The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that it is continuing to work with China and neighboring countries to contain the avian flu virus H7N9 which first emerged in the north east of China around Shanghai in early April. The FAO noted China had strengthened the monitoring of migratory birds and established two [...]
Kansas State University’s Master of Agribusiness (MAB) distance degree program is now offering an MAB tailored to individuals working in the animal health industry. The Master of Agribusiness combines an M.B.A. and an M.S. in agricultural economics with a focus on professionals working in the animal health and agribusiness industries. Applications are now being accepted [...]
Bayer introduced seven dermatology products to the market as the company continues the integration process following the recent acquisition of Teva Animal Health Inc. ChlorhexiDerm 4% Shampoo, Free Form Liquid, Malaseb Flush, OtiRinse, Relief Creme Rinse, and Relief Spray were re-introduced and are now available. In addition, Preva Medicated Wipes were launched to veterinarians. Source: [...]
Zoetis, Inc. announced that the FDA has approved (oclacitinib tablet) for the control of pruritus associated with allergic dermatitis and the control of atopic dermatitis in dogs at least 12 months of age. Apoquel is the first Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitor approved for veterinary use that targets the itch and inflammation pathway. The FDA is [...]
Ms Catherine Piggott, veterinary surgeon at Wilson Vet Group in County Durham, has won a year’s free subscription to Vet’ Care Consult™ after signing up for My Virbac, the new online services portal from Virbac at BSAVA Congress. Vet’ Care Consult is an interactive tool which uses 3D images to help veterinary staff explain diagnostic [...]
A new treatment for canine idiopathic epilepsy has been launched by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica. Pexion® is a novel anti-epileptic tablet for dogs that contains the active ingredient imepitoin. This is the first new molecule for this disease area in a number of years. Pexion has a highly targeted mode of action1-3 to specifically suppress a [...]
CE modules provided by Vetacademy in the Online Learning Center at this year’s NAVC Conference have received accreditation from the Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE). This means that each module will count towards the continuing education (CE) targets for veterinarians until March 2015.
Carol Fee, Clinical Director of Surgery at the Zetland Veterinary Hospital in Bristol, has won a competition to correctly identify poisons at BSAVA Congress. She has won a series of CPD modules covering the most common types of animal poisoning.
Dr Séverine Tasker won the Petplan Charitable Trust Award and was presented by Chairman of the Trust David Simpson at the Petplan Veterinary Awards dinner on April 4th 2013. A highly successful and productive clinical researcher in her own right but also the leader of an outstanding team as well as a collaborator with other [...]
Dr Sanne Dolieslager, who was funded by Petplan Charitable Trust for her PhD on feline chronic gingivostomatitis through research grant 08-12, has won a prestigious award for her research, namely the ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Clinical Research Award 2013. The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) invited applications for the 2013 ABCD & [...]