January 3, 2013 in Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Biochemistry, Canine, Cardiovascular, Clinical, Clinical Pathology, Companies, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Endocrine, Epidemiology, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Exotics, Farriery, Feline, Gastro-intestinal, Genetics, Haematology, Hepatic, Husbandry, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Musculo-skeletal, Neonatology, Nervous, Neurology, News, News, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Pathology, Physiology, Practice Management, Products, Public Health, Reproduction, Respiratory, Surgery, Toxicology, Urogenital
Vetacademy January sale
If you’re starting to plan the year ahead or perhaps undertaking CE/CPD is one of your New Year’s resolutions, why not get a head start with Vetacademy?
Use the voucher code in the Vetacademy group to receive 10% off all Vetacademy modules and selected veterinary videos throughout January.
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November 27, 2012 in Associations, Clinical, Critical Care, Diagnostic Imaging, Epidemiology, Equine, Neurology, News, Public Health, Reproduction, Respiratory, State Medicine, UK
Reported Outbreak of Neurological Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1)
THE BHA have warned trainers to be vigilant for signs of disease after it was announced that Victor Dartnall’s Devon yard had been temporarily closed due to the discovery of an outbreak of what is believed to be equine neurological herpes.
Professor Tim Morris, director of equine science and welfare at the BHA, said that horses may have been infectious before disease was diagnosed, although he said the risk of contagion was small.
He said: “We have been working with the trainer and his veterinary surgeon to ensure that the correct, robust security measures have been put in place.
For more information on all four types of EHV visit Vetstream Equis.
September 11, 2012 in Associations, Clinical, Companies, Critical Care, Dentistry, Diagnostic Imaging, Equine, News, News, Practice Management, Products, Public Health, State Medicine, UK
Vetstream will be at BEVA 2012 from 12-15th September
The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) 2012 congress begins tomorrow on Wednesday 12th September. BEVA is the biggest event for equine vets in the UK, with a host of informative lectures and exciting stands.
See what we got up to last year at BEVA 2011. Don’t forget you can catch up on any missed lectures at BEVA Congress lectures online.
More information about the congress can be found on the BEVA site.
If you’re going to BEVA stop by our stand R2 in the commercial exhibit.
July 18, 2012 in Canine, Clinical, Companies, Diagnostic Imaging, Feline, News, News, Products, Public Health
BCF Technology partners with Vetacademy on 19 abdominal and cardiac ultrasound guides
BCF Technology videos can be accessed at no charge whatsoever on the Vetacademy videoplayer.
The Vetacademy videoplayer offers over 150 CPD videos for vets and veterinary practice staff, with topics ranging from pathology to emergency surgery. All videos feature a free preview.
For more information visit Vetacademy.
July 17, 2012 in Associations, Charity, Clinical, Companies, Diagnostic Imaging, Equine, News, Public Health
The latest developments in the field of equine imaging techniques and infectious diseases were the focus of a European Veterinary Symposium hosted jointly by Pfizer Animal Health and the Hippolia Foundation
More than 150 delegates from 10 European countries travelled to Deauville, Normandy to attend the two day event which included practical equine demonstrations. The meeting came just four months after the announcement of a strategic partnership between Pfizer and Hippolia to advance equine health through research and educational programmes.
For more information on infectious equine disease visit Vetstream Equis.
For equine veterinary CPD take a look at Vetacademy.
May 10, 2012 in Clinical, Companies, Diagnostic Imaging, News, Products, Public Health
Vets call for faster, more accurate diagnostic tests
Currently results from diagnostic tests can take from one to six days with varying degrees of accuracy depending on the tests used.
334 individuals across Europe were surveyed by Life Technologies as to how best to improve veterinary diagnostics, 37% of whom asked for more reliable tests and 22% opted for increased speed.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR), a modern molecular diagnostic test, could offer a better solution than culture testing, and seems to be a technology not yet fully realised by the veterinary profession.
For more information visit Life Technologies
September 22, 2011 in Canine, Diagnostic Imaging, News, Practice Management, Practice Management News, Products, Public Health
Virbac is highlighting the prevalance of prostate disease in dogs this November. 80% of dogs over the age of 5 develop Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) which can lead to constipation, infertility and other painful symptoms. For full information on BPH take a look at the Vetstream factsheet.
Virbac has released Odelis CPSE, an ELISA screen which can diagnose and monitor BPH, and is a less intrusive alternative to rectal examination. Virbac also offers Ypozane, a tablet treatment to manage BPH.
Virbac will be providing promotional material for practices to raise awareness throughout November. If you would like your practice to be involved contact your nearest Virbac Regional Manager or call 01359 243243.
September 19, 2011 in Clinical, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Microbiology, Products
Researchers at Tufts University successfully managed to remove melanocyte cells from tadpoles using a femtosecond laser. Researchers were also able to mark and draw patterns on individual cells, allowing them to precisely track the cells over time.
This is an exciting development for the industry because this method of examination causes minimal damage to surrounding cells and tissue. As a system of tracking it provides an almost unmatched technique for examining cell regeneration.
For full details on advances in femtosecond laser technology and cell analysis take a look at the Vetscite article here.
August 30, 2011 in Anatomy, Clinical, Diagnostic Imaging, Endocrine, Equine, Haematology, News, Practice Management, Products, Public Health, UK
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica have released another series of informative, free equine webinars which can be accessed on demand at any time. The webinars cover diagnostic challenges in equine endocrine disease and effective approaches to equine laminitis.
Both webinars count as 1 hour of CPD and will earn you a certificate upon completion. Click here for more information.
August 16, 2011 in Cardiovascular, Clinical, Diagnostic Imaging, News, Physiology, Practice Management, Products, Video
CEVA’s cardiology focused CPD site has a new series on Thoracic X-rays presented by Dr. Nicole Van Israël .
The new series has full details on how to perform the x-ray, how to react to normal and abnormal results and also grants full CPD upon successful completion of the test after the series.
This excellent resource can be accessed for absolutely no charge here.