Veterinary News Headlines

    Study reveals most common cause of heatstroke in dogs

    A study published in Animals 1 has found that the most common cause of potentially-fatal heatstroke in dogs is being exercised by their owners. Researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College found that exertion or exercise...

    BSAVA reminds small animal vets how to work safely with bats

    The BSAVA is reminding small animal practice staff to make sure they know how to work safely with bats, after Defra published its latest stats on rabies in UK bats. The most recent case of rabies in a bat in Great Britain was in July 2020 in Wimbourne...

    VetSurgeon Jobs retains super low price to support the profession

    As of today, VetSurgeon.org Jobs costs £25 +VAT for advertising a job vacancy ... reduced from £99 + VAT before the coronavirus pandemic to support the veterinary profession in these economically challenging times. The service has been free of charge...

    New treatment for canine mast cell tumours

    Virbac has launched Stelfonta, a novel injectable solution to treat mastocytoma in dogs. Stelfonta is licensed for the treatment of non-resectable, non-metastatic (WHO staging 1 ) subcutaneous mast cell tumours (MCTs) located at or distal to the elbow...

    BVA to hold new conference for the profession in 2021

    The British Veterinary Association has announced it will host BVA Live, a new conference and commercial exhibition for the profession at the NEC in Birmingham on 24-25th June 2021. The BVA has partnered with Closer Still Media, the impresarios behind...

    Virbac launches licensed tramadol for dogs

    Virbac has launched Tramvetol, licensed tramadol tablets for the treatment of acute and chronic pain in dogs. Tramvetol is presented in two pack sizes of 30 and 100 tablets to assist practices with dispensing and storage as a Schedule 3 controlled...

    Millions of pet owners conned into buying fake medicines

    Bayer Animal Health, maker of Seresto flea and tick collars, has carried out some market research which suggests that as many as one in ten pet owners have been duped into buying counterfeit pet medicines. For the research, 2000 pet owners were asked...

    New treatment for canine OA secures funding for trials

    Stevenage-based pharmaceutical company AKL Research and Development has announced it has signed an agreement with one of the world’s top five animal health companies to fund the development of its next-stage clinical trial of an investigational drug...

    No cause for alarm after coronavirus diagnosed in a cat in the UK

    The Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss has reassured pet owners that there is no cause for alarm after a cat was diagnosed with coronavirus last week. Christine said: "Tests conducted by the Animal and Plant Health Agency have confirmed...

    Dechra adds hairball feed to its portfolio

    Dechra Veterinary Products has added Lax-a-Past – a complementary feed designed to help eliminate the problem of hairballs in cats – to its portfolio. Lax-a-Past is a palatable paste that can be administered orally to kittens and cats aged over 6...

    New evidence on the clinical presentation of rabbits with RHDV2

    A new study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), reports the clinical features, gross post mortem and histopathological findings of sudden or unexpected death in rabbits during an outbreak of RHD. For the study...

    New ear protector designed to make face masks more comfortable

    AMufacture has launched The Ear Protector, designed to make face masks more comfortable for people working in public-facing businesses. The Ear Protector sits on the back of the head and hooks onto face mask strings, pulling them backwards and away...

    CPD Solutions launches new online courses

    CPD Solutions has launched Advance25, a series of interactive, tutor-supported courses. Advance25 Courses provide 25 hours of CPD in important areas of small animal practice, including Small Animal Medicine Cases Challenges, Emergency Medicine, Abdominal...

    New app gives access to latest veterinary evidence

    Vet2Vet has launched VETbytes, a new app which gives small animal veterinary professionals access to the latest evidence-based information needed to make clinical decisions. The web based app, which has been launched in association with the BSAVA,...

    Zoetis acquires veterinary engagement company, Virtual Recall

    Zoetis has acquired Virtual Recall, a software business that helps veterinary practices improve their service offering and communication with pet owners. Virtual Recall's products include vaccination, neutering, appointment and healthcheck reminders...

    Survey reveals impact of the pandemic on veterinary surgeons

    A survey of 500 veterinary professionals, carried out by marketing communications agency Pegasus, has revealed how veterinary professionals feel that the pandemic has affected their working lives. 72% said they think clients undervalue remote consultations...

    Vets needed for preoperative fasting survey

    Kat Hart RVN, a teaching assistant at Harper Adams University in Shropshire is asking veterinary surgeons and other veterinary professionals to take part in an online survey about preoperative fasting in cats and dogs. Preoperative fasting to reduce...

    BEVA launches new wound management resources

    The BEVA has launched a range of resources to support primary care veterinary professionals in equine practice. The new resources include the Equine Veterinary Journal’s (EVJ) publication of BEVA’s Primary Clinical Care Guidelines on wound management...

    World first as sexed semen is used to support survival of rare equine breed

    A rare Suffolk Punch horse has given birth to a filly foal after using sex sorted sperm to determine the gender; the first time in the world that this technique has been used to support the survival of rare breeds. With fewer than 72 female Suffolk...

    RSPCA to highlight neutering on Guinea Pig Appreciation Day

    The RSPCA will be highlighting the importance of neutering to guinea pig owners during Guinea Pig Appreciation Day tomorrow, after getting over 1,000 reports about guinea pigs last year. The charity says that one of the biggest issues it faces with...

    First black woman invested as RCVS President at first virtual AGM

    Mandisa Green has become the first black woman to be invested as the RCVS President at the first Annual General Meeting to be held online. In her opening address, Mandisa said: "When the College was founded in 1844, it would have been unthinkable that...

    Improve to hold neurosurgery masterclass

    Improve International has announced that it will be running a three-day masterclass on neurosurgery at its veterinary wet-lab training facility in Sheffield from 27-29 January 2021. The masterclass, which will be 50% lectures and 50% practical, will...

    Boehringer launches new improved bottle for Bovalto Respi Intranasal

    Boehringer Ingelheim has announced the introduction of a new and improved bottle for its respiratory vaccine, Bovalto Respi Intranasal (IN), which can be used in calves from 10 days of age. Being an intranasal vaccine, Bovalto Respi IN triggers mucosal...

    Disciplinary Committee says no for the eighth time

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has refused Warwick Seymour-Hamilton's eighth application to be restored to the Register since he was struck off 26 years ago. Mr Seymour-Hamilton was originally removed from the Register following an inspection of his...

    Female vets needed to share thoughts on practice ownership and veterinary leadership

    XLVets, the cooperative of independent practices, is looking for female vets to share their thoughts on practice ownership and the wider aspects of leadership in a series of focus groups and interviews conducted using video conferencing. The research...