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National Pet Week®

April 17, 2014

National Pet  is due to run from May 4-10, 2014. Always the first full week in May, National Pet Week® is dedicated to celebrating the more than 200 million pets that enrich our lives each and every day. National Pet Week® was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary [...]

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BVNA Congress Registration Open!

April 10, 2014

The UK’s best known sole veterinary nursing congress offers delegates unlimited high quality CPD and provides great value for money. The BVNA Congress offers dedicated lectures for both practice staff and veterinary nurses at all levels a tiered lecture stream each day, interactive workshops and an excellent social programme. Delegates attending can also enjoy a [...]

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Greatest Racehorse Ever to be Cloned

April 1, 2014

It has today been leaked that scientists have successfully grown cells containing the DNA of Eclipse, the most famous racehorse of all time.  This is the first, and most difficult step to producing a live cloned foal. A team from the University of London’s Department of Veterinary Embryology have been able to transfer DNA from [...]

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Mild Winter May Increase Small Redworm Risks Warns Zoetis

March 26, 2014

Early spring is the high-risk time for larval cyathostominosis, a potentially fatal syndrome caused by the mass emergence of small redworm from their dormant, encysted state. Worming experts at Zoetis are warning that this year, the risk of disease may be higher than usual, following the UK’s exceptionally mild, wet winter. Encysted small redworm (ESRW) [...]


Delegates Invited to Lunch and Learn with Hill’s at BSAVA Congress

March 20, 2014

BSAVA congress at Birmingham’s NIA on the 3rd-6th April is on track to be even bigger and better than ever and Hill’s Pet Nutrition fits right in – with not one but two stands this year!  There’s also some very special off-stand activity in the form of a free symposium additional to the main congress [...]

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Vet Research Targeting Developing World Honoured by Queen’s Anniversary Prize

March 11, 2014

Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The award commended Centre’s ‘outstanding achievement at a world-class level’ and was assessed by a specialist panel over several months before being put forward [...]

Horses set to gain health benefits from stem cell advance

Horses Set to Gain Health Benefits from Stem Cell Advance

March 4, 2014

Horses suffering from neurological conditions similar to those that affect humans could be helped by a breakthrough from stem cell scientists. Researchers who are the first to create working nerve cells from horse stem cells say the advance may pave the way for cell therapies that target conditions similar to motor neurone disease. The research [...]


Funding boost for 3D printing for dog surgery

February 26, 2014

A spin-out company from the University of Liverpool is set to expand its use of 3D printing to produce surgical implants for dogs. Rupture of the canine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) remains the most common orthopaedic problem seen in veterinary practices around the world and can cause knee pain and lameness. CCL surgery involves a [...]

Groups Collaborate on Sport Horse Movement in Asia, Oceania

Groups Collaborate on Sport Horse Movement in Asia, Oceania

February 25, 2014

The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recently opened a three-day workshop for government veterinary and animal health experts from 20 nations across Asia and Oceania at the Happy Valley Racecourse, in Hong Kong, focusing on the international movement of sport horses. The workshop, which is the first of its kind to be held in Asia, [...]


New Study Helps Identify Post-Anaesthetic Colic Risk

February 19, 2014

A new US colic study, published in Equine Veterinary Journal (EVJ), in partnership with the American Association of Equine Practitioners, has identified various risk factors, including delayed faecal output and increasing blood lactate, associated with post-anaesthetic colic. This new information should enable vets to implement preventative measures to help reduce incidences of colic in the [...]