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Britain’s Obese Pets Could Lead to Rises in Insurance Premiums

July 15, 2014 in Canine, Charity, Companies, Equine, Exotics, Feline, Gastro-intestinal, Husbandry, Lagomorph, Legislation, Medicine, Musculo-skeletal, Nutrition, Rodent, Small Ruminants, UK

Britain is a nation of pet lovers but some owners may well be overindulging their animals. A health report on the nation’s pets by the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) has found that 10million of them are being fed fatty treats that damage health and mean more costly trips to the vets. Elaine Pendlebury, [...]

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Antibiotic Crisis Needs United Global Response, Experts Say

May 22, 2014 in Africa, Asia, Associations, Australia and New Zealand, Avian, Bovine, Camelids, Canine, Cardiovascular, Central America, Charity, Clinical, Companies, Dermatology, Ear, Endocrine, Equine, Europe, Exotics, Feline, Fish, Gastro-intestinal, Haematology, Hepatic, Human, Lagomorph, Legislation, Marine Mammal, Medicine, Microbiology, Middle East, Musculo-skeletal, Nervous, North America, Ophthalmology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Porcine, Poultry, Primate, Reproduction, Reptile / Amphibian, Respiratory, Rodent, Small Ruminants, South America, Urogenital, Veterinary Schools, Wildlife, Zoo species

Growing resistance to antibiotics and other drugs demands a coordinated global response on the same scale as efforts to address climate change, experts say. Without an international commitment to tackle the issue, the world faces a future in which simple infections that have been treatable for decades become deadly diseases, they warn. Resistance to antibiotics [...]

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National Equine Health Survey

May 19, 2014 in Associations, Charity, Clinical, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Farriery, Husbandry, Medicine, UK

Protect the well-being of the UK’s horses and ponies by sparing just five minutes to take part in the online National Equine Health Survey (NEHS). *** You have until the 24th May to take part *** NEHS is an annual survey run by leading charity Blue Cross, in partnership with the British Equine Veterinary Association. [...]

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Pet and Vet Industries Reunite for the Biggest Ever Rabbit Awareness Week

May 13, 2014 in Associations, Charity, Clinical, Companies, Husbandry, Lagomorph, Medicine, News, Nutrition, UK

Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) 2014 is set to be the biggest yet with more than 3,400 vet practices, retailers, rescue centres and schools taking part in the initiative. Exceeding forecasts, 2,650 vet practices are supporting this year’s ‘One Small Hop’ campaign, a 19 per cent increase on 2013’s RAW. 110 rescue centres have also joined [...]

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Greater Transparency Needed in Animal Experiments Says Kennel Club…

May 2, 2014 in Associations, Avian, Bovine, Camelids, Canine, Charity, Equine, Exotics, Feline, Fish, Human, Husbandry, Lagomorph, Legislation, Marine Mammal, News, Porcine, Poultry, Primate, Reptile / Amphibian, Rodent, Small Ruminants, UK

… as it welcomes Home Office consultation The Kennel Club, the largest organisation dedicated to dog welfare in the UK, has welcomed the release of a Home Office consultation to review the level of secrecy involved in legislation on scientific experiments on animals, and believes that greater transparency is needed to protect animal welfare. The [...]

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National Equine Health Survey 2014

April 29, 2014 in Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Associations, Biochemistry, Cardiovascular, Charity, Clinical, Clinical Pathology, Companies, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Endocrine, Epidemiology, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Farriery, Gastro-intestinal, Genetics, Haematology, Hepatic, Husbandry, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Musculo-skeletal, Neonatology, Nervous, Neurology, News, News, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Physiology, Practice Management, Public Health, Reproduction, Respiratory, State Medicine, Surgery, Toxicology, UK, Urogenital

The Blue Cross is reminding all those involved with horses and ponies to sign up to the National Equine Health Survey. The National Equine Health Survey, supported by Zoetis and Spillers and in partnership with BEVA, is the only survey that looks at the general health of our horses, ponies, donkeys and mules in the UK. [...]

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Vet Research Targeting Developing World Honoured by Queen’s Anniversary Prize

March 11, 2014 in Africa, Asia, Associations, Australia and New Zealand, Cardiovascular, Central America, Charity, Clinical, Companies, Dermatology, Ear, Endocrine, Europe, Gastro-intestinal, Haematology, Hepatic, Legislation, Medicine, Middle East, Musculo-skeletal, Nervous, News, News, News, North America, Ophthalmology, Public Health, Reproduction, Respiratory, South America, Species, State Medicine, Urogenital, Veterinary Schools

Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Boyd Orr Centre for Population and Ecosystem Health were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The award commended Centre’s ‘outstanding achievement at a world-class level’ and was assessed by a specialist panel over several months before being put forward [...]

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Concerns Raised for Pet Rabbits Left Out in Gales and Floods in the UK

February 12, 2014 in Cardiovascular, Charity, Dermatology, Ear, Endocrine, Gastro-intestinal, Haematology, Hepatic, Husbandry, Lagomorph, Musculo-skeletal, Nervous, News, News, News, Ophthalmology, Reproduction, Respiratory, UK, Urogenital

Taunton, Somerset. As the next round of rainfall and gales storms its way across the UK, Rae Todd of the Rabbit Welfare Association and Fund (RWAF), the Somerset-based national charity dedicated to improving the welfare of rabbits, writes an open letter of concern for domestic rabbits still being kept outside. “It looks like the miserable [...]

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New figures reveal a fifth of elephants could be lost to poaching in the next ten years

January 23, 2014 in Africa, Associations, Charity, Husbandry, Legislation, News, News, News, South Africa, Wildlife, Zoo species

New figures have revealed that if elephant poaching continues at its current pace, Africa could lose a fifth of its elephants in the next ten years. Poaching data suggests that in 2012 alone, 15,000 elephants were killed illegally across the 27 African countries taking part in a CITES programme called Monitoring the Illegal Killing of [...]

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Canine Partners to open its first pop-up shop

October 29, 2013 in Canine, Charity, UK

National assistance dog charity Canine Partners is to open its first pop-up shop in an ambitious new departure for the West Sussex based organisation. The shop is a first for the Charity, which is based on the outskirts of Midhurst, and will place Canine Partner in the heart of the town, which is close to [...]