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  • MSD Animal Health Launches Pet Diabetes Tracker App Ahead of Pet Diabetes Month in November



    MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the United States and Canada) has created a free Pet Diabetes Tracker, designed to enable vets and their clients to better track and manage diabetes. It is being made available and promoted in line with the lead up to Pet Diabetes Month in November. The app has been designed to make diabetes management easier for vets and pet owners. It helps improve client reporting and compliance, resulting in improved pet welfare and reducing...
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  • New Case of Babesiosis Confirmed by Vet in Ware Highlights Need for Continued Vigilence of Tick-Borne Disease in the UK



    A new, confirmed case of Babesiosis by Walton Lodge Veterinary Group in Ware, Hertfordshire has acted as a stark reminder of the need for continued vigilance of tick-borne disease in the UK, even for dogs that have not travelled outside the UK.

    Vet, Atilla Csaka, of Walton Lodge Veterinary Group was presented with the concerned owners of an eight year old Staffie at the end of August this year, having found blood in the dog’s urine. Atilla explains: “Fortunately the
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  • New parasite control package launched for farm vets

    New parasite control package launched for farm vets



    NADIS has launched a new parasite control package for vet practices, to help them engage with more farmers on the topic of parasite control.

    The parasite control package includes a more detailed, local (40km2) monthly parasite forecast, branded with the practice details, interactive parasite control planners for cattle and sheep and PowerPoint presentations for vets to use at farmer meetings to promote the benefits of using the planners.

    Practices that subscribe
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  • New edition of BSAVA Manual on Nephrology and Urology launched

    New edition of BSAVA Manual on Nephrology and Urology launched





    Early detection of chronic kidney disease and the genetic basis for urinary tract disease are two of the new topics covered in the latest edition of the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Nephrology and Urology, recently published.

    The third edition of this latest practical guide sees Jodi Westropp join previous editors Jonathan Elliott and Greg Grauer to complete an experienced editorial panel, offering deeper insight into an even wider range of
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  • Charity urges support for #Vets4vultures Online Fundraising Campaign

    Charity urges support for #Vets4vultures Online Fundraising Campaign



    British charity Wildlife Vets International (WVI) is urging the veterinary profession to support vital bird of prey conservation projects in Bulgaria, India and South Africa through its participation in online fundraiser The 2017 Big Give Christmas Challenge.

    Vultures and other birds of prey are persecuted throughout the world, either through hunting and the poisoning of carcasses, or indirectly through kite strings, wind turbines and the use of the drug diclofenac in
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  • New licence extension for Vetmedin is EPIC!

    New licence extension for Vetmedin is EPIC!



    Following the largest and most cutting-edge study in veterinary cardiology, Boehringer Ingelheim has extended the licence for Vetmedin. This new claim will revolutionise the treatment of dogs with asymptomatic mitral valve disease (MVD)*.

    The EPIC study (Effect of Pimobendan in Dogs with asymptomatic MVD and Cardiomegaly)1 demonstrated that Vetmedin delayed the onset of heart failure for dogs with asymptomatic MVD, providing on average 15 months additional symptom-free
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  • New Cat Friendly Clinic website is launched

    New Cat Friendly Clinic website is launched



    The International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) is delighted to announce the launch of a new website for its increasingly popular Cat Friendly Clinic programme. The new website – catfriendlyclinic.org – provides an easy to navigate hub for both owners wanting to find a Cat Friendly Clinic and veterinary professionals wanting to learn more about becoming cat friendly.

    For cat owners, there is an easily searchable ‘find a clinic’ page, information on what being a Cat
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  • Lisa Taylor of Farr and Pursey Veterinary Practice is the Virbac Equine SQP of the Year 2017


    Lisa Taylor is presented with her award by Katie Jerram and Fraser Hodgson

    The prestigious title of Virbac Equine SQP of the Year has been awarded to Lisa Taylor of Farr and Pursey Equine Veterinary Services in Aldbury, Hertfordshire.

    Lisa works closely with the vets at Farr and Pursey to help with the day to day running of the practice. With a mobile weigh bridge at her disposal, Lisa provides advice on weight for both worming and nutritional requirements. Being
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  • Davies oncologist embarks on study to trains dogs to detect canine bladder cancer


    Image credit: Emma Jeffery

    An Oncology Specialist at Davies Veterinary Specialists (Davies) in Hertfordshire has embarked on a study to determine if dogs can be trained to detect canine transitional cell carcinoma in the odour of urine.

    Isabelle Desmas-Bazelle, who is one of three Oncology Specialists at Davies, is currently working on a project to find an affordable, rapid and non-invasive diagnostic test for canine urinary transitional cell carcinoma by training
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  • North Somerset’s homeless dogs receive lasting parasite protection

    North Somerset’s homeless dogs receive lasting parasite protection



    Bayer Animal Health have teamed up with Beaconsfield vets in Weston-super-Mare to support a local homeless initiative, providing free Seresto® collars to dogs and their owners living on the streets.

    On Friday 6th October, the ‘Somewhere to Go’ charity for homeless people, supported by North Somerset Council, hosted a health and wellbeing day for local people in need of complimentary care. Bringing a number of different local organisations together, the event provided,
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