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  MMI introduces Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grants Applications are now open for the RCVS Mind Matters Initiative first Sarah Brown Mental Health Research Grant,
  Outstanding performance of UK veterinary schools on world stage The RCVS is delighted to read of the outstanding performance of the UK’s veterinary schools in the 2019 QS World University Rankings
  BHA call for swabs at Hunter Chases to prevent spread of equine flu The British Horseracing Authority have announced an important update to unlicensed trainers with entries in Hunter Chases following the current fears of the spread of equine flu.
  MMI to hold ‘Vet Wellbeing in Practice’ events The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Mind Matters Initiative, the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons and Veterinary Management Group are joining forces to hold a series of four events entitled ‘Vet Wellbeing in Practice’.
  March is Pet Anxiety Month ADAPTIL and FELIWAY launch Pet Anxiety Month in March
  Equine Influenza outbreak update Following three confirmed Equine Influenza (flu) outbreaks in vaccinated horses in a British racing yard on 6 February 2019, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) took the decision to cancel racing at all British racecourses today.
  Win an Amazon Echo Dot by supporting vital CRGV research Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists and The Royal Veterinary College need your support in vital CRGV research
  Zoetis Equip® Artervac Vaccine Back in Stock Zoetis Inc.has announced that their Equine Viral Arteritis vaccine Equip Artervac is back in stock.
  A whistle stop tour of VMG/SPVS Congress 2019 Our VetGrad representative Olly King gives his round up of the 2019 Congress.
  CPD is a Family Affair at VET Festival 2019 A unique ‘Family Hub’ tent in which delegates can watch key lectures via a livestream while their children play is a new feature at this year’s VET Festival.
  BCVSp Provides Clinical Audit Workshop for Specialists The British College of Veterinary Specialists is running a clinical audit workshop to help members and non-members develop tools and strategy for clinical audit in Veterinary Specialist Practice.
  VMG-SPVS Congress 2019 24-26 January 2019, Celtic Manor Resort, Newport
  National pet charity StreetVet wins £100k A national pet charity has won £100,000 to go towards enhancing its services.
  Global Wellness Guru Joins Clinical Experts for VET Festival 2019 7-8 June, Loseley Park, Surrey
  BSAVA and WVSC launch Vets Cymru – Aberystwyth June 2019 The British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Wales Veterinary Science Centre have launched Vets Cymru, a two-day event offering both large and small animal ‘CPD by the sea’ for vets and vet nurses.
  New GPAdvCert helps advance diagnostic skills and CT knowledge Improve International’s new GPAdvCert to help General Practitioners advance diagnostic skills and CT knowledge
  BSAVA commissions ‘Anaesthesia without isoflurane’ webinar to support profession during shortage In response to the nationwide shortage of isoflurane, BSAVA has commissioned a webinar to discuss alternative solutions for vets.
  RCVS offers reassurances in light of Isoflurane shortage The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is offering reassurances to the profession in view of the announced shortages of Isoflurane anaesthetic gas.
  BEVA , BSAVA and AVA work together to resolve isoflurane supply problem The British Equine Veterinary Association, The British Small Animal Veterinary Association and The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists have successfully engaged with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate to facilitate a practical solution to the isoflurane supply problems.
  RCVS announces charity receiving 2018 Christmas donation RCVS President Amanda Boag has chosen the animal welfare charity The Links Group, as the sole recipient of this year’s RCVS Christmas Box
  OV struck off for falsifying certificates OV struck off for falsifying certificates relating to animal welfare in slaughterhouse
  UK shortage of isoflurane It has become apparent that there is a reported UK shortage of isoflurane. It is also reported that, unless an alternative supply can be secured, this shortage may extend to Feb/Mar 2019.
  Leading vet to receive global accolade at BSAVA Congress Professor Mike Herrtage will receive the prestigious Bourgelat Award from the BSAVA at its Congress in April 2019
  Magnesium may not consistently influence reaction speed after all suggests new research Although the calming properties of magnesium have been well documented anecdotally, the latest science suggests it may not reliably slow reaction speed responses after all.
  Online Veterinary Leadership Programme launched RCVS is delighted to announce that the Edward Jenner Veterinary Leadership Programme is now available following its successful pilot phase, and is now open for registrations.
  RCVS launches graduates outcomes consultation with call to be part of the #TheBigPicture This week the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons will launch one of its most ambitious consultations yet regarding the future of veterinary education
  Vet removed from Register for clinical and communication failings The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has directed the Registrar to remove an Ayrshire-based veterinary surgeon after it found the allegations of a number of charges in relation to his euthanasia of a dog proven.
  Changes to Pet Travel in the event of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has advised that should the UK leave the EU next year without a deal, there would be important implications for pet owners wishing to travel overseas with their animals from 30 March 2019.
  Improve International Expands Veterinary Nurse Training Veterinary CPD specialist Improve International has expanded its suite of training for veterinary nurses with the launch of a Dentistry Certificate Dent and a series of one-day courses.
  RCVS to hold online wellbeing seminar RCVS’ Mind Matters Initiative and the Association of Veterinary Students to hold online wellbeing seminar
  BSAVA and SAMSoc launch antibiotics awareness campaign The British Small Animal Veterinary Society (BSAVA) and the Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMSoc) has launched a proactive campaign to mark Antibiotic Awareness Week from 12-18 November.
  BSAVA Congress registration now open Registration for BSAVA Congress 2019 – the largest event in Europe dedicated to the provision of small animal veterinary CPD – is now open.
  RCVS holding course for overseas trained veterinary surgeons The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is holding a two day 'Introduction to the UK veterinary professions' continuing professional development event for overseas trained veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses next month.
  RCVS launches new format for Statutory Membership Examination The RCVS Education Committee and Primary Qualifications Subcommittee have agreed a new format to the Statutory Membership Examination, which will be delivered from 2019.
  Ceva launches cardiology roadshow Ceva Animal Health has launched a cardiology roadshow to help educate veterinary professionals on cardiology and increase their confidence when dealing with cardiology cases.
  Dog rescuers risk harming UK dogs and owners by importing dangerous exotic diseases into the country Vets are concerned about new or rare diseases entering the UK from rescued 'Trojan' dogs from abroad
  Update On The Supply Of Equip® Rotavirus Zoetis Ltd has announced that it will continue to supply an alternative equine rotavirus vaccine under a Wholesale Dealer Import Certificate (WDIC) until normal supply of the unique licensed product Equip Rotavirus can be restored.
  RCVS saddened to learn of the death of former President The RCVS is saddened to learn of the death of Brian Singleton who was President of the RCVS from 1969-70.
  ViVet news: RCVS innovation project celebrates first anniversary The RCVS landmark innovation initiative ViVet is celebrating its first anniversary with the publication of ViVet Bites – a new regular feature highlighting innovators and influencers in the veterinary and animal health sector.
  ‘Perfect storm’ has heightened Atypical Myopathy risk warns BEVA Bare pastures and potential hay shortages, coupled with early transatlantic storms blowing seeds from laden sycamore trees, have created the ‘perfect storm’ to increase the risks of atypical myopathy for grazing horses, warns the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA).
  Equine Vets believe pharmaceutical specials are essential for equine welfare How pharmaceutical specials are prescribed under the cascade is a current hot potato but equine vets believe their use is essential to equine welfare and the responsible use of medicines, according to the results of a Moral Maze-style debate at last week’s BEVA Congress.
  Merial out of stock of EURICAN® Herpes vaccine Merial, now part of Boehringer Ingelheim, has announced that it is out of stock of EURICAN® Herpes vaccine in the UK.
  BHA NOTICE – ALTRENOGEST The BHA would like to make Trainers, veterinary surgeons and other industry participants aware of an international issue regarding products which contain altrenogest.
  BSAVA publishes new dentistry and oral surgery manual BSAVA publishes new canine and feline dentistry and oral surgery manual
  Free sheep flock antibiotics calculator released A practical tool for calculating flock-level antibiotics use has been launched for sheep farmers.
  Chief vet and renowned physicist speaking at Fellowship Day 2018 The RCVS will be holding its third annual Fellowship Day in October this year to celebrate a new cohort joining the Fellowship and the achievements of RCVS Fellows, as well as hearing from inspiring guest speakers.
  BSAVA and BEVA agree Congress collaboration – membership bonus Mixed practice vets can optimise CPD, minimise time away from work and save money thanks to a new partnership between the BEVA and BSAVA annual Congresses.
  BSAVA digital library proves popular The British Small Animal Veterinary Association’s new digital library has seen almost 55,000 abstract views and over 12,000 full text downloads in the first four months, latest figures reveal.
  Davies Pledges Support for StreetVet Davies Veterinary Specialists has pledged its support for StreetVet, an award-winning vet practice giving free care to the homeless and their dogs.
  Zoetis Supports Vets With Social Media Worm Control Campaign Zoetis Ltd has introduced ‘Time it Right’ #timeitright - a quick and easy practical guide on using social media to promote spring and summer worm control.
  BEVA URGES VMD TO OVERTURN SUSPENSION OF FLUNIXIN The VMD has suspended the sale of all injectable formulations of the vital painkiller flunixin.
  No finding of disgraceful conduct for London vet The Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS has found a London-based vet not guilty of disgraceful conduct in a professional respect.
  Charity launches new online CPD short-course Charity launches new online CPD short-course: ‘Introduction to Pet Bereavement Support Skills’
  Conference Aims to Highlight OV Role and Tackle Key Issues Alexandra House, Swindon: 19-20 September 2018
  Disciplinary Committee strikes off vet convicted of animal welfare offences The Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS has directed the Registrar to remove a Leeds-based veterinary surgeon from the Register following his conviction for animal welfare offences in 2016.
  RCVS Day 2018 New President redoubles commitment to diversity in the professions and embracing change
  RCVS launching consultation on a post-registration framework for veterinary nurses RCVS have launched a consultation on a proposed post-registration framework for veterinary nursing and are asking for the view of veterinary professionals.
  Be aware of the risks of African Swine Fever The Animal and Plant Healthy Agency have warned of the dangers of African Swine Fever reaching the UK.
  First cardiac arrhythmia surgery without human medical support For the first time cardiology specialists at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) Electrophysiology Laboratory have performed two successful surgeries on dogs to cure cardiac arrhythmia, without support from the human medical field.
  Calling for nominations for the NEF Sir Colin Spedding Award Nominations are now open for the NEF Sir Colin Spedding Award 2019, one of the most significant accolades in the UK’s equestrian industry.
  Conference Aims to Highlight OV Role and Tackle Key Issues Official Veterinarians (OV’s) are being urged to sign up for this year’s OV Conference, themed 'Controlling Disease Threats at Home and from Abroad' at Alexandra House, Swindon: 19-20 September 2018
  Tree of Life For Animals announced as Animal Star Awards 2018 finalist Tree of Life for Animals (TOLFA) has been chosen as one of the five finalists in this year’s Animal Star Awards.
  Vets and pet lovers step in to help cancer stricken man save his dog’s life You helped save my life so I’ll save yours vowed devoted dog owner
  Entries about to close for the 2018 ‘BVDzero Award’ A total prize of €15,000 for the top 10 cases entered
  Portsmouth-based veterinary surgeon removed from Register Disciplinary Committee directs College to remove Portsmouth-based veterinary surgeon from Register
  Europe’s largest ever feline hypertension study Veterinary practices urged to participate in Europe’s largest ever feline hypertension study
  Ceva launches TV ad for FELIWAY® Friends and ADAPTIL® Calm On-the-Go Collar Ceva launches national TV advertising campaign for FELIWAY® Friends and ADAPTIL® Calm On-the-Go Collar
  Dentistry, Exotics and Surgery pages added to PDP Resource Bank BSAVA adds Dentistry, Exotics and Surgery pages to PDP Resource Bank
  Avian Influenza Prevention Zones lifted Avian Influenza Prevention Zones have been lifted in England and Wales.
  Roundtable addresses shortfall in parasite compliance Roundtable event hosted by the Companion Animal veterinary publication brought together animal health experts and charity representatives to discuss how best to assist vets in practice to ensure optimum efficiency in flea control.
  BSAVA launches Professional Mentorship pilot The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has launched a Professional Mentorship pilot scheme to help tackle the rise of recently qualified graduates leaving the profession.
  Celebrate Being a Horse Vet at BEVA Congress This year BEVA Congress will be celebrating all that’s good about being an equine veterinary surgeon so remember to pack your best smile.
  BSAVA Congress 2018: another successful year BSAVA Congress 2018 yet again provided a jam packed schedule of lectures, practicals and social events.
  RCVS supports new veterinary career diversity event Representatives and staff from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons will be attending the inaugural Vets: Stay, Go, Diversity Live! event this April to showcase its work on leadership, innovation and mental health.
  New protocol for CEM New procedures now in place to safeguard equine population from future outbreaks.
  Performance In Practice Workshops Performance in Practice workshops running across the UK in April and July 2018.
  RCVS publishes telemedicine consultation summary The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has published a summary of the consultation phase of its review of telemedicine within veterinary practice.
  Pedal with the President in Yorkshire for Charity The President of the British Equine Veterinary Association Jon Pycock will be donning his cycling lycra for charity on Sunday 3 June 2018.
  RCVS heads to Bristol for Regional Question Time The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons will be holding a Regional Question Time meeting on Thursday 19 April in Bristol
  To beg or not to beg: that is the question... ROYAL CANIN® invite BSAVA delegates to join a weighty conversation on begging
  Briar House Veterinary Surgery celebrate being crowned Best UK Vet 2018 Staff, clients and pets of Briar House Veterinary Surgery joined together recently to celebrate the practice being crowned Best UK Vet 2018 following their dedication to customer service and outstanding care.
  Free Evidence-based Veterinary Practice webinar hosted by ROYAL CANIN® ROYAL CANIN is hosting a series of three 30-minute webinars with the founding Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Veterinary Medicine.
  Changes to PDP made following joint RCVS and BSAVA research project The Education Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has agreed to short-term changes to the Professional Development Phase, which helps new veterinary graduates transition into veterinary practice, to provide further support to participants.
  RCVS refines its guidance on communication and informed consent The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has updated its supporting guidance for veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses on informed consent
  Free CPD and half price insurance for veterinary professionals Veterinary CPD specialist Improve International and specialist pet insurer Agria have created a partnership set to benefit veterinary professionals across the UK.
  British Horseracing Authority announces changes to rules and regulations The British Horseracing Authority has announced new rules and regulations that will come into effect on Monday 2 April 2018. The amendments are as follows:
  TV dancing stars take part in new charity campaign where App lets owners make pets stars Blue Cross’ new app Superstar Pets allows pet owners to take part in new Facebook campaign by creating their own video
  Practices to Receive Free CPD Vouchers Protexin Veterinary has partnered with veterinary CPD specialist Improve International to offer Protexin customers vouchers to access its innovative Online Bitesize CPD.
  Jurox ‘injects’ a bit of fun into BSAVA Congress! Jurox (UK) Ltd, manufacturer of the popular anaesthetic Alfaxan®, will be ‘injecting’ a bit of fun into BSAVA Congress on its stand (stand 702).
  Ceva Animal Health extends its anti-parasitic range with the launch of DUOFLECT Ceva Animal Health has extended its companion animal anti-parasitic range with the launch of DUOFLECTâ, a new strength formulation for the treatment and prevention of flea and tick infestations in both cats and dogs and also the environment.
  Conference to Support OV CPD The 2018 Official Veterinarian (OV) Conference will take place on 19-20 September 2018 at Alexandra House, Swindon.
  The VMG is hitting the road! Fasten your seat belts, as the VMG will be travelling around the UK spreading the word about the new data protection legislation (GDPR) and how to approach credit control!
  SHORT LIST REVEALED FOR THE CEVA ANIMAL WELFARE AWARDS 2018 Following a record number of nominations for the second consecutive year, Ceva Animal Health has revealed its shortlist for its eighth annual Ceva Animal Welfare Awards.
  Pioneering vets use groundbreaking heart procedure to save French Bulldog puppy Pioneering cardiologists at Davies Veterinary Specialists have used a groundbreaking heart procedure to save the life of a French Bulldog puppy.
  Alcohol conviction hearing postponed after vet agrees undertakings The Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS has postponed its decision as to sanction on the professional conduct of a Dyfed-based vet for six months after she voluntarily entered into undertakings.
  College to extend pilot for outcomes-based approach to CPD The RCVS is calling for more volunteers to be part of an extended pilot for proposed changes to the way it measures continuing professional development.
  A new pet poison prevention app has been launched for vets Pet poison app vetcpd has just been released in google play and in apple store.
  Last chance to nominate for Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018 It’s the last chance to nominate individuals or teams for the prestigious Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2018
  RCVS receives petition from homeopathy delegation The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons today met a delegation of around 40 animal owners and veterinary surgeons who wished to voice their concern about a recent position statement by RCVS Council on the use of complementary and alternative medicines, including homeopathy.
  Bird flu detected in wild birds in Dorset Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Dorset.
  Nearly 300 VNs removed from Register for non-payment The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons removed nearly 300 veterinary nurses from the Register for non-payment of their annual renewal fee on 1 January 2018.
  Virtual Congress One Week Away Virtual Congress One Week Away The Webinar Vet’s Virtual Congress begins on 19th January. Price rises on Monday 15th.
  International rugby referee Nigel Owens MBE to deliver keynote at BSAVA Congress 2018 High-pressure decision-making, trusting your judgement and admitting to mistakes will all feature in a keynote address by international rugby referee Nigel Owens MBE at BSAVA Congress 2018.
  Bourgelat Award winner announced – and launches global surgery techniques stream at BSAVA Congress Dr Clarence Rawlings will receive the prestigious Bourgelat Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), and launch a new stream of lectures at Congress 2018 covering his vast veterinary experience.
  Spot the difference – and win a luxury holiday for two in 2018 There is still time to take part in Krka’s free-to-enter competition to win an all-expenses paid luxury trip to Slovenia, the home of Krka.
  BEVA’s MumsVet introduces guidance resources for employers MumsVet has introduced important guidance resources for employers with pregnant staff.
  Ceva’s fireworks waiting room display competition winners announced! Ceva Animal Health has announced the winners of its popular fireworks waiting room display competition.
  The Veterinary Trust Awards The Webinar Vet announces the winners of its third annual awards.
  VNs reminded to complete registration before end of 2017 The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is reminding veterinary nurses that they need to pay their annual renewal fee before the end of the year or they will be removed from the Register.
  New wind surgery declarations announced for horse racers The British Horseracing Authority has announced a new rule for races run on or after 19 January 2018 which requires you to declare when a horse has had wind surgery.
  France Galop: mandatory vaccination against Equine Herpes Virus The British Horseracing Authority has announced that France Galop has amended its Rules of Racing to make vaccination against Equine Herpes Virus mandatory for all Thoroughbreds in training and racing in France.
  Buy your tickets now for the world’s largest online Veterinary Congress​ Save the dates 19th, 20th and 21st January 2018 for the world's largest online veterinary congress! Over 40 hours of CPD over 3 days!
  Jurox launches expert guidelines for rabbit anaesthesia Jurox Ltd, manufacturer of Alfaxan® for dogs, cats and pet rabbits, has launched an informative booklet covering expert guidelines for rabbit anaesthesia.
  Animal charity PDSA has announced major funding cuts that will affect low income pet owners Low income pet owners will no longer get free treatments for all of their pets from the PDSA Pet Hospitals it has been announced.
  Dermoscent® presents new product packaging at London Vet Show Veterinary skincare company, Laboratoire de Dermo-Cosmétique Animale has launched new packaging for its popular Dermoscent® range, which will be on display at London Vet Show.
  RCVS appoints Lizzie Lockett as new CEO The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is pleased to announce the appointment of Lizzie Lockett as its new Chief Executive Officer.
  Free ROYAL CANIN® online weight management tool to all London Vet Show delegates ROYAL CANIN will be offering a free online weight management training course to all attendees to this year’s London Vet Show on Thursday 16th November.
  BSAVA Congress registration goes live (November 1) Registration for BSAVA Congress 2018 – the largest event in Europe dedicated to the provision of small animal veterinary CPD – opens on Wednesday 1 November.
  Figures confirm BEVA Congress is booming The British Equine Veterinary Association has reported growth in delegate numbers at its annual Congress again this year.
  Alfaxan® now licensed for pet rabbits Jurox (UK) Limited has extended the licence for its anaesthetic for cats and dogs, Alfaxan®
  Government launches TB-protection service A new service has been introduced to offer support to farmers who are the most vulnerable to bovine TB.
  Nutritional Roadshow brings behaviour to the fore for each and every vet student ROYAL CANIN is pairing with Behavioural Medicine specialist, Sarah Heath, for its annual Nutritional Roadshow: Under the Influence of… Food!
  CPD audit asks over 1,000 vets to share their records The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has now contacted some 1,071 veterinary surgeons asking them to share their continuing professional development records as part of the College’s annual audit of compliance.
  Horse vets vote against corporatisation 28% of voters agreed with the motion Corporatisation is inevitable and will benefit vets and their clients, with 72% disagreeing.
  Veterinary Leaders Welcome State-of-the-art Veterinary ‘Wet-lab’ Training Facility in the North Veterinary Leaders Welcome State-of-the-art Veterinary ‘Wet-lab’ Training Facility in the North of the UK A state-of-the-art wet-lab practical training facility for veterinary professionals was officially opened on Thursday 7 September 2017 by veterinary CPD specialist Improve International in Sheffield.
  CVS Announces the Acquisition of B&W Equine Vets CVS has announced the acquisition of B&W Equine Vets, one of the UK’s leading equine veterinary groups.
  Storms may cause surge of Seasonal Pasture Myopathy says BEVA BEVA is urging horse owners to take precautions to keep their horses safe in the aftermath of Storm Aileen
  Calling all equine vets – win Terafloat! Celtic SMR has launched a competition for equine vets to win a Terafloat (motorised dental rasp), RRP £3400 + VAT!
  ‘I DO’ BRING PETS TO THE BIG DAY New research reveals one in 10 Brits give their beloved pets a central role on their wedding day and almost a quarter of these would choose their horse
  #Farm24 From 5am on August 10 until 5am on Thursday 11 August 2017, everyone in UK agriculture has the chance to tell their story to show just how much passion and commitment goes into producing the food we eat by taking part in #Farm24.
  New European-wide Postgraduate Qualification in Orthopaedics launched New European-wide Postgraduate Qualification in Orthopaedics launched by Improve International
  Horse Vets asked to break law and risk UK equine disease status The British Equine Veterinary Association is outraged that its members are being regularly asked to break the law by inseminating imported equine semen that doesn’t have an accompanying health certificate.
  ‘Cat Friendly’ Award presented to scratch post enhancer, FELISCRATCH ‘Cat Friendly’ Award presented to scratch post enhancer, FELISCRATCH Ceva’s FELISCRATCH by FELIWAY®, a scratch post enhancer for cats, was presented with a ‘Cat Friendly’ Award by International Cat Care
  Puppy smuggling investigation by Dogs Trust reveals shocking extent of illegal importation Puppies are being bred in large numbers, often in horrific conditions, in Central and Eastern Europe to exploit the demand for desirable breeds in the UK.
  New light on the secret life of badgers A study using active Radio Frequency Identification Technology (aRFID) to tag and monitor the movements of badgers in Wytham, Oxfordshire, has found that the level of connectivity among badgers from different social-groups was more than previously thought. This is expected to help better inform our understanding of disease transmission. logo Presenter Tom Heap looks at the unseen side of TB: its effect on goats The prime time BBC programme looks at the unseen side of TB - its effect on goats, asking why the disease isn’t being dealt with the same rigour as it is in cattle. Presenter Tom Heap talks to David Hull of the Goat Veterinary Society.
  Ceva’s new carprofen, CARPRODYL QUADRI Ceva’s new carprofen, CARPRODYL QUADRI Ceva Animal Health has launched a new carprofen, CARPRODYL QUADRI, for the reduction of inflammation and pain caused by musculo-skeletal disorders and degenerative joint disease and for the management of post-operative pain.
  Innovation and improved user experience captured with new PRID Delta GT Innovation and improved user experience captured with new PRID Delta GT Ceva Animal Health is launching new PRID® Delta GT on 1 August 2017, building on the success of PRID Spiral (launched 1980s) and PRID Delta (2010).
  New BEVA Medicines Guidance New BEVA Medicines Guidance BEVA has revamped its online medicines guidance resource to help members to negotiate the intricacies of prescribing equine medicines
  Ceva launches new spironolactone, PRILACTONEâ NEXT Ceva Animal Health has launched a new and improved spironolactone, PRILACTONE NEXT, for the treatment of congestive heart failure caused by degenerative mitral valve disease in dogs.
  Boehringer launches online MVD Murmur quiz Boehringer launches online MVD Murmur quiz Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a Meaningful MVD Murmur online quiz which enables vets to test their knowledge and hone their skills to detect correctly when a mitral valve murmur is clinically significant in dogs.
  RCVS Day 2017 The global profession, career diversity and innovation in focus at RCVS Day 2017
  Pros and Cons of Corporatisation to be debated at BEVA Congress This year BEVA Congress 13-16 September 2017 will be exploring the pros and cons of the growing trend of corporatisation of equine practices.
  BHA announce new stand-down period following bisphosphonate The British Horseracing Authority is advising veterinary surgeons, trainers, owners and breeders of a new rule requiring a mandatory 30 day Stand-Down period from racing following the administration of any bisphosphonate licensed for equine use.
  New appointment for XLVets Board of Directors XLVets has announced the appointment of Hazel Goodwin, Ops Manager for Lambert, Leonard and May in Shropshire, to its Board of Directors.
  Nominate An Outstanding Achiever for NEF Equestrian Award The National Equine Forum Organising Committee is calling for all unacknowledged equestrian achievers to be nominated for the Sir Colin Spedding Award 2018.
  veterinary nurse struck off for working under the influence of alcohol Somerset-based veterinary nurse struck off for working under the influence of alcohol
  Boehringer hosts cardiology webinars Boehringer Ingelheim, is hosting a two-part webinar series focusing on mitral valve disease (MVD) on its Boehringer Academy website.
  Norbrook expands companion animal portfolio with Betafuse launch Norbrook Laboratories, has further expanded its companion animal portfolio with the launch of Betafuse Gel for dogs in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
  Reducing the threat of tick-borne diseases for dogs in the UK Jenny Helm (BVMS Cert SAM Dip-ECVIM (CA) FHEA MRCVS) from the University of Glasgow’s Small Animal Hospital talks about the increased geographical spread of ticks, the emergence of new tick-borne diseases and the importance of tick bite prevention.
  More than 80 lungworm reports in the last two months and six more deaths In a continuing effort to chart the spread of lungworm across the country, vets have reported more than 80 incidences since February.
  Top Veterinary Universities announced for 2018 The Guardian has announced the top Veterinary Universities for 2018.
  Avian flu confirmed in a backyard flock near Thornton, Lancashire A case of avian influenza in poultry has been confirmed in Lancashire and restrictions are in place.
  New Tolracol offers effective coccidiosis control Vets prescribing products to control coccidiosis in sheep, cattle and pigs now have a new product available offering effective, economic control in a single dose.
  Assure Ewe launch offers investigative support for sheep vets Ceva Animal Health’s newly launched Assure Ewe subsidised testing scheme can assist practitioners identify the cause of enzootic abortion
  Nearly 50% of UK cat owners don’t vaccinate their cats annually Nearly half of UK cat owners do not vaccinate their cats annually according to a survey into the vaccination habits of UK cat owners, conducted by Merial Animal Health.
  Don't Forget to Vote Voting for the RCVS council elections closes at 5pm on Friday 28th April. If you want a say in the future shape of the profession then have your say...
  Improve International Moves into Equine CPD with Launch of GP Certificate Veterinary CPD provider Improve International, working with ESVPS and Harper Adams University, has launched a General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) in Equine Medicine. logo New sheep estimated breeding value for roundworm resistance A new estimated breeding value (EBV) has been developed that will allow Lleyn sheep producers to select animals resistant to roundworm.
  Alabama Rot - how to spot it? It's in the news again - Alabama rot is sweeping the country, how can your clients be prepared?
  Cornish vets Penmellyn presented with BestUKVets 2017 award Penmellyn Vets in St Columb, Cornwall, this year’s overall winner of the BestUKVets 2017 award, was presented with their trophy by the Major, founder of VetHelpDirect, Susie Samuel.
  Download the new BSAVA Congress App now With BSAVA Congress opening next week, delegates can download a free app to make the most of their event experience.
  Vets required to have their OCQ(V) revalidated OVs are required to be authorised to carry out functions on behalf of the Secretary of State.
  #MyPetMadeMe: What will your pet make YOU do? Blue Cross puts pets in charge of their owner’s destiny with new fundraising campaign
  New Director Signals Out of Hours Growth for CVS CVS has appointed its first Out of Ours Director in a move to offer a high-quality OOH service, both to CVS members and to independent practices, across the UK.
  New measures to protect against Avian Flu Plans confirmed to reduce the risk of avian flu in England after 28 February as more cases have been found
  Vets reminded on importance of export certification of dogs and cats to Australia Vets are being reminded to ensure that health certificate conditions have been met when certifying dogs and cats for export to Australia.
  RCVS announces updates to Practice Standards Scheme modules The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has recently made minor updates to the Practice Standards Scheme’s modules for accreditations and awards.
  Double veterinary life for GB track star Great Britain's track star Laura Muir is training to be a vet alongside running for her country.
  Annual renewal reminder for veterinary surgeons RCVS is reminding veterinary surgeons that annual renewals must be completed by 1 April 2017.
  Best UK Vets 2017: the results are in! This year’s Best UK Vets 2017 overall winner is Penmellyn Vets, St Columb Major based in Cornwall.
  Avian flu confirmed in Mid Suffolk A case of avian influenza has now been confirmed in Mid Suffolk.
  Ceva Animal Welfare Awards - the shortlist is revealed! Ceva Animal Health has revealed its shortlist for its seventh annual Ceva Animal Welfare Awards.
  Speakers confirmed for new to management webinars Deborah Wylie to kick off VPMA’s new webinar course
  Best UK Vets 2017 Entries are still open for the Best UK Vets Awards 2017
  Winners of RCVS and SPVS Wellbeing Award announced The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons’ Mind Matters Initiative and the Society of Practising Veterinary Surgeons have announced the winners of their joint inaugural Wellbeing Awards.
  Boehringer academy offers complimentary CPD Boehringer Ingelheim is offering free colouring books and the change to win an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil to vets and nurses who sign up to the company’s complimentary online CPD resource – The Boehringer Academy.
  Avian flu confirmed in Lancashire and Lincolnshire Cases of avian influenza have been confirmed in Lancashire and Lincolnshire, with restrictions now in place.
  LOGIC® Diar-stop renamed LOGIC® Firm Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of the leading range of veterinary strength supplements LOGIC® for cats and dogs, has renamed its supplement to support digestion, LOGIC® Firm.
  Boehringer Ingelheim launches Equine Airway Solutions: practice-based CPD Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a short, interactive Equine Airway Solutions practice-based CPD module.
  Discussion on safeguarding International Trade at 2017 OV Conference Official Veterinarians to Discuss Their Role in Safeguarding International Trade at 2017 OV Conference
  Avian flu confirmed in backyard flock in Yorkshire The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed H5N8 avian flu in a small backyard flock near Settle in North Yorkshire.
  Brexit ‘affecting vet recruitment’ The British Veterinary Association has warned that the uncertainty about what will happen to immigration rules after Britain leaves the EU is already affecting recruitment.
  New to Management course VPMA launches webinar series for everyone new to a management role
  Dumped horses and foals saved from deadly fate Two mares and their young foals are being nursed back to health at a Blue Cross rehoming centre after being abandoned with little access to food or water.
  Bird flu identified at a Lincolnshire farm Avian influenza (bird flu) identified at a Lincolnshire farm
  Avian Influenza Prevention Zones Declared Avian Influenza Prevention Zones have been declared, covering the whole of England, the whole of Scotland and the whole of Wales.
  Novel BVD vaccine, Bovela, used to protect over 500,000 cattle In the 18 months since it was launched on the UK market, BVD vaccine Bovela® from Boehringer Ingelheim has been used to protect over 500,000 cattle across the country from the devastating effects of the disease.
  Bayer launches final video in Canine Ocular Health series Bayer Animal Health has launched the third and final educational video in its popular free series ‘Back to Basics’ on canine ophthalmology
  VMA launches Paws on the Pulse Veterinary Marketing Association launches Paws on the Pulse – a social and digital media workshop focussing on the future of technology and innovations within the animal health industry
  Pledge to Protect campaign raises £5,000 for R.A.B.I Vets and farmers have helped raise £5,000 for farming community charity, the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution as part of Elanco Animal Health’s Pledge to Protect campaign.
  College to pilot an outcomes-based approach to CPD RCVS has approved a pilot of a new outcomes-based approach to measuring and recording CPD
  SuperDog & Battersea Dogs & Cats Home raise awareness of dog health and well-being SuperDog & Battersea Dogs & Cats Home announce partnership to raise awareness of dog health and well-being
  A revolutionary development for in-clinic urinalysis IDEXX Laboratories is pleased to announce the UK launch of SediVue Dx™.
  Dachshund Screening Programme for Intervertebral Disc Disease is launched The Dachshund Breed Council, with support from CVS Group, is launching a UK Screening Programme for Intervertebral Disc Disease.
  Alternative Approaches Help Optimize Responsible Use of Antibiotics in Animal Health Antibiotics are, and will continue to be, vital for animal health and welfare, say key leaders of veterinary medicine at the 8th Agents in Antimicrobial Veterinary Medicine conference.
  Bovela guarantee launch for extra peace of mind Boehringer Ingelheim has recently introduced the Bovela® guarantee to underpin its confidence in the live double-deleted vaccine, which makes use of the most up-to-date technology in its development and manufacture.
  Win Webinar CPD Prizes Worth 0ver £4000! Delegates at next month’s London Vet Show can win a total prize fund of CPD worth £4349+VAT, says exhibitor and leading CPD provider, The Webinar Vet. logo DVS vets save critically stabbed police dog The team at Davies Veterinary Specialists have saved the life of a working police dog who was critically stabbed in the line of duty last week
  Bayer launches guide to diagnosing antimicrobial infection Bayer’s second ‘Education Now, Safeguarding Antimicrobials’ guide now available to download
  Looking for an alternative spot-on for tick, flea and lice treatment? Amflee® Combo looks set to be the first generic fipronil/S-methoprene treatment launched into the UK market that will offer vets a wider choice of products when discussing flea and tick control options with clients this autumn.
  Survey on the non-clinical benefits of EBVM Veterinary professionals are being asked their opinion on the non-clinical benefits of evidence based veterinary medicine to UK veterinary practices in an online survey.
  New research sheds new light on laminitis risk factors New research suggests we may soon be able to better identify horses at greater risk of developing pasture-associated laminitis, not only by looking at breed type, body condition score and associated higher risk environments but also by checking hormone and insulin levels.
  BEVA Congratulates Congress Exhibitors Two outstanding exhibitors at this year’s British Equine Veterinary Association Congress (7 -10 September 2016) were given special awards for their creative use of stand space.
  WSAVA Online Petition to Secure Access to Ketamine Targets Next Milestone An online petition set up by the Worldwide Small Animal Veterinary Association as part of a campaign to secure access to ketamine as an essential veterinary medicine has secured more than 11,300 signatures - with 15,000 the next milestone. T
  Roll up your sleeves for hands-on endoscopy at BEVA Congress This year BEVA Congress (7-10 September 2016) is giving delegates the opportunity to roll up their sleeves and get hands on with endoscopy techniques.
  Win tickets to see the Spanish Riding School of Vienna Win tickets to see the Spanish Riding School of Vienna thanks to Dechra
  Win a trip to Saeva Congress in South Africa with BCF Imaging specialists BCF Technology are offering the chance to win a trip of a lifetime to SAEVA Congress in 2017.
  Petition launched for minimum standards of support for new graduates to help mental health A petition has been set up by a Veterinary Graduate to urge the RCVS to set minimum standards of support for new graduates to help mental health.
  New HBLB App helps keep horses safe from infection Horse trainers, owners and breeders now have reliable advice on equine disease control at their fingertips thanks to a new, free App launched by the Horserace Betting Levy Board.
  Boehringer Academy launches the first Artificial Intelligence website for vets Boehringer Academy launches the first Artificial Intelligence website offering vets and nurses a tailored one-stop shop
  BVA’S response following the vote to leave the EU The BVA has said it will “retain an outward looking and inclusive perspective through our relationships with international partners” following the referendum vote for the UK to leave the EU.
  Virbac Unveils NEW Defensin™ Technology Virbac Unveils NEW Defensin™ Technology at the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology
  A brand new Veterinary Referral Centre in Godstone is now open and taking referrals A brand new independent multi disciplinery referral centre has opened in Godstone, Surrey this week.
  Mastitis causative pathogens determine nature of infection in cows Three quarters of current mastitis cases are the result of environmental infections, compared to just 10% in 1967, according to vet Andrew Bradley.
  Win and do good with ROYAL CANIN® and Guide Dogs! ROYAL CANIN and Guide Dogs are running a joint competition on social media this month, allowing one lucky entrant to win a ROYAL CANIN and Guide Dogs hamper.
  Six-week long consultation period on CPD to open this summer The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons is engaging in a six-week consultation with both veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses concerning its CPD and lifelong learning policy.
  PAW In Action! Celebrating PAW - Pet Allergy Week this week (6-12th June), is Lola, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and patient of Milton Keynes based Willow Veterinary Group.
  The Webinar Vet Shortlisted for Business Award Veterinary owned CPD webinar provider, The Webinar Vet, has announced that it has been shortlisted in The Liverpool Echo Regional Business Awards.
  The risk of unsuitable milking equipment Boehringer Ingelheim’s Milk Quality Academy met for the first time in late 2015 with the objective of gathering together practitioners, academics and experts to discuss and debate current and future issues affecting milk production throughout Europe.
  SDMA kidney marker test adopted by IRIS The SDMA renal function test has now been included by the International Renal Interest Society in its guidelines.
  Bedding as a risk factor? The effect of bedding substrate on mastitis incidence, was one of a number of key topics outlined for practitioners at the recent inaugural meeting of the Boehringer Ingelheim Milk Quality Academy
  Vets scoops Dechra competition prize A veterinary surgeon from Hertfordshire has won a £250 voucher from Dechra Veterinary Products after learning more about a new product to treat dogs with Addison’s Disease.
  Controlling subclinical ketosis with monensin can reduce curative antibiotic use by up to 25% Using monensin in dairy cows at high risk of developing subclinical ketosis reduces curative antibiotic use by 25%.
  Vets urged to highlight blowfly strike risk, as first cases reported in West Sussex Vets and farmers have been warned against complacency about blowfly strike, as two new cases have been reported in West Sussex.
  Veterinary Volunteers needed for Outreach Work in Colombia WSAVA Calls for Veterinary Volunteers for Outreach Work in Colombia
  Online mindfulness courses available to help combat veterinary stress Mind Matters Initiative teams up with The Webinar Vet to offer online mindfulness course
  Online mindfulness courses available to help combat veterinary stress Mind Matters Initiative teams up with The Webinar Vet to offer online mindfulness course
  BVA reveals concerns for dog health and welfare at BSAVA Congress– is data the answer? BVA hosted a press conference on Friday at BSAVA Congress with BVA President Sean Wensley and BVA Junior Vice President Gudrun Ravetz outlining the headline findings followed by a Question and Answer session.
  Veterinary and human cardiologists discuss cardiovascular disease in pets One Health out into Practice: Veterinary and human cardiologists discuss cardiovascular disease in pets
  Dechra to unveil new treatment for Addison’s disease Dechra to unveil new treatment for Addison’s disease at the BSAVA Congress in April
  Elanco hosts social media support café at BSAVA Congress Elanco will be hosting a social media support café at this year's BSAVA Congress
  Experts warn dog owners that the presence of Babesia canis in the UK raises the need for surveillanc Experts behind Britain’s largest-ever study of tick-borne illness in dogs warn vigilance is needed against threat from new diseases such as canine babesiosis
  BUDGET 2016: What does it mean for veterinary practices? The VPMA has issued a statement on the 2016 Budget and how it may affect veterinary practices and pet owners.
  RCVS Council agrees wholesale reform to the College’s governance The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Council agreed wholesale reform to the College’s governance arrangements to improve the efficiency and accountability of its decision-making processes.
  Cushing’s syndrome focus for new series of Dechra CPD seminars Dechra Veterinary Products will unveil new support tools to help veterinary professionals in their diagnosis and treatment of canine hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s syndrome) at a series of regional seminars.
  PSS and RVPP fees for 2016-17 now due The annual fees for practices to remain on the Register of Veterinary Practice Premises or, if accredited, in the Practice Standards Scheme for 2016–17 are now due.
  Launch of Veterinary Evidence Veterinary Evidence is a new resource uniting those who are interested in promoting and using the principles of evidence-based veterinary medicine within practice.
  Vet team take on ‘The Suffering’ in aid of Vets for Change A team from Town & Country Veterinary Centre in Market Harborough is preparing to take on a 10km obstacle course race to help a veterinary vaccination programme in South Africa.
  Cats and dogs being recruited for Microchip Temperature study SureFlap® and idENTICHIP recruiting cats and dogs for Microchip Temperature study
  New ‘Pet Magic Moments’ social media campaign launched for Milbemax Elanco launches new ‘Pet Magic Moments’ social media campaign for Milbemax
  Hard-hitting new campaign highlights devastating impact of lungworm parasite Hard-hitting new campaign featuring real dog owners highlights devastating impact of lungworm parasite
  Win an Apple Watch! Win an Apple Watch by completing a short survey on Otitis Externa
  ROYAL CANIN® supports AVS congress A hard-working group of students from The University of Liverpool hosted this year’s AVS Congress, on February 6th and 7th.
  BEVA Trust helps horse vet volunteer train students West Africa An intrepid equine veterinary volunteer travelled to West Africa earlier this month to help train veterinary students in Senegal and vets in Mauritania.
  Stand up and be counted at the National Equine Forum It is time to stand up and be counted, at the National Equine Forum, which takes place next month.
  RCVS and VN Councils elections 2016: quiz the candidates! The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has announced the candidates standing in the RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses Council elections this year and is, once again, inviting veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses to put their questions to them directly in this year’s ‘Quiz the candidates’.
  Fife's Avian Influenza restricted zone has been lifted Update in case of Avian Flu in Scotland
  Leading Veterinarian to Support AFSCAN Rabies Control Work Leading Veterinarian to Support AFSCAN Rabies Control Work in Project for the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study
  New appointment demonstrates commitment to equine and food producing animal portfolio A former veterinary nurse and lecturer with a wealth of experience in animal health has joined Dechra Veterinary Products.
  692 veterinary nurses removed from Register for not renewing their registration Almost 700 veterinary nurses were removed from the Register of Veterinary Nurses at the beginning of this year as a result of not renewing their registration with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
  Boehringer hosts ‘Inspiring CPD’ meetings Boehringer Ingelheim is hosting a series of seven complimentary equine airway disease CPD meetings around the country to give veterinary surgeons an opportunity to update their equine airway disease knowledge.
  Award winning life coach to run BEVA workshop to help horse vets Carolyne Crowe, veterinary surgeon and Life Coach of the Year 2015, is running a special BEVA workshop for vets and all members of the practice team logo Armley Vets left animals to suffer in filthy 'dungeon' A vet and his assistant have been convicted of keeping animals in a "filthy dungeon" in Leeds.
  4th International Virtual Congress Streamed Live to 54 Countries 3,000 delegates from 54 countries registered for the recent International Virtual Congress event, organised by the Webinar Vet
  Veterinary practices win chocolate hampers in Ceva’s ‘build a den’ fireworks competition Ceva Animal Health has announced the winners of its national ‘build a den’ fireworks season competition.
  Veterinary practices win chocolate hampers in Ceva’s ‘build a den’ fireworks competition Ceva Animal Health has announced the winners of its national ‘build a den’ fireworks season competition.
  Avian influenza officially confirmed A cull is underway after a very mild strain of H5N1 has been identified on Dunfermline farm.
  Dechra increases commitment to equine portfolio with new appointment Dechra Veterinary Products has boosted its equine team focus in the West of England with the appointment of a keen equestrian with a strong background in sales.
  RCVS responds to Defra statement on its ‘protect the VN title’ petition The Government has decided that it will not introduce new legislation to criminalise improper use of the title ‘veterinary nurse’.
  Practice ownership models must be more flexible, says Medivet senior partner Medivet group bucks ownership trend, with near 50/50 split when it comes to male and female practice owners.
  WSAVA launches updated vaccination guidelines World Small Animal Veterinary Association Launches Updated Vaccination Guidelines
  New feline vaccination guide gives Vets ‘Just what they Need’ Merial gives Vets ‘Just what they Need’ in new feline vaccination guide
  Warning to UK veterinary practices over suspicious phone calls RCVS have today issued a warning to veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses about suspicious telephone calls being made to practices.
  New website offers expert advice on managing canine epilepsy Boehringer Ingelheim has launched Bitesize, an educational website for veterinary surgeons.
  Virtual Congress Selling Out! Booking is now open for The Webinar Vet’s annual international veterinary Virtual Congress to be held in January 2016
  Golden Jubilee Award for veterinary nurses relaunched for 2016 The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has relaunched its Golden Jubilee Award, an accolade which recognises those veterinary nurses who are playing a leadership role within the profession.
  London's first complete-service veterinary referral facility launched First complete-service veterinary referral facility launches in the capital
  Join the ‘Circle of Good’ at London Vet Show Dechra issues invitation to join the ‘Circle of Good’ at London Vet Show
  Free antimicrobial research collection published online Free antimicrobial research collection published online for equine vets
  Vets Bake Off to Help Fight Rabies Staff at Davies Veterinary Specialists in Higham Gobion, Hertfordshire, showcased their cooking skills earlier this month with their very own Bake Off competition.
  Nominations now open for Ceva's 2016 Animal Welfare Awards Ceva calls out for animal welfare heroes
  BVDzero LIVE: first ever European BVD web congress announced Vets are invited to join the first ever online BVD congress on Wednesday November 18th 2015 at 5pm.
  Do you want to set up a new life? Award-winning TV company KEO Films are looking for people from the veterinary world to take part in their exciting new documentary.
  Bayer Support the Animal Hero Awards 2015 An evening of glitz and glamour celebrating the inspirational stories of the animal world
  Antibiotics vital to animal health To mark European Antibiotics Awareness Day on 18th November the BSAVA is urging the veterinary profession and pet owners to work together to slow the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and prevent the spread of resistant infections
  BSAVA Congress Student Bursary Veterinary students in the UK and Ireland have a unique opportunity to experience BSAVA Congress for free
  Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists Opens its Doors‏ A new small animal referral hospital has opened in Hampshire
  Bayer launches online webinar series Bayer launches online webinar series: New perspectives on tackling bacterial infections
  Experts warn that ‘no country can be considered safe’ from bird flu In the face of US decision to stockpile bird flu vaccine, expert warns that “no country can be considered as safe” from infection
  Recycle your old IT equipment to help African Vets Vets Asked to Bring Redundant IT Equipment to London Vet Show for Repurposing for African Vets
  Prevalence of pseudopregnancy in spayed bitches Vets are being asked to assist in an investigation into the prevalence of pseudopregnancy in spayed bitches – and be in with the chance of winning £300 in cash at the same time.
  Veterinary surgeons suspended from the Register for lying about circumstances of fatal operation The Disciplinary Committee of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has suspended two veterinary surgeons from the Register after finding them guilty of lying to clients and the College about the circumstances of a castration procedure which led to the death of a dog.
  Vets host ground-breaking mental health conference Vets host ground-breaking mental health conference for the medical professions
  BEVA or be square Vet Grad's Thomas Rees gives his round up of this year's BEVA logo BEVA awards outstanding achievers The endeavours of four outstanding achievers in equine health and welfare have been recognised at BEVA Congress this year. logo BEVA members vote with feet for voluntary projects BEVA vets have voted with their feet to show their approval for the BEVA Trust’s recent new focus.
  BEVA’s Internship Programme continues to guide graduates BEVA’s Internship Awareness Programme, launched at Congress two years ago, is continuing to deliver an important service for graduates. logo BEVA addresses injury risks posed to horse vets he British Equine Veterinary Association is working with other major veterinary bodies in the UK to address the injury risks posed to equine vets. logo New BEVA President appointed Mark Bowen, Associate Professor at The University of Nottingham, has been appointed as President of the British Equine Veterinary Association for 2015/16. logo Vet Nurse awarded honorary membership of BEVA Katherine Kissick, a Registered Veterinary Nurse from Alderney, has been awarded honorary membership of the British Equine Veterinary Association in recognition of her career spent developing the profession of equine veterinary nursing.
  RCVS consults on competences for recent graduates RCVS has launched a consultation asking members of the profession for their views on a new set of Year-One Competences logo Two new cattle fertility CPD days announced Ceva CPD gives young vets in practice an opportunity to build confidence when performing routine cattle fertility visits
  Pet Passports: know the facts Watch out for errors when completing a pet passport.
  Vets working to eliminate rabies - World Rabies Day 2015 The British Small Animal Veterinary Association is marking World Rabies Day on 28th September with a call for pet owners and the veterinary profession to work together to help eradicate this deadly disease. logo A new BVD vaccine has been developed to protect UK herds against the emerging BVD type 2 threat A new BVD vaccine, Bovela, has been developed by Boehringer Ingelheim to protect UK herds against the emerging BVD type 2 threat.
  Fancy seeing yourself on TV? Would you like the chance to be on TV? Articulate, fun vets are being sought to appear on a brand new TV show
  Merial to produce new feline vaccination report Merial seeks vets’ insight for first of it’s kind feline vaccination report
  Limbs not feet are main cause of lameness reveals horse survey The results of the latest National Equine Health Survey show that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by conditions such as osteoarthritis in the limb rather than problems in the foot.
  It’s all about Vet Nurses too at BEVA Congress BEVA Congress (9th – 12th September 2015 at the Liverpool Arena Convention Centre) is as much about vet nurses as it is about vets.
  World Dog Day - August 26th In recognition and celebration of the age-old union between Man and Dog, HealthforAnimals has created an online interactive infographic, detailing the many valuable roles dogs perform in societies all around the world.
  Vet from B&W Equine Group wins GoPro Hero 4 camera Kelly Harrison from B&W Equine Group in Willesley, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire has won a GoPro Hero 4 camera by logging an equine wound management case as part of Elanco Animal Health’s Equine Wound Progress Project. logo A new anatomical teaching aid from Royal Canin Royal Canin has launched a new online tool exclusively to veterinary students
  A case of H7N7 avian flu confirmed in Lancashire Protection Zone restrictions have now been lifted but Surveillance Zone controls remain in place following a case of H7N7 avian flu confirmed in Lancashire. logo Improve International launches OCQ(V) Improve International launches OCQ(V) to help Official Veterinarians deliver Cymorth TB in Wales
  Bayer launch a ‘site‘ for sore eyes Bayer Animal Health has launched an educational website specifically designed to help dog owners understand more about dry eye
  Avian flu confirmed in Lancashire A case of H7N7 avian flu has now been confirmed in Lancashire.
  Nominations now open for RCVS 2016 Honours Those who go above-and-beyond the call of duty sought for RCVS honours
  Badger culling to begin in Northern Ireland research project BVA’s response following the announcement that Badger culling to begin in Northern Ireland research project logo Over half of farm vets injured at work - Farm Safety Week BVA promotes guidance as survey reveals over half of farm vets injured at work
  Annual World Zoonosis Day HealthforAnimals say now is the time to take the bite out of deadly Rabies To mark the fourth annual World Zoonosis Day today logo Virbac Launches Sulfatrim, the First Licensed TMPS Antibiotic for Rabbits Virbac has launched Sulfatrim, the first veterinary-licensed Trimethoprim and Sulfamethoxazole oral antibiotic for use in rabbits, pigeons and bearded dragons
  Win a trip to the London Vet Show Vet Futures: pen your vision for a chance to win London Vet Show trip
  Geographical antibiotic resistance mapping now possible by anatomical area The IDEXX Pet Resist antibiotic resistance mapping website has been updated to include information on the anatomical site from where the submission sample was obtained.
  Disciplinary Committee restoration hearing adjourned The Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS has adjourned a hearing into an application to be restored to the Register by Mr Ian Beveridge, as new evidence came to light which was relevant to his application.
  Places available at the RCVS AGM and Awards Day Places available at the RCVS Annual General Meeting and Awards Day logo New Veterinary Science Centre and surveillance innovation in Wales BVA President welcomes new Veterinary Science Centre and surveillance innovation in Wales
  RCVS Disciplinary Committee to hold an inquiry into member's behaviour The Disciplinary Committee of the RCVS as constituted under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966, will be held at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on Monday 22 June to hear an inquiry into Mr David John Porter MRCVS.
  Suspected BSE case in the Republic of Ireland Suspect BSE case highlights importance of all-island disease surveillance, say vets
  Vets given additional time to apply for Advanced Practitioner status this year Veterinary surgeons who wish to gain the middle tier Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Advanced Practitioner status will have extra time to do so this year.
  Tackling antiobiotic resistance is imperative say veterinary medicine industry body Global Animal Health Industry Urges G7 Nations to Promote Cross-Cooperation between Human and Veterinary Sectors to Combat Antibiotic Resistance
  Does profit-making damage the veterinary profession’s reputation? For this month’s Vet Futures blog, a former President of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association and the Veterinary Practice Management Association argues that practices should be more ‘business-minded’ when it comes to managing their resources. logo Will you play the Blowfly lottery this season? Elanco has launched a new campaign is warning flock managers about the risk of gambling with treatment
  A case of Rabies found in France Authorities in France have reported that a dog has been diagnosed and confirmed with rabies. logo Attend BEVA Congress and BSAVA with one ticket BEVA and BSAVA mixed practitioners can now sign up for quality CPD at BEVA Congress 9th – 12th September 2015 and BSAVA Congress, 7th -10th April 2016, on just one ticket
  Winner of WSAVA Travel Grant Announced First Winner of WSAVA Animal Wellness and Welfare Committee's Competitive Travel Grant Announced
  WSAVA calls on member associations to focus on ending animal pain WSAVA Calls for Global Solidarity to End Animal Pain at 2015 World Congress logo CVS diversifies into grooming‏ CVS is opening grooming studios in practices across the UK logo Ceva donates first piece of veterinary equipment to RVC as part of young vet initiative As part of its "reprodAction" Young Vet Initiative, Ceva Animal Health has donated its first piece of veterinary equipment, a cattle ultrasound scanner to the Royal Veterinary College. logo Royal Canin to host two diabetic webinars Royal Canin is aiming to sort fact from fiction when it comes to understanding the pathophysiology of feline diabetes mellitus with two webinars
  Bayer calls for Vets' view of ocular health A survey has been commissioned for vets by Bayer Animal Health, to investigate the topic of ocular health and treatment in small animal practice. logo CVS Extends MiPet Range CVS has boosted its fast-growing own brand MiPet range with the addition of two new products. logo Online CPD to support new BVD vaccine To support the recent launch of Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica’s new Bovela® BVD vaccine, vets are being offered complimentary online CPD to highlight the revolutionary technology behind its development.
  ‘No Bite is Right’ when it comes to ticks, warn experts With the recent warning of a rise in UK tick populations reported in the media, pet owners need to be aware of the risks and remain vigilant, according to experts.
  RCVS and VN Councils elections results The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons has announced the results of the 2015 RCVS Council and Veterinary Nurses Council elections
  Elanco hosts worms’ webinar Elanco hosts endo-parasitic worms’ webinar for final year vet students
  World record for three legged marathon pair Three-legged vet breaks a world record and raises more than £12,000 for life changing surgery for her son
  Mental health - to help our colleagues, do we need to change ourselves? As part of VetFutures Rosie Allister takes a look at mental health in the profession.
  Dog owners warned about toxic sausages Police in Sussex say the sausages, which had been sliced open and filled with the blue pellets, were found on the Cuckoo Trail in Hailsham logo Prinovox - a new prescription-only spot-on ectoparasiticide Virbac Launches New Broad Spectrum Parasiticide Prinovox®
  Don't forget to pay your annual renewal fee before the end of the month Veterinary surgeons reminded to pay annual renewal fee
  Another Great BSAVA A round up of this year's BSAVA from our Editor!
  One week to go to cast your votes! If you have not voted already in the 2015 RCVS Council elections, then don't worry, there is still a week to go for you to have your say!
  VN Golden Jubilee Award - last chance to nominate Just over a week to make nominations for VN Golden Jubilee Award
  Vet Charity Challenge 2015 – Online registration now open The Vet Charity Challenge 2015 will take place on Saturday 26th September at Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.
  Britain's Happiest Pet - the competition has started! Drontal and celebrity animal lover Steve Backshall team up to find ‘Britain’s Happiest Pet’ logo First treatment to delay canine congestive heart failure as a result of DCM New indication for Vetmedin® extends life expectancy for Dobermans in pre-clinical DCM stage
  This month's Vet Futures blog: Is there enough guidance on ethnic and cultural diversity? Vet Futures: Is there enough guidance for the profession on ethnic and cultural diversity? logo Pet owners confused by anti-parasitics Pet owners are increasingly confused by anti-parasitics logo Vetmedin® breakthrough to be announced at BSAVA Congress Vetmedin® world first breakthrough to be announced at the BSAVA Congress 9-12th April logo Badgers TB vaccine: Cornwall expansion plans A trial to give Bovine TB vaccines to badgers will expand after it was deemed a success by scientists in Cornwall.
  WSAVA offering advice on combating Influenza WSAVA Issues Influenza Advisory to Combat Confusion about Risks of Disease Transmission in India between Pets and Humans
  RCVS President runs marathon for mental health RCVS President Professor Stuart Reid will be running the London Marathon in April for charity
  BEVA lobbying for veterinary funding BEVA lobbies to secure veterinary funding from new Horserace Betting Right
  New Vice-President of RCVS Council elected Berkshire equine practitioner elected Vice-President
  Vet Futures roadshows Vet Futures roadshows – join the debate where you live
  Pig owner prosecuted after refusing to have his beloved pet put down Bob Skinner, who runs a B&B in Dorset, reveals he spent £200 on a headstone for his prized porker Mr Pig and plans to have him cremated
  RCVS welcomes more than 500 new Advanced Practitioners More than 500 set to become Advanced Practitioners at RCVS
  Reach, Flex & Achieve with BCF Visit the BCF Climbing Wall at BSAVA
  Fertipig® a new swine fertility product Obtain dual benefits with Ceva’s new fertility product Fertipig®
  Hundreds celebrate new Royal Charter at House of Commons Hundreds celebrate the introduction of the new Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Royal Charter logo New BVA Council representatives elected New BVA Council representatives have been elected for Scotland and the South-West and North-West regions.
  Members of the profession invited to find out more about the RCVS Members of the profession invited to find out more about the RCVS
  New contracts for TB Testing announced The Animal and Plant Health Agency has confirmed the award of contracts for the supply of a flexible package of veterinary services across England
  New website maps antibiotic resistance Pet Resist, a new website for the veterinary profession that maps levels of antibiotic resistance in pets
  Harvey's Law e-petition E-petition launched to enforce formulated process when pets are killed on the UK's roads
  Elanco unifies under one brand Elanco Animal Health unifies under one brand
  COMFORTIS® leads the way in demand for flea treatment for pruritic animals ELANCO’S COMFORTIS® LEADS THE WAY IN MEETING DEMAND FOR FLEA TREATMENT FOR PRURITIC ANIMALS logo BVA challenges next government on animal welfare and disease prevention British Veterinary Association challenges next government on animal welfare and disease prevention logo Sumatran tigers: ‘Critically endangered’ species triplets born at Chester Zoo A trio of rare Sumatran tigers cubs have been born at Chester Zoo.
  Should Veterinary Surgeons use the title 'Doctor'? Consultation on veterinary use of courtesy title ‘Doctor’ is underway
  New webinar for animal owners Webinar for animal owners on what to expect from their veterinary practice
  What do you want from antibiotic education? Bayer asks Vets what they really want from antibiotic education logo Time to vote for your regional BVA Council candidates Voting is now underway for the BVA Council representative nominees logo Glasgow vet students’ clinic for dogs of homeless A veterinary clinic in Glasgow has opened its doors so homeless people can bring their dogs for treatment.
  New scientific equine reviews commissioned Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation commissions important collection of scientific reviews
  Last chance to nominate your animal welfare heroes Deadline for nominations of the 2015 Ceva Animal Welfare Awards is Tuesday January 13th
  New Pet Passport Regulations Effective from 29th December 2014 New regulations for Pet Travel Scheme, including new 12 week minimum age for rabies vaccination and new passports with improved security features. logo Ceva launches new Feliway® TV ad in time for Christmas Ceva has announced a major new advertising campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of Feliway® amongst cat owners
  Resounding success for Saddle Research Trust International Conference The world’s leading veterinary and scientific experts examined, discussed and debated the latest research on saddle-related equine welfare and performance issues at the International Conference
  Hill's Strengthens Partnership with Minnesota Urolith Center More than 85,000 canine and feline urinary stones analysed in 2014
  Advice on preventing avian flu Advice for backyard poultry keepers to protect birds from avian flu logo Tiger Amir treated by Harley Street dentist A Harley Street dental surgeon stared danger in the mouth when he operated on a tiger's teeth. logo Isaderm® the new treatment for dermatitis Dechra reveals rebrand for leading dermatological treatment
  RCVS and BVA launch Vet Futures initiative Vet Futures, a major new initiative that aims to help the profession prepare for and shape its own future, was launched at the BVA Congress at the London Vet Show on 20 November.
  London Vet Show sets up annual bursary for RVC students CloserStill Media, organiser of the annual London Vet Show, has announced that it has established an annual bursary of £25,000 for students of the Royal Veterinary College.
  Vulketan® for equine wound healing Vulketan® -an innovative and vet only approach for effective equine wound healing logo Christmas Comes Early for Loyal Practices Royal Canin is offering luxurious seasonal hampers to a selection of lucky practices this Christmas logo Nominations open for BVA Council Elections The British Veterinary Association is asking members to put themselves forward as candidates in the upcoming elections for BVA Council.
  Brand new webinar available on the effects of joint supplementation in dogs and a chance win a £500 Webinar video about groundbreaking study into the effect of joint supplementation on canine mobility launches
  Pet Health Counsellor of the Year 2014’ Royal Canin’s ‘Pet Health Counsellor of the Year 2014’ is announced
  US vets issue advice on pets that may have Ebola Pets that have been in close contact with Ebola-infected people should be quarantined and — if they test positive — euthanized, according to new guidance issued by a veterinarians' group
  German Shepherd rushed to vets with alcohol poisoning after downing bottle of Baileys A dog needed life-saving treatment after she chewed the cap off a bottle of Baileys and drank the whole litre bottle.
  Nationwide slug and snail count launches to raise awareness of deadly parasite The Big Snail Count aims to increase owner’s vigilance for any signs of a lungworm infection logo BEVA helps vets to be vigilant about Atypical Myopathy BEVA has provided free online access to articles on the disease for all vets to help them address the threat following a recent surge which is thought to worsen during the winter months logo Dog in one-minute crossbow bolt removal operation The delicate operation to remove a crossbow bolt embedded in a dog from Peterborough's head took "just one minute", the RSPCA said.
  Veterinary Dynasty ends after 340 years Veterinary dynasty ends after 340 years and nine generations with the retirement of Oxfordshire vet, Alan Walker logo Are you ready to take on the #GorillaChallenge? The #GorillaChallenge - helping to raise money for the endangered Ugandan gorillas logo New feline webinar series brings CPD to you Boehringer announces exciting new webinar series with ISFM
  Concerns raised about the role of dogs in Ebola Veterinary professionals urged to take great care when dealing with animals that have been in contact with someone infected with Ebola. logo Dead nurse's dog PTS as possible Ebola risk! Read the full story on the BBC website how the dog belonging to the infected spanish nurse was put to sleep incase it spread Ebola.
  The results are in... The RCVS has published it’s Surveys of the Veterinary and Veterinary Nursing Professions 2014.
  New rules for pet travel and pet passports From 29 December 2014 the rules will change in respect to pet travel rules and pet passports for EU citizens travelling inside or outside the EU.
  Dog-rescuing, drama and determination at Vet Charity Challenge Plenty of excitement and drama at this year's Vet Charity Challenge
  1, 2, 3 it’s time to count slugs and snails Nationwide slug and snail count launches Bayer’s lungworm research initiative
  Unregulated pet adverts causing misery for pets and consumers Animal organisations call on responsible consumers to report bad ads to websites logo Fears for ‘Bugsy Alone’ 1 in 5 vets concerned about lonely pet rabbits
  Awards are the ‘cats’ whiskers’ for SureFlap® SureFlap has won a hat trick of new awards logo Equine vets at risk of injury Equine vets have the highest injury risk of all civilian professions logo November is Canine Prostate Awareness Month Practices urged to highlight risks of BPH during Canine Prostate Awareness Month logo This year’s London Vet Show is set to serve up a whole spectrum of lectures and workshops More than 200 speakers are set to take on the London Vet Show this year on November 20th and 21st, offering something for everyone
  Ban puppy and kitten sales in pet shops says MP Britain risks becoming a nation with "disposable pets" says Labour MP at Government debate
  Irish racehorse trainer had 1kg of anabolic steroids at his stables Trainer Philip Fenton will be sent for trial in Ireland on Oct 23 as long-running saga heads for conclusion logo US vets find 43 socks in sick dog US veterinary surgeons operating on a sick dog got a shock when they discovered the cause of their patient's malaise - 43 and a half socks.
  Win a trip to Borneo at the London Vet Show London Vet Show offering a trip to Borneo with Worldwide Veterinary Service logo Seraquin TV campaign goes live New TV advert raises awareness of joint care in dogs
  Record first month for Animal Trust hospital New Bolton hospital opens its doors to 2000 clients in first month
  Badger control measures authorised Badger control measures authorised in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset
  Teschen disease: how to spot and report it Defra has announced a number of ways on how to spot Teschen disease, what to do if you suspect it and measures to prevent it logo Men guilty of killing dog by hanging Two men killed a dog by hanging it from a rope at a house in Wiltshire because its owner did not want to pay to have it put down, a court has heard. logo Speak at BSAVA Congress Discover new stars at BSAVA Congress – or be one of them
  CVS Acquires Landmark 100th Practice Group West End Vets is the latest to join the CVS family
  Stricter controls on ketamine recommended Ketamine to move to Schedule 2 from Schedule 4 Part 1 logo Stolen Vet's drugs found in woods Potentially fatal drugs stolen in Newcastle found in woods logo Go 'itch-free' for 2 weeks Royal Canin urges vets to go ‘itch-free’ with 2 weeks’ free elimination diet logo Lameness still a big issue amongst UK horses Lameness remains key problem for UK horses, horse heath survey reveals
  Ben Fogle to take centre stage at CVS conference Ben Fogle Announced as CVS Conference Keynote
  Young Vets coming soon on BBC 2 Young Vets: Students to be followed in new BBC Two series logo Crowdfunding to pay vet bills Pet owners are turning to the generosity of the global unknown for help with costly vet bills
  Pet travel scheme set to change Changes to the pet travel scheme will come into effect on 29 December 2014
  RCVS Updates Guidance on 24 Hour Care The RCVS has issued new guidance on the provision of 24 Hour care to new and existing clients. See the new guidance now.
  New Environmental Secretary announced MP Elizabeth Truss has been announced as the new Defra secretary, replacing Owen Paterson
  What are your online habits? Take part in a veterinary industry survey and be in with a chance of winning a free online shop front.
  New educational films launched for pet owners Elanco launches new Surolan® and Surosolve™ Ear Treatment Client Education Films
  RCVS Fellowship proposals criticised New proposals for the future direction of the RCVS Fellowship described as ‘concerning’
  New FVE newsletter online Bees, stray dog control and modernisation of meat inspection all covered in the new FVE newsletter
  Morals and the meat industry Slaughter without stunning “a major animal welfare issue”
  Annual agriculture statistics published The annual statistics about agriculture in the United Kingdom to 2013 have been published
  Tender Lots announced Tenders invited to supply veterinary services across government logo Cat owners want more than just medical advice from their vet New survey by Bayer Animal Health shows cat owners expectations of their vet is higher than ever
  Dog Awareness Week 2014 Royal Mail's Dog Awareness Week runs from 30th June to 4th July 2014
  WSAVA and Timeless Veterinary Systems Inc. announce Education Partnership agreement WSAVA members to get affordable access to groundbreaking new drug formulary mobile app
  WSAVA One Health Committee Launches Phase II Project WSAVA launches its second three-year programme of work
  New scientific evidence linking nutrition to helping manage urinary tract disease in cats 2014 Hill's Global Symposium a chance to present new evidence on the management of the disease
  New scientific evidence linking nutrition to helping manage urinary tract disease in cats 2014 Hill's Global Symposium a chance to present new evidence on the management of the disease logo BSAVA iPad winner! BSAVA Congress iPad winner announced logo Bayer is World Cup ready Bayer is on the pitch from the group stages through to the final with ‘Brazuca’ logo Register now for the Vet Charity 2014 Don’t forget to register your teams for this years’ Vet Charity Challenge
  Postgraduate postnominals decision overturned The decision to remove all postgraduate postnominals from the RCVS’s Register of Veterinary Surgeons has been overturned.
  CVS Launches Charity Work Abroad Scheme Employees taking on a two week international placement to take part in charity work
  Get creative to win £1000 Elanco launches competition to promote new range of practice support material
  Government calls for help surveying potential new diseases in farm animals Tender process now open for the procurement of Post Mortem Examination services
  New dog control laws announced Tougher prison sentences for dog owners who allow their dog to attack people
  Horse owners to beware of sycamore Horse owners are being warned to stay vigilant following the death of one of the charity's horses logo Can you give a cob a home? Blue Cross is appealing for horse owners to provdide a home to their recent rescue horses logo Help a horse with the online National Equine Health Survey The Metropolitan Police are doing their bit to help horses, are you?
  Be an early bird and bag a BEVA Congress bargain Register for BEVA Congress 2014 now for discounted tickets
  Be an early bird and bag a BEVA Congress bargain Register for BEVA Congress 2014 now for discounted tickets logo Leading clients down the right path Royal Canin hosts interactive workshop to boost client communication
  Funding secured to save red squirrels from virus Funding has been secured to help develop a vaccine for squirrel pox virus
  New Ulster veterinary degree springs fear among graduates Decreasing wages, job competition...what will a new veterinary course bring to current veterinary graduates?
  BVA calls for improvements in the fight against TB BVA backs badger cull report and calls for clear improvements
  CPD day at London Zoo a great success A successful CPD day at London Zoo for more than 50 zoo vets
  Farmers warned as blowfly strike season is underway Prepare now or risk strike, sheep farmers warned
  Police hunt suspected dog poisoner targeting London parks Dogs die from mystery poison left planted in the capital's parks logo Let's ‘Talk About Laminitis’ The national ‘Talk About Laminitis’ initiative is back with free lab tests for horse owners
  Feeling foxy at the Wildlife Aid Foundation The foxing good success of the Wildlife Aid Foundation
  Deworming - what's it all about? New research reveals the main barriers to cat worming compliance logo ‘VET FOLLOW UP’ LAUNCHES The first online pet weight management tool launches
  Digest from the best at International Equine Colic Symposium The International Equine Colic Symposium comes to Dublin this summer
  TB free by 2038- could it be? The Government has announced a new strategy to achieve TB free status by 2038 logo Britain's First Cloned Dog is Born Meet Mini Winnie Britain's first cloned puppy! logo CEVA ANIMAL WELFARE AWARDS 2014 – THE WINNERS The winners of the Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2014 have been announced logo Small Redworm risks to horses heightened Mild winter may increase small redworm risks warns Zoetis logo Adaptil - sponsors of Crufts 2014 Awareness of the benefits of Adaptil was on the up this year at Crufts
  Lancashire vets named 'Most Loved Business' Regan Veterinary Group voted a 'Most Loved Business' in national competition
  Halal Slaughter - is it fair? A friend sent me a link to this video on Facebook which shows normal slaughter and Halal. There is currently debate surrounding whether Halal slaughter should be allowed after Denmark banned it ruling animal welfare was more important than religous views. Don't watch it if you're squeemish but it is an eye opener...
  Nicotine and pets - a dangerous combination Vets are warning pet owners about the dangers of e-cigarettes
  Vet Charity Challenge 2014 announced The popular charity event is back and this year it's set to be bigger and better
  Pet cat left paralysed after microchipping Pet cat 'paralysed' after microchip is accidentally injected into its spine
  Worried your pet is pining for you? Now he can call you on the dog-and-bone This isn't an April fool, you really can now call your dog at home! This story from the Daily Mail really takes the biscuit...
  Enhanced management of persistent TB herds More tailored and hands-on management approach by AHVLA to be standard business
  From little acorns... Online Veterinary marketplace marks a milestone
  Comfortis® is first choice Elanco's Comfortis® is first choice for dermatologists logo What is your dog scared of? Brand new oral canine anxiolytic provides vets with an effective option to offer clients
  To cull or not to cull? The Government has said it is ‘committed’ to tackling Bovine TB, but is a badger cull the right answer? logo Colic Research Symposium 2014 Submissions invited for 2014 Equine Colic Research Symposium
  New technology partnership formed BCF and Xograph form technology partnership to better serve the veterinary market
  New Masters Degree Launched New Masters Degree launched for veterinary surgeons
  Defence for dog owners RSPCA calls on Lords to provide defence for dog owners logo Funds for farmers Ceva injects funds to help R.A.B.I. support more farmers logo Tackling obesity Royal Canin Hosts Free ‘Tackling Obesity’ Webinars
  Vet Charity Challenge 2013 Success for BVC Bashers logo Fight against Rabies BVA highlights work of British vets in fight against rabies logo Dogs and cars...the facts Are you putting your dog's life at risk?
  Free online broadcast for horse owners The Laminitis Revolution continues with an online broadcast for horse owners logo Square eyed dogs Are dogs starting to watch more television? logo Defra Red Tape Challenge Have your say on Agriculture, Animal Health and Welfare, Plant Health and Forestry regulations logo Vet struck off for causing pain to dog Vet Munhuwepasi Chikosi struck off for leaving dog in pain logo Sycamore trees linked to fatal muscle disease in horses New study links sycamore tree to Atypical Myopathy with serious side effects to horses logo Tigers at risk from domestic dog virus Asian tigers at risk from domestic dog distemper virus logo Duchy College farm Health Project Boosts Productivity A £4.5m project to improve cattle health in the South West appears to be returning results. logo Rabies located in Spain A case of rabies has been located in central Spain logo Muscovy ducks die from viral disease Buckfastleigh Muscovy ducks die from viral disease
  Proposed cow fart tax stopped Plans to tax cow manure under the Industrial Emissions Directive dropped logo Take part in a colic survey and win an iPad Hands up if you want to help a great cause - and win an iPad! logo CPD and surfing a success all round Strong Turnout for Virbac’s ‘CPD & Surf’
  Vetmart Vetmart - the new online market place for pet owners for all things vet related logo Vet's charity bike ride raises £2,500 Bike ride raises £2,500 for Hounds for Heroes
  Government announces UK circus ban Circuses in England will be banned from using wild animals in their shows from the beginning of December 2015, the government has announced. logo New Veterinary recruitment agency Liberty Star Veterinary recruitment provides locum and permanent positions within the Veterinary and Animal Health sectors
  Vet arrested for cutting up and cremating wife A Vet in Spain is arrested for allegedly cutting up and cremating his wife after a cosmetic op went wrong logo End to Target Animal Batch Safety Tests BUAV welcomes end to veterinary animal testing in the EU logo Pet Welfare on the national curriculum Help Blue Cross put pet welfare on the national curriculum logo Help us talk about Laminitis Promote 'The Laminitis Revolution' in your practice logo TB - still on the up New figures highlight the ongoing challenge of TB logo Talk About Laminitis Boehringer Ingelheim’s hugely successful ‘Talk About Laminitis’ initiative is back this Spring
  Cuban CPD Cuban Conference on Small Animal Medicine and Surgery logo Dog Theft Precautions Simple steps from the Countryside Alliance on how Vets can prevent dog thefts in your area logo Danger of Ketosis among British cows Research has shown 30% of UK dairy cows have subclinical ketosis, which can lead to other metabolic and reproductive disorders logo Equine insurance made simple New BEVA guides make equine insurance easier for you and your clients
  Worming Advice Remember ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ when worming reminds Pfizer
  Reminder to Sign Passports as Horses Test Positive for PBZ The RCVS are reminding vets to sign horses out of the food chain after receiveing Phenylbutazone as several horses tested positive at slaughter... logo Dogs in England must be microchipped from 2016 News plans will mean every dog in England must be microchipped by 2016. Read the full story from the BBC... logo New Vetmedin Solution for Dogs Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica has launched Vetmedin Solution for Injection for dogs. logo Ban on Wild Animals in Circuses The Governement have introduced a legislation to ban all wild animals in circuses in the UK for once and for all logo Oocyst counts not always reliable in suspect Cocci cases Elanco Animal Health are reminding vets about the importance of correctly intrepting oocyst counts when diagnoising coccidiosis. logo Schmallenberg Virus Vaccine A call for the Schmallenberg virus vacine is necessary after examining last years virus statistics. logo Tougher calls on live animal exports Farmers, transport companies and ship operators involved in the export of live animals are set to face tougher controls over their business as ministers seek to allay welfare concerns over the treatment of livestock. logo Toothache for Arktos the Polar Bear Arktos the Polar Bear takes a trip to the dentist with BCF Technology. logo Duvaxyn® IE and IE-T Plus vacines for equine influenza Elanco Companion Animal Health announces that it's Duvaxyn® IE and IE-T Plus vaccines are first UK EI vaccines licensed for active immunisation against equine influenza. logo Vetpol launch "Recommend a friend and win Love2Shop Vouchers" Vetpol, providers of the VetGrad forum are running a competition to win a £50 Love2Shop voucher for you and a friend. logo I'm farming and I Grow It Want some light relief, check out this spoof video to "I'm sexy and i know it" - it's great! logo BCF help out Camperdown Wildlife Park with X-ray equipment How BCF Technology helped X-ray a brown bear at Camperdown Wildlife Park!
  European Vet and Farrier Federations join forces to promote best practice The Federation of European Equine Veterinary Associations (FEEVA) and the European Federation of Farriers Associations (EFFA) have joined forces to promote best practice in farriery. logo WCVA Bursary award A Bursary of £1000 is available to help young graduates in the Western Counties region to undertake a veterinary related project logo Full House at Recent Graduate Cardiology CPD Day The recent graduate cardiology day on Saturday 14th of April was a brilliant success. logo Nova Launches Canine and Equine Compounding Nova expand their range of services with a reformulation service for dogs and horses too... logo Vbay launches! A new website allows vet practices to buy and sell equipment as well as advertise services to the profession. logo New How To Cardiac Ultrasound Videos A series of short videos are now available on How To Cardiac Ultrasound. logo BSAVA & RCVS Announcement on Postgraduate Qualifications If you're studying for or thinking of studying for a certificate you may be interested in this... logo The Second Human & Veterinary Crosstalk Symposium on Aldosterone Dr Tim Watson reports on how cutting edge science, served with consummate French culture and hospitality, furthered understanding of the role of aldosterone in heart failure logo Sooner rather than later for TB racers New research suggests that entering training and racing at two years old leads to a longer more sucessful career for TB racers logo BCF Ultrasound videos receive over 10,000 views! BCF’s instructional videos – ’How to scan the small animal abdomen’ have proved extremely popular... logo Bayer Launch New Fluoroquinolone Bayer launch Veraflox a new fluoroquinolone for cats and dogs.
  Vet on a Bike Follow Ian Wright as he embarks on an epic adventure: cycling from the UK to South Africa, raising funds for the Born Free Foundation, stopping in to see some of their projects along the way, doing some work for them and other charities as he fulfills a life-long dream to travel overland through Africa. logo Supreme launch new vet exclusive range Supreme Petfoods have launched a new range of specially formulated diets for rabbits logo Marbox new for mastitis and BRD Ceva have launched Marbox a broadspectrum marboflaxacin based antibiotic logo Tildren renamed Equidronate Ceva have renamed the osteoclast modulator Tildren as Equidronate... logo Emeprid a new antiemetic A new antiemetic from CEVA Animal Health containing Metoclopramide... logo NEW - Buscopan 20 Buscopan (Hyoscine butylbromide) now available without an added NSAID as Buscopan 20 for use in colicing horses and calf scour... logo VDS - the best weekend since graduating? In two minds about going to your VDS weekend, read this...


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