Veterinary News Headlines

    Animalcare launches canine GI support product

    Animalcare has launched Procanicare, billed as the first bacterial GI support product developed from the intestinal bacteria of healthy dogs. Procanicare contains three live strains of canine-specific Lactobacillus bacteria, which, according to the...

    New online feline hypertension CPD

    Ceva Animal Health, the maker of Amodip, is launching Hypertension Ambassadors, an online CPD course to update veterinary surgeons and nurses on feline hypertension. Ceva says the course is aimed at vets and nurses who want to build their confidence...

    Rabbit haemorrhagic disease vaccine now has 12 month duration

    Hipra has announced that Eravac, its monovalent vaccine for the prevention of rabbit haemorrhagic disease type 2 (RHD-2) in pet rabbits, is now indicated to provide 12 months' duration of immunity. This, says the company, will make vaccination easier...

    RCVS needs GPs to help shape the future of support for new grads

    The RCVS is looking for general practitioners to join one of two working groups to shape a new programme to support veterinary graduates into life in practice. The College says the aim of the programme, which will replace the current Professional Development...

    New Manual of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine

    Improve International has launched the first volume of the Improve International Manual of Clinical Small Animal Internal Medicine. The book is described as giving comprehensive information to support the diagnosis and treatment of commonly seen pathologies...

    New remote monitoring system for practice fridges

    Remote Monitoring Ltd has launched RemoteM, a new fridge monitoring system which it says has already saved a Yorkshire practice thousands of pounds. The system consists of a number of small wireless sensors which are placed in each fridge and which...

    Vetoquinol to take over Profender and Drontal from Elanco

    Vetoquinol has announced that it has agreed terms to acquire the European Economic area and UK rights to Profender and Drontal from Elanco Animal Health. The deal is expected to complete by the middle of 2020. According to the terms of the deal,...

    BEVA offers free membership to vet students

    The British Equine Veterinary Association has announced it is offering free membership to veterinary students to help encourage more into equine practice. Currently fewer than one in ten veterinary students opt to go into equine practice. BEVA says...

    Pre-BSAVA small animal medicine meeting programme announced

    The Small Animal Medicine Society has announced the programme for its Pre-BSAVA CPD meeting at the Birmingham ICC on 1st April, which is open to all veterinary professionals and students. The full day programme includes: • Gastroprotectants in veterinary...

    Chihuahuas at greater risk of dental problems and obesity

    The Royal Veterinary College’s VetCompass programme has published the results of new research which shows that ownership of Chihuahuas is growing despite the breed being particularly prone to expensive dental problems and obesity. According to the...

    Forte launches Procapen for mastitis

    Forte Healthcare has launched Procapen Injector 3g Intramammary Suspension for cattle, a prescription intramammary for the treatment of udder infections in lactating cows. Procapen contains a high dose of procaine benzyl penicillin, a narrow spectrum...

    Sarah Tomlinson named Dairy Vet of the Year

    Sarah Tomlinson MRCVS, from Westpoint Farm Vets in Derbyshire, has been named Dairy Vet of the Year at the Cream Awards. The Dairy Vet of the Year award, which is organised by the British Dairying Magazine and sponsored by Krka UK Ltd, recognises a...
  • RCVS announces runners in the 2020 Council elections

    The RCVS has announced the candidates standing in the 2020 RCVS Council elections. Eight veterinary surgeons have put themselves forward to compete for the three available places. They are: John Davies MRCVS Dr Melissa Donald MRCVS (incumbent...

    MSD launches the first intramuscular Lawsonia pig vaccine in the UK

    MSD Animal Health has launched Porcilis Lawsonia, the first intramuscular pig vaccine to control Lawsonia intracellularis, the bacteria which causes Ileitis. MSD says Lawsonia intracellularis is found on many finishing farms throughout the UK, and...

    March is Pet Anxiety Month

    Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of Adaptil and Feliway, has announced that it'll be running Pet Anxiety Month in March. The campaign will highlight things that can be done to help anxious pets, including getting professional advice from a behaviourist...

    Virbac launches selamectin parasiticide for cats and dogs

    Virbac has launched Evicto, billed as an alternative to the existing selamectin-based parasiticide for cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. Licensed for use from 6 weeks of age - and in pregnant and lactating bitches and queens - Evicto provides adulticidal...

    Princess Anne opens Surrey's new Large Animal Clinical Facilities

    Princess Anne has officially opened the Large Animal Clinical Facilities at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Surrey. The new facilities use teaching aids and models to allow students to refine their practical skills and build...

    JSAP study highlights cleaning shortfalls in veterinary practice

    A new study, published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), has found that key surfaces in the small animal veterinary hospital setting are unlikely to be cleaned satisfactorily, potentially posing a risk to both animal...

    Animalcare says Pentoject will be back in February

    Animalcare has announced that its Pentobarbital product, Pentoject, will be back in wholesalers in February. The company says a combination of unprecedented demand for the product and logistics issues, together with an issue involving the manufacturer...
  • Sainsbury's launches pet picker after research showing 22% of owners regret their choice

    Sainsbury’s Bank Pet Insurance has launched has launched an online tool to help people pick the right pet , after it conducted research which found that 22% regret their choice of breed. The survey found that 51% of cat and dog owners didn't research...

    Ceva sponsors cattle foot trimming course

    Ceva Animal Health, the manufacturer of Ketofen, has announced it is sponsoring a professional foot trimming course for cattle in order to encourage vets, farmers and professional foot trimmers to work more closely together. The four-day course, which...

    RCVS Knowledge launches Plowright Prize to recognise individuals working in infectious disease

    RCVS Knowledge has launched a new award to recognise individuals who make significant contributions to the eradication of infectious diseases, named in memory of the eminent veterinary virologist Walter Plowright and his wife, Dorothy Plowright. Every...

    BVDA announces Scientific Programme at BSAVA Congress

    The British Veterinary Dental Association has announced details of its Scientific Programme, being held at BSAVA Congress in April. The programme starts at 9:00am on the 1st April with a keynote address by Professor Iain Chapple, Head of the Birmingham...

    Privy Council approves Surrey's veterinary degree

    The Privy Council has approved a Recognition Order for the University of Surrey’s veterinary degree and it will be formally accredited by the RCVS from late next month. The new Order will come into force on the 18th February 2020, from when students...

    Luton-based vet struck off for clinical failures

    The RCVS Disciplinary Committee has directed the Registrar to remove Luton-based veterinary surgeon, Rahul Chandulai Shah from the Register for repeated clinical failures. The Disciplinary Committee, chaired by Dr Martin Whiting, considered two charges...