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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...
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    Bovigen Scour now approved for single-shot use

    Virbac's calf scour vaccine, Bovigen Scour, has been granted VMD approval for a single-shot vaccination protocol in pregnant cows and heifers, and had its shelf life extended to 3 years. Virbac says that this means that irrespective of previous...
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    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...
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    Boehringer launches Bovalto Respi Intranasal

    Boehringer Ingelheim has launched Bovalto Respi Intranasal, an intranasal pneumonia vaccine for calves. Bovalto Respi Intranasal protects against the two main respiratory viruses – RSV and PI3, using modified live viral strains that have been...
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    New initiative to promote responsible antibiotic use on farms

    The National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) has launched the Animal Medicines Best Practice (AMBP) Programme to support the responsible use of antibiotics across UK farms. The programme gives farmers and veterinary surgeons access to new resources...
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    VetSurgeon and Swann Morton connect the veterinary profession

    VetSurgeon.org, in association with Swann Morton , has launched a new system designed to help veterinary surgeons, students and other members of the profession forge useful contacts in their local area. First you need to complete your VetSurgeon Profile...
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    New guide to starting out as a vet

    Yorkshire-based Clare Tapsfield-Wright MRCVS has written The New Vet's Handbook, a lighthearted guide to help newly qualified veterinary surgeons as they leave uni and enter the profession. Finding and settling into that first job is a particularly...
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    OV Conference themed 'Controlling disease threats at home and from abroad'

    Improve International has announced that this year's OV Conference, which takes place at the company's HQ outside Swindon on the 19th and 20th September, will be themed 'Controlling Disease Threats at Home and from Abroad. At this year’s...
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    New way to detect foot-and-mouth in the environment

    The Pirbright Institute has developed a novel sampling method which it says can detect the presence of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus from samples in the farm environment, even when susceptible animals are not showing clinical signs. The new methods...
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    Virbac announces enhancements to Deltanil and Neoprinil

    Virbac has announced that its parasite control ranges Deltanil and Neoprinil are now available in new packaging in a wider range of sizes, and the shelf life for Deltanil has been extended from three to five years. Deltanil, which contains deltamethrin...
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    New vaccine against porcine circovirus

    Zoetis has announced the European launch of Suvaxyn Circo, a new monovalent killed virus vaccine which the company says reduces viral load in blood and in lymphoid tissues as well as faecal shedding caused by infection with PCV2. The vaccine has been...