Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Bayer call for review of advice during National Microchipping Month

Collapse
X
Collapse

  • Bayer call for review of advice during National Microchipping Month

    Click image for larger version

Name:	images.jpg
Views:	2
Size:	24.5 KB
ID:	43105

    Bayer is urging vets to be ready for National Microchipping Month this June which is happening just over one year since the introduction of compulsory microchipping in dogs.

    With 95% of UK dogs now microchipped[i], new research shows that 91%[ii] of veterinary professionals in the UK believe microchipping should also be made compulsory for cats.

    The recent PDSA annual 'PAW Report‘ shows that within a population of 11m UK cats, only 20%ii (2.2 million) are living an indoor-only life; meaning 9 million outdoor explorers are potentially at risk of getting lost if they stray too far from home. Many cat owners report being anxious when letting their cat roam free outside, with 68%ii of owners believing it to be unsafe for their cat to go outdoors.

    In support of National Microchipping Month, Bayer; makers of Tracer® Advance Slim, will be actively driving pet owners into vet practices across the country to discuss the benefits of microchipping with their vet. They’ll also be trying to ensure pet owners understand the importance of keeping the details stored on their pet’s microchip database up to date.

    Despite the high number of microchipped dogs, a recent BVA survey found 44% of vets surveyed still cannot reunite missing or stray dogs with their owners due to incorrect chip information being stored on the databases,[iii] highlighting the need for education, even for clients whose pets are already microchipped.

    To help vets make the most of National Microchipping Month, Bayer have developed a suite of new marketing and support materials for vets to display throughout June.

    Hannah Watts, Product Manager at Bayer adds: “Until microchipping becomes compulsory in cats, vets will need to play a crucial role in helping increase the number of UK cats that are microchipped. National Microchipping month provides a great opportunity for vets to raise the subject with owners and to take advantage of the increased awareness and interest in the subject throughout June. With so many dogs now microchipped, ensuring owners are aware of the need to update their details on the microchipping database is an equally important educational message for vets to convey“

    Tracer® Advance Slim is the UK’s No.1 choice of microchip among veterinary professionals.[iv] It offers a host of great benefits for clients, including lifetime registration with the Petlog database and a 4 weeks’ free client activated pet insurance voucher from Petplan®, for eligible cats, dogs and rabbits.*

    Lean more about the befits of Tracer Advance by visiting the Vet Area at www.tracer-microchips.co.uk

    To order new National Microchipping Month support materials please visit www.vetcentre.bayer.co.uk or speak to your Bayer Territory Manager.

    ~ ENDS ~



    [i] Defra (Department of Environmental and Rural Affairs) statistics as of March 2017
    [ii] PDSA ‘PAW’ Report 2016
    [iii] BVA Voice of the Veterinary Profession survey, completed by 751 BVA members between 9 and 20 February 2017.
    [iv] GfK, Vet Channel, Nov 2016

    *Terms, conditions and excesses apply and may be varied on renewal.
    Attached Files
      Posting comments is disabled.

    Article Tags

    Collapse

    Latest Articles

    Collapse

    • Ceva hosts canine dermatitis webinar
      Jo Kitson

      Kate Griffiths BVSc Cert VD PGDip MRCVS, Assistant Professor in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of Nottingham


      Ceva Animal Health is hosting an informative webinar entitled ‘Now what? A nuts and bolts approach to the dermatology case’ to educate veterinary professionals on the practical aspects of identifying and managing canine dermatitis.

      Presented by one of the UK’s leading dermatologists, Kate Griffiths BVSc Cert VD PGDip MRCVS, Assistant Professor
      ...
      26-05-2017, 01:03 PM
    • Successful Tick Awareness Month Launch Extends Tick Control Through DogFest
      Jo Kitson


      The impactful launch of Tick Awareness Month in May will use DogFest to extend the important tick control message. The consumer launch of Tick Awareness Month benefited from countrywide coverage across TV and radio channels early in May. Throughout the month MSD Animal Health has joined forces with vets across the UK to call on the Government to get a comprehensive tick control programme reinstated into the Pet Travel Scheme, in full support of the BVA’s Brexit recommendation. Through...
      26-05-2017, 12:51 PM
    • Night Vet required at Grove Lodge, Worthing
      Jo Kitson


      We have an exciting opportunity available to join our fast paced busy 24 hour emergency and critical care hospital for a full time night vet working at one of the largest hospitals on the south coast. We provide a range of fantastic diagnostic equipment, alongside working with a team of highly experienced vets and nurses. Due to the nature of our business you will experience a wide range of different cases. The ideal candidate will have had previous experience in an emergency and
      ...
      26-05-2017, 09:04 AM
    • New Course Aims to Equip Vets for Court Witness Role
      Jo Kitson

      Mr Peter Jinman OBE, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

      With increasing numbers of veterinary professionals required to act as witnesses in court, Improve International has launched a new two-day course to equip members of the practice team with the skills and knowledge they need to fulfil this role effectively.

      The course, led by veterinary surgeons Mr Peter Jinman OBE, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and Mr Paul Roger, European
      ...
      26-05-2017, 08:52 AM
    • Veterinary Radiographer Required at Southern Counties Veterinary Specialists, Hampshire
      Jo Kitson


      SCVS is a multidisciplinary tertiary referral centre situated on the edge of the New Forest National Park. We have a busy and varied caseload and aim to provide the best possible care to our patients.

      Job Summary: The successful applicant will support the diagnostic imaging team comprising three specialist veterinary radiologists, one diagnostic imaging resident in training and an imaging nurse who provide imaging services to the on-site specialists in orthopaedics, neurology,
      ...
      26-05-2017, 08:29 AM
    • Senior Veterinary Surgeon - Seymour - Totnes, Devon
      Jo Kitson


      We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced small animal vet to join our friendly veterinary team here at Seymour Vets as a Senior Vet. This role would suit a confident and experienced vet who is looking to work within a practice that offers great facilities and a wide and varied surgical caseload. This is also a great opportunity to be able to move to becoming a Clinical Director in the future.

      Working within the lovely market town of Totnes, located on the edge
      ...
      25-05-2017, 09:22 AM
    Working...
    X