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    62 practices support new BHS scheme to help owners detect early signs of colic

    The British Horse Society (BHS) and University of Nottingham have launched a new campaign to help veterinary surgeons provide their clients with advice, presentations and resources on all issues related to colic. The 'Vet REACT Colic Champions'...

    RCVS DC decides no further action against vet convicted of dangerous driving

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to take no further action against Glamorgan-based Simona-Claudia Panait MRCVS, who was imprisoned after being convicted of dangerous driving. Miss Panait faced the charge that on 3 April 2018, at Cardiff...

    Virbac launches in-clinic biomarker diagnostic system

    Virbac has launched the Speed Reader, a laser-induced fluorescent reader that measures the concentration of biomarkers in serum and plasma. Speed Reader can test for T4, Cortisol, CPSE, Progesterone and cCRP. Virbac highlights that it is the only in...

    Chanelle launches methadone premedicant/analgesic for cats and dogs

    Chanelle has launched Insistor 10 mg/ml solution for injection for dogs and cats, a premedication for general anaesthesia or neuroleptanalgesia in combination with a neuroleptic drug. Insistor, which contains methadone hydrochloride, is now available...
  • The RCVS poster you’ll want to display in your practice

    The RCVS has published a new waiting room poster which details what pet owners and veterinary professionals should expect from each other. It’s very significant because it’s the first time the College has produced material for practices...

    Brexit deal or no deal, veterinary medicine supplies should be OK

    The National Office of Animal Health and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate have issued a joint statement concerning the supply of veterinary medicines when the UK leaves the EU, deal or no deal. "The majority of veterinary medicines used in...
  • Canine surgical artificial insemination prohibited

    The RCVS has confirmed that surgical insemination in dogs is prohibited by animal welfare laws and amended Section 27 of the supporting guidance to the Code of Professional Conduct so that it now sits alongside tail docking, dew claw removal, prosthetic...

    Small animal medicine CPD coming up in 2019

    The following small animal medicine dentistry CPD events have been announced for 2019. If you are speaking at or hosting a small animal CPD event in 2019, please email details to press@vetsurgeon.org for it to be considered for addition to this list...

    New dog food made from insects may help save the planet

    Yora, a new dog food which claims to be the world's most sustainable because it's made substantially from insects, has been launched in the UK. 40% of the dry food is a 'flour' made from Hermetia illucens larvae reared in a new, £18...

    Pet Anxiety Month coming up in March

    Ceva Animal Health, maker of Adaptil and Feliway , has made March 'Pet Anxiety Month'. Pet Anxiety Month aims to educate pet owners about the signs of anxiety in cats and dogs, help them identify the causes, and encourage them to take steps...

    New vaccine against erysipelas, porcine parvovirus and leptospirosis

    MSD Animal Health has announced the launch of Porcilis Ery+Parvo+Lepto, its new vaccine against erysipelas, porcine parvovirus and leptospirosis. The new vaccine offers up to 12 months' immunity against three of the biggest diseases that cause...

    New DNA test for glaucoma-causing defect in Border Collies

    The Animal Health Trust (AHT) has announced the launch of a new DNA test for the genetic mutation which causes glaucoma in Border Collies. According to the AHT, glaucoma affects more than a thousand dogs across the UK. Now Border Collie breeders will...
  • Should a veterinary scam be allowed to perpetuate in the name of 'balance'?

    Professor Edzard Ernst, the scientist, author and champion of evidence-based-medicine has today self-published an article about alternative medicine for animals which he was originally invited to write for the Veterinary Record , but withdrew after apparently...

    RCVS announces 2019 Council election candidates

    The RCVS has announcing the candidates standing in the 2019 RCVS Council elections. There are nine candidates standing in this year’s RCVS Council election, including five existing Council members eligible for re-election and four candidates...

    Notts vet students now get hands-on shelter experience

    Final-year students at the University of Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine and Science are now getting hands-on experience of the challenges and rewards of shelter medicine, thanks to a new partnership with the RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre. ...

    New review of paracetamol use in dogs

    Veterinary Prescriber has published a critical evidence-based peer-reviewed appraisal of the use of paracetamol in dogs. Paracetamol is one of the most commonly-used drugs worldwide, available to buy over the counter for humans, and for dogs (as Pardale...

    Vet nurses launch new range of practice accessories

    Two enterprising veterinary nurses with a diploma, two certificates and 30 years of experience between them have launched vnpetproducts.co.uk , selling a range of products that they felt were missing from daily practice life. Surrey-based Sarah Taylor...

    A first, as vet becomes President of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Pain Section

    Louise Clark, RCVS and EBVS European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia and Head of Anaesthesia at Davies Veterinary Specialists , has been appointed President of the Royal Society of Medicine ’s Pain Section for 2018/19. It is...

    Sheffield veterinary practice has 'the pets factor'

    White Cross Vets in Sheffield is to star in The Pets Factor, a new television series being broadcast on CBBC later this year. The show follows veterinary surgeons and nurses going about their day-to-day work, consulting and operating on a variety of...

    Hill's recalls Prescription Diets with elevated vitamin D

    Hills Pet Nutrition has recalled five of its Prescription Diets for dogs after finding elevated levels of vitamin D in the products. In a statement , the company explained that elevated vitamin D can cause vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst...

    New Midlands-based specialist epilepsy clinic for cats and dogs

    Willows Veterinary Centre and Referral Service in Solihull has announced the launch of a specialist epilepsy clinic for cats and dogs. The clinic is led by Sebastien Behr MRCVS, an RCVS Specialist in Neurology. Patients will benefit from access to...

    A novel approach to recycling veterinary plastics

    White Cross Vets in Gateacre has found a novel way of dealing with the large amounts of waste plastic that veterinary pharmaceutical and other sterile products are packed in, using it to make ' ecobricks '. The practice makes ecobricks by packing...

    Anaesthetic shortage: Zoetis update on IsoFlo

    Zoetis has issued an update about IsoFlo, following the restocking of the UK market which began in the first week of February. According to the company, stock is now at normal levels in all the major wholesalers. Laura Jenkins, Companion Animal Marketing...

    Why the average Schnauzer may be the perfect pet

    Research published by the Royal Veterinary College in Canine Genetics and Epidemiology has found that the Miniature Schnauzer is one of the most average dog breeds in the UK 1 , an attribute which could make it an ideal choice for aspiring dog owners...

    New research offers fresh hope for cats with FIP

    International Cat Care is highlighting new research published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery (JFMS) , in which the human antiviral ‘GS-441524’ showed 'great promise' against feline infectious peritonitis (FIP). According...