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    White Cross vets are a bit fit

    White Cross Vets has come up with another clever team-building initiative for its staff: giving them all a £50 contribution towards a new Fitbit and then holding a competition to see which of its teams logs the most steps. 60 veterinary surgeons...

    Bayer launches Baycox Iron Injection for piglets

    Bayer has announced the Europe-wide launch of Baycox Iron (36 mg/ml toltrazuril plus 182 mg/ml gleptoferron) suspension for injection for piglets. Baycox Iron Injection is indicated for the concurrent prevention of clinical signs of coccidiosis (such...

    Yorkshire referral centre gains double-board oncology specialist

    Paragon Veterinary Referrals in Wakefield has been joined by Dr Rodney Ayl, a double-board certified specialist in medical and radiation oncology. Rodney (pictured right) has spent the last 26 years practising in the USA, latterly at the California...

    Can endoparasites be controlled without drugs?

    Veterinary Prescriber has published its latest module, which asks whether endoparasite infections in cats and dogs can be prevented without the use of prophylactic medicines. The module, which was produced with Ian Wright, head of the specialist parasitology...

    Vets asked to get farmers to take part in milk fever survey

    Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of Bovikalc and Bovikalc Dry, has launched its National Milk Fever (hypocalcaemia) Survey and is asking vets to encourage their farm clients to take part and improve the quality of data available on clinical and subclinical...

    New BSAVA PetSavers guides for dog owners

    PetSavers , the BSAVA's charitable division, has published My Dog’s Got, a series of downloadable guides for the owners of dogs that have been diagnosed with a specific veterinary condition. BSAVA President Sue Paterson said: "By signposting...

    New survey shows how farmers rely on vets for BVD advice

    Boehringer Ingelheim's fourth National BVD Survey has found that 47% of farmers across the UK say veterinary advice was the main reason for their decision to vaccinate. 1243 farmers took part in the survey, which was held in partnership with the...

    Product recall: Tylan 200mg/ml Solution for Injection

    Elanco has issued a recall of Tylan 200mg/ml Solution for Injection (Vm 00006/4098), its antibiotic for cattle and pigs, due to a failed periodic revalidation that may affect the level of sterility assurance. This only affects batch number C967336A...

    Yorkshire practice reveals trending pet names

    The Yorkshire-based group, White Cross Vets , has delved into its archives to see how pet names have changed since the 1930s. First they looked at the names of all the cats and dogs they saw in 2018, finding that the most popular names for dogs were...

    Two more online veterinary consultation providers join the field

    Two more companies have now joined Pawsquad in announcing the launch of online veterinary consultations for pet owners. First out of the stalls was Vet AI , a company founded in 2017 by Paul Hallett and Robert Dawson MRCVS, which announced last November...

    It's official: the RCVS is a great place to work

    The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has been awarded the Laureate Award by the Great Place to Work initiative , for being within the top 50 best places to work in the UK for five years in a row. RCVS CEO Lizzie Lockett said: "I am so proud...

    Cat TB cases linked to raw pet food diet

    A new study published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery has found 'compelling circumstantial' evidence of a link between a commercial raw diet and an outbreak of tuberculosis in cats caused by Mycobacterium bovis 1 . The link emerged...

    Four free veterinary wound care CPD events

    Essity, the global hygiene and health company , has announced dates for four wound care CPD events being held by the company's Veterinary Academy. The Essity Veterinary Academy covers four topics of education: Anatomy and Physiology of Wound Healing...

    CPD to become outcomes-based

    The RCVS has announced that over the next few years, it is planning to roll out a new outcomes-based model of continuing professional development (CPD), whereby practitioners will be obliged to reflect upon what they learned and to record their reflections...

    New veterinary autoclaves for a fraction of the usual price

    Yeson UK had announced the launch of a new range of autoclaves priced at a point which the company hopes is going to disrupt the marketplace. The company says the new range performs as well as the leading brands and delivers consistently reliable sterilisation...

    Only 20% of older cats get their blood pressure checked by the vet

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Amodip, has found that only 20% of the owners of older cats have had a blood pressure check suggested by their vet 1 , despite the International Society of Feline Medicine recommendation that one be performed annually in cats...

    London vet suspended for stealing puppies

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has suspended London-based veterinary surgeon Dr Zahra Tahaneem Rafiq for six months, and found no misconduct against Mr Oscar Perez Maillo in the hearing of a case in which two newborn puppies were taken from their owner...

    RCVS DC reprimands vet for dishonesty and sharing photos on social media without consent

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has reprimanded and warned Dr Natalia Anna Strokowska for dishonesty in communication and for failing to get permission to share photos on social media. The Disciplinary Committee considered four charges against Dr Strokowska...

    New first line antibiotic for horses from Dechra

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Equibactin vet, a broad spectrum oral antibiotic paste that can be used to treat a wide range of infections in horses. Equibactin vet contains sulfadiazine and trimethoprim, and is indicated for use in the treatment...

    Research shows risks to veterinary staff from flea-borne pathogens

    MSD Animal Health and the University of Bristol have published the results of their 'Big Flea Project' research 1 , which highlights the ongoing need for flea control, and a need to educate owners about the pathogenic risks fleas present. For...
  • Tributes flood in for Louise O'Dwyer

    Tributes for Louise O'Dwyer RVN have been flooding the Internet since the announcement of her sudden death on Sunday by the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Technicians and Nurses, of which she was President. Louise had achieved great...

    Three new webinars offer latest thinking about preventative healthcare in rabbits

    Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) has published a three-part webinar series to give veterinary surgeons and nurses the latest advice on diet, neutering, sudden death and infectious diseases in rabbits. Burgess Pet Care, which organises the event, is encouraging...
  • New study suggests reduced complication rates with laparoscopic vs open ovariectomy

    A retrospective study published in the BSAVA's Journal of Small Animal Practice suggests that complications are less common after a laparoscopic than an open ovariectomy 1 . For the study, Tim Charlesworth, an RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Surgery...

    Elanco announces UK launch of new treatment for canine osteoarthritis pain

    Elanco has announced that Galliprant (grapiprant), its new treatment for canine osteoarthritis pain, is now available in the UK. Galliprant is a first in a class of drugs called piprants, or non-COX-inhibiting prostaglandin receptor antagonists (PRAs...

    BSAVA offers vets training to help with suspected abuse cases

    The BSAVA has teamed up with the Links Group to provide veterinary surgeons with free CPD sessions on how to deal with suspected cases of non-accidental injury to small animals. Members of the profession are of course more likely than most to receive...