Veterinary News Headlines

    Free online yoga for vets

    Lintbells has partnered with VetYogi to offer vets "Hatha for Heroes", a free, six week online yoga course starting on Wednesday 12th August. The company says the beginner level course was created to say thank you to the superheroes in scrubs who work...

    Elanco launches lungworm CPD modules

    Elanco, the maker of Advocate, has published a set of free online CPD modules to help veterinary surgeons communicate important information (including treatment and prevention strategies) about lungworm. The aim of the ‘Advocates of Knowledge’ CPD...

    Vetoquinol completes acquisition of Drontal and Profender

    Vetoquinol has announced that it has completed its acquisition of Profender and Drontal from Elanco, and now owns the brands in the UK and Ireland. The company says the return to a ‘new normal’ post-lockdown provides a significant opportunity for...

    Experts explain how to manage clients' pet diabetes remotely

    MSD Animal Health has published an on-demand presentation in which three veterinary experts share their experience of managing diabetic pets. Susan Little, pictured left, talks about ‘Low Stress Management of the Diabetic Cat’, Professor Ian Ramsey...

    Chicken wormer now available in backyard size

    Krka has added a new 20g pack size of Flimabend (flubendazole), its water-based chicken wormer, to suit the needs of smallholders and owners of backyard chicken flocks. Flimabend is diluted into water and replaces the flock’s drinking water for a set...

    New cardiology referral service in Buckinghamshire

    Hamilton Specialist Referrals in High Wycombe has launched a cardiology referral service run by European and RCVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Cardiology, Andrew Francis. First opinion practices can refer dogs and cats for routine echocardiography...

    Pet Eye Health Awareness Week coming up in September

    TVM UK has announced it is to hold Pet Eye Health Awareness Week starting on 21st September 2020. The aim of the week is to help pet owners identify common symptoms of eye disease and to seek prompt veterinary attention where appropriate. To support...

    Study reveals most common cause of heatstroke in dogs

    A study published in Animals 1 has found that the most common cause of potentially-fatal heatstroke in dogs is being exercised by their owners. Researchers from Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Veterinary College found that exertion or exercise...

    BSAVA reminds small animal vets how to work safely with bats

    The BSAVA is reminding small animal practice staff to make sure they know how to work safely with bats, after Defra published its latest stats on rabies in UK bats. The most recent case of rabies in a bat in Great Britain was in July 2020 in Wimbourne...

    VetSurgeon Jobs retains super low price to support the profession

    As of today, VetSurgeon.org Jobs costs £25 +VAT for advertising a job vacancy ... reduced from £99 + VAT before the coronavirus pandemic to support the veterinary profession in these economically challenging times. The service has been free of charge...

    New treatment for canine mast cell tumours

    Virbac has launched Stelfonta, a novel injectable solution to treat mastocytoma in dogs. Stelfonta is licensed for the treatment of non-resectable, non-metastatic (WHO staging 1 ) subcutaneous mast cell tumours (MCTs) located at or distal to the elbow...

    BVA to hold new conference for the profession in 2021

    The British Veterinary Association has announced it will host BVA Live, a new conference and commercial exhibition for the profession at the NEC in Birmingham on 24-25th June 2021. The BVA has partnered with Closer Still Media, the impresarios behind...

    Virbac launches licensed tramadol for dogs

    Virbac has launched Tramvetol, licensed tramadol tablets for the treatment of acute and chronic pain in dogs. Tramvetol is presented in two pack sizes of 30 and 100 tablets to assist practices with dispensing and storage as a Schedule 3 controlled...

    Millions of pet owners conned into buying fake medicines

    Bayer Animal Health, maker of Seresto flea and tick collars, has carried out some market research which suggests that as many as one in ten pet owners have been duped into buying counterfeit pet medicines. For the research, 2000 pet owners were asked...

    New treatment for canine OA secures funding for trials

    Stevenage-based pharmaceutical company AKL Research and Development has announced it has signed an agreement with one of the world’s top five animal health companies to fund the development of its next-stage clinical trial of an investigational drug...

    No cause for alarm after coronavirus diagnosed in a cat in the UK

    The Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss has reassured pet owners that there is no cause for alarm after a cat was diagnosed with coronavirus last week. Christine said: "Tests conducted by the Animal and Plant Health Agency have confirmed...

    Dechra adds hairball feed to its portfolio

    Dechra Veterinary Products has added Lax-a-Past – a complementary feed designed to help eliminate the problem of hairballs in cats – to its portfolio. Lax-a-Past is a palatable paste that can be administered orally to kittens and cats aged over 6...

    New evidence on the clinical presentation of rabbits with RHDV2

    A new study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Small Animal Practice (JSAP), reports the clinical features, gross post mortem and histopathological findings of sudden or unexpected death in rabbits during an outbreak of RHD. For the study...

    New ear protector designed to make face masks more comfortable

    AMufacture has launched The Ear Protector, designed to make face masks more comfortable for people working in public-facing businesses. The Ear Protector sits on the back of the head and hooks onto face mask strings, pulling them backwards and away...

    CPD Solutions launches new online courses

    CPD Solutions has launched Advance25, a series of interactive, tutor-supported courses. Advance25 Courses provide 25 hours of CPD in important areas of small animal practice, including Small Animal Medicine Cases Challenges, Emergency Medicine, Abdominal...

    New app gives access to latest veterinary evidence

    Vet2Vet has launched VETbytes, a new app which gives small animal veterinary professionals access to the latest evidence-based information needed to make clinical decisions. The web based app, which has been launched in association with the BSAVA,...

    Zoetis acquires veterinary engagement company, Virtual Recall

    Zoetis has acquired Virtual Recall, a software business that helps veterinary practices improve their service offering and communication with pet owners. Virtual Recall's products include vaccination, neutering, appointment and healthcheck reminders...

    Survey reveals impact of the pandemic on veterinary surgeons

    A survey of 500 veterinary professionals, carried out by marketing communications agency Pegasus, has revealed how veterinary professionals feel that the pandemic has affected their working lives. 72% said they think clients undervalue remote consultations...

    Vets needed for preoperative fasting survey

    Kat Hart RVN, a teaching assistant at Harper Adams University in Shropshire is asking veterinary surgeons and other veterinary professionals to take part in an online survey about preoperative fasting in cats and dogs. Preoperative fasting to reduce...

    BEVA launches new wound management resources

    The BEVA has launched a range of resources to support primary care veterinary professionals in equine practice. The new resources include the Equine Veterinary Journal’s (EVJ) publication of BEVA’s Primary Clinical Care Guidelines on wound management...