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  • Domino the horse gets lucky thanks to the Hope Fund

    Domino the horse gets lucky thanks to the Hope Fund

    Much loved horse, 13-year old Domino, was viciously attacked by an assailant with a knife and hammer, while grazing in his field 18 months ago. The assault left him terrified and suffering horrific lacerations across his shoulder and face. He required hours of surgery and months of follow up care, with the public donating thousands of pounds towards his treatment. Nearly a year and a half later, despite everyone’s best efforts, Domino was recovering but was still left with an open fistula in his
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  • ROYAL CANIN expands team with new head office appointments

    ROYAL CANIN expands team with new head office appointments


    Specialists in nutrition, ROYAL CANIN, has expanded its team with four significant new appointments at its head office in Castle Cary.

    The appointments include Veterinary Marketing Executive, two Vet National Account Managers and an E-Commerce Veterinary Key Account Manager. The latter being a newly created position, reflecting the growth of the brand’s e-commerce business.


    Charlotte Young, Veterinary e-commerce Key Account Manager, joins ROYAL CANIN following...
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  • UK’s unluckiest rescue dogs finds a home for Christmas

    UK’s unluckiest rescue dogs finds a home for Christmas


    The UK’s unluckiest rescue dog had all of her Christmases come early when she went home to her new family, earlier this week.

    Daisy, a nine-year-old Mastiff cross, first came into Battersea Dogs & Cats Home eight years ago as a young and energetic dog where she stayed for just 15 days. After a change in circumstances, Daisy returned to Battersea this year as a much older dog; even after 100 days no one came forward to offer her a new family, earning her the title of ‘the
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  • Ceva launches humorous new Adaptil® and Feliway® TV advertisements and partners with popular ‘Walking the Dog’ podcast series


    Ceva Animal Health has launched humorous new TV advertisements and partnered with the popular ‘Walking the Dog’ podcast series to raise awareness of its leading pet behaviour products Adaptil® and Feliway®.

    In a new direction for the brands, the humorous new advertisements feature behavioural issue scenarios being acted out by humans instead of pets. These include separation anxiety and fear of loud noises and the vacuum cleaner in dogs and scratching furniture, urine spraying
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  • Battersea announces new Directors appointments

    Battersea announces new Directors appointments


    Catherine Miles joins Battersea as Fundraising Director and George Ruiz returns as Finance & Corporate Services Director

    Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has today announced it has appointed Catherine Miles as its new Director of Fundraising, replacing Liz Tait, who recently moved to head up fundraising at the Teenage Cancer Trust, after eight years at the animal charity.

    Catherine joins Battersea’s Executive Director team in January from Breast Cancer Now,
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  • Triumph for Saddle Research Trust Conference

    Triumph for Saddle Research Trust Conference


    The third Saddle Research Trust Conference, held on 8th December in Nottingham, has been lauded by delegates, speakers and organisers as a valuable, educational and unifying event for the equestrian industry. Event chair Professor René van Weeren concluded: “Saddlers & Researchers: Together we stand! The meeting has succeeded in its main goal: bringing the industry, the researchers and the end users together to improve mutual understanding.”

    The event, sponsored by World
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  • Olympic Rider Becomes Blue Cross Ambassador to help horses in need

    Olympic Rider Becomes Blue Cross Ambassador to help horses in need


    Mary King, the Olympic Champion Event rider has become the first ever Equine Ambassador for national pet charity Blue Cross. She will help to raise the profile of the charity’s important horse welfare work in the UK.



    Blue Cross runs two horse welfare centres in Oxfordshire and Staffordshire where neglected, abandoned and unwanted horses and ponies are rehabilitated and then rehomed. The charity also operates a Home Direct scheme to help owners find suitable new
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  • Ems bursaries launched to support vet students’ wellbeing and development


    Veterinary students seeking bursaries to support their EMS have received a boost, after new funding was announced.

    Vets4Pets and Companion Care have provided more than £20,000 in bursaries for students this academic year.

    A total of 30 clinical year students are benefitting from four weeks of supported bursary placements at a Vets4Pets or Companion Care practice.

    Dr. Catriona Curtis BVM&S MRCVS, veterinary talent manager...
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  • BEVA , BSAVA and AVA work together to resolve isoflurane supply problem

    BEVA , BSAVA and AVA work together to resolve isoflurane supply problem


    The British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA), The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and The Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) have successfully engaged with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to facilitate a practical solution to the isoflurane supply problems.

    Isoflurane is the most widely used veterinary anaesthetic agent in animals, allowing both routine and emergency surgeries to be performed. It was announced last week that the
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  • Royal Canin warns pet owners to be aware of the hidden dangers this Christmas


    With the Christmas season upon us, Royal Canin is reminding veterinary professionals to make pet owners aware of the lesser known dangers this time of year can present.


    Most pet owners know the dangers of chocolate, but many don’t know that the artificial sweetener Xylitol, commonly used in cakes, sweets and biscuits, is also toxic to animals. Festive treats such as Christmas cake and mince pies can also pose a huge problem. Grapes and sultanas are highly toxic to dogs
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