February 15, 2013 in Companies, Equine, Medicine, News, Practice Management, Products, Surgery, UK
Invicta Animal Health appointed exclusive UK distributor of EquiChek
EquiChek is a novel rapid screening test, using whole blood, to assess the level of Serum Amyloid A (SAA) which is a major acute phase protein of inflammation in horses.
Importantly, EquiChek is the first test which is able to provide a visual semi-quantitative result within 15 minutes. The test will display 4 lines for a normal level of SAA and sequentially fewer lines depending on the severity of the inflammation.
For more information visit Invicta Vet
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.
Visit Vetacademy to get started.
December 11, 2012 in Associations, Charity, Clinical, Equine, Gastro-intestinal, News, Public Health, State Medicine, Surgery, UK
Study to analyse first assessments of colic
Although most cases of equine colic can be treated and less than 10% of cases are severe enough to require surgery, it is one of the conditions horse owners most dread.
The research team is hoping to enrol veterinary surgeons from across the country to help gather information on 1000 cases. So far nearly 80 vets have registered to take part, but more are needed. They are being asked to participate in the survey by completing online survey or paper forms about the cases they see.
The study is being carried out by Laila Issaouli a PhD student at The University of Nottingham. She said: “We are specifically looking at first presentation and evaluation of colic.
For more information on equine colic visit Vetstream Equis
November 13, 2012 in Associations, Companies, News, Practice Management, Products, Public Health, State Medicine, Surgery
Vetstream will be at the London Vet Show from 15-16th November
The London Vet Show is one of the busiest veterinary events in the UK with exhibitors including the BVA and RCVS. The show includes sponsor-led seminars, CPD lectures, business seminars and an extensive scientific programme.
Vetstream will be bringing its iPad offer to Stand I 75. If you’re attending make sure to stop by!
More details can be found at the London Vet Show.
July 24, 2012 in Charity, Equine, News, Ophthalmology, Surgery, UK
Vets from Redwings Horse Sanctuary and the Animal Health Trust collaborate to save pony’s eye
Blaze, a one year-old 12.3hh black filly, had suffered a full penetrating injury to her eye. In fact, Blaze’s injury was so severe that her iris had prolapsed through her cornea, and when Redwings vet Roxane Kirton contacted the Animal Health Trust for its expert advice, it was so concerned by the severity of the pony’s injury, it sent a team of ophthalmologists and an anaesthetist to assist with her surgery.
The incredibly delicate operation, which was carried out at Redwings’ specialist horse hospital in Norfolk, involved suturing two layers of amniotic membrane over the site of the injury to assist with the healing process.
July 11, 2012 in Canine, Clinical, Companies, Dentistry, News, Products, Surgery
Elsevier dental modules now offered at Vetacademy
The new Small Animal Dentistry Core Principles course from Elsevier is now available from Vetacademy. Covering topics including oral anatomy and physiology; the oral and dental examination and tooth extraction techniques.
The complete Elsevier course contains six modules, providing a comprehensive overview of veterinary dental care in small animals. Each module contains approximately 50 interactive screens, including self-assessment questions leading to a personalised CPD certificate.
Free CPD trials are also available.
June 7, 2012 in Body systems, Bovine, Canine, Clinical, Companies, Disciplines, Equine, Feline, News, Physiology, Practice Management, Products, Small Ruminants, Surgery
Vetacademy videoplayer now accessible from Vetsforum
The Vetacademy video player has over 150 specialist videos to choose from. An assortment of videos are available including surgery videos from the Video Vet, pathology short films from R(D)SVS and anaesthesia presentations by The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists.
No subscription is required and every lecture and surgical procedure has free previews. There’s no hassle and you see exactly what you’re getting before you pay anything.
Visit the Videos page for more information.
May 9, 2012 in News, Practice Management, Products, Surgery
Last chance to win CPD vouchers worth £250! The lucky winner will be selected Friday May 11th.
Take part in our survey, which should take no more than 5 minutes, for your chance to win.
April 30, 2012 in Canine, Clinical, Gastro-intestinal, Human, News, Public Health, Surgery
Eight veterinary staff poisoned by exposure to phosphine gas
Dogs being treated for ingesting pest-killers have exposed veterinary staff to hazardous phosphine gas by vomiting.
Zinc phosphide is commonly used to kill rodents. When a pet accidentally consumes the poison common procedure is to induce the animal to regurgitate, however zinc phosphide releases poisonous phosphine gas after contact with stomach acid and as a result can poison staff in an enclosed room.
Where possible staff should try to induce regurgitation outside and upwind of any poisonous gases.
For more information and helpful resources specific to vets visit the Veterinary Poisons Information Service.
April 17, 2012 in Equine, News, State Medicine, Surgery, UK
Win £500 BEVA CPD vouchers and inform the profession
The survey has been launched to gain a better understanding of veterinary perceptions of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV), and to promote awareness of the condition amongst horse owners.
The survey consists of five multiple choice questions and should take no more than five minutes. Take part at ehvaware.com