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Professor Tim Gruffydd-Jones Receives AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Award

July 29, 2014

This week the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will recognize University of Bristol feline medicine specialist Professor Tim Gruffydd-Jones, BVetMed PhD, with the 2014 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Award at its 2014 meeting. During the AVMA’s Annual Convention in Denver, July 25–29, the AVMA will honor some of the nation’s top veterinarians, individuals and organizations during [...]


New Lower Starting Dose Announced for Vetoryl

July 22, 2014

Dechra Veterinary Products has announced a new lower recommended starting dose of its Vetoryl treatment for dogs with Cushing’s syndrome. The change to the Summary of Product Characteristics for Vetoryl (trilostane) Hard Capsules for Dogs follows the publication of research and studies into the effects of lowering the initial dose rate. The new, lower recommended [...]

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Britain’s Obese Pets Could Lead to Rises in Insurance Premiums

July 15, 2014

Britain is a nation of pet lovers but some owners may well be overindulging their animals. A health report on the nation’s pets by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) has found that 10million of them are being fed fatty treats that damage health and mean more costly trips to the vets. Elaine Pendlebury, [...]

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New Support Pack will Encourage Owner Compliance

July 3, 2014

Veterinary professionals in the UK are being offered a new package of support to help encourage owner compliance when their dogs are being treated for ear disease. Dechra Veterinary Products has developed its Dermatology Partners in Practice programme to support vets and vet nurses dealing with otitis externa, one of the most prevalent presenting conditions [...]

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Rapid Diagnosis to Help Fight Against Pig Disease Epidemic

July 2, 2014

2014 has seen a devastating epidemic of porcine epidemic diarrhoea (PED) in the USA, affecting more than 30 states and driving up the price of pork products. Later today, Professor Wim van der Poel will tell delegates at the Society for Applied Microbiology annual Summer Conference how veterinary laboratories in Europe are working together to [...]

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Tramadol Added to List of Controlled Drugs

June 24, 2014

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) is advising veterinary practice premises and practitioners that tramadol has now become a controlled drug and has been added to Schedule 3 of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001. The change to the regulations was made by the Home Office and was effective as of 10 June 2014. [...]


Ceva Animal Health Shows Commitment to Quality CPD for UK Cattle Reproduction Specialists

June 24, 2014

A new YouTube video, posted this week by Ceva Animal Health, is highlighting how two of the USA’s leading bovine veterinary specialists are helping to change the way cattle reproduction is managed in the UK. The video (see link below) profiles Ceva’s exceptional sponsorship of the Bovine Reproduction, Education and Discussion (BRED) series of CPD [...]


New Treasurer for the RCVS

June 17, 2014

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has appointed a new Treasurer to replace Dr Bradley Viner who will become (junior) Vice-President in July. Amanda Boag was appointed Treasurer at the RCVS Council meeting on Thursday 5 June and will officially take up her post at RCVS Day – the College’s Annual General Meeting and [...]

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Antibiotic Crisis Needs United Global Response, Experts Say

May 22, 2014

Growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change, experts say. Without an international commitment to tackle the issue, the world faces a future in which simple infections that have been treatable for decades become deadly diseases, they warn. Resistance to antibiotics [...]

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England Pulling Together to Tackle Key Dairy Diseases

May 21, 2014

DairyCo is leading a new RDPE-funded campaign to promote better control of four major diseases or conditions affecting the profitability of dairy farming – BVD, Johne’s Disease, lameness and mastitis. The initiative is the result of AHDB being awarded a number of tenders under the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Skills Framework. This collaborative [...]