules. The modules, which are presented by US veterinary oncology specialists Dr Chad Johannes and Dr Sue...

    Roll up, roll up for the BrAVO online veterinary ophthalmology extravaganza

    The British Association of Veterinary Ophthalmologists has announced that its annual conference will be held online via The Webinar Vet this year, and you are all invited! The theme for this year's event, which takes place on 7th November, is the cornea...

    MSD reports 121% increase in practices needing help with diabetic cases

    MSD Animal Health is promoting its diabetes support materials for practices after seeing a 121% increase in calls from veterinary professionals asking for help with diabetes cases during the first five months of the pandemic (1st March to 1st August...

    Swindon referral centre completes £3M expansion

    Eastcott Veterinary Referrals, in Swindon, Wiltshire has completed a £3 million extension and refurbishment programme. The new facilities include an emergency and critical care unit, a dental suite, seven operating theatres, a medicine investigation...

    89% of farm fridges store vaccines at the wrong temperature

    A new study has found that 89% of farm fridges may not maintain temperatures within the 2–8°C range recommended for the storage of most vaccines. In the study, which was supported by MSD and led by Rosie Lyle of Bishopton Veterinary Group, 18 farmers...

    Vet who caused death by careless driving is fit to practise

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has found Powys-based Stephen Kiernan Lomax MRCVS not unfit to practise after he was convicted of causing death by careless driving. Mr Lomax was found guilty of causing death by careless driving at Shrewsbury Crown...

    New study finds canine weight loss improves health markers

    A new study backed by Purina has shown that weight loss in obese dogs is associated with significant improvements of health measures like metabolic status, cardiovascular parameters, life quality and immune-regulation. The study 1 investigated...

    Study reveals differing electrolyte measurements between point-of-care and reference analysers in dogs with hypoadrenocorticism

    A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), has shown inherent differences between the electrolyte concentrations measured by point-of-care analysers and reference laboratory methods in dogs with hypoadrenocorticism...

    Time to register for the UK's leading ECC congress

    The countdown has begun for Vets Now's ECC congress, which begins online on the 4th November. Vets Now says that the move to holding the 4 day congress online has resulted in a surge in interest from international delegates, with veterinary surgeons...

    New referral centre opens in Livingston

    Veterinary Specialists Scotland, a new small animal referral centre, has officially opened its doors in Livingston. Scotland. Part of the Pets at Home Vet Group, the new centre was originally set for a Spring/Summer 2020 opening, but the COVID-19 pandemic...

    County Down vet removes himself from the Register after dishonest conduct charge

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has accepted an undertaking from Stephen Cargill Wilson (68), a retired County Down-based vet, to remove himself from the Register. Mr Wilson faced two charges. The first was that in October 2017, he provided inaccurate...

    RCVS Council places further restrictions on remote prescribing

    RCVS Council has voted to make it a requirement that remote prescribing (without physically examining the animal) can now only be carried out by veterinary surgeons who can 'provide a 24/7 follow-up service involving physical examination, plus or minus...

    First licensed steroid tablet for horses

    Virbac has launched Equipred (prednisolone), the first licensed steroid tablet for horses. Licensed for the treatment of severe equine asthma, each Equipred tablet contains 50mg of prednisolone, a larger concentration tablet designed to make dosing...

    Herts practice promotes walking to improve mental health

    Davies Veterinary Specialists has launched an initiative to encourage its staff to walk more to enhance their mental wellbeing. For the 10,000 steps challenge, the practice has split into teams of eight which will compete against each other for a weekly...

    EVJ offers free access to latest on equine cardiac arrhythmias

    The Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ) is giving equine vets free access to the latest science on equine cardiac arrhythmias with the publication of a virtual issue of 20 papers relating to irregular hearts and performance horses to support the interpretation...

    Animalcare launches 'affordable' propofol

    Animalcare has launched Propomitor (propofol 10mg/ml solution), an intravenously administered general anaesthetic for brief procedures in dogs and cats. Propomitor can be used for the induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia for procedures...

    New surgery referral service in Buckinghamshire

    Hamilton Specialist Referral in High Wycombe has launched a soft tissue surgery service. The service will be run by European and RCVS recognised specialist in Soft Tissue Surgery, Jane Ladlow, and will begin taking referrals from October 28th. Jane...

    New, more concentrated presentation of thiamazole for cats

    Animalcare has announced the launch of Thiamacare for the treatment of hyperthyroidism in cats. Thiamacare contains 10 mg/ml thiamazole, which is double the concentration of Thyronorm, for a lower dose volume. Animalcare highlights research which...
  • RCVS Junior Vice-President faces allegations of bullying at Royal (Dick) vet school

    According to a report in the Sunday Times last weekend, RCVS Junior Vice-President David Argyle has been facing allegations of bullying at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies which he heads. The newspaper report said things have been so bad...

    Study finds Welsh or fipronil-treated cats and dogs more likely to have fleas

    The Big Flea Project, sponsored by MSD Animal Health (the maker of Bravecto), has published a study which found significantly more fleas on cats and dogs in Wales, and on animals which had been treated with fipronil as opposed to other antiparasiticides...

    RCVS tightens rules on remote prescribing

    The RCVS has tightened up the guidance on remote prescribing, such that veterinary surgeons may now only remote prescribe for animals that are not already under their care if it is impossible to physically examine the animal. RCVS Council had introduced...

    New service offers latest veterinary ECC evidence updates

    Vetbytes, the point-of-care clinical support tool, has added a 'latest updates' feature to its emergency and critical care app, allowing veterinary professionals to see condensed summaries of the most recently published papers relevant to ECC. Zoë...

    The BVA calls on the RCVS to end temporary measures for remote prescribing

    The BVA has called on the RCVS to end temporary guidance that allows veterinary surgeons to prescribe POM-V products remotely without first having physically examined the animal. In mid-September, the Association wrote to the RCVS expressing concern...

    Nominations open for 2021 Petplan Veterinary Awards

    Petplan has announced that nominations are now open for the 2021 Petplan Veterinary Awards. The awards are to recognise the work carried out by veterinary professionals. Last year Petplan had a remarkable 37,000 nominations, for the five award categories...

    Ceva launches Douxo Care Auricular Lotion

    Ceva Animal Health has Douxo Care Auricular Lotion, an ear cleaner to remove excess ear wax and debris from the ear canal and skin in cats and dogs. Douxo Care Auricular Lotion can be used for routine ear cleaning and removal of ear wax and as an ear...