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    Elanco to buy Bayer Animal Health

    Bayer has announced that Elanco Animal Health has entered into a definitive agreement to buy it's animal health business for 7.6 billion US dollars. The divestment is expected to be concluded in mid-2020, and Bayer intends to exit its stake in...

    Contamination of BOVA's omeprazole injection for horses found to be well inside internationally accepted standards

    Following the identification of testosterone in a vial of Bova’s long acting omeprazole injection for horses in mid-June 2019 by the New South Wales (NSW) racing authority, Bova says subsequent tests have now confirmed that the level of contamination...

    Dechra launches new ophthalmic antibiotic for cats, dogs and horses

    Dechra Veterinary Products has launched Ophtocycline (chlortetracycline hydrochloride), a broad spectrum ophthalmic antibiotic ointment for the treatment of a number of eye infections in dogs, cats and horses. Ophtocycline is licensed for the treatment...

    Encysted small redworm diagnostic service coming in September

    Austin Davis Biologics (ADB) will be launching a new blood test service for diagnosing small redworm (cyathostomin) infections in horses, in September. The company says the new test overcomes a major shortcoming in faecal egg counts: that they can...

    Boehringer announces first stem cell medicine for equine lameness

    Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health has announced the launch of Arti-Cell Forte, the first stem cell-based veterinary medicine to get marketing authorisation for treating equine lameness, calling it a 'breakthrough medicine for degenerative joint disease...

    Most interesting OV questions get free or discounted entry to conference

    Improve International, organiser of the Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference, is offering OVs the chance to win a free or discounted ticket to attend a day of this year’s conference. To win, OVs are asked to submit a question to a speaker of...

    New study sheds light on equine hoof abnormalities

    A new study published in the Royal Society Interface Journal 1 has, according to the researchers, resulted in a clearer understanding of how equine hooves grow and how abnormal hoof shapes may develop. The study, titled ‘ Physics of animal health...

    RCVS Knowledge launches CPD roadshow covering QI in equine medicine and canine hip dysplasia

    RCVS Knowledge has announced the launch of a CPD roadshow covering quality improvement (QI) for equine professionals and QI in the clinical management of hip dysplasia in dogs, starting in October. The equine events will initially take place at Rossdales...

    Animal abusers could now face five years in the slammer

    People who abuse animals could face up to five years in prison after the Environment Secretary Michael Gove introduced a new Bill to Parliament yesterday which increases the maximum sentence from the current 6 months. This, says the government, would...

    Rossdales celebrates anniversary with 'Diamond Series' equine CPD

    Rossdales Veterinary Surgeons , which remains one of the largest independent equine veterinary practices in Europe, is celebrating 60 years of service by hosting ‘Diamond Series’ equine CPD events for general practitioners and students. ...

    BSAVA's new summit meeting to confront major issues facing veterinary profession

    The BSAVA has announced the launch of the BSAVA Summit, a new 2-day CPD event in London which will tackle the major issues facing the profession and to which all vets are invited. BSAVA Summit will take place from 16-17 December 2019 at the Royal College...

    Jurox launches a UK licensed acepromazine for horses

    Jurox (UK) Ltd has launched AceSedate, a UK-licensed injectable acepromazine for horses. AceSedate for horses contains 10mg/ml acepromazine as its active ingredient, which the company says means a lower dose volume is required compared to the non-UK...

    Vets gather to learn from aviation and maritime professionals

    Veterinary surgeons, human healthcare professionals and experts from the maritime and aviation industries gathered at the Royal Society of Medicine earlier this month to discuss and share knowledge about the contributions of human factors to patient safety...

    BVA outlines vision for vet-led care

    The BVA has published a new policy statement outlining its 'hub and spoke' vision for the future of patient care , whereby veterinary surgeons are at hub of treatment, directing patients to and coordinating treatment by allied professionals. ...

    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...

    BEVA Congress to focus on colic

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced that colic will be a key topic on the scientific programme at Congress this year, which runs from 11th to 14th September at the Birmingham ICC. Global names in gastroenterology will be sharing...

    Cheshire equine vet scoops MSD research bursary

    Aimie Wilson MRCVS from Ashbrook Equine Hospital in Cheshire has won MSD's 2018 Companion Animal Veterinary Surgeon Research Bursary for her proposal to research current equine vaccination practices and protocols used by vets in the UK. The MSD...

    New study confirms Ridden-Horse-Ethogram can help vets identify musculoskeletal pain

    A new study published in Equine Veterinary Education 1 has confirmed that if veterinary surgeons are trained to use a Ridden-Horse-Ethogram they are better able to recognise pain-related behaviour in horses, which may reflect lameness or back or sacroiliac...

    Kent vet to compete at Badminton Horse Trials

    Kent-based equine vet Katie Preston will be competing at the world-famous Badminton Horse Trials (1st-5th May) . Katie, who works at Milbourn Equine , is now preparing with her horse Templar Justice, or TJ for short, to take part in what is widely...

    VMD offers reassurance over local anaesthetic supplies

    Following concerns about the supply of raw materials used to make the local anaesthetic, procaine hydrochloride, the Veterinary Medicine Directorate has confirmed that Pronestesic is currently available from suppliers, with normal UK availability of other...

    Weight gain more than doubles the risk of laminitis in horses and ponies

    Horses and ponies that gain weight are more than twice as likely to develop laminitis than if they lose or maintain their weight, according to new research published last month in BMC Veterinary Research 1 . Carried out by the Royal Veterinary College...

    New website promotes Veterinary Specialists

    The British College of Veterinary Specialists (BCVSp) has launched a new website, www.yourvetspecialist.org to promote the services of RCVS and European Veterinary Specialists to the pet-owning public. The new website explains what Veterinary Specialists...

    Study shows that for horses, a little exercise goes a long way

    A new study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine has shown that just 25 minutes of light exercise may have health benefits for horses, even if it doesn’t result in additional weight loss 1 . The study "Influence of dietary...

    New group for equine case discussions

    VetSurgeon.org has launched the new Equine Group , where all equine veterinary news, discussions, clinical images and CPD are now being curated in one place. I'm delighted to welcome Celia Marr from Rossdales and Edd Knowles from Bell Equine ,...

    Horse Health Week to focus on infection risk in March

    MSD Animal Health has announced that Horse Health Week, which runs from 25th to 29th March 2019, will focus on helping owners and yards understand infection risk. It's a subject that will be front of many people's minds following the recent...