research and testing

Vets Concerned about Antibiotic Resitance in Pets

November 18, 2014 in Associations, Avian, Camelids, Canine, Clinical, Equine, Exotics, Feline, Lagomorph, Medicine, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Reptile / Amphibian, Rodent, Small Ruminants, UK

The scale of vets’ concerns about the threat of antibiotic resistance and what this could mean for their ability to treat infections in pets is revealed in figures released by the British Veterinary Association (BVA) today. 91% of small animal vets are concerned that a consequence of antimicrobial resistance could be the inability to treat [...]

Tuscany Symposium

7th MRI Symposium – 21-22 November in Tuscany

October 29, 2014 in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Canine, Central America, Clinical, Diagnostic Imaging, Equine, Europe, Exotics, Feline, Lagomorph, Middle East, Musculo-skeletal, Nervous, North America, South America

Esaote, the world’s number one veterinary imaging ultrasound and MRI  announces its 7th MRI Symposium will take place in the opulent and inspirational environs of Grotta Giusti Golf & Spa Resort at Monsummano Terme, Tuscany, over the weekend of 21-22 November. Key opinion leaders in the veterinary field will share the latest findings, with the [...]


The Scales are Set for Pet Slimmer of the Year 2014

October 14, 2014 in Canine, Companies, Gastro-intestinal, Nutrition, UK

It’s no secret that pet obesity has become a rather weighty topic recently and one which is showing no signs of shrinking. This has made it ever more challenging for veterinary professionals to help achieve healthy weight goals for their clients’ pets, which is why Hill’s Pet Nutrition launched its Pet Slimmer of the Year [...]


Pet Diabetes Month Set to Inject some Excitement into Veterinary Calendar

September 19, 2014 in Canine, Clinical, Companies, Endocrine, Feline, Medicine, Products, UK, Urogenital

MSD Animal Health has confirmed that Pet Diabetes Month will take place in November for the sixth year running. The event is becoming an established staple of the veterinary marketing calendar. This year as well as raising awareness of pet diabetes, there is a real emphasis on detection of the condition through testing of cat [...]


New Lower Starting Dose Announced for Vetoryl

July 22, 2014 in Canine, Clinical, Endocrine, Medicine, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Products, UK

Dechra Veterinary Products has announced a new lower recommended starting dose of its Vetoryl treatment for dogs with Cushing’s syndrome. The change to the Summary of Product Characteristics for Vetoryl (trilostane) Hard Capsules for Dogs follows the publication of research and studies into the effects of lowering the initial dose rate. The new, lower recommended [...]

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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, [...]

vet looking in dogs ear

New Support Pack will Encourage Owner Compliance

July 3, 2014 in Canine, Companies, Dermatology, Ear, Husbandry, Practice Management News, Products, UK

Veterinary professionals in the UK are being offered a new package of support to help encourage owner compliance when their dogs are being treated for ear disease. Dechra Veterinary Products has developed its Dermatology Partners in Practice programme to support vets and vet nurses dealing with otitis externa, one of the most prevalent presenting conditions [...]

Empty pill bottle and blister packs

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 [...]


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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Brits Cough up More for Four Legs than Two

April 25, 2014 in Canine, Feline, Husbandry, News, News, News, UK, USA

In the wake of new figures suggesting Brits spend an average of £17,000 ($28,500) on our pets over their lifetime, coupled with a 15% rise in vets fees; Anglo-American based Aquarium Software is seeing a corresponding demand for its insurance claims technology as we all put pets before people. Many admit that if it came [...]