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Resounding Success for Saddle Research Trust International Conference

December 15, 2014

The 2nd Saddle Research Trust International Conference, held at the end of last month at Anglia Ruskin University, was declared a resounding success. Presenting to a full house of around 400 delegates from varied quarters of the equestrian industry, the world’s leading veterinary and scientific experts examined, discussed and debated the latest research on saddle-related [...]


New Veterinary Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative Launched

December 11, 2014

The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) has today [11 December] launched the Mind Matters Initiative, to help address mental health and wellbeing issues within the veterinary profession. “Mental Health is a significant issue for the veterinary profession. Most of us have experience of colleagues or ourselves having problems. The Mind Matters Initiative is a [...]


Veterinary Nurses Reminded to Pay Overdue Fees

December 5, 2014

Veterinary nurses who wish to remain on the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Register/List of Veterinary Nurses are reminded that their renewal fees need to be paid to the College by 31 December 2014. Letters have been sent to 938 registered/listed veterinary nurses whose fees are outstanding, reminding them that the annual renewal fee [...]

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Esaote’s O-scan Equine MRI Scanner Excels in Terms of Effiency and Return on Investment

November 24, 2014

Esaote, the world’s number one leader in veterinary MRI and ultrasound imaging, announces that installations of its self-shielding O-scan Equine MRI units at two major veterinary centres in the USA and Denmark have resulted in resounding success. Testifying to the O-scan’s high performance in terms of image quality, speed, and return on investment. Cor van [...]

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Vets Concerned about Antibiotic Resitance in Pets

November 18, 2014

The scale of vets’ concerns about the threat of antibiotic resistance and what this could mean for their ability to treat infections in pets is revealed in figures released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) today. 91% of small animal vets are concerned that a consequence of antimicrobial resistance could be the inability to treat [...]

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BEVA Helps Vets to be Vigilant about Atypical Myopathy

November 7, 2014

BEVA is urging all vets to be aware of the clinical signs of equine Atypical Myopathy (seasonal pasture myopathy) following a surge in clinical cases across the United Kingdom. Early recognition and treatment are crucial to give the affected horse any chance of surviving this highly fatal muscle disease. BEVA has provided free online access [...]

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Slaughter Methods… 9 out of 10 Vets Say Consumers Should be Better Informed

November 4, 2014

An overwhelming majority of British vets believe consumers need to be better informed about slaughter methods and welfare at slaughter. Very few vets think the public understands the difference between stunned slaughter (where the animal is stunned to render it insensible to pain before having its throat cut) and non-stunned slaughter. The British Veterinary Association [...]


Don’t ‘Horse Around’ with Fireworks!

October 30, 2014

For many people Bonfire Night is an enjoyable evening spent watching spectacular firework displays and warming themselves by a bonfire, but for horse owners it can be a time of concern and distress. Fireworks can frighten even the most sensible horse, so all horse owners should be prepared for the firework season. The British Horse [...]

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7th MRI Symposium – 21-22 November in Tuscany

October 29, 2014

Esaote, the world’s number one veterinary imaging ultrasound and MRI  announces its 7th MRI Symposium will take place in the opulent and inspirational environs of Grotta Giusti Golf & Spa Resort at Monsummano Terme, Tuscany, over the weekend of 21-22 November. Key opinion leaders in the veterinary field will share the latest findings, with the [...]


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 [...]