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    Anaesthetic shortage: "Special" isoflurane on the way

    The BEVA, the BSAVA and The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) say that working with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, they've found a solution to the isoflurane shortage . Having investigated alternative sources of isoflurane, and...

    Equine arteritis vaccine due to go out of stock in December

    Zoetis reports that its stock of Equip Artervac, its Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) vaccine, is due to expire on 13th December, and new stocks are not expected before February 2019. Equip Artervac is indicated for the active immunisation for horses against...

    New worming webinar for equine vets: Sifting through the Sh1t

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has published a new webinar for equine vets called "Worm control: Sifting through the Sh1t". The webinar, which is presented by equine internal medicine specialist David Rendle from Rainbow Equine...

    Last call for vets to apply for MSD research bursary

    MSD Animal Health is reminding veterinary surgeons that the deadline to apply for one of its £4000 2018 research bursaries is drawing near. There are three awards on offer: two ruminant bursaries and one companion animal bursary. Applications...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    MSD's launches new scheme to help vets and yard owners collaborate

    MSD Animal Health has launched the Yard Excellence Scheme to help yards and veterinary surgeons collaborate in developing best practice healthcare policies. The scheme, which is part of the company's Keeping Britain’s Horses Healthy campaign...

    Vet suspended for fabricating APHA email

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has decided to suspend overseas-based James Hugh Alexander Crawford MRCVS for a period of 12 months, after he fabricated an email, purporting it to be from a veterinary officer at the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories...

    Boehringer launches Equine Endocrine Pioneers Circle webinar

    Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of Prascend, has launched an Equine Endocrine Pioneers Circle webinar to provide vets with evidence based and personal opinions of PPID (Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction) diagnosis, appropriate testing and case...

    Cheshire vet not guilty of disgraceful conduct after conflict of interest over pre-purchase exam

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has found Cheshire-based Paul Stuart Thomason MRCVS not guilty of disgraceful conduct after hearing charges that he undertook a pre-purchase examination of a horse called Reba which caused him to have a potential or actual...

    New gastrointestinal adsorbent offers alternative to clay or charcoal

    Enteromed has launched EnteroZoo , a new drug-free adsorbent gel for use in animals or birds suffering from a range of gastrointestinal problems including dyspepsia, ulcers and poisoning. EnteroZoo is a dietary supplement composed of organic mineral...

    Boehringer rebrands its equine joint supplement

    Boehringer Ingelheim has rebranded its equine joint supplement, Seraquin GLME, as Equitop GLME. Equitop GLME is a palatable, pearl formulation joint supplement developed to support the healthy function of cartilage, joint capsules, tendons and ligaments...

    VMD relaxes restrictions on flunixin

    The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) has relaxed its recently imposed restrictions on the sale of the equine pain killer, flunixin by allowing the release of stock from manufacturers, thereby restoring access to this medicine for use in non-food...

    Prince Charles opens new equine facility in Staffordshire

    His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has visited Pool House Equine Clinic to mark the opening of its new, purpose-built facility in Fradley, near Lichfield. This multimillion pound centre will support the provision of advanced first opinion and referral...

    BEVA up in arms after VMD suspends ten drugs for food-producing animals

    The Veterinary Medicines Directorate has suspended ten drugs for food-producing animals which contain the excipient diethanolamine (DEA), after advice from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (the scientific advisory committee to the...

    New Cushings resource for horse owners

    Boehringer Ingelheim, manufacturer of Prascend , has launched www.careaboutcushings.co.uk , an information resource for horse owners. The Care About Cushing’s website is designed to give horse owners the information they need to spot the signs...

    First ever commercial diagnostic test for New Equine Virus

    Portuguese equine biotech firm Equigerminal has launched what it says is the first-ever commercial diagnostic test for New Equine Virus (NEV), a potentially deadly virus. NEV was first identified in 2013 by veterinary surgeon Dr Isabel Fidalgo Carvalho...

    BVA welcomes new equine microchip law

    Defra has announced that the law which requires horses born since July 2009 to be microchipped is being extended to include all horses, ponies and donkeys, regardless of their age. From October 2020 it will be mandatory for all owners to microchip...

    New equine joint supplement "scientifically proven"

    Cavalor has announced the launch of ArtiTec , an anti-inflammatory joint supplement for horses and ponies that have suffered a joint trauma, which the company says is proven effective in a good quality controlled trial 1 . In the trial, published in...

    BEVA Congress adds crèche facilities

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced that it will be providing crèche facilities for babies and children up to 8 years of age at Congress (Birmingham ICC, 12-15th September). Jon Pycock, President of BEVA said: "A significant...

    Horse owners urged to take part in equine health survey

    The Blue Cross is urging horse owners and riders to taking part in next week’s National Equine Health Survey (21-28 May 2018). The ten-minute online survey aims to gather a snapshot of horse health over the period of a week. The results help...

    Hampshire vet not guilty of serious professional misconduct

    Hampshire-based Roman Villar MRCVS has been found not guilty of serious professional misconduct by the RCVS Disciplinary Committee, during a hearing into four charges which related to his involvement in the sale of a horse. The first charge was that...

    Equine viral arteritis vaccine back in stock

    Zoetis has announced that its equine viral arteritis (EVA) vaccine, Equip Artervac, is back in stock. The company warned last year that Equip Artervac would be out of stock from the end of November 2017 until mid-2018, but says that the re-availability...