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    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...
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    BVA calls for review of animal welfare during live transport

    The British Veterinary Association is urging the government to put welfare at the heart of any decision-making with regards to moving livestock inside and out of the UK. In its updated position statement, the association emphasises its support of current...
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    Henry Schein AH acquired by Vets First Choice and renamed Covetrus

    Henry Schein has sold off its animal health business to Vets First Choice , a veterinary software provider, which has now re-launched the merged businesses as Covetrus. Henry Schein said in a statement on Friday that it had sold the business in order...
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    BVA & RSPCA call on Government to end non-stun slaughter

    The BVA has joined forces with the RSPCA in calling on the Government to repeal a legal exemption that permits animals to be slaughtered without pre-stunning, causing unnecessary pain and suffering. The latest figures from 2017/18 reveal that over...
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    OV qualification and revalidation process reformed

    The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has today published the results of its review of the Official Veterinarian - OCQ(V) - training qualification and revalidation process , announcing a round of changes designed to make the qualifications more relevant...
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    CVS announces cost-cutting measures after earnings warning

    CVS Group has issued a trading statement this morning which warns that its 2019 earnings are likely to be "materially below market expectations", and that the company has consequently introduced a number of cost-cutting measures. In its statement...
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    Better parasite control needed after worms in sheep found to increase methane output by 33%

    Techion, maker of the FECPAK faecal egg count diagnostic platform , is highlighting new research which showed that worm burdens in sheep can increase methane output by as much as one third. Consequently, the company says the sheep sector is going to...
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    Spot the signs of BRD and win a Berghaus gilet

    Ceva Animal Health - maker of Zeleris - is running a competition for farm animal veterinary surgeons to win a Berghaus fleece gilet by spotting the Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) risk factors in this cartoon. To enter the competition, click here...
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    New guide to good veterinary dispensing practice

    Veterinary Prescriber has named 2019 the Year of Prescribing Excellence and launched a new online training module: Good veterinary dispensing practice. Andrea Tarr BPharm MSC MRPharmS, the founder and director of Veterinary Prescriber said: "Prescribing...
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    2019 NOAH Compendium and app now available

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has published the 2019 edition of its Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines and updated the accompanying app. A free copy of the compendium has been sent to every veterinary practice in the UK, and...
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    Welsh Government commits £5m to fighting sheep scab

    Welsh Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths, has announced a £5m programme to help eradicate sheep scab. The disease had been identified as a priority by the Wales Animal Health and Welfare Framework Group. Further...
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    Official Veterinarian struck off for falsely certifying slaughterhouse welfare

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed the Registrar to remove Laura Padron Vega, a former Official Veterinarian, from the Register for dishonestly backdating certificates in order to avoid new animal welfare regulations. Miss Padron Vega faced...
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    Vet nurse offers opportunity to go wild in Africa

    Veterinary Nurse Kim Houghton has launched Wild Inside Adventures , an opportunity to take part in a programme which offers hands-on experience with some very exotic species whilst at the same time helping communities that normally have no access to veterinary...
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    Non-vets to support animal product certification

    The RCVS Council has approved changes to the supporting guidance that underpins its Code of Professional Conduct to allow for non-veterinarians to support veterinary surgeons in the certification of products of animal origin for export. The plans developed...
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    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...
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    New pandemic flu strain vaccine for pigs

    Hysolv Animal Health UK has launched Respiporc FLUpan H1N1, a newly-developed vaccine against swine influenza which protects against the pandemic strain, pdmH1N1(2009). Hysolv says the vaccine, which was developed by IDT Biologika, has been used successfully...
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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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    New TB testing gun said to offer substantial cost savings

    Dairy Insight has announced that the V-Grip tuberculin injector made by NJ Phillips is now available in the UK. The company says that the Phillips tuberculin gun is easier to use, clean and maintain than the most commonly used device, and it also offers...
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    Bovine TB outbreaks fall in badger cull areas

    Defra has released new data showing that new outbreaks of bovine TB have fallen in the two areas that have now completed their licensed four-year badger culls. In the Somerset cull area, TB incidence has fallen from 24% before culling started to 12...
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    Vets encouraged to apply for an MSD Research Bursary

    MSD Animal Health is inviting veterinary surgeons to apply for its 2018 Research Bursaries, with awards being offered for both ruminant and companion animal research projects. The MSD Animal Health Research Bursary for Veterinary Surgeons offers three...
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    BVA pushes for revalidation reform for Official Veterinarians

    The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is pushing for a reform of the training and revalidation system for Official Veterinarians after conducting a survey of veterinary surgeons which found considerable levels of frustration with the existing system...
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    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...