A vaccine to protect sheep and cattle from a virus spread by midges has been approved by UK government vets. The virus, which emerged in the Netherlands and Germany in 2011, can lead to sheep and cattle having stillborn or deformed offspring. The disease has spread to every county in England and Wales, and was [...]
The British Veterinary Association is delighted to unveil the full programme for its most comprehensive annual event for many years, adding farm and equine clinical streams to the popular contentious issues programme of BVA Congress, at this year’s London Vet Show (LVS) on 21-22 November at London Olympia. And following its success at last year’s [...]
The flexibility and convenience of ‘e-learning’ is fuelling growth in this type of CPD with 60% of veterinary staff questioned in a recent survey saying they expect to conduct a greater proportion of their CPD in this form over the next 12 months.
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 & [...]
Edinburgh Vet school signs animal welfare deal with the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
The University of Edinburgh has signed a deal with the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) that will see both parties join forces on veterinary research and educational programmes. The agreement – the first between the CVMA and a UK university – also aims to strengthen the role of the vet in China, particularly in the [...]
Online content supplier Vetstream is giving BSAVA Congress delegates the chance to win 10 free online CPD modules if they can answer three questions related to poisonings in dogs.
Two veterinary teams despatched to investigate large numbers of dead pigs floating on Huangpu river in China
Last week, the Ministry of Agriculture in China dispatched two teams to Zhejiang and Shanghai respectively to supervise and coordinate local efforts of handling the dead pigs found in the Huangpu River. On March 16th, MOA Chief Veterinary Officer Yu Kangzhen, who was the head of the team to Zhejiang, received an interview by local [...]
Since dogs have become family members, rather than animals on chains to scare away intruders, and cats lounge on our beds rather than sleeping in a barn and providing rodent control, they and other beloved pets that run, crawl, perch or slither have gained many of the benefits of humans, including huge advances in their [...]