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National Pet Week®

April 17, 2014 in Associations, Canine, Clinical, Equine, Exotics, Feline, Fish, Husbandry, Lagomorph, News, News, News, Reptile / Amphibian, Rodent, Small Ruminants, USA

National Pet  is due to run from May 4-10, 2014. Always the first full week in May, National Pet Week® is dedicated to celebrating the more than 200 million pets that enrich our lives each and every day. National Pet Week® was created in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary [...]

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BVNA Congress Registration Open!

April 10, 2014 in Anaesthesia, Anatomy, Associations, Avian, Biochemistry, Bovine, Camelids, Canine, Cardiovascular, Clinical, Clinical Pathology, Critical Care, Dentistry, Dermatology, Diagnostic Imaging, Ear, Endocrine, Epidemiology, Equine, Ethology (Behaviour), Exotics, Farriery, Feline, Fish, Gastro-intestinal, Genetics, Haematology, Hepatic, Human, Husbandry, Immunology, Lagomorph, Marine Mammal, Medicine, Microbiology, Musculo-skeletal, Neonatology, Nervous, Neurology, News, News, Nutrition, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Parasitology, Pathology, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Physiology, Porcine, Poultry, Practice Management, Primate, Public Health, Reproduction, Reptile / Amphibian, Respiratory, Rodent, Small Ruminants, State Medicine, Surgery, Toxicology, UK, Urogenital, Wildlife, Zoo species

The UK’s best known sole veterinary nursing congress offers delegates unlimited high quality CPD and provides great value for money. The BVNA Congress offers dedicated lectures for both practice staff and veterinary nurses at all levels a tiered lecture stream each day, interactive workshops and an excellent social programme. Delegates attending can also enjoy a [...]


Funding boost for 3D printing for dog surgery

February 26, 2014 in Canine, Musculo-skeletal, Surgery, UK, Uncategorized, Veterinary Schools

A spin-out company from the University of Liverpool is set to expand its use of 3D printing to produce surgical implants for dogs. Rupture of the canine cranial cruciate ligament (CCL) remains the most common orthopaedic problem seen in veterinary practices around the world and can cause knee pain and lameness. CCL surgery involves a [...]

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Little-known disease – similar to Alabama rot – killing dogs in UK

January 30, 2014 in Canine, Dermatology, Microbiology, News, Toxicology, UK

Signs are to be put up in the New Forest warning dog owners about a little-known disease that has killed 17 dogs across Britain in recent months. The Forestry Commission notices tell owners to take their pet to a vet should it develop lesions on its legs, paws or face. Vets say the disease – [...]


Merial to Import More Immiticide from Europe

January 7, 2014 in Canine, Cardiovascular, Companies, Europe, Parasitology, Products, Respiratory, USA

Merial Ltd., still dealing with a U.S. shortage of a drug used to treat severe heartworm disease in dogs, will be allowed to continue importing limited amounts of the product from a European supplier. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday extended its approval of imports of Immiticide (melarsomine dihydrochloride). The European-sourced product is [...]


Pet Food Safety Recalls and Alerts from the AVMA

November 13, 2013 in Associations, Canine, Companies, Feline, Gastro-intestinal, Legislation, News, Nutrition, USA

The AVMA provides information on recalls and alerts issued regarding pet and animal feeds, including dog and cat foods and treats as well feeds for livestock, poultry and other species. The information is based on reports and alerts received from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the manufacturers. For more information about the [...]


Dechra announced the launch of MiconaHex+Triz Spray and Wipes

November 12, 2013 in Canine, Dermatology, Equine, Feline, News, Products, USA

Dechra Veterinary Products U.S. announced the launch of MiconaHex+Triz Spray and Wipes, a unique combination of 2% miconazole, 2% chlorhexidine, patented USP TrizEDTA, and ceramides in a spray and wipe presentation. The products are formulated for use on dogs, cats and horses.


November is Pet Diabetes Month

November 4, 2013 in Canine, Clinical, Critical Care, Endocrine, Feline, Haematology, Medicine, News, USA

Merck Animal Health is dedicated to providing guidance and support to help veterinarians achieve effective diabetes control. The company also offers a host of useful tools and educational information for veterinarians and their clients. Contact your local Merck Animal Health representative for more information or visit

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France issues rabies warning after kitten’s death

November 1, 2013 in Body systems, Canine, Clinical, Europe, Feline, France, Nervous, News, Public Health, State Medicine

French authorities are warning of a rabies threat after a cat died of the disease, previously thought to have been eliminated from the country. The two-month-old black and tan kitten was found last Friday in Argenteuil, near Paris. It died three days later. France’s Ministry of Agriculture has begun an investigation and vaccinated five people [...]


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 [...]