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The Scales are Set for Pet Slimmer of the Year 2014

October 14, 2014

It’s no secret that pet obesity has become a rather weighty topic recently and one which is showing no signs of shrinking. This has made it ever more challenging for veterinary professionals to help achieve healthy weight goals for their clients’ pets, which is why Hill’s Pet Nutrition launched its Pet Slimmer of the Year [...]


Central Equine Database to be Established to Tighten Rules on Horse Passports

October 6, 2014

The UK is to establish a much needed new central equine database as part of a more robust, and enforceable, equine identification (horse passport) system after EU member states endorsed proposals for stronger regulations after flaws were laid bare in last year’s horse meat scandal. Equine Sector Council Chair Jeanette Allen said; “The Equine Sector [...]

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New Product Focus for Dechra at BEVA Congress

October 3, 2014

Delegates at BEVA Congress 2014 were among the first to learn about the new intramuscular Clodronic acid injection, Osphos®, launched by Dechra Veterinary Products. Equine brand manager Emma Jennings said: “The Dechra team were on hand at BEVA Congress to explain more about Osphos, which is the only UK veterinary licensed product for the control [...]

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New Portable Nursery Unit Saves Thousands of Piglets

September 26, 2014

A portable nursery unit which will enable pig farmers to save thousands of surplus piglets has been launched by Suffolk-based Quality Equipment. Based on a containerised module it is fully equipped and delivered to the farm ready-to-use, needing only connection to power and water. Piglets are reared in near-ideal conditions and automatically fed warm gruel [...]


Pet Diabetes Month Set to Inject some Excitement into Veterinary Calendar

September 19, 2014

MSD Animal Health has confirmed that Pet Diabetes Month will take place in November for the sixth year running. The event is becoming an established staple of the veterinary marketing calendar. This year as well as raising awareness of pet diabetes, there is a real emphasis on detection of the condition through testing of cat [...]

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Which Vet Nurse Will Steer Their Way to Success in Drive Nutrition 2014?

September 17, 2014

Hill’s™ Drive Nutrition competition is back – and this year Hill’s has selected a brand new iconic Fiat 500 as the ultimate prize. It’s sure to give the Hill’s stand the wow factor at BVNA congress where the winner will be announced in front of an excited audience. Hill’s is inviting delegates to come along [...]

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Zoetis Study Tour Focuses on Tackling Emerging Infectious Diseases in Pigs

September 9, 2014

The pig industry needs to be continually aware of the risk of emerging and re-emerging diseases, world-renowned expert Dr. Joaquim Segalés told a Zoetis study tour in Spain recently. The study tour was organised for UK pig veterinarians and leading producers. Dr. Segalés, director of CReSA, the Research Centre for Animal Health in Barcelona, said [...]


HRH The Princess Royal to attend BEVA Congress

September 9, 2014

BEVA Council is looking forward to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Patron of BEVA, visiting Congress on Thursday 11 September 2014. The Princess Royal has been Patron of BEVA since 2003; a position previously held by her Grandmother, The Queen Mother. The Princess Royal’s enduring relationship with horses is evidenced by Her links with [...]


Vetstream at BEVA Congress 2014

September 8, 2014

This year’s BEVA Congress is just around the corner; taking place from the 10th-13th September at The ICC in Birmingham, right in the  heart of one of Europe’s most vibrant and exciting cities. Vetstream will be at BEVA for the duration, so why not come and visit us on stand R15 where we will have [...]

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Myxomatosis Outbreaks in Parts of the UK

August 26, 2014

Just this week we’ve heard of confirmed cases in Nottinghamshire, West Sussex and Peterborough where one owner has lost 17 (unvaccinated) rabbits. We also know that there have been reports elsewhere of outbreaks in Aberdeenshire, North Essex, Abingdon (Oxfordshire), Medway and Isle of Grain in Kent. The new combined vaccine is not a mixture of [...]