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    New injectable vaccine against Bordetella bronchiseptica

    MSD Animal Health has launched Nobivac(r) Respira Bb, a new injectable vaccine against Bordetella bronchiseptica. The new vaccine offers 12 months protection when used as a single-dose booster in dogs previously vaccinated with Nobivac(r) KC. It is...

    New streamlined allergy testing

    Avacta Animal Health has launched a new streamlined allergy testing portfolio: Avacta Allergy +. According to the company, the new Avacta Allergy+ offers: Simplified allergy testing options with improved performance including CCD blockers. A...

    RCVS renewal fees can again be paid in instalments

    The RCVS is allowing UK-practising veterinary surgeons to pay their annual renewal fee in instalments again this year. Veterinary surgeons who want to pay in full must do so before before 1st June 2021. For those UK-practising vets who want to pay...

    RCVS Knowledge launches next gen evidence-based veterinary medicine course

    RCVS Knowledge has updated and expanded its free evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) course and it is now available on RCVS Knowledge Learn, the charity's new elearning platform. The course offers veterinary surgeons and students six hours of...

    New veterinary wellbeing events running til mid-April

    WellVet and Boehringer Ingelheim have partnered to host ‘Spring into Spring', a series of online wellbeing events for veterinary professionals The series will start on Sunday February 27th when Katie Ford MRCVS, who is also a life coach, will discuss...

    Veterinary staff worry about the menopause

    A survey run jointly by Veterinary Woman and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons has revealed the impact of the menopause on veterinary working life. 250 mainly menopausal-aged veterinary surgeons and nurses took part in the survey. Over...

    £5K's worth of veterinary CPD to be won

    Veterinary recruitment agency Noble Futures is running a competition in which vets from the UK and Northern Ireland can win £5000 worth of CPD vouchers from Improve International. To enter the draw, visit http://www.noble-futures.com/veterinaryCPDgiveaway...

    Acclaimed wildlife photojournalist joins judging team for BVA photography competition

    Internationally acclaimed wildlife photojournalist Aaron Gekoski has been named as the fifth judge on the panel for the 2021 British Veterinary Association Veterinary Photographer of the Year Award. An environmental photojournalist, Mr Gekoski has...

    New diet for dogs with food and environmental allergies

    Hill’s Pet Nutrition has launched Prescription Diet Derm Complete food, described as the world’s first and only nutritional solution that is clinically proven to tackle both food and environmental sensitivities in dogs. Hill's says the new diet, which...

    Julian Allen named Livestock Adviser of the Year

    Julian Allen MRCVS, a Director of Friars Moor Livestock Health, has been named the winner of the Farmers Weekly Livestock Adviser of the Year Award. The Livestock Adviser of the Year Award recognises those who have made a real difference to the operations...

    FNCBs of gastrointestinal masses provide clinically useful samples

    A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), found that ultrasound-guided fine-needle cytological biopsies (FNCB) of gastrointestinal masses provided a clinically useful sample in two thirds of cases, particularly...

    New system set to revolutionise veterinary prescribing

    Bristol-based Invatech Health has joined forces with MWI to establish a new distribution service whereby prescriptions are sent directly to the client from the wholesaler. The new distribution service uses Invatech's Patient Medication Record (PMR...

    RCVS publishes vision for a more diverse and inclusive veterinary profession

    The RCVS has published its Diversity & Inclusion Group (DIG) Strategy, setting out how it will help create a veterinary profession where everyone can flourish. The strategy, which is available to read at: www.rcvs.org.uk/diversity , lists six areas...

    The most common health problem in dogs is dental disease

    A new study from the Royal Veterinary College has found that the most common health problem in dogs is dental disease, closely followed by ear infections and obesity. The study was part of the RVC’s VetCompass programme which include anonymised veterinary...

    BEVA to hold essential equine nutrition course online

    The British Equine Veterinary Association will be holding a one-day CPD course: 'From superfoods to supplements: How to know more than the owner' online on the 7th July 2021. During the course, which counts as 7 CPD hours, some of the best-known veterinary...

    New emergency and critical care course for vets

    Improve International has launched an online Emergency and Critical Care programme aimed at veterinary surgeons who want to update their knowledge and increase their confidence in emergency patient management. The programme is the first in a new series...

    Veterinary triage, bookings and payment streamlined by pandemic

    The BSAVA has published the results of a survey which shows that technology used to mitigate the effects of lockdown may lead to long term, beneficial changes to the way practices operate. Over 25% of the 1001 veterinary professionals who responded...

    Vets: Share your thoughts about the future of your profession

    VetSurgeon.org has started a series of discussions about major changes to the profession proposed by the Legislative Working Party in order to help you form your opinion and give feedback to the RCVS. If they become law, the changes proposed by the...

    Runners and riders announced for this year's RCVS Council election

    The RCVS has announced the 14 candidates standing in this year’s Council election. Voting for this year’s election will take place from 15th March until 5pm on Friday 23 April 2021 and the 14 candidates are: Dr Louise Allum MRCVS Dr Danny Chambers...

    Rob Hall named Young Dairy Vet of theYear 2021

    Rob Hall MRCVS from LLM Farm Vets in Shropshire has been named 2021 Young Dairy Vet of the Year at this year’s CREAM Awards, sponsored by Krka UK. The award recognises an exceptional farm vet who has been working in the dairy industry for three to...

    Free cardiology course on managing canine mitral valve disease

    Ceva Animal Health is hosting a free online cardiology course on managing mitral valve disease (MVD) in dogs. Entitled ‘Managing mitral valve disease from start to finish’, the course will account for four hours’ CPD split into six short bite-size...

    New educational materials to improve management of scour

    MSD Animal Health has launched a range of educational materials to help calf rearers and their advisers improve the management of scour problems. The materials available include a scour management guide for farmers and a more detailed version for vets...

    Otodex product recall

    Petlife International Ltd has initiated a Class II recall to retail level for Otodex Skin Cream because the lidocaine content is marginally out of specification. The recall is for the following batches only: E001 (expiry 31/03/2021) E002 (expiry...

    Registration now open for ISFM 2021

    Registration is now open for the ISFM 2021 World Feline Congress, taking place online from 25th to the 27th June. The theme this year is 'The ever-complex cat: a multidisciplinary approach to feline medicine', around which there will be a full programme...

    New study shows change in cleaning practices could improve calf health

    A new study published in Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine has shown that by making a few changes to colostrum hygiene protocols, farmers could significantly minimise the risk of disease in calves. The study, which was carried out by researchers from...