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  • MSD Animal Health Announces Veterinary Student Research Bursary Winners for 2018


    Pictured: Veterinary Student Joanna Gillingham

    MSD Animal Health has proudly announced the winners of its Veterinary Student Research Bursaries for 2018, a scheme focused on supporting innovation and research in the veterinary industry. Five £1000 research bursaries are awarded to veterinary students of UK veterinary schools for the best research project applications.

    The successful applications were Jessica Seale, researching Cryptosporidiumin UK cattle; Olivia
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  • Vets from across the globe declare their support for cats

    Vets from across the globe declare their support for cats



    Vets from all over the world have shown their support for an innovative strategy to improve feline welfare.

    The ‘International Declaration of Responsibilities to Cats’, developed by International Cat Care, unites all the different entities responsible for feline welfare, from owners to governments. This document outlines how each of these individual bodies can play their part to protect and improve feline welfare, and crucially, the ways in which they can work together
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  • Join the #woofolution - Because there’s more than one way to crack a nut!

    Join the #woofolution - Because there’s more than one way to crack a nut!



    #woofolution is the new and innovative campaign from Virbac that is helping to raise awareness among pet owners about the alternatives to surgical castration, encouraging them to visit their veterinary practice to speak to their vet about the choices available for their dog.

    There is mounting evidence of a growing change in the attitude of pet owners towards permanent castration. Current research has shown that 25% of pet owners are concerned or very concerned that neutering
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  • Virbac’s Bovigen® Scour - Now 1-shot with a 3 year shelf life

    Virbac’s Bovigen® Scour - Now 1-shot with a 3 year shelf life



    Virbac is delighted to announce that their calf scour vaccine “Bovigen Scour” has been recently granted VMD approval for a single-shot vaccination protocol in pregnant cows and heifers, given 12-3 weeks prior to calving; the first and only single-shot scour vaccine to be approved in Europe in more than 18 years.

    It now means that irrespective of previous vaccination history, only a single injection of the vaccine given 12-3 weeks prior to calving is required to boost cow
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  • Ceva announces partnership with BVRA

    Ceva announces partnership with BVRA


    Pictured is Dr Andrew Fullerton presenting at the 2018 BVRA conference

    Ceva Animal Health, manufacturer of the leading veterinary behaviour products ADAPTIL®and FELIWAY®, has signed up to sponsor the BVRA (British Veterinary Receptionist Association).

    The new partnership will see Ceva supporting the BVRA conference, which was a sell out in its inaugural year, and providing BVRA members with educational initiatives including regular webinars on pheromonatherapy.
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  • Veterinary Homeopathic Nosodes

    Veterinary Homeopathic Nosodes


    It has come to our attention that some companies are illegally making medicinal claims for their nosode products, often comparing their effects to those of a vaccine. A nosode is a homeopathic remedy made from diseased animal tissue (including faeces, blood, pus, discharges, and saliva). Once the starting material is obtained, it is then sterilized and serially diluted, just like any other homeopathic remedy. A nosode, like any other veterinary homeopathic remedy, must be registered in...
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  • Charity Reports Decrease in Number of Horses Transported Long Distances Across Europe for Slaughter


    Horse transported for slaughter

    International charity, World Horse Welfare, has campaigned against the long-distance transport of horses across Europe to slaughter for more than 90 years and the latest figures obtained show a large decrease in the numbers subjected to these journeys, which can last for up to 24 hours at a time.

    In 2012, data indicated that around 50,000 horses endured long-distance road journeys covering up to thousands of miles but the most recent
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  • Charity launches new online CPD short-course: ‘Introduction to Pet Bereavement Support Skills



    Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service (PBSS) has launched a new two-hour ‘Introduction to Pet Bereavement Support Skills’ e-learning short course. The course is aimed at those in the pet sector who may be faced with difficult and sensitive conversations around pet loss with customers who may be in distress after the loss of a much loved animal. Handling pet loss is now an essential trained skill needed within vet practices for the RCVS Practice Standards Scheme accreditation.
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  • UK vet students join international students for ROYAL CANIN® Student Ambassador Event



    ROYAL CANIN this week hosted 38 students from 18 countries, including seven students from the UK. Hosted at Royal Canin’s central campus in Aimargues, France, the event brought together representatives from some of the world’s top veterinary universities.

    The two day event saw ROYAL CANIN share scientific insight behind their diets, with workshops, networking, team activities and expert talks. The event culminated with a tour of the ROYAL CANIN campus and an opportunity
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  • Bayer and the Royal Veterinary College host inspiring ‘Careers with Animals’ event for local schools



    Bayer and The Royal Veterinary College teamed up to host two free education days in the BayLab at Bayer’s Reading headquarters for young people interested in pursuing a career with animals.

    Veterinary teams from Bayer and the RVC were on hand to deliver two action packed days educating students on the various career options open to them through studying science and most importantly, the vital roles they could play in the future through learning how to protect animals,
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