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    New online specialist veterinary dermatology support

    The veterinary dermatologist Sue Paterson has launched Virtual Vet Derms , an online advice service which aims to give general practitioners the advice they need to manage cases within their own practice, without the need for referral. Virtual Vet...

    New look for Bovilis vaccines

    MSD Animal Health has changed the packaging for Bovilis, its range of vaccines for cattle. The company says it has redesigned the packaging to make it more distinctive, the idea being that it makes stock control in the practice and vaccine management...

    UK-first as dog gets new jaw created on a 3d printer

    Eastcott Referrals in Swindon has become the first practice in the UK to use a jaw reconstruction technique in dogs that uses prosthetic titanium implants created on a 3D printer. The practice's dentistry and oral surgery team, led by Peter Southerden...

    New edition of BSAVA surgery manual

    The BSAVA has released the second edition of its Manual of Canine and Feline Head, Neck and Thoracic Surgery . The original editorial team of Daniel Brockman and David Holt has been joined by Gert ter Haar to produce a new edition which considers the...

    New distance learning Small Animal Medicine Postgraduate Certificate

    Improve International has announced that it will launch a distance learning version of its Small Animal Medicine Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) programme, in January 2019. The company says that the 20 module medicine programme, covering all of the...

    New phage test gives early detection of Johne’s disease in newborn calves

    PBD Biotech has announced that a new trial has shown that Johne’s disease can now be detected reliably in the blood of day-old calves for the first time using a new Actiphage diagnostic system. The trial, which was conducted by a UK-French team...

    New gastrointestinal support product for cats and dogs

    Protexin Veterinary has launched Pro-Kolin Advanced, a new gastrointestinal support product for dogs and cats. Protexin says Pro-Kolin Advanced contains beneficial micro-organisms, several prebiotic sources, an optimal level of a dual-source binding...

    RCVS calls for nominations for 2019 honours and awards

    The RCVS is calling on everyone to nominate veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and laypeople who are working above-and-beyond for the benefit of animal health and welfare, the veterinary professions or public health, for one of its 2019 honours and...

    New research indicates Alabama Rot is seasonal

    Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists has revealed the results of some research indicating that Alabama Rot, acka* Cutaneous Renal and Glomerular Vasculopathy, is a seasonal condition. The UK has now seen a total of 169 confirmed cases of Alabama...

    New video explains how to take the pain out of OA consultations

    Elanco Animal Health, maker of Onsior, has created a new film in collaboration with Zoe Belshaw , an RCVS and European recognised internal medicine specialist, which offers tips to help engage owners on the subject of OA in their pet. The company says...

    New study reveals risk factors for canine lipomas

    The RVC has published a new study which has revealed several risk factors for canine lipomas, fatty masses which because of their large size and rapid growth often cause extreme and long-term anxiety to the owners of affected dogs. The College says...

    Budding vets and nurses invited to Bristol

    Bristol Veterinary School is offering aspiring vets and nurses the opportunity to explore and experience life as a student and find out what it’s like to work in veterinary medicine at the Bristol Veterinary School on Saturday 27 October. The...

    Could NSAIDs help reduce antibiotic use in cattle?

    Dechra Animal Health has published the results of a study which found that antibiotic use was reduced by 43% in beef calves treated with Solacyl, its oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID). The company says this means that using Solacyl as an...
  • Veterinary practices worried about infection control

    New research from a laundry equipment manufacturer has found that the majority of UK veterinary practices think they need to do more to stop the spread of infection. The company behind the research shall remain nameless because whilst it has a great...

    J.A.K offers new alternative to Elizabethan collars

    J.A.K Marketing has announced the arrival of the MPS Head Cover , a new alternative to the Elizabethan collar which certainly looks more comfortable and appears to offer patients greater freedom of movement. The machine-washable wound/bandage protector...

    New range of ophthalmology products

    TVM-UK has announced the launch of the 'Corneal Focus Range', a new range of ophthalmology products for dogs, cats, horses and exotics. The range includes: Fluodrop (the first fluorescein product specifically designed for veterinary...

    Two CPD webinars about canine osteoarthritis

    Forte Healthcare, the UK and Ireland distributor of Cartrophen Vet, has announced two free 45-minute CPD webinars about canine osteoarthritis taking place on 23 rd October and 6 th November at 8:00pm. On 23 rd October, Dr Hannah Capon MA Vet MB MRCVS...

    Vets in fight over space for snakes

    A group of 16 independent veterinary surgeons and biologists, including some of the world's leading experts on snake science and welfare, has written to Defra to demand it reinstates a rule requiring that snakes kept captive for sale are given at...

    Royal Canin says: 'Try wet when you buy dry'

    To celebrate it's 50th birthday, Royal Canin is offering veterinary practices a special promotion until November: 'Try Wet when you Buy Dry' on selected feline diets. If you buy 12 bags from the listed Veterinary Care Nutrition and Satiety...

    Zoetis to keep supplying alternative rotavirus vaccine

    Zoetis has announced that it will continue to supply an alternative equine rotavirus vaccine under a Wholesale Dealer Import Certificate (WDIC) until normal supply of its licensed product, Equip Rotavirus, can be restored. The company says the next...

    Nominations open for Ceva's 2019 Animal Welfare Awards

    Ceva Animal Health has announced that nominations are now open for its Animal Welfare Awards 2019. The awards, which have in the past recognised the welfare achievements of veterinary surgeons, nurses and animal welfare professionals, will this year...

    New trial shows Equilis Prequenza protects against viral shedding

    MSD Animal Health Equine is highlighting the results of a study conducted by the company which, it says, proves that Equilis Prequenza offers highly significant protection against viral shedding and the clinical signs of equine influenza (EI). Current...

    Virbac's FeLV vaccines now give 3 years immunity

    Virbac has announced that the European Medicines Agency has granted a 3 year duration of immunity for the feline leukaemia component of both Leucogen and Leucofeligen vaccines, when given after the primary course and first annual booster. Leucogen...

    New TV advertising campaign for Adaptil

    Ceva Animal Health has launched a month-long TV advertising campaign for its veterinary behaviour product, Adaptil, in the run up to the fireworks season. Running throughout October, the campaign is designed to raise awareness among dog owners of how...

    Rabbit haemorrhagic disease vaccine now available in single doses

    Hipra has announced the launch of a new, single-dose presentation of Eravac, its monovalent vaccine for the prevention of rabbit haemorrhagic disease type 2 (RHD-2) for pet rabbits. Eravac is an injectable emulsion ready for administration without...